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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...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe second annual Diploma Campaign to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) kicks off May 5 in area Stop-In Food Stores and Kroger locations. CCAP is a tuition-assistance program at Virginia Western Community College that allows graduating...
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...
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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...
Several areas in the WDBJ7 viewing area are taking part in National Drug Take Back day April 27. The events run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event allows the public to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. The...
Blacksburg, Virginia, March 30, 2013 –On March 30th, at 0245 hours, Blacksburg Police responded to a 911 call reporting an armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence in the 600 block of Washington Street, SE. After arriving at the scene,...
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,...
The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking drivers to use caution Monday morning. Roads that appear wet may be icy and slippery. Here is more information from VDOT’s regional districts: SALEM The Virginia Department of Transportation&...
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...
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