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College students putting away the bikinis and flip flops in the name of community service. Students from New York, Massachusetts, even Wisconsin are spending their spring break helping out with Habitat for Humanity projects in Roanoke. We caught up...
WDBJ7 ReporterSome could call it "Sequestration Week" in Washington D.C. If Congress doesn't reach a deal, local non-profits could pay the price. TAP, or Total Action for Progress, is a local non-profit that relies heavily on direct federal government funding, "of...
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WDBJ7 ReporterDanville has thousands of buildings classified as blighted. These are buildings unsafe to live and work in, and there are more in Danville than most cities its size. Danville has more than 2,000 buildings, mostly homes, that are currently unlivable....
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reporterAfter months of hardwork, a family from the African country of Burundi was welcomed into their Habitat for Humanity home with music, speeches and prayer. The family's journey has been chronicled for the last year by Your Hometown News Leader. WDBJ7...
WDBJ7 ReporterEach year, every new freshman at Roanoke College is given the same exact assignment; build a house for Habitat for Humanity. It then goes to a family in need of a home. On Tuesday workers moved a house from the school's campus to its new neighborhood....
Anchor/ReporterEverything from high end furniture to fabulous items for your home up for bid at tonight's White Elephant Silent Auction for Habitat Humanity. It also benefits education programs for the local chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. "It's...
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Bill Kenney, the man who satisfied thousands of hungry customers with his drive-in restaurants and secret sauce, has died. Kenney's career in the burger business started in Radford back in 1957. In all, there were 50 of his restaurants across the...
Edward H. "Ham" Welbourn Jr., a retired insurance executive and World War II veteran, died April 29 of complications from dementia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 98. The son of Edward H. Welbourn, who owned Rennous Kleinle...
ReutersBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, May 17 (Reuters) - Veronica Orellana, her husband and three sons were used to living in cramped spaces until six years ago, when they moved into their three-bedroom house in Granbury, Texas, built by a nonprofit that...
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