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July 4th holiday travels start early, more Virginia drivers on roads since 2009 AAA reports

AAA is predicting the highest number of travelers on Virginia roadways since 2009. More than one million Virginians are expected to be the roads this July 4th weekend.

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2015 Salem Fair features new rides, kiddie corral for families

The Salem Fair has been a summer tradition for thousands of people in Southwest Virginia for nearly 30 years. From new foods to new rides, the event always tries to put a new spin on an old…

A behind the scenes look at the 2015 Salem Fair

Vendors prepare for an increase in fireworks sales this week

Fire and emergency crews are preparing for what could be a very busy week. We are just days away from the holiday weekend and people are already stocking up on fireworks.

Vendors prepare for an increase in sales

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Salem; organizers need public's help

Organizers would like those in the area to bring photos of those named on the wall. The photos will be sent back to Washington D.C. to become part of the National Vietnam Education Center.

7 fun facts about St. Patrick's Day

To celebrate the holiday, here are seven things you might not know about St. Patrick's Day.

7 fun facts

The luck of the Irish hits downtown Roanoke on Saturday

Everyone will be Irish in Downtown Roanoke on Saturday. Thousands are expected to watch The McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival.

Valentine's Day brings challenges for florists

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and florists are working overtime to fill all of their orders.

Valentine's Day makes big difference for small businesses

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and local small business owners are already seeing a boost in sales.

Virginia Gentlemen Acapella Chorus serenades with singing Valentines

Valentine's Day is getting closer. If you're looking for a different way to say, "I love you," four men in tuxedos can help.

Barbershop chorus delivering singing Valentines

A new program in Salem to help with fitness goals

In this season of making fitness resolutions, the odds are stacked against you if you try to go at it alone.

A new program in Salem to help with fitness goals
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July 4th holiday travels start early, more...

A behind the scenes look at the 2015 Salem Fair

2015 Salem Fair features new rides, kiddie...

Vendors prepare for an increase in sales

Vendors prepare for an increase in fireworks...

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Salem...

7 fun facts

7 fun facts about St. Patrick's Day

The luck of the Irish hits downtown Roanoke on...

Valentine's Day brings challenges for florists

Valentine's Day makes big difference for small...

Barbershop chorus delivering singing Valentines

Virginia Gentlemen Acapella Chorus serenades...

A new program in Salem to help with fitness goals

A new program in Salem to help with fitness goals

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Holiday gift ideas for teens

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Get gift ideas for what to get the teens on your gift list this holiday season.

Keep yourself sane for holiday drive

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The long drive to see family and friends is just another part of the annual holiday ritual.

Non-traditional gifts work for holidays

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One of the most difficult tasks in gift giving can be finding a gift for the person who has everything.

Tips for stress-free travel with kids

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With planning, realistic goals and a little bit of luck, stress-free travel with kids can be a reality for your family.

How to land good airplane seats

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Getting the right seat on an airplane can make all the difference on a trip. Find out how to get the one you want.

5 tips for surviving family trips

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The whole point of a road trip is to have fun getting to where you're going. But when kids are involved, it takes a little planning and some sanity-saving gadgets.

Break these travel habits and save

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When you travel there are probably some things that you've gotten used to doing. If you're looking to save on your next trip, here's some of those habits to drop.

When the airline damages your luggage

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Everyone hates luggage problems after a flight. Here are some tips on how to avoid headaches if your luggage shows up at the airport carousel damaged.

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Tomato-corn salsa

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Get your chips ready -- tomato-corn salsa is on the way.

Indulge yourself with post-holiday workouts

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The holiday season can mean a little less exercise and a lot more treats. Find out how to get back on track.

Sausage balls

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Make this simple pleaser for your New Year's Eve party!

How to throw a fun New Year's Eve party

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Are you ringing in the new year with guests? Try these tips for entertaining.

Seven-layer dip

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This is sure to be the star of any party table!

Entertain your children over winter break

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From scrapbooking to taking field trips, try these suggestions when entertaining your kids over their winter break from school.

Cheese fondue with pesto

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Pesto gives this dip its zip.

Fun, creative ways to celebrate Christmas

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Are you looking for new ways to celebrate Christmas this year? Take a look at these ideas for your family.

Holiday fig nog

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Here's a tasty alternative to the traditional holiday drink!

Glazed oranges

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This citrus pleaser makes a great dessert or brunch dish.

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