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Blue Ridge Marathon: Volunteer group clears the way for runners

A non-profit organization is making sure the parkway looks its best on race day.

Marathon Parkway 4-17-14

A story of survival and faith

Taylor Schumann has been through an ordeal most will never know.
And she says her year long journey of healing is a blessing and has cemented her faith.

Running for a reason

A life is lost ever 74 seconds to the disease. That's why people from all over the region came together for the 5-th Annual Race for the Cure.

Komen Race (1)

A trip down memory lane

Visitors at The Virginia Museum of Transportation got a little taste of nostalgia this afternoon.

VA Gas Stations

Radford second in state for population growth

Economists say when a city or town is growing in size, that's always a good sign.

radfordcity

Hundred year-old church getting facelift on faith

For more than one hundred years, the room behind the pulpit of Asbury Methodist Church in Rural Retreat was used for storage. Looking there today, one sees deep holes and brown dirt as a…

HOMETOWN HERO: PFC Sydney Jones returns home from Afghanistan

After almost a year serving overseas, one of WDBJ 7’s Hometown Heroes is home. Our cameras were rolling as Private First Class Sydney Jones surprised her family in their Roanoke home Thursday…

PFC Sydney Jones returns home

Roanoke man's love of elevators gives him a "lift" and lets him share his story

We've all got hobbies.  But, one man's takes him to new highs and lows. Along the way, he's developed some followers.  Some of his videos have more than 500-thousand views.

The Roanoke Tribune celebrates 75th anniversary

For decades it has been the voice of the African-American community.

New milestone reached in effort to restore Lynchburg theater

Lynchburg is one step closer to getting a new performing arts venue.

Academy 4-8-14

A Roanoke man needs your help for national singing competition

A Roanoke man is trying to sing his way to the top of a national competition. Maurice Johnson needs your help in the WE tv singing competition, Raise Your Voice.

Maurice Johnson

Delta's Sky magazine features Roanoke

If you plan on flying Delta anytime soon, you may want to pick up a magazine on during the flight. The city of Roanoke is featured in the April 2014 issue of Delta Sky magazine.

Roanoke featured in Delta's Sky Magazine

Bedford woman launches movement to win fireworks for her town

Two American towns will win a 4th of July fireworks celebration in a contest called "Red, White, and You."

Fireworks 4-7-14

"Crossing Streets" wraps filming in Roanoke

The movie, "Crossing Streets,"  has been shooting here in Roanoke for a few weeks now.  Thursday, the cast and crew wrapped filming and invited WDBJ7 to tag along.

Grant's Supermarket opening in former Galax Kroger building

The supermarket will open one store soon in Bland, and the Galax store will open at an undisclosed later date.

(img1)Nearly 100 people encourage Kroger to stay open in Galax

Hillsville grandma named one of America's best biscuit makers

Inside the Hardee's in Hillsville, five days a week, if you sneak behind the counter, you'll see a woman working in flour, dressed in white. You'll also hear every couple of minutes two tasty…

Heaps of Joy blog: Waiting for the quadruplets to come home

JoAnna Heaps of Salem writes a blog for WDBJ7. JoAnna is expecting quadruplets. She already has two children.

Heaps of Joy

Roanoke teacher competes in national singing competition

A Roanoke County singer is on the verge of getting a big break in show business, but he can't get there without a little help from you!

Derek Govin

Volvo plant in Dublin to add 200 employees to meet increased demand

The Volvo production plant in Dublin will hire around 200 additional employees to meet increased demand, the company announced Tuesday.

Volvo plant in Dublin

UPDATE: Roanoke woman's charitable nature wins money for Rescue Mission

You could call it the little project that could.  It started with one penny, then a couple more.  Now, more than 1.6 million pennies later, a Roanoke woman is in the running to win a national…

Rainy weather didn't wash out people's commitment to animals in Roanoke

You've heard of running with the bulls, but what about running with the dogs?
 

A surprise for a boy fighting leukemia

Outside of the U.S. Army Recruiting Center in Roanoke, Sutton Smith who has leukemia arrives only to be greeted by service men and women. They wanted to surprise him with a fun obstacle.

