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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA country legend is sharing her plans for the future in an interview you will only see on WDBJ7. Your Hometown News Leader is the only local station to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Dolly Parton. She talked about her theme park in Pigeon...
Roanoke, VA - National forest officials are promoting flash flood awareness for neighboring communities and people who camp outdoors. A flash flood is a serious weather event for forest visitors because rising flood water is extremely dangerous—a...
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWe have a sad update to a story we first told you about Monday. "Henny Penny," the chicken that was supposedly uncatchable, has met her end. Someone tried to trap the hen Tuesday morning, and the bird ended up running it into the road. She did not...
A West Virginia University mascot who got in trouble for using his uniform musket to kill a bear has been cited for another problem -- not wearing blaze orange during the bear hunt. Mountaineers mascot Jonathan Kimble wears buckskin and a coonskin cap...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Hunting
ReporterThe snow and ice that blanketed parts of southwest Virginia made it tough to get around Wednesday, but the blast of winter weather is having a different effect at the region's ski resorts. The ski area at the Homestead was the first to open for the...
Tags: Weather, Weather Reports, Snow Storms
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWednesday mornings are a time for Senior Softball. The fifty plus league plays twice a week at Peaksview Park. "I've played ball all my life and I just love it," said softball player Alvin Bryant, who participates in the league organized by Templeton...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterThe warm winter was a curse for some ski resorts in the east, but not the Homestead. The Bath County resort kept skiers on the slopes, and golfers on the greens for most of the season. The ski area here at the Homestead is a big draw during the winter. ...
The winter hasn't been cooperating with snow fans. Even the ski resorts are having trouble keeping snow on the ground during the unseasonably warm season. During last weekend’s brief arctic blast, Jordan Ford of Hot Springs (Bath County) took out...
Tags: Bath County, Snow Storms
ReporterFire departments, community centers and a library are on the chopping block in Danville. Closures and possibly raising taxes are the only cure to defeat a growing deficit according to city leaders. It's part of Danville's tough economy. According to...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Libraries
The Salvation Army of Roanoke is suspending its afterschool program. Captain Ken Argot says loss of federal and state funding has the non-profit making tough choices about which programs to keep. The Salvation Army says it wants to provide a smooth...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter"Up in Smoke" That's what anti-smoking advocates say has happened to a significant amount of money spent every year to spread smoking prevention messages to your children. The money doesn't come from taxpayers. It comes from tobacco companies. The...
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