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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefMeals at one Lynchburg restaurant are being used to teach people about a global problem. Students at Lynchburg College are spreading awareness about human trafficking at the Depot Grille Monday. During both lunch and dinner, customers are getting hand-...
WDBJ7 ReporterHistory lovers might be interested to know about some ''possible'' undiscovered sites in Montgomery County. A few weeks ago, this reporter was out on a completely different story, and ran into someone who said they'd heard there could be several...
ReporterIt was a defining moment in American history-- the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Before the 13th Amendment ended slavery throughout the entire nation, the 5-page Emancipation Proclamation began the process 2 years earlier. The Roanoke NAACP...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA building that was once home to slaves is now a tourist destination in Amherst County. Sweet Briar College is inviting the public to tour an old slave cabin on the school's campus. The wooden house is more than 150 years old. It dates back to a time...
ReporterIt's as if the pages of a history book come to life when you visit a nearly 200-year-old home in Franklin County. Now, the home could receive special recognition. The home has a storied past. In fact, it used to be a slave cabin. We visited the home...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefOn the edge of the woods, at the back of a long field in Altavista, you'll find a well-kept landmark. It hasn't always looked that way. "Initially, there was nothing here," said Frank Murray, who runs the nearby AVOCA Museum. "It was just weeds over my...
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...
It's the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Saturday, Roanoke did its part to honor Juneteenth. The annual celebration to commemorate when union soldiers made their way to Texas in 1865 to tell slaves...
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ReporterThe past and the present collided once again in Lexington. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is protesting the city's new flag ordinance passed in September. The ordinance says only the city, state, and American flag can be displayed on city owned...
ReporterUrban legends and ghost stories surround an old mansion in Southwest Virginia. From murder and war, to mental illness and slavery, the tales are so tall that the television series Ghost Hunters made the trip to Wythe County to investigate. It's not the...
ReporterDr. James "Bud" Robertson has a new book coming out. The historian and recently retired Virginia Tech professor has recounted some of the lesser-known stories from the Civil War. He will be signing his new book this evening from 4-8 p.m. at...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSome Lynchburg runners are hitting the pavement to free women from a dangerous lifestyle. The third annual "Run For Their Lives" is Saturday morning. The event is organized by Freedom 424, a Lynchburg-based group that works to stop human trafficking....
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