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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...
UPDATE: About 280 students absent from Giles County schools on first day back to class following online articleWDBJ7According to the Giles County School Board, there are 280 students absent Thursday across all five county schools. School officials say the number of students absent is not terribly out of the ordinary. There were around 240 students absent in all...
Multimedia JournalistThere's a two week bus tour traveling all around the country and its mission is to improve education all across America. Friday, September 21st, that bus stopped in Roanoke. The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, made a stop at Virginia Western...
(WTKR) - Pretty soon, you will be able to save money on school supplies and other back-to-school related items. According to the Virginia Department of Taxation, the Commonwealth's seventh annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday returns in August -...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterSchool supply lists are out, and many parents are trying to figure out how to budget for those new school clothes and supplies their kids are going to need this year. Virginia is again helping parents out with those costs with the state sales tax holiday...
ReporterSome local students will be headed back to class even sooner than that. And a local church is pitching in to make back to school easier on parents. Eastgate Church of the Nazarene in Roanoke is preparing for its first annual "Back to School...
ReporterBack to school isn't just a big deal for students; it's a big deal for retailers too. In fact, it's second only to the winter holidays when it comes to sales. Clothing stores were very busy on Saturday, but so were barber shops and hair salons. We spoke...
Tags: Education, Students, Teaching and Learning
Students across Virginia are headed back to school this week. For many kids, that means access to a free or reduced-price lunch. You might think a struggling economy would lead to a big increase in students needing assistance. But that's not that...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday that the sixth annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Aug. 5 and run through Aug. 7. During the three-day holiday,...
Tags: Holidays, Bob McDonnell
ReporterRoanoke's Rescue Mission has a big mission on its hands. More than a week away from its annual Back to School¿ Blast, the charity needs to collect more than two thousand book bags. They only have 930 so far. This year's Back to School Blast has been...
Tags: Social Issues, Charity, Human Interest
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