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Wendell Scott Foundation changing lives in Southern Virginia

The group is changing the lives of kids in Southern Virginia. Hundreds of kids to be exact.

Family of Wendell Scott starts foundation

Roanoke middle school participates in NASA challenge

Students at nine Virginia middle schools are participating in a NASA program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Pet owners discuss building new dog park in Roanoke County

Dog owners in the region are gathering to talk about building a new dog park in Roanoke County. WDBJ 7 stopped by the Salem Dog Park to see what people had to say about the idea.

Dog owners discuss building new facility

Grayson County ranked second in report on job creation

Grayson County is a leader in job creation, according to a report by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

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Dinosaurs and Fossils! take over Roanoke science museum

Dinosaurs, fossils and other prehistoric life are taking over the Science Museum of Western Virginia.

New exhibit opens this weekend at Roanoke science museum

Berglund Center recognized for energy efficient upgrades, enhancements

Roanoke is getting national recognition for its efforts to cut energy waste. The city has promised to cut 20% of its energy use by 2020.

Upgrades, enhancements help put Roanoke on the map

Classic board games making a comeback at Melrose Library

Library branch manager Gary Rushbrooke calls it "Gaming Unplugged." The idea is simple -- get teens away from video games and around classic board games. It's a small group, but the social…

Good news for the Roanoke Valley

Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau reports hotel room demand went up more than two-percent in 2014. 

Hotel room demand is up in the Roanoke Valley

Revamped notification system in Roanoke sends alert to landlines, cell phones

The blizzard forecasted for the northeast has emergency officials in southwest Virginia on alert. It's a prime example of how emergencies and disasters have the potential of happening at any…

Revamped notification system allows city to send text messages

Wedding expo looks to provide a one-stop shop for same sex couples

Wedding planning can be hectic. Couples have to choose the flowers, catering, dress, music, transportation and the list goes on.

Local wedding vendors plan expo for same sex couples

Greenbrier Classic looking for golf tournament volunteers

The Greenbrier Classic is looking for volunteers to help run the event.

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Lea's High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge features regional teams

Saturday will be the first time in more than 20 years that the Berglund Center holds a high school basketball tournament.

High school basketball showcase coming to Roanoke

Virginia program that recycles pesticide containers growing

A Virginia program that recycles plastic pesticide containers collected nearly 40 percent more pounds of the cast-offs in 2014 than the year before.

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Mill Mountain Zoo meets fundraising goal

Plans to "renew the zoo," are coming together for Mill Mountain Zoo.

Appalachian Power customers in Virginia getting a refund

The refund will be in the form of a bill credit over six months and will average around $1.11 for customers each month.

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Roanoke teacher receives Mathematics Educator of the Year award

Jennifer Hatch is the 2015 recipient of the William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year for the Middle School Level.

Virginia veterans hiring program reaches job pledges milestone

A Virginia program aimed at hiring veterans is claiming 10,000 jobs pledged to vets.

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Roanoke entrepreneur uses business to help local non-profits raise money

A Roanoke entrepreneur wants to do more with his business than just make a buck. He wants to give back to the community, but the level of his success depends on how many used and unwanted…

Local business owner teams up with non-profits

29 jobs coming to Henry County, average salary is $50,000

Hardide Coatings manufactures advanced surface coatings. The company will be investing $7.25 million in its first Virginia operation.

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Bedford outreach project provides warmth for needy families

The wood ministry at Bedford's Main Street United Methodist Church provides dozens of families with free timber to heat their homes.

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Soup For Seniors fundraiser expects big year

Several civic groups, churches and schools are collecting items.

Soup For Seniors fundraiser expects big year

Berglund Center prepares to make changes for the first time in decades

The Berglund Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Civic Center, is getting some major renovations this year.

Berglund Center prepares for renovations

More than 100 participate in Stop the Violence March in Axton

A Henry County community is using Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to rebuild its image, after once being known for high crime.

Students enjoy books read by leaders in their community

Elementary students in Roanoke had about a dozen special guests read to them today.

Man claims winning $1M Virginia Lottery ticket bought in Covington

Larry Wolfe is having a terrific start to 2015.

