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ReporterA major U.S. protestant church with an active presence in Virginia marks a milestone this weekend. The American Lutheran Church, The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and The Lutheran Church in America found they had a lot in common. And as...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe 15th annual Lebanese Festival kicks off Friday, May 31st at St. Elias Catholic Church in Roanoke. This year the festival will feature Lebanese Potato Salad. This new dish will only be offered on Friday. Last year, the festival served about 9,000...
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...
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...
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...
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: Baptist, Religion and Belief
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: Anglicanism, Religion and Belief
ReporterRoanoke, Va. After 26 years, the Roanoke College Children’s Choir will soon change its name. For more than a quarter century, their voices have been heard all over the world. They've performed at places such as Carnegie Hall and at Canterbury...
The Reverent Jonathan Falwell will give the invocation before NASCAR’s April 7 Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Jonathan Falwell is the senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg. He is the son of Jerry Falwell, who died...
The Department of Historic Resources announced the addition of 13 new historic sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register on Thursday. New listings among the 13 include sites in the counties of Amherst, Bath, Giles, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and...
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: North Korea, Baptist, Religion and Belief
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