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Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
WDBJ7 anchor/reporter“It’s awesome," exclaimed Alec Robertson, one of the dedicated participants in of the Polar Plunge in Radford Saturday. It was definitely not swim suit weather, but close to 400 people braved the freezing waters of the New River to give back...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefPolice officers and sheriff's deputies took their cars off the road Saturday to do a little fundraising. Patrol vehicles from all over Virginia were in Bedford for the Police Car Show. The event is hosted by the Bedford Police Department and the Bedford...
There wasn't a crime or accident that brought police and firefighters together Sunday night. It was a competition of the most athletic. It was the fifth annual Guns and Hoses Charity softball game at City Stadium in Lynchburg. The event was dependent...
It was a battle of brawn, willpower, and stamina today in Salem. It was the first southwest Virginia CrossFit games. Outside the gym's Roanoke Valley location, you could see dozens of folks doing squats, push-ups, jumps... you name it! Organizers say...
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Former Wahoo football player Tony Covington is joining the broadcast team for University of Virginia football games. Virginia Sports Properties, which holds the multimedia rights for Cavaliers sports, made the announcement Friday. Covington joins play-...
WDBJ7 InternsWe spotted police officers running through the streets Tuesday, but they weren't chasing crime. It's part of the annual Torch Run for Virginia's Special Olympics. Police officers from Roanoke County and Western Virginia Regional Jail ran a mile...
ReporterA love of the game and each other - on display in Roanoke. The Special Olympics held its annual spring games at the stadium of William Fleming High School. More than 300 special olympians in middle and high school competed in various contests and races....
Tags: High Schools, Schools
They face many challenges and obstacles in life, but their many talents took centerstage Saturday at the Special Olympics at Cupp Stadium in Radford University. More than 200 atheletes from across Southwestern Virginia took part. They've been training...
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