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A look back at school supplies from 2004

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WDBJ 7 takes a look back at school supply lists from 2004

A lot can change in ten years, but some things within the Roanoke County school system have not. WDBJ 7 wanted to compare a school supply list from 2004 with one from this year and the comparison was interesting.

Head injuries getting extra attention this year as football season gets under way

High school football season under way, head injuries under microscope

State laws still evolving to protect athletes

Growing Up in the Valley Magazine

Local magazine latest business to benefit from crowdfunding

In two and a half years, "Growing up in the Valley" magazine has become the largest circulation free publication in the region. Now the magazine is taking a leap of faith as it looks to the future.

Roanoke Solid Waste officials want to add second downtown trash compactor

Roanoke Solid Waste wants another trash compactor in downtown Roanoke

Should be presenting idea to City Council soon

City waits for grant approval so it can buy homes in Meadowbrook neighborhood

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UPDATE: Roanoke gets grant money to buy homes in floodplain

Fast forward a year and the city is still looking to do just that, if homeowners are willing to relocate. The city of Roanoke applied for two federal grants last summer, according to city engineer Phil Schirmer.

What to buy this tax-free weekend

Shop tax-free for back to school August 1 through August 3

Virginia's Tax-Free weekend on school supplies, clothes and shoes is happening Friday through Sunday.

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Salem church wants parents to have more than prayer to protect their children

You work to keep your kids safe, but a predator could already be in your home.
That's why a Salem church is sponsoring an Internet and cell phone safety class called, "Internet Strong."

Preventing identity theft

Roanoke Sheriff's Office to host free community shred day

This Saturday, the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office will host a community shred day for fraud prevention.

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