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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

Salem softball tournament draws thousands, boosts local economy

Don't be surprised if you see thousands of softball players around Roanoke this week. The city of Salem is hosting the American Softball Association's Fast Pitch Softball tournament. It's the…

Softball tournment draws thousands

Window film company partners with schools to create certificate program

A window film manufacturer in Henry County has partnered with local agencies to create a 28-credit certificate program.

Henry County efforts to train locals for local jobs

Virginia Tech student-trainer donates scholarship to honor his dad

Josh Chambers is a student-trainer on the Virginia Tech men's basketball team. Wherever he's needed, that's where he is. The hours are long and the grind can be gross.

(img1)VA Tech Student Trainer

UPDATE: Bedford boy transformed into Spider-Man

Liam Shutt has been battling leukemia for two years. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he’s now fighting crime.

Dozens participate in Paws for a Cause event in downtown Roanoke

A little rain did not stop the Paws for a Cause bike ride in downtown Roanoke. Angels of Assisi puts on the event every year.

Dozens donate for Paws for a Cause

Boones Mill train depot on the move

A historic, century-old train station is chugging along.

Vinton teenager takes beautification project into his own hands

Jack Cranwell fixing up Tinker Creek boat launch as Eagle Scout project

Vinton teen to build in-demand project along Tinker Creek

Disabled Vinton boy gets tricked-out walker

A Vinton boy now has an easier time getting around - and he's doing it in style.

Local auto shop helps young boy with cerebral palsy

Garden Week: The chores that come with gardening

Weeding, fertilizing and water -- chores that come along with gardening. But WDBJ7 talks to the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. for ways to make it all a lot easier.

Garden Week Testing soil

Group gives new life to old garage in Southeast Roanoke

A group is giving new life to an old garage in Southeast Roanoke. Real Experiences Affecting Change, or REACH, works to help bring neighbors together through community service.

Group brings new life to old garage

Garden Week: A plant for every season, some keeping pests away

No matter the season, there are always some plants that bloom well -- and others that keep the deer, mosquitoes and pests away.

Garden Week What to plant now

Fitness equipment company to acquire, expand Grayson County plant

Core Health & Fitness will expand the old Med-Fit operation

GraysonCounty-jobs

Create your own garden inside home, apartment

Apartment living can sometimes mean expensive rent, and not very much space. But there are ways to grow your own garden and save money.

Garden Week Plants for container gardening

Veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Roanoke

Paul Suter is a World War II veteran. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, along with three other battles.

Local vet turns 100

Angels of Assisi looks to find more homes for more animals

Roanoke's Angels of Assisi needs your help now more than ever. The organization is competing against 49 other shelter in the United States. It's all for Rachel Ray's $100K Challenge.

Angels of Assisi looks to find forever homes

Home Depot offers low-maintenance, affordable landscaping tips

From the busy moms to avid gardeners, there are many ways anyone can spruce up their lawns this summer.

Garden Week Affordable low-maintenance plants

911 dispatcher retires after 30 years of public service

After 30 years of answering phones, one woman is starting a new chapter of her life. In less than two weeks, 911 Roanoke city dispatcher Cyndi Bowles will retire.

Bowles retires after 30 years of service

"Cheer 4 Savannah" Christmas in July toy drive collects 700+ toys

Thanks to you- some sick kids will have something to smile about...

One couple's wedding wish comes true in Roanoke

Because of his service to our country, and her luck of the draw, a Roanoke couple had the wedding of their dreams Friday afternoon.

Roanoke Times sports writer celebrates 40 years on the job

Doug Doughty says  he has no plans of slowing down.

Roanoke Times sports writer celebrates 40 years on the job

First Fridays draws in crowds, funding for charities

The live music event known as First Fridays has been going on for more than 20 years, but this year things are a little bit different.

First Fridays draws in crowds

Fathers First releases music video to help recruit new dads

A local organization is looking for men with either a son or daughter. Total Action for Progress, or TAP, heads up Fathers First in the Roanoke Valley and now the group is trying to reach out…

Music video used to help recruit new dads to program

Food Week: Garfield's Place offers pot roast specials, homemade desserts

If you're looking for a home-cooked meal at restaurant with that family feel, Garfield's Place in Henry County is an option.

Food Week Garfield s Place in Henry County

Formerly homeless girl becomes a star at Salem Red Sox game

This is to continue their effort in their special Community Outreach Initiative. Wednesday's game benefited the Roanoke Rescue Mission.

