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reporterAfter years of planning and hardwork, Center in the Square is open to the public. Roanoke's cultural center re-opened Saturday morning to lots of fanfare with a ribbon cutting by city and center leaders. Center in the Square closed down while a multi-...
ReporterPatsy Cline was a trailblazer, a country music star whose homegrown talent was matched only by her determination. 50 years after her death, she's getting the recognition she deserves in her own hometown. Virginia Hensley was 16 years old when she moved...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistLittle Carrie in 1896 had to feed the chickens and learn to sew by lamplight. Her son Jim in the 1920s listened to baseball games on the radio. Reggie, growing up in the nearby African American neighborhood in the 1940s, had to haul water from the town...
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Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and...
ReporterA vintage locomotive is on the rails in Roanoke, preparing for a weekend of steam excursions. The Southern 630 was restored by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga. The museum has partnered with Norfolk Southern for the railroad's...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistJust in time for National Youth Art Month, the Salem Museum is hosting a special exhibit of student art. Students have entitled this exhibit "mARTch Madness". This display brings the works of members of the school's International Baccalaureate Art...
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WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Virginia Tech Roanoke Center is sponsoring a 2013 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Expo at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The STEM Expo is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm located at 303...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAn industry that once thrived in Bedford County is being remembered by the people who broke it up. Three retired agents from the Alcohol Beverage Control shared stories Saturday about Bedford's moonshining past. It was part of a panel discussion,...
WDBJ7 ReporterArchaeologists believe they found a link between primates two million years ago and modern day humans during a dig in South Africa five years ago. A rare cast of the bones are now on display at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville....
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterThe Virginia Museum of Transportation announced Friday that it is launching a study whether or not to bring back the Norfolk and Western 611 steam locomotive. The Virginia Museum of Transportation launched the Fire Up 611 Committee to study the...
WDBJ7 ReporterIf the train tracks could talk, they'd tell days worth of stories about Pittsylvania County's transportation mecca. Glenn Giles, a historian and a Pittsylvania Historical Society board member, knows their history. "A model train diorama depicting the...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterThere has been a void in the Roanoke community since the Harrison Museum closed to the public in 2009. By this summer, the place known for chronicling the African American experience, will get new life. "The desire is to create curiosity (so people...
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