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WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Boy Scout's decision to allow gay members continues to create a lot of discussion within and outside of scouting. The organization has always been solidly aligned with mainstream churches and religious groups. It remains to be seen if Thursday's...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Boy Scouts of America will be making history on Thursday. After years of criticism, emotion and public outcry on the issue, the organization will decide whether or not gays will be allowed to join for the first time ever. The issue has been...
Services are set in Charlottesville for a 10-year-old Crozet girl who was shot to death this week. Teague Funeral Home of Charlottesville says on its website that services for Margaret Louise "Maggie" Hollifield will be held Friday night at Covenant...
A Henry County teenager who admitted to setting a church on fire because the congregants are black was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday. Jean Claude Bridges pleaded guilty to setting the New Holy Deliverance Outreach Ministry in Axton on fire...
Tags: Arson, Prisons, Henry County, Racism, Justice and Rights
Tensions in North Korea have been rising for months. With the nuclear sanctions placed on the country and its leader’s threats against his own people and the United States, those here in the Roanoke Valley came together Wednesday night to pray for...
Tags: Christianity, North Korea, Baptist
WDBJ7 ReporterMembers of a Roanoke congregation are shocked and disappointed after someone hacked their website. A hacking group called Ayyildiz based out of Turkey in the Middle East is responsible for the hack. The group's message read "Death to Israel" and we're...
Tags: Computer Crime, Judaism, Israel
Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the country plan to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a campus police officer who authorities say was slain by the accused Boston Marathon bombers, and Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at the...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterYou've heard the saying "40 is the new 30," but is it really when it comes to having children? It seems more women are having children well into their 40's, but just how easy is it to get pregnant? "I am 41," said Tina Young. "And I just had my first...
reporterFincastle Presbyterian Church has been raising its voice for years, centuries, in fact. The church is celebrating its 250th anniversary. "It was in 1763 that two Presbyerian meeting houses combined to form the Fincastle congregation," explains Reverend...
Tags: Revolutions, Ceremonies, War of 1812, Culture, Arts and Culture
Associate ProducerIt was a new beginning for this church in Christiansburg. Good Shepherd Baptist Church held its first services in their new worship center. After two long years, church members say they're glad to see in the new 22,000 square foot facility. "Today is...
Tags: Christianity, Baptist
Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders. The Scouts announced Friday that the proposal would be submitted to the roughly...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterParents with babies can be a part of a world record attempt, and help out the environment all at the same time. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is happening Saturday, April 20 in more than a dozen countries It's an effort to break the world record for...
Tags: Christianity, Anglicanism
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