Serving up healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime

Tuesday, students with Roanoke City Schools RCPS+ program and church members made lunch at Grandin Court Baptist Church.

Teens pay to work in Roanoke this summer

Some teenagers are in town for your not so average summer camp. Real Experiences Affecting Change, or REACH, is a group in Roanoke that works to give people hope again, prevent loneliness and…

Teens pay to work this summer in Roanoke

Bedford students learn art skills from professionals at day camp

Kids are flexing their creative muscles at a summer camp in Bedford.

Art Day Camp 7-15-14

Rentals up as water authority adds more kayaks at Carvins Cove

This summer, the Western Virginia Water Authority has added to its fleet of kayaks. And the reservoir is averaging almost as many rentals in one month as it saw all of last year.

More people taking advantage of Carvin s Cove

Virginia Tech hosts advanced culinary camp for teens

Virginia Tech has kicked off its Advanced Culinary Camp, a way for teens to sharpen and learn new cooking skills.

Virginia Tech camp lets kids take over the kitchen

Final day at the Salem Fair

There something a little different at this year's Salem Fair, the sun is out. And except for a few sprinkle the weather has been cooperating.

Fair

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

It's July 11 and that can only mean one thing - free Slurpees!

Free Slurpee Day

Running group inspires locals to get fit and explore the Star City

What started out as a group of friends going for an evening run is quickly turning into new fad in Roanoke. Meet the group called "We Run Roanoke." The name says it all. Roanoke residents meet…

Running group inspires others to get fit, explore Star City

Fast draw shooting competition draws the best of the East Coast

It's going to be loud in the New River Valley this weekend. Some of the best of the best fast draw shooters are pouring into the New River Fair Grounds in Dublin for the 2014 Virginia State…

Shooting competitions draws dozens

Children build rapport with law enforcement at Bedford "cop camp"

Police in Bedford are giving kids a taste of life in law enforcement.

Cop Camp 7-9-14
New lab will enhance services, add jobs

New forensic lab will enhance services, add...

Softball tournment draws thousands

Salem softball tournament draws thousands,...

Henry County efforts to train locals for local jobs

Window film company partners with schools to...

(img1)VA Tech Student Trainer

Virginia Tech student-trainer donates...

UPDATE: Bedford boy transformed into Spider-Man

Dozens donate for Paws for a Cause

Dozens participate in Paws for a Cause event in...

Boones Mill train depot on the move

Vinton teen to build in-demand project along Tinker Creek

Vinton teenager takes beautification project...

Local auto shop helps young boy with cerebral palsy

Disabled Vinton boy gets tricked-out walker

Garden Week Testing soil

Garden Week: The chores that come with gardening

Group brings new life to old garage

Group gives new life to old garage in Southeast...

Garden Week What to plant now

Garden Week: A plant for every season, some...

GraysonCounty-jobs

Fitness equipment company to acquire, expand...

Garden Week Plants for container gardening

Create your own garden inside home, apartment

Local vet turns 100

Veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Roanoke

Angels of Assisi looks to find forever homes

Angels of Assisi looks to find more homes for...

Garden Week Affordable low-maintenance plants

Home Depot offers low-maintenance, affordable...

Bowles retires after 30 years of service

911 dispatcher retires after 30 years of public...

"Cheer 4 Savannah" Christmas in July toy drive...

One couple's wedding wish comes true in Roanoke

Roanoke Times sports writer celebrates 40 years on the job

Roanoke Times sports writer celebrates 40 years...

First Fridays draws in crowds

First Fridays draws in crowds, funding for...

Music video used to help recruit new dads to program

Fathers First releases music video to help...

Food Week Garfield s Place in Henry County

Food Week: Garfield's Place offers pot roast...

Formerly homeless girl becomes a star at Salem...

Serving up healthy eating habits that will last...

Teens pay to work this summer in Roanoke

Teens pay to work in Roanoke this summer

Art Day Camp 7-15-14

Bedford students learn art skills from...

More people taking advantage of Carvin s Cove

Rentals up as water authority adds more kayaks...

Virginia Tech camp lets kids take over the kitchen

Virginia Tech hosts advanced culinary camp for...

Fair

Final day at the Salem Fair

Free Slurpee Day

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

Running group inspires others to get fit, explore Star City

Running group inspires locals to get fit and...

Shooting competitions draws dozens

Fast draw shooting competition draws the best...

Cop Camp 7-9-14

Children build rapport with law enforcement at...

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