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WDBJ7 Archive: Victory Stadium, Roanoke’s very own sports venue
Updated: Dec. 3, 2023 at 8:39 PM EST
As football season winds down, now is a good time to reflect on the sports center that once stood in the center of the Star City, Victory Stadium.
WDBJ7 Archive: The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport history
Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 9:56 PM EST
While many people are frequent flyers, many aren’t aware of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport's history.
WDBJ7 Archive: The flood of ‘85, the storm that submerged the Star City
Updated: Nov. 4, 2023 at 9:00 PM EDT
Many remember November 4,1985 as a day of chaos in Southwest Virginia as flood waters quickly submerged our hometowns.
WDBJ7 Archive: Irv Sharp, Dr Pepper’s “Silver Dollar Man”
Updated: Oct. 24, 2023 at 11:37 PM EDT
While Dr Pepper is special to Roanoke, the soda has a special place in WDBJ7′s history.
WDBJ7 Archive: Tanglewood Mall, “The Cadillac of Southwest Virginia shopping centers”
Updated: Oct. 21, 2023 at 2:47 PM EDT
WDBJ7 searched through the archives to find the early day footage of Tanglewood Mall.
WDBJ7 Archive: Mill Mountain Theatre fire
Updated: Oct. 15, 2023 at 6:44 PM EDT
October 15, 1976 marked the end of the original Mill Mountain Playhouse mountaintop venue after a fire burned down the building.
WDBJ7 Archive: The history of your Hometown Station
Updated: Oct. 3, 2023 at 11:05 PM EDT
October 3rd marks the 68th anniversary of your Hometown station’s first televised broadcast.
WDBJ7 Archive: The Great Debates of Nixon and Kennedy
Updated: Sep. 26, 2023 at 10:29 PM EDT
WDBJ7 dug through our archives to when both candidates paid a visit to the Star City for the election.
WDBJ7 Archive: Elvis and Roanoke
Updated: Sep. 3, 2023 at 6:46 PM EDT
Elvis Presley is known for being the King of Rock and Roll, and even made a few appearances in the Star City.
WDBJ7 Archive: Gas prices in the headlines 50 years ago
Updated: Sep. 1, 2023 at 7:20 PM EDT
50 years ago this week, gas prices were in the news.
WDBJ7 Archive: FFE celebrates 40 seasons
Updated: Aug. 25, 2023 at 4:27 PM EDT
Friday Football Extra is celebrating 40 seasons, with the first show debuting September 14, 1984, as the first high school football show in Virginia.
WDBJ7 Archive: Tony Bennett interviewed in Roanoke in 1994
Updated: Jul. 21, 2023 at 11:25 AM EDT
The interview was with then-reporter Patrick Evans before an appearance by Bennett at what is now the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre.
WDBJ7 Archive: Valley View Mall celebrates 38 years of operation
Updated: Jul. 16, 2023 at 9:20 PM EDT
The mall first opened its doors July 17, 1985.
WDBJ7 Archive: Flying with Roanoke Aviation Legend Wes Hillman in 1973
Updated: Jul. 14, 2023 at 7:09 PM EDT
50 years ago this week, WDBJ7 went flying with Roanoke aviation legend Wes Hillman.