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March is Red Cross month, and that means the organization wants you to know what they're doing for the community. The American Red Cross launched a new app Monday. It’s the tornado app, and it’s free to anyone with a Mac or...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims. Congress gave the measure its final approval late Monday. Obama signed it Tuesday night, minutes after returning to the...
Fewer visitors toured the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2012. The News and Advance of Lynchburg reports that visits dropped 1 percent from the previous year to the parkway's second-lowest level in nearly three decades. That 1 percent decline translates to...
The following are the top five weather events of 2012 across the WDBJ7 Viewing as voted on by meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg. 1. June 29th Derecho and Excessive Heat from late June to mid July A derecho of historic...
ReporterThe personal stories from victims of Hurricane Sandy are heartbreaking. They've prompted all kinds of help from all kinds of people, including from many of you. Tonight more help is on the way from southwestern Virginia thanks to a national foundation...
ReporterA Roanoke volunteer who manned a Red Cross mobile kitchen for six weeks in New York is back home in western Virginia. Jim Plympton says his work there was humbling. The "Spirit of America," mobile kitchen is based in Roanoke. Red Cross and church...
Prices at the pump continue to decline as we turn the calendar to December. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded now sits at $3.39. That's down four cents from a week ago. Our statewide average is below that, at $3....
As Roanoke Valley kids begin winter break, they can reach out to the children in Newtown, ConnecticutWDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterMany school children in our area are starting winter break this week, and they might be looking for some craft projects to do with all of their free time at home. Family-friendly Web site, Macaroni Kid Roanoke always has plenty of craft ideas, and fun...
reporter"Our message today to Congress, don't throw wind off the fiscal cliff," says Sarah Bucci, Environment Virginia. The clock is ticking and this group doesn't want to be caught under the buzzer. Explains Bucci, "Incentives are benefits in place to build...
ReporterTake the Spirit of America mobile kitchen, a stockpile of nourishing food and a corps of committed volunteers and you have a recipe for disaster relief. "Spirit of America is cooking out some awesome, hot food for the folks," Jim Plympton told us. He is...
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