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Operation Turkey Drop serves hundreds

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911 dispatchers get a special delivery from Operation Turkey Drop

Fellowship Community Church in Salem is showing us the true reason for the season.

Rescue Mission serves thousands on Thanksgiving

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Roanoke Rescue Mission serves more than a thousand on Thanksgiving

Thousands of strangers sat down for a hot Thanksgiving meal Thursday. The Roanoke Rescue Mission has been serving up the feast for 66 years now.

Local animal shelter needs donations

Local animal shelter is in need of donations

A group that helps our four-legged friends in times of crisis now needs your help.

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CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

As folks sit down for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings, 45% say they'll be having dinner at home, while 42% will spend it at a relative's home, according to a new CNN/ORC In...

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Thanksgiving by the numbers

2 -- The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America's favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.

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9 facts you didn't know about Turkey Day

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Here's 9 to get you started. We bet you they'll eat them up!

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Thanksgiving cooks are opting for meals to go

Last minute callers are trying get their Thanksgiving meals to go over at the Roanoker Restaurant.

Pecan nuts

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Southern pecan pie

Searching for that tall, rich pecan pie you find in restaurants? We've got the secret!

Shelter event looks to give animals a home during the holiday season

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"Empty the Shelter" event looks to find permanent homes for animals before Thanksgiving

The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection is looking to find permanent homes for shelter animals this Thanksgiving. Wednesday marks it's first "Empty the Shelter" event. Staff will be staying late so people can stop by to adopt a pet.

Women's health file

Why female execs get depressed more than men

Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.

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FOOD

9 facts you didn't know about Turkey Day

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When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Here's 9 to get you started. We bet you they'll eat them up!

1. A traditi...

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Southern pecan pie

Pecan nuts

National Pecan Shellers Assoc.

Searching for that tall, rich pecan pie you find in restaurants? We've got the secret!

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

A gingerbread house that can be yours for $78,000

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REUTERS/Luc Novovitch

You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910.

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Stray dog follows racers through Amazon

Stray dog follows racers

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What began as a quest to win a world championship turns into an amazing bond between man and dog.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Russians buying up high-end London property

London Tower Bridge

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Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

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10 ways to survive holiday travel

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More than 46 million people are estimated to be traveling this Thanksgiving, according to AAA projections, and 90% of them are traveling by car. With a little luck, some patience and planning, they'll make it home this weekend.

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Ferguson library sees donations roll in

Girl looking at books in library

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Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention.

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Oil prices crash below $70

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Oil prices came crashing down Thursday to trade below $70 per barrel after OPEC announced it was leaving oil production levels unchanged.

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HEALTH

  • 'Positive' results in 1st Ebola vaccine trial

    Ebola virus

    CDC

    The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.

    All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by ...

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