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Appalachian Festival comes to Salem

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Frances Ferguson stopped by WDBJ7 to talk about the Appalachian Festival that's going on in Salem. It features craftspeople, as well as apple butter, canning, quilting and basket weaving displays. There will also be a kids area, among other activities. It's going from 10am until

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 15:20:00

Salem couple's second home in St. Croix damaged by Hurricane Maria

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) The damage caused by Hurricane Maria has affected some people in the Roanoke Valley who have vacation homes on the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hurricane Maria beat up St. Croix when it passed through it, but Salem residents Gene and Becky Bane are concerned not many have noticed. "This h

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 00:27:00

Virginia State Police investigating fatal Floyd County crash

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) -- VSP are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Sept. 22, 2017, at 7:20 p.m. on Route 730, south of Route 749 in Floyd County. Police say a 2004 Chevrolet Impala was traveling south on Route 730, when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road. The vehi

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 20:03:00

TRAFFIC ALERT: All northbound lanes closed on I-81 due to vehicle accident

MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia State Police have confirmed that all northbound lanes at MM120 on I-81 in Montgomery County are closed. Police say a state trooper is at the scene of a vehicle accident. VDOT says that drivers should expect traffic delays at this time. This is a developing

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-22 13:06:00

Casey: Proposed drug law raises fears of another compounding tragedy

Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, says a law he's proposing about compounding pharmacies would help rural patients and doctors. Pharmacists are on his side, but some patients and advocates warn if the measure becomes law, the result will be tragedy. By Dan Casey dan.casey@roanoke.com 981-3423 Some of t

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-24 02:45:00

Greg Puckett's home-brewed beer videos have made him a YouTube star

STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times Greg Puckett sells openers with the name of his online reviews as well as T-shirts. STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times Greg Puckett's fans send him beers, which include Samuel Adams Utopias that contain up to

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

Strongman-style competition harnesses brawn for causes

The doctors told Ben Helms' mother that her newborn son would grow up to be a "hoss." A few years later, a pediatrician advised Helms' older brother that his days of picking on Ben were numbered. On Saturday, Jay Helms and Bridgette Vest watched their 246-pound son compete in a spirited but congenia

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 16:44:00

JMU Marching Band to perform in 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

HARRISONBURG, Va (WDBJ7) The JMU Marching Band, also known as the Marching Royal Dukes, got some exciting news at halftime during today's football game. Leaders from Macy's were in Harrisonburg to announce the marching band will be performing in their 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's the fourth t

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 07:47:00

Virginia Museum of Transportation inducts first honoree into hall of fame

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Virginia Museum of Transportation did something new and special Saturday at its Racin and Roddin event. The event celebrates drag racing and drivers. The museum plays host to dozens of drivers showing off their wheels in an open and invitational car show. Leaders gave o

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 05:37:00

Carilion hosting mental health first aid training for adults

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Educators with Carilion are working to help local adults become certified in youth mental health first aid. Just a few adults attended Saturday's inaugural class. But Erin Casey, the Community Health Educator, said the eight hour course Carilion now offers is like CPR trainin

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 04:36:00

Man gets life in prison plus 50 years in student's slaying

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing Saturday to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. Judge C. Creed McGinley told a jury that Zachary Adams made a deal with prosecutors just min

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 03:55:00

US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

TORONTO (AP) -- U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their "fighting spirit" and "bring home the gold." Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 03:41:00

Runners take off in 44th annual Virginia 10-Miler

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Around 4,000 people put on their running shoes Saturday morning for the 44th annual Virginia 10-miler in Lynchburg. Va. 10 Miler (WDBJ7) Runners and walkers of all ages took part in the event. Veteran Steve Bozeman runs with the 10-miler Color Guard. He says he runs to su

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 02:30:00

Woman bitten by copperhead while walking into Va. restaurant

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- A Virginia mother is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake while walking into a LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania County earlier this month. Rachel Myrick was with her 13-year-old son, her boyfriend Michael Clem, and friends and family during the S

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 02:01:00

For Auburn High School's chain gang, it's a family affair

RINER, Va. (WDBJ7) - Allen Smith walks the sideline of the opposing team, letting out a small grunt and he bends down. A play later, he turns to his friend: "No, not this early in the game." A quarter later the group is standing together. "That was a good play," says one." And that is the sound of

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 23:58:00

Police: Virginia man charged in girlfriend's death

LOUISA, Va. (AP) -- A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, who authorities say was struck by a vehicle and found along the side of a Virginia road. Local media report 30-year-old Gregory P. Veres was charged Friday after investigators questioned him. The v

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 23:07:00

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new,

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 22:21:00

Colorado principal, assistant out after forced-splits video

DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado principal has retired and an athletic director has resigned after videos surfaced showing a high school cheerleading coach pushing cheerleaders down in splits. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg also on Friday released a report by a law firm that the distric

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 20:54:00

Soldier rescues woman from burning car, shields her body from explosion

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -- You might find the world feels a little safer with Staff Sergeant Cory Hinkle in it. At least you might when you find out what he did for a woman he didn't even know. Monday afternoon, Hinkle was driving to his home in Forest City from his National Guard base in Charlotte. O

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-23 20:47:00

1 killed, 1 injured in car crash in Floyd County

An 18-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash in Floyd County Friday night, state police said. A 2004 Chevrolet Impala was southbound on Virginia 730, near Virginia 749, about 7:20 p.m. when it ran off the left side of the road, then crossed the road to the right side and then struck several tre

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 19:17:00