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Norfolk Southern: Man hit and killed on Lynchburg train trestle

Lynchburg emergency crews are looking for a person who may have fallen off a train trestle.

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Smith Mountain Lake slowly recovering after shooting

Smith Mountain Lake gears up for the Labor Day weekend. Many are excited to spend time with friends and family, but last week's shooting is still fresh on the minds of this tight-knit community.

Roanoke man starts new career after sickness

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Roanoke man survives Swine Flu, changes careers

A Vinton business owner knows just how important it is to take care of your body. A strain of the flu nearly killed Ryan Adams.

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Up in the air: Fed rate hike remains unclear

Clarity is a rare commodity at the Federal Reserve lately.

We hoped that the August jobs report would provide a clear signal on the strength of the economy before the U.S. central bank meets in less than two weeks and decides whether it will raise it...

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Unemployment rate dips, 173,000 jobs added in August

The U.S. Labor Department says 173,000 jobs were added in the month of August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent.

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Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2004

Average Labor Day gas prices are expected to be the lowest since 2004

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Stress at work is as bad as secondhand smoke

Workplace stress isn't just annoying -- it's as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

"When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at wo...

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This jobs report is very important. Here's why

Friday is a big day for the U.S. economy.

Restaurants in downtown Blacksburg prepare for busy weekend

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Restaurants in downtown Blacksburg prepare for a busy weekend

The town of Blacksburg is preparing one of its biggest weekends. Not only is it Labor Day, but it's also the official start to the Virginia Tech football season.

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Pork sausage patties being recalled

Almost 90,000 pounds of frozen pork sausage patties are being recalled because consumers found small pieces of metal in the meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday.

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Lynchburg discount movie theater plans to close by late November

Lynchburg is losing a longtime business that's often referred to as "the dollar theater."

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Shippers look to grab a piece of Northwest Passage

3 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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