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UPDATE: Salem comedian finishes second at Las Vegas competition

Melissa Douty was a finalist in last year's World Series of Comedy

Salem comedian competing for amateur comedy title in Las Vegas

Roanoke man awarded Purple Heart 64 years after injury

Sergent Herman Prillip was shot by another U.S. Army soldier during the Korean War and passed at his opportunity to receive a Purple Heart Award. But almost 7 decades later his injury is…

Radford University helps more than a dozen students affected by two house fires

Radford University students and staff are helping their own with several in-person and online fundraising drives after two fires destroyed off campus homes.

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Highlander Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics

Radford City Police and Radford University are teaming up with the Special Olympics for this year's 2015 Highlander Polar Plunge.

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Princess tea party takes aim at bullying in Roanoke

There's a big party happening this weekend in Roanoke. WDBJ 7 stopped by the Pixie Dust Princess Headquarters at the Grandin Co-Lab Thursday afternoon.

Princesses prepare for weekend tea party

Campbell County cancer patient finds success with investigative drug

Eight-year-old Nathan Norman is finally finding success after a long battle with tumors in his brain and spine.

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TAP honors local African Americans, celebrates Black History Month

A local organization is honoring four people as we near the end of Black History Month. Total Action for Progress, also known as TAP, celebrated the achievements of four African-Americans on…

TAP celebrates Black History Month

TAP celebrates Black History Month with downtown gathering

Total Action for Progress, also known as TAP, is celebrating Black History Month in a big way. TAP will hold its annual celebration on Tuesday at 10 am.

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Kulwicki, Martin, Evernham nominated for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Former Cup champion Alan Kulwicki, driver Mark Martin and crew chief Ray Evernham are among the first-time nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Roanoke school leaders feeding kids who are off during winter storm

Students have been out of school most of the week. The sad truth is when there's no school, some children don't have food.

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Weddings for Equality postponed due to weather

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

Dozens flock to Monterey Elementary School to go sledding

Tuesday proved to be the perfect day for some fun in the snow. WDBJ 7 visited Monterey Elementary School to catch up with sledders, snowboarders and tubers.

Dozens go sledding in Roanoke

Salem business starts new chapter in new building

Monday’s snowstorm brought back some bad memories for one Salem business owner. Crott's Collision Repair Center was hit hard last February when the region saw more than 20 inches of snow.

Salem business gets new roof

Snow plow drivers battling low temperatures and powdery snow

Plow drivers ask people in neighborhoods to get cars off the road

Plow drivers the unsung heroes of snowy days

Friends start Valentining tradition in Roanoke

You've heard of Christmas caroling, but what about Valentining? WDBJ 7 found two people who are ditching the chocolates, teddy bears and flowers and are looking to share their love in a…

Friends start new tradition in Roanoke

7 ways to enjoy Valentine's Day if you're single

Not everyone gets flowers on Valentine's Day because they are single. And many envision the day as a holiday full of candy, flowers and presents.

Monster Jam truck show takes over Berglund Center this weekend

Monsters are taking over Roanoke this weekend.

African-American Purple Heart recipients honored in Lynchburg

Nineteen African-American Purple Heart recipients were recognized during a ceremony Thursday in Lynchburg.

VMI Regimental Band to march in 2016 Rose Parade

The band will march 5.5 miles in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day 2016. A total of 20 bands will march in the parade, including bands from the two participants of the Rose Bowl football game.

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UPDATE: Marine and bomb-detecting dog he served with in Afghanistan are reunited

 A Louisiana Marine injured in Afghanistan, and the bomb-detecting dog he served with were reunited Wednesday morning at the State Capitol in Richmond. 

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Valentine's Day makes big difference for small businesses

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and local small business owners are already seeing a boost in sales.

UPDATE: Jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing grows to estimated $500M

In Virginia, officials expect to sell 1.5 million tickets on Wednesday alone.

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Belview Elementary teacher wins Ag award

A teacher in Montgomery County has won a state agriculture award.

Buzz Williams' sweater becomes talk of Twitter

The Hokies got back in the win column Monday night by beating Georgia Tech at the Cassell for their second ACC win of the season.

