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A record number of turkeys were harvested during the 2013 spring season, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The 2013 harvest of 19,265 birds exceeded the previous number (18,345) set in 2002. Bedford County recorded the...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterThe Virginia Cooperative Extension wants to make sure homeowners who rely on wells, know whether their water is safe to drink. "We've got that rotten egg smell," says Linda Oliver, a homeowner in Roanoke County. Oliver, like an estimated 22 percent...
Outside the court house, former Virginia State Police Sergeant Matthew Brannock said he is satisfied with the ruling handed down to Jonathan Agee on Wednesday. Agee was sentenced to serve three life sentences in prison for killing his ex-wife, and...
A nine-month investigation by Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents has resulted in moonshining charges against a Penhook man. Agents say they destroyed two 800-gallon black-pot stills on Monday in eastern Franklin County. They also...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterDo the crime, pay the fine. But a new report shows a lot of fines in Virginia go unpaid causing the state to lose out on nearly $171 million dollars a year. "My husband and I both got my traffic ticket back in November and about two weeks later we...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterMatthew Miles knew getting a divorce would be difficult but not for the reasons he thought. "I came across it from what you see right there in the phone book," says Miles. It's the first listing in the Yellow Pages. A company promising to help you...
UPDATED: We now know who tipped off police to that murder-for-hire plot centered around a kindergarten teacher in Franklin County Angela Nolen and Cathy Bennett are charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill Nolen's ex-husband. She and Bennett...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA man who owns several large furniture stores in Franklin County is expanding his business into a new area. Joel Shepherd is buying the old Taylor Brothers Construction building in Bedford. He plans to open a new furniture store and warehouse there,...
A water main break has closed South Main Street (Route 220 Business) in Rocky Mount, and it could be a few days before it reopens. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, South Main Street will be closed at Pigg River Bridge for the...
Virginia Western Community College has announced that it will offer dual enrollment (college credit) courses at public high schools for free beginning in the 2013-14 school year. According to a news release, this could save students and families...
Multimedia JournalistVirginia Western to offer free dual enrollment courses at area high schools. Students will receive transferrable college credits while earning their high school diplomas. Virginia Western Community College announces that it will offer dual enrollment...
A new report says counties and municipalities in northern Virginia tend to be healthier than their counterparts in the southern part of the state. The report was released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin...
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