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Roanoke County forces mud bogging group to cancel fundraiser

A local organization will be working throughout the night and into the early morning hours at the request of Roanoke County's Planning and Zoning Department.

Roanoke County forces local mudbogging group to cancel fundraiser

Shelter coming to Roanoke will help victims of sex trafficking

On Thursday, about 80 people came to Straight Street in downtown Roanoke for training.

Street Ransom

Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bedford County receive grants for tutoring

Communities across Virginia are getting funding to help offer tutoring and other educational services to students and their families.

Virginia flag

Red Robin lemonades help kids with cancer on National Lemonade Day

Wednesday is National Lemonade Day and Red Robin is celebrating for a good cause.

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Army veteran receives new scooter free of charge

Less than a month ago, WDBJ 7 told you about a disabled Army veteran that had his only means of transportation stolen from him in broad daylight. George Mullins came by the WDBJ 7 studio Tuesday…

Army veteran receives new scooter free of charge

Man turns 101, still working same job after 73 years

Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.

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Pulaski man raises awareness for suicide prevention

A Pulaski man has quit his job of 12 years to run across country to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

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World War II veteran in the cockpit again

A Roanoke World War II veteran got the rare chance to be back in the cockpit Friday morning.

McAuliffe: 160 jobs coming to Smyth County

New jobs are coming to Smyth County, said Gov. Terry McAuliffe in an announcement on Friday.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Cat survives nine-story fall

A cat named Gizmo has only minor injuries after a nine-story fall at a Manhattan apartment building.

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Head Start facility in Floyd County is getting a new paint job

If you run a non-profit, the rule is whenever you can get free help you take it. A group called the Fine HeArts is bringing life to plain white walls for the four and-five year-old head start…

Head start mural

Danville 'Fill the Humvee Day' to raise donations for soldiers

An event in Danville is helping out soldiers from our area who are stationed in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Yoga class laughs it up at Virginia Tech

A class at Virginia Tech has great health benefits and you never have to lift a finger. It may be the happiest workout of your life. It’s called Laughter Yoga.

Children's Miracle Network, Dairy Queen celebrate 30 years of 'Treat Day'

It's no doubt that Dairy Queen's blizzards are a sweet treat. But on Thursday, they taste even sweeter.

Dairy Queen blizzards can help sick kids

100-year-old woman looks to save money on bills with new attic insulation

It's still August, but one Roanoke family is already preparing for cooler temperatures. Lillian Newman found herself unable to pay her bills after last year's brutal winter, but thanks to some…

Womans looks for help with energy bills

A Roanoke woman could win big because of her cat

She's one of 12 finalists in "The Friskies 2014," which is put on by cat food company Friskies.

A Roanoke woman could win big because of her cat

VDOT research team looks into animal travel patterns to increase motorist safety

The Virginia Department of Transportation is looking for ways to reduce collisions and increase roadway safety. VDOT released images taken from a camera to help explain how it’s been…

Research team looks into animal travel patterns

Back-to-school season brings many "firsts"

The back to school season brings lots of "firsts" for students and teachers: first day, first time teaching and new schools.

Back to school Rainy first day

Piano-playing parishioner turns 100

Raymond Shelton still drives so the church gave him his own parking spot

Halifax County man celebrates 100th birthday by still moving

Rain didn't dampen 79th Old Fiddlers' Convention

The start of the weekend was a wet one but that didn't stop people from enjoying some good old fashioned picking.

Residential units in downtown Roanoke more than double in five years

More people are moving to downtown Roanoke. In just five years, the city has more than doubled the number of residential units and at least three new apartment buildings are under construction…

Housing boom in downtown Roanoke

Smith River Fest offers boat, mud racing

Whether you bring a canoe, kayak, paddle board or your own feet, there are several races you can enter during Saturday's Smith River Fest.

Smith River Fest

Injured poodle 'Peeti' returns to her first home

The dog underwent life-saving surgery at the Town and County Veterinary Clinic in Christiansburg. It seems Peeti was attacked by a larger dog, but she also could have been hit by a car.

Peeti

Global scavenger hunt promotes random acts of kindness

If you notice more people doing nice things for others this week, there may be a reason for that.

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NFL Flag Football program teaches kids game skills, sportsmanship

Kids in the Roanoke Valley's NFL Flag Football program learn more than how to make a touchdown.

