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WDBJ7 InternBiking across the country is no easy feat, but one teen is taking it on head first. Recent Cave Spring High graduate Justin Plymale plans on biking from California to New York. His goal is to raise $1 million for those diagnosed with cancer who can't...
Tags: Caves and Caverns, Landforms
ReporterTypically, firefighters are physically strong, but one department in Roanoke County is emotionally weak these days. It is the Bent Mountain Fire Department. "It's been very rough for everybody. The department is a family. We consider this department a...
Tags: Fires, Throat Cancer, Tim Worrell
August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
WDBJ7 ReporterThursday's decision shot down the provision that allowed individual states to give more money to Medicaid recipients. Catherine Fitzgerald a current Medicaid recipient and Danville resident, has been around the health care block so to speak. She's...
It was a fun filled day in Roanoke County on Sunday, and it was all to fight cancer. The Roanoke Moose Lodge in Catawba held a giant Relay for Life fundraiser. There were lots of different booths set up inside and out. Kids had a ball with...
Tags: Relay for Life
Sports DirectorHank Haney has worked with the best golfers in the world, including Tiger Woods, and some bad ones, like Charles Barkley and Ray Romano. But Monday, the renowned swing coach was in Penhook at the Water's Edge Country Club, offering not only golf...
Tags: Tiger Woods
ReporterYou could call it the swing for a cure. Monday, the American Cancer Society and Advance Auto Parts held one of its largest fundraisers. It's called the Smith Mountain Lake Swing Fore a Cure Golf Tournament. It takes place at the Water's Edge Country...
ReporterThese days Bibleway Cathedral in Danville is not only focused on parishioners' faith but also their health. "If you wanna get a message out to the community tell it to the church," says nurse Louise L. Cooper. On Tuesday, a free blood pressure screening...
Tags: Health, Obesity, Weight, Religion and Belief, Breast Cancer
ReporterLance Armstrong is a big topic of conversation since doping charges were made against him this week. He's a superman to fans. He beat cancer, won the Tour de France seven times and now competes in triathlons. But others believe he used performance...
ReporterSome people will be catching up on sleep this weekend. On Friday night, three of our hometowns held Relay For Life event. People spent hours walking laps for Relay For Life in Roanoke which raised more than $237,000 to fight cancer. "A lot of families...
Virginia Tech has established a new Center for Drug Discovery to work on research that could lead to new treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. Professor David Kingston will be the center's director, and faculty members...
Folks in Roanoke were able to treat their sweet tooth, and help fight cancer at the same time. A "Cookies for Kids Cancer" bake sale was held at the Promenade Park shopping center off of Electric Road Saturday. "Cookies for Kids Cancer" is a national...
Tags: Medical Research, Health
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