Roanoke City School students get special treat while learning valuable lesson

Kids got to see Paddington at Tanglewood Friday morning

Roanoke City School students take important field trip

Veteran proves doctors wrong with recovery

An explosion in Desert Storm, poison in her lungs, and the word “disabled” wasn't enough to stop one veteran. Instead, Angela Geary took matters into her own hands.

111 jobs to be created over next three years in Martinsville

On Tuesday, Martinsville City Council announced the Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine & College of Henricopolis School of Medicine were given an $800,000 Tobacco Regional Opportunity…

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Winning $1M Money Ball ticket sold in Covington

Two winning $1 million Virginia Lottery tickets were sold for Saturday night’s Money Ball drawing. And one of those winners was sold in Covington.

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Smith Mountain Lake glacier plungers say 'the colder, the better'

The air temp didn't make it out of the 20s and the water temp wasn't much warmer, but some self described "crazy people" made the plunge to help support the Franklin County YMCA.

Total Action for Progress CEO Ted Edlich honored at retirement party after four decades of work

Ted Edlich has been with Total Action for Progress for four decades and announced his retirement in the fall -- friends celebrated his work Friday afternoon in the lobby of TAP offices in…

Lord Botetourt basketball coach Chuck Pound huge part of community

Lord Botetourt athletic director and girls basketball coach Chuck Pound has been a part of the Daleville community for the better part of three decades, and he has now reached a landmark in his…

Nearly 14 million visited Blue Ridge Parkway in 2014

The Blue Ridge Parkway had almost 14 million visitors last year. That's an increase of about a million people from the previous year.

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Appalachian Power offers financial help to those in need during winter months

Cooler weather means you can expect to see a higher electric bill. Appalachian Power has a program that could help alleviate those bills.

Program provides financial assistance for heating bills

Forbes Magazine names Blacksburg in top 25 places to retire

The town of Blacksburg has another reason to brag. It's been named as one of the top 25 places to retire by Forbes Magazine.

Forbes names Blacksburg as one of top places to retire
Family of Wendell Scott starts foundation

Wendell Scott Foundation changing lives in...

NASA

Roanoke middle school participates in NASA...

Dog owners discuss building new facility

Pet owners discuss building new dog park in...

GraysonCounty-jobs

Grayson County ranked second in report on job...

New exhibit opens this weekend at Roanoke science museum

Dinosaurs and Fossils! take over Roanoke...

Upgrades, enhancements help put Roanoke on the map

Berglund Center recognized for energy efficient...

Classic board games making a comeback at...

Hotel room demand is up in the Roanoke Valley

Good news for the Roanoke Valley

Revamped notification system allows city to send text messages

Revamped notification system in Roanoke sends...

Local wedding vendors plan expo for same sex couples

Wedding expo looks to provide a one-stop shop...

Greenbrier-Classic-Logo

Greenbrier Classic looking for golf tournament...

High school basketball showcase coming to Roanoke

Lea's High School Winter Classic Basketball...

Environmental generic

Virginia program that recycles pesticide...

Mill Mountain Zoo meets fundraising goal

Appalachian Power

Appalachian Power customers in Virginia getting...

Roanoke teacher receives Mathematics Educator...

WDBJ7.com

Virginia veterans hiring program reaches job...

Local business owner teams up with non-profits

Roanoke entrepreneur uses business to help...

HenryCounty-jobs

29 jobs coming to Henry County, average salary...

Firewood Ministry 012015

Bedford outreach project provides warmth for...

Soup For Seniors fundraiser expects big year

Soup For Seniors fundraiser expects big year

Berglund Center prepares for renovations

Berglund Center prepares to make changes for...

More than 100 participate in Stop the Violence...

Students enjoy books read by leaders in their...

Man claims winning $1M Virginia Lottery ticket...

Roanoke City School students take important field trip

Roanoke City School students get special treat...

Veteran proves doctors wrong with recovery

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111 jobs to be created over next three years in...

Virginia-Lottery

Winning $1M Money Ball ticket sold in Covington

Smith Mountain Lake glacier plungers say 'the...

Total Action for Progress CEO Ted Edlich...

Lord Botetourt basketball coach Chuck Pound...

WDBJ7.com

Nearly 14 million visited Blue Ridge Parkway in...

Program provides financial assistance for heating bills

Appalachian Power offers financial help to...

Forbes names Blacksburg as one of top places to retire

Forbes Magazine names Blacksburg in top 25...

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