NFL Flag Football program

Graduation rate increases in Roanoke City Schools

A new academic year is just days away from starting, but Roanoke City Schools Superintendent Rita Bishop is already looking ahead to next year's graduation.

Graduation rate increases in Roanoke City Schools

Communities to celebrate National Night Out with block parties

Several cities in our area are celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday. The block parties are meant to promote positive police-community relationships and a message to criminals that…

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A little hope and a lot of determination gets disabled cow on its feet again

WDBJ7 first introduced you to "Hero the Calf" in May 2013.  Monday, we caught up with "Hero" and the family that put it all on the line to get him on his feet again.

Roanoke City, County schools urge community to help 'Load The Bus'

Roanoke City and County schools have partnered for one of the area's largest school supply drives to help children in need.

Load The Bus For Kids school supply drive

Sheryl Crow rocks Roanoke

The concert may be over, but those who live here are still reeling after Sheryl Crow's performance Thursday in Elmwood Park.

Shop tax-free for back to school August 1 through August 3

Virginia's Tax-Free weekend on school supplies, clothes and shoes is happening Friday through Sunday.

What to buy this tax-free weekend

Police officers join the Lansdowne community for an afternoon full of art

Some Roanoke City police officers took a break from their daily grind to get into one neighborhood. Art with Cops was held at Landsdowne Park on Wednesday.

Police officers, children make cards for the hospital

New vending machine encourages employees, patients to eat healthier

Carilion Clinic is the new owner of a vending machine aimed at getting patients and employees to eat healthier. The hospital is the first health care provider in Virginia to have the touch…

New vending machine encourages customers to eat healthier

Steppin' Out brings tourists, business to downtown Blacksburg

Come Friday and Saturday, thousands will be "Steppin' Out" to downtown Blacksburg.

Steppin Out brings thousands of people to Blacksburg

New forensic lab will enhance services, add jobs in the region

Crews are well on their way to expanding the region's forensic lab. The Virginia Department of Forensic Science held a ceremonial ground breaking for the new building Monday.

New lab will enhance services, add jobs
Roanoke County forces local mudbogging group to cancel fundraiser

Roanoke County forces mud bogging group to...

Street Ransom

Shelter coming to Roanoke will help victims of...

Virginia flag

Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bedford County receive...

WDBJ7.com

Red Robin lemonades help kids with cancer on...

Army veteran receives new scooter free of charge

Army veteran receives new scooter free of charge

WDBJ7.com

Man turns 101, still working same job after 73...

Tony

Pulaski man raises awareness for suicide...

World War II veteran in the cockpit again

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

McAuliffe: 160 jobs coming to Smyth County

WDBJ7.com

Cat survives nine-story fall

Head start mural

Head Start facility in Floyd County is getting...

Danville 'Fill the Humvee Day' to raise...

Yoga class laughs it up at Virginia Tech

Dairy Queen blizzards can help sick kids

Children's Miracle Network, Dairy Queen...

Womans looks for help with energy bills

100-year-old woman looks to save money on bills...

A Roanoke woman could win big because of her cat

A Roanoke woman could win big because of her cat

Research team looks into animal travel patterns

VDOT research team looks into animal travel...

Back to school Rainy first day

Back-to-school season brings many "firsts"

Halifax County man celebrates 100th birthday by still moving

Piano-playing parishioner turns 100

Rain didn't dampen 79th Old Fiddlers' Convention

Housing boom in downtown Roanoke

Residential units in downtown Roanoke more than...

Smith River Fest

Smith River Fest offers boat, mud racing

Peeti

Injured poodle 'Peeti' returns to her first home

WDBJ7.com

Global scavenger hunt promotes random acts of...

NFL Flag Football program

NFL Flag Football program teaches kids game...

Graduation rate increases in Roanoke City Schools

Graduation rate increases in Roanoke City Schools

WDBJ7.com

Communities to celebrate National Night Out...

A little hope and a lot of determination gets...

Load The Bus For Kids school supply drive

Roanoke City, County schools urge community to...

Sheryl Crow rocks Roanoke

What to buy this tax-free weekend

Shop tax-free for back to school August 1...

Police officers, children make cards for the hospital

Police officers join the Lansdowne community...

New vending machine encourages customers to eat healthier

New vending machine encourages employees,...

Steppin Out brings thousands of people to Blacksburg

Steppin' Out brings tourists, business to...

New lab will enhance services, add jobs

New forensic lab will enhance services, add...

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