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ReporterSeveral pools across the area are set to open for the season this coming Memorial Day weekend. A study just released from the Centers for Disease Control shows 58% of the pools it studied, tested positive for E. Coli. The Green Ridge Recreation Center...
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- A Virginia man who was once one of the nation's most prominent swimming coaches is scheduled to be sentenced for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed. Richard J. Curl, who pleaded guilty in February, is scheduled to...
Tags: Sports, Abusive Behavior, Punishment
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 ReporterGetting healthy doesn't have an age requirement. Preschoolers in Danville are learning the importance of exercise by swimming. To a four year old, playing in the water is the best way to have fun anytime of year. In this class, it's purpose has...
Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant overwhelmed by rain; VDH asks residents to avoid use of Smith RiverThe Virginia Department of Health is asking citizens to avoid recreational use of the Smith River near Martinsville because the Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant has been overwhelmed by recent heavy rains. The specific area is downstream from the...
Tags: Health, Water, Waste, Energy Saving, Sports
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterOlympic fever is gripping the country as American athletes go for gold in London. But, for one Salem man the view is a little different. He's a former Olympian. The attention Dr. Pat Kennedy give his patients is the same he perfected in a different...
Tags: Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Sports, Dara Torres
REPORTERWith temperatures soaring into the 90s and beyond later this week, plenty of people are heading to the pools and lakes. That means they'll be crowded, and swimming experts say that means parents need to be extra vigilant while watching out for their...
Sports ReporterThe 2012 Summer Olympics will dominate the sports scene by the end of July. But to get to London, everyone -- even Michael Phelps -- has to qualify. And competing against the superstars for those precious spots will be a number of Virginia Tech athletes....
It’s time to dust off our tennis shoes and spring into action! With all the warm weather it should be no surprise that more people are physically active in the spring compared to any other season. Southwest Virginia in particular offers an array...
Tags: Honey, Coconut, Health, Foods and Beverages, Recipes
REPORTERThere's no reason for your kids to say they are bored over spring break. That week-long break coming is up soon, but there is still time to sign them up for camp. Roanoke County is offering not one, but two spring break camps at Green Ridge Recreation...
ReporterSome of the best college swimmers and divers are in Christiansburg, at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, for the ACC championships. The women are competing this week, the men will compete next weekend. It's a high flying, twisting, tumbling competition....
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