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Altec to expand facility in Botetourt County, create 100 jobs

The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has approved an option and performance agreement for the expansion of Altec Industries.

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Franklin County students produce sports TV show

At Friday night’s Cave Spring game, a group of Franklin County High School students were on hand producing a TV show called FFE Playback.

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Friday Football Extra, high school season kicks off tonight

High school football season brings athletes, marching bands, cheerleaders, screaming fans and of course, Friday Football Extra.

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UPDATE: Roanoke County leaders give Chick-fil-A a second chance

Homeowners and business owners will get another chance to say how they feel about a new fast food restaurant in Roanoke County.

Ro. Co. leaders give a second look at fast food restaurant

Free vaccines for uninsured people at Hillsville Flea Market

The Virginia Department of Health is offering free vaccines to uninsured people at the Hillsville Flea Market on Labor Day weekend.

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Wildlife center to release Bald Eagle found unresponsive in landfill

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is releasing a rescued Bald Eagle on Thursday at Claytor Lake State Park.

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Goodwill dedicates community garden in Roanoke

Goodwill is using its green thumb to grow the community around it.

Roanoke City Police Chief congratulates ex-offenders on success of program

A program in the city of Roanoke is doing so well that it is catching attention from other agencies in our area.

Virginia Cares program has good success rate

Roanoke man wins $1 million from the Virginia Lottery

Donald Stanley won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s All About the Benjamins Scratcher game.

Franklin County YMCA re-launches second-grade swim program

A budget shortfall put a halt to the swimming program at the Franklin County YMCA in 2007. Seven years later, kids are heading back to the water.

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Website names Salem as Virginia's best city to live in

Some of the best cities in the state to call home can be found right here in our region.

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Pulaski County could be on the verge of an economic surge

A car dealership says it wants to buy Calfee Park and pay for repairs needed at the facility

A car dealership wants to buy Calfee park in Pulaski County

Virginia Museum of Transportation offers SOL-related field trips

As the school year sets in, those at the Virginia Museum of Transportation welcome all local classrooms to visit.

Virginia Museum of Transportation offers fun field trips

Carter Machinery takes ALS ice bucket challenge to new level

A local company is taking the ALS ice bucket challenge to a whole new level. Carter Machinery gave new meaning to big bucket.

Carter Machinery takes ice bucket challenge to new level

Volunteers get ready for Brandon Oaks Bazaar

Tables were filled with jewelry including earrings and necklaces handmade by residents. Christmas decorations, furniture, televisions and baked goods will be for sale.

Brandon Oaks Bazaar begins

Local businesses team up to help battle 'Black Dog Syndrome'

Two local businesses are teaming up to help battle what is known as “Black Dog Syndrome.” It's a nationwide issue affecting black dogs and cats.

Local businesses battle Black Dog Syndrome

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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
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Altec to expand facility in Botetourt County,...

FFE Highlights Reed

Franklin County students produce sports TV show

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Friday Football Extra, high school season...

Ro. Co. leaders give a second look at fast food restaurant

UPDATE: Roanoke County leaders give...

Virginia Department of Health

Free vaccines for uninsured people at...

Bald Eagle

Wildlife center to release Bald Eagle found...

Goodwill dedicates community garden in Roanoke

Virginia Cares program has good success rate

Roanoke City Police Chief congratulates...

Roanoke man wins $1 million from the Virginia...

YMCA

Franklin County YMCA re-launches second-grade...

salemcity

Website names Salem as Virginia's best city to...

A car dealership wants to buy Calfee park in Pulaski County

Pulaski County could be on the verge of an...

Virginia Museum of Transportation offers fun field trips

Virginia Museum of Transportation offers...

Carter Machinery takes ice bucket challenge to new level

Carter Machinery takes ALS ice bucket challenge...

Brandon Oaks Bazaar begins

Volunteers get ready for Brandon Oaks Bazaar

Local businesses battle Black Dog Syndrome

Local businesses team up to help battle 'Black...

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

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