Shawsville collecting prom dresses for annual extravaganza

Librarians at the Meadowbrook Library in Shawsville are wearing two hats these days. One is the hat of a librarian, the other, a prom dress specialist.

Virginia Gentlemen Acapella Chorus serenades with singing Valentines

Valentine's Day is getting closer. If you're looking for a different way to say, "I love you," four men in tuxedos can help.

Barbershop chorus delivering singing Valentines

Ross Copperman talks about the making of Grammy nominated album "Riser"

A lot of emotion and heart went into making the Dierks Bentley Grammy nominated album "Riser" which was produced by Roanoke County native Ross Copperman.

2015 Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout is Saturday in Salem

On Saturday, the fourth annual Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout takes place at the Salem Civic Center with seven games on tap.

Virginia aviation pioneer receives national honor

92-year-old Wes Hillman was recognized for his service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.  He received the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony at the Virginia Museum of…

Wes Hillman receives Congressional Gold Medal

From Glenvar to the Grammys: Roanoke Co. native making it big in country music

Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Josh Turner and the list goes on.  One man who grew up in Roanoke County has co-written and produced songs for the biggest names in country music and…

Berglund Center prepares for rodeo

It was a loud and dirty day inside the Berglund Center on Thursday. About 40 trucks dumped dirt inside the coliseum as crews prepped for this weekend's Rough Stock Rodeo.

Berglund Center prepares for rodeo

Two Radford business owners join to re-open Taco Inn

These days Taco Inn on East Main Street is quiet except for the sound of Kris Tomeldan who's cleaning like a wild man.

Radford business owners joining forces to re-open Taco Inn

HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY: Troy Wells retiring after 44 years, 3 state titles

Troy Wells won three state titles at Martinsville as a head coach before spending the past seven years at Hidden Valley.

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Brad Keselowski expecting first child this NASCAR season

Keselowski announced Wednesday on his blog that he and girlfriend Paige White are expecting a daughter. He did not announce a due date, and requested privacy for his unborn child.

Super Bowl win means super business in Hillsville

Within seconds of the New England Patriots Super Bowl win, one business in the New River Valley became super busy.

Salem comedian competing for amateur comedy title in Las Vegas

UPDATE: Salem comedian finishes second at Las...

Roanoke man awarded Purple Heart 64 years after...

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Radford University helps more than a dozen...

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Highlander Polar Plunge raises money for...

Princesses prepare for weekend tea party

Princess tea party takes aim at bullying in...

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Campbell County cancer patient finds success...

TAP celebrates Black History Month

TAP honors local African Americans, celebrates...

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TAP celebrates Black History Month with...

Kulwicki, Martin, Evernham nominated for NASCAR...

Packing school lunches

Roanoke school leaders feeding kids who are off...

Local wedding vendors plan expo for same sex couples

Weddings for Equality postponed due to weather

Dozens go sledding in Roanoke

Dozens flock to Monterey Elementary School to...

Salem business gets new roof

Salem business starts new chapter in new building

Plow drivers the unsung heroes of snowy days

Snow plow drivers battling low temperatures and...

Friends start new tradition in Roanoke

Friends start Valentining tradition in Roanoke

7 ways to enjoy Valentine's Day if you're single

Monster Jam truck show takes over Berglund...

African-American Purple Heart recipients...

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VMI Regimental Band to march in 2016 Rose Parade

Jared Heine

UPDATE: Marine and bomb-detecting dog he...

Valentine's Day makes big difference for small...

Powerball

UPDATE: Jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball...

Belview Elementary teacher wins Ag award

Buzz Williams' sweater becomes talk of Twitter

Shawsville collecting prom dresses for annual...

Barbershop chorus delivering singing Valentines

Virginia Gentlemen Acapella Chorus serenades...

Ross Copperman talks about the making of...

2015 Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout is Saturday...

Wes Hillman receives Congressional Gold Medal

Virginia aviation pioneer receives national honor

From Glenvar to the Grammys: Roanoke Co. native...

Berglund Center prepares for rodeo

Berglund Center prepares for rodeo

Radford business owners joining forces to re-open Taco Inn

Two Radford business owners join to re-open...

Troy Wells

HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY: Troy Wells retiring...

Brad Keselowski expecting first child this...

Super Bowl win means super business in Hillsville

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