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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefOld City Cemetery is more than a graveyard. It's a landmark that tells a story about Lynchburg's past, but for more than a century the tale has been incomplete. "It's always been a mystery," said Ted Delaney, assistant director of the cemetery. The...
WDBJ7 ReporterA piece of history nearly 170-years-old has found a new home inside of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. This old-fashioned fire-proof safe is now on display. It once belonged to the Norfolk and Western Railroad Federal Credit Union, which is...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterTwo sailors who died during the Civil War have been laid to rest. A funeral was held Friday for the men who drowned when the USS Monitor sank during the Civil War. Hundreds watched the service with full military honors including WDBJ7’s Chris...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterThey are young, and have no credit history. Yet that's what makes children such appealing targets for identity thieves. Child identify theft is the fastest growing type of identity theft. Each year, 500,000 children become victims of the crime. Half of...
Tags: Theft, Unrest, Conflicts and War
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the remains of two unknown Union sailors recovered from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on March 8. Mabus made the announcement Tuesday, saying they...
Reporter150 years after the USS Monitor sank off the coast of North Carolina, a new memorial in Virginia honors the crew of the civil war ironclad. And researchers are still working to identify the remains of two sailors who died when the ship went down. 16...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterPresident Obama was in Richmond on Thursday making another pitch as to why Virginians should re-elect him. It's estimated 15,000 people attended the rally. President Obama is counting on his words and his promises to carry voters to the polls and re-...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Barack Obama, White House, Polls
ReporterFormer White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and four other Obama campaign advisers stumped for the President Monday in Roanoke. The group was on its way to Boca Raton, Florida for the final debate of the Presidential campaign. Also taking part in...
Tags: Defense, Robert L. Gibbs, Elections, Politics, Barack Obama
Assignment ManagerA few dozen people gathered at the National D-Day Memorial Friday to remember Americans listed as missing in action and held as prisoners of war. National POW MIA Recognition Day is observed nationwide on the third Friday in September. According to...
ReporterIt was an important chapter in our nation's history and this weekend, it's being brought to life. "The Franklin County Civil War Days" is taking place in Moneta. The event will include reenactments, military demonstrations and more.
The Virginia War Memorial is missing its American flag. Someone stole that flag from the memorial in Richmond around 3:30am Sunday. The thieves were able to cut the rope that holds the flag up a tall flag pole. They did it without being noticed by...
The Civil War comes to life next month in Lynchburg. Liberty University is holding its 16th annual Civil War seminar next month. Kenny Rowlette from Liberty University stopped by the WDBJ7 studio to tell us what to expect from September 28th to 30th....
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