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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...
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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Gov. Bob McDonnell says he always viewed a $15,000 check from a political backer to pay for catering at his daughter's wedding to be a gift to his daughter, not to him, and felt no need under the law to report it. On WRVA radio in Richmond Thursday,...
Tags: Politics, Government, FBI, Bob McDonnell, Entertainment
A Bassett man is in jail facing burglary and gun charges after two burglaries were reported in Bassett on Wednesday. According to a news release, both burglaries took place on Virginia Avenue in Bassett on Wednesday. The first burglary was reported at...
Tags: Henry County, Theft, Entertainment
Over the past few years, more than 60 tornadoes have struck areas around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Don't be caught unprepared. Severe weather can damage your home and no building is indestructible by dangerous storms. Here are things you can do to...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Utility crews are working to restore power to at least 36,000 customers in Virginia following the recent winter storm. More than 11,000 Dominion Power customers remained without electricity Friday. That includes about 7,300...
WDBJ7 ReporterAcross the board spending cuts could impact what you see and hear. Public broadcasters in our area are facing sequestration cuts. Last year the State of Virginia cut all funding to public broadcasters. Now that the sequestration deadline has come...
Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging everyone to participate in a statewide tornado drill in March. McDonnell on Thursday proclaimed March 12 as Tornado Preparedness Day. At 9:45 a.m. on that day, NOAA Weather Radio will broadcast a test warning from the...
ReporterLegislation that could open the door to uranium mining in Virginia stalled this year in the General Assembly, but the debate continues. New radio ads from groups on both sides of the debate are shifting the focus to Governor Bob McDonnell. The Keep...
Tags: Mining, Metal and Mineral, Politics, Government, Bob McDonnell
ReporterAs the national debate over gun control heats up, radio stations across the country are turning to a Roanoke attorney for an expert's perspective on the issue. Lenden Eakin practices firearms law, but he's also a firearms instructor and dealer who is...
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced its Class of 2013 on Monday, and it has several local ties. Roanoke College All-American Frank Allen, former Virginia Tech football player Cornell Brown, and Virginia Tech sportscaster Bill Roth...
A local radio station has one more day to collect bikes for needy children. Super Country 99.9 is taking part in the Bikes for Tykes program. The Salvation Army gave the radio station a list of 1,281 kids who want a bike this Christmas. They were at...
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