Sutton

Martinsville man wins $1M on Virginia Lottery ticket

A Martinsville man won $1 million on a Virginia Lottery scratcher ticket.

Virginia-Lottery

Motorcyclists rally behind sick Bedford girl

WDBJ 7 is bringing viewers a story that shows you should never give up. A 17-month-old girl has spent most of her life in and out of the hospital and now she has the community rallying behind…

Community rallies behind TayLynn

Kenseth and wife welcome third daughter

Kenseth and his wife, Katie, welcomed their third daughter Tuesday night. Joe Gibbs Racing announced the birth of Clara Mae Kenseth in a Wednesday statement.

Matt Kenseth

Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is looking for CASA volunteers

The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is looking for volunteers for its CASA program.

CASA

Non-profits help Lynchburg woman obtain transportation

A Lynchburg woman hopes to drive the road to success with her new car.

Cars 3-25-14

Dance Espanol brings together several elementary schools for movement and learning

More than 200-students from Wasena, Highland, Morningside and Lincoln Terrace elementary schools are ready to break a leg!  But their big show has much more than dancing.

 

Joy Sutton returns to WDBJ7

For 11-years she was a fixture here at Your Hometown News Leader- anchoring the Saturday morning show and reporting on health stories that affected you and your family.  Now, Joy Sutton is…

Making Roanoke greener

Appalachian Power is doing its part to make the city of Roanoke a little more green.

Appalachian Power donates redbud trees to city of Roanoke

Denim and diamonds for a good cause

The denim, diamonds and glitz came out Saturday night all to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Denim and Diamonds Gala in Roanoke

Wythe County dogs' new house

The group of 11 dogs in Wythe County have a brand new shelter.

Wythe County dogs' new abode

The streets of downtown Roanoke have become the backdrop for buddy-cop film "Crossing Streets." All of it will be shot on location in the Star City and boasts a largely home-grown cast and crew.

It's International Happiness Day, what makes you happy?

Local group holds 'happiness event' at Tanglewood Mall

It's International Happiness Day!

Bowling against the odds

An 84-year-old Martinsville bowler is showing a new crop of bowlers how its done.

Marathon Parkway 4-17-14

Blue Ridge Marathon: Volunteer group clears...

A story of survival and faith

Komen Race (1)

Running for a reason

VA Gas Stations

A trip down memory lane

radfordcity

Radford second in state for population growth

Hundred year-old church getting facelift on faith

PFC Sydney Jones returns home

HOMETOWN HERO: PFC Sydney Jones returns home...

Roanoke man's love of elevators gives him a "...

The Roanoke Tribune celebrates 75th anniversary

Academy 4-8-14

New milestone reached in effort to restore...

Maurice Johnson

A Roanoke man needs your help for national...

Roanoke featured in Delta's Sky Magazine

Delta's Sky magazine features Roanoke

Fireworks 4-7-14

Bedford woman launches movement to win...

"Crossing Streets" wraps filming in Roanoke

(img1)Nearly 100 people encourage Kroger to stay open in Galax

Grant's Supermarket opening in former Galax...

Hillsville grandma named one of America's best...

Heaps of Joy

Heaps of Joy blog: Waiting for the quadruplets...

Derek Govin

Roanoke teacher competes in national singing...

Volvo plant in Dublin

Volvo plant in Dublin to add 200 employees to...

UPDATE: Roanoke woman's charitable nature...

Rainy weather didn't wash out people's...

Sutton

A surprise for a boy fighting leukemia

Virginia-Lottery

Martinsville man wins $1M on Virginia Lottery...

Community rallies behind TayLynn

Motorcyclists rally behind sick Bedford girl

Matt Kenseth

Kenseth and wife welcome third daughter

CASA

Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is...

Cars 3-25-14

Non-profits help Lynchburg woman obtain...

Dance Espanol brings together several...

Joy Sutton returns to WDBJ7

Appalachian Power donates redbud trees to city of Roanoke

Making Roanoke greener

Denim and Diamonds Gala in Roanoke

Denim and diamonds for a good cause

Wythe County dogs' new abode

Wythe County dogs' new house

It's International Happiness Day!

It's International Happiness Day, what makes...

Bowling against the odds

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