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Hometown Mentor: Fries man works to feed those in need during pandemic
Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 6:29 AM EDT
A Fries man has found himself on an important mission since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Hometown Mentor: Blacksburg man continues offering internships for Virginia Tech, Radford students during pandemic
Updated: Mar. 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM EST
When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut down in-person learning in March 2020, many college students lost the opportunity to gain real world experience through internships.
Hometown Mentor: Alleghany Co. music teacher changes lives
Updated: Feb. 8, 2021 at 6:27 AM EST
The pandemic has changed a lot about how schools in our hometowns operate. But one thing it hasn’t changed is just how important teachers are in students' lives.
Hometown Mentor: Husband and wife continue giving to those in need
Updated: Jan. 11, 2021 at 6:11 AM EST
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on in our hometowns, a husband and wife duo is giving back to those in need.
Hometown Mentor: Retired Danville educator credited with saving a life
Updated: Dec. 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM EST
Most people have that one teacher that made a profound impact on their life.
Hometown Mentor: Rocky Mount teacher goes above and beyond for students, parents and peers
Updated: Nov. 23, 2020 at 5:54 AM EST
A Franklin County teacher is making quite the name for himself after being named the Virginia State Teacher of the Year.
High County Lights starts one week early at Felts Park
Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 at 6:11 PM EST
Over 100,000 lights will be on display and they will take up almost the size of two football fields.
Hometown Mentor: Radford teacher shares lessons of kindness with students
Updated: Oct. 19, 2020 at 6:07 AM EDT
In a time of such division in the country, one local teacher is doing all she can to spread messages of love and compassion to her students.
Hometown Mentor: Covington teacher goes above and beyond for students, parents
Updated: Sep. 28, 2020 at 6:09 AM EDT
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, especially teachers.
August Hometown Mentor: Botetourt Co. teacher goes above and beyond
Updated: Aug. 17, 2020 at 6:12 AM EDT
Coronavirus has thrown a curve ball at school districts in all of our hometowns. But lucky for us, southwest Virginia is home to some of the best teachers around, including August’s Hometown Mentor.
July Hometown Mentor: Glenvar High School teacher still reaching students during pandemic
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 6:44 AM EDT
During the coronavirus pandemic, teachers in our hometowns have had to adapt. But unlike most, one Glenvar High School teacher’s work still requires him to come into school on a regular basis.
May Hometown Mentor: Salem teacher goes above and beyond
Updated: May. 11, 2020 at 6:34 AM EDT
During difficult times, teachers in our hometowns continue to go above and beyond for their students. But a teacher in Salem isn't just impacting the lives of kids - she's helping adults too.