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Charlottesville police collecting toy donations on Thursday

The Charlottesville Police Department will pick up any unwanted toys in the greater Charlottesville area on Thursday.

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Program helping children whose parents are in prison for the holidays

Many children this Christmas will spend the holidays without parents because they are either in jail or prison.

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UPDATE: Woman's Christmas decorations returned

A real-life Grinch stole Christmas decorations out of one woman's front yard early Monday morning.

Christmas decorations stolen from Roanoke home

Schools, local churches help students in need during holidays

Roanoke City Public School officials say they have identified about 450 homeless students during the 2014-2015 school year.

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VFW in Hillsville collecting toys for families

There are thousands of Christmas toys waiting for families inside VFW post 1115 in Hillsville.

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Hillsville elves assemble bikes

Christmas is just a few days away, and some folks in Carroll County are working hard to bring bikes to a lot of kids.

We Care of Franklin County holds annual toy drive

A Franklin County tradition continues to help put smiles on kids' faces for Christmas.

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UPDATE: All of Salvation Army's angels have been adopted

The community claimed around 100 angels from Angel Trees over the weekend.

Chilhowie hosting Christmas Tour Of Homes Sunday

Chilhowie is celebrating its centennial with a Christmas Tour of Homes.
The Chilhowie Organization for Arts, Community, and History is hosting the event.
 This year's tour features several homes…

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Thousands of luminarias will honor those that lost their lives on D-Day

Thousands of lights will illuminate the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford this weekend. More than 4,000 luminaries will honor the Allied soldiers, sailors, and airmen who lost their lives on…

Luminaries will honor D-Day victims
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Charlottesville police collecting toy donations...

(img1)Prison Angel Tree 121614 (2)

Program helping children whose parents are in...

Christmas decorations stolen from Roanoke home

UPDATE: Woman's Christmas decorations returned

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Schools, local churches help students in need...

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VFW in Hillsville collecting toys for families

Hillsville elves assemble bikes

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We Care of Franklin County holds annual toy drive

UPDATE: All of Salvation Army's angels have...

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Chilhowie hosting Christmas Tour Of Homes Sunday

Luminaries will honor D-Day victims

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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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Chanukah candle salad

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Make your party complete with this recipe.

Hanukkah: The Jewish festival of lights

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Learn about the history and celebrations of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Candy dreidels

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Try this recipe for a holiday treat.

5 New Year's resolutions you will break

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Some resolutions are harder to keep than others, and which ones you choose will make all the difference in your chances of having to make the same promise to yourself next year.

Crisp fried potato latkes

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Try this recipe during your holiday gatherings.

Top holiday movie picks

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Staying home for the holidays? Check out some recommendations of films you can watch while roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

Warm apples with vanilla cream sauce

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Warm and decadent ... this is the perfect dessert!

Sweet potato-plum tomato salad with walnut vinaigrette

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Use some leftover sweet potatoes to make this great side dish!

5 ways to celebrate family during holidays

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Instead of focusing on the things that will only matter for few days this holiday season, why not focus on celebrating your family?

Apple-cranberry salad

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This tart, sweet salad makes a great go-along with turkey sandwiches.

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