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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…

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

VDOT asks drivers to slow down, allow extra time for holiday travel plans

Holiday travelers will hit the road Wednesday night to get to family and friends. WDBJ 7 ran into a number of drivers traveling north from the Carolinas to states like New Jersey and…

Holiday travelers hit the road

Carilion Clinic needs your help naming holiday snowmen

Carilion Clinic is looking to brighten your holiday season this year. Three illuminated snowmen have made themselves a home along Interstate 581.

Carilion spreads holiday cheer

Winter Storm Threat+Thanksgiving=Perfect Storm For Grocery Stores

Stores say Thanksgiving is usually one of its busiest times on its own

Grocery stores expecting busy with with Thanksgiving and Winter Storm Threat

Holiday cooking food safety

We're just four days away from Thanksgiving. Many of you may have already started the preparations for the big meal and we have some food safety tips that can make your holiday meal even better.

Food Safety Tips

Christmas Clubs making a comeback

WDBJ7 is working to help you save and stretch your dollars this holiday season!
Christmas Clubs are making a comeback.

Shoppers at Roanoke mall for last minute Christmas shopping

Home burglaries during the holiday season on the decline in Roanoke

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, many are getting ready to spend time with family and friends. Whether you're flying or driving, you'll want to make sure you have some things covered…

Crime on the decline in Roanoke and Salem during the holiday season

DRI adds new shopping options to gift card program

Downtown Roanoke Incorporated is looking to lure more shoppers downtown with a gift card program. DRI is in its second year offering the card, but you can use it at a lot more places this year.

DRI adds new shopping options to gift card program

Community Christmas Store looks for unique wish-list items

The Community Christmas Store has been around for more than 20 years and organizers have seen the demand for items change over that period of time. However, items like sheets and electric…

Holiday assistance program looks for weather related donations

Thirty-five years of making holiday wishes come true

For 35 years the Salvation Army has been making the holidays brighter for families in need.

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

"Empty the Shelter" event looks to find...

Holiday travelers hit the road

VDOT asks drivers to slow down, allow extra...

Carilion spreads holiday cheer

Carilion Clinic needs your help naming holiday...

Grocery stores expecting busy with with Thanksgiving and Winter Storm Threat

Winter Storm Threat+Thanksgiving=Perfect Storm...

Food Safety Tips

Holiday cooking food safety

Shoppers at Roanoke mall for last minute Christmas shopping

Christmas Clubs making a comeback

Crime on the decline in Roanoke and Salem during the holiday season

Home burglaries during the holiday season on...

DRI adds new shopping options to gift card program

DRI adds new shopping options to gift card program

Holiday assistance program looks for weather related donations

Community Christmas Store looks for unique...

Thirty-five years of making holiday wishes come...

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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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Pumpkin pies

From the aroma when they're cooking to the custardy-sweet taste and texture, these pies are an eternal favorite.

Wild rice-cranberry soup

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Wild rice and cranberries combine for an elegant flavor in this soup.

Healthy twist on holiday favorites

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Make your holiday meal healthier by making these simple changes to popular Thanksgiving dishes.

Sweet potato fritters

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Looking for a new way to prepare sweet potatoes? Try this twist.

Candied brie with apple wedges

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Try this grownup spin on a favorite party treat.

Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas

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Create a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table with these ideas.

Turkey pasta salad with red grapes

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Need ideas for next week's Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this pasta salad.

Hazelnut torte with chocolate cream filling

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File this one for your special occasion desserts!

What to include – and avoid – in your holiday card

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Sending holiday cards is a nice gesture and fun holiday tradition. However, deciding what to include – and not include – in your card can be a struggle for some.

Chestnut soup

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This winter classic will warm you to the core.

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