| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Crews repairing railroad tracks in Roanoke County and Botetourt County have adjusted their work schedule this week.
Here is the new schedule:
- Wednesday, Oct. 17 - Route 652 (Mountain Pass)
- Thursday, Oct. 18 - Route 651 (Stoney Battery Road)
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:05 PM
The Virginia High School League inducted its 23rd Hall of Fame class Monday night in Charlottesville. Two local coaches, John Shotwell and Troy Wells, were among the nine inductees.
Shotwell started at James River in 1961 and had a career that spanned 50...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Splish-splash - and lots of screams.
It might look like weekend fun, but this is actually a school trip.
While these 4th graders from Buchanan, Breckinridge, Eagle Rock and Greenfield Elementary schools are having a good time, you can see from the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Virginia Department of Transportation is putting nighttime detours in place on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County next week.
The detours are part of a project to replace the Route 614 bridge over I-81 in Botetourt County. The detours are for I-81...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Two dozen area marching bands find out who's best of the best.
The 16th annual Cavalier Classic Festival of Bands took over Lord Botetourt High School Saturday. Bands from all over Central and southwest Virginia, from Abington to Altavista and down to...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:21 PM
30 years ago this spring First Alert Chief Meteorologist Robin Reed first appeared on WDBJ7.
Since then, he's delivered thousands of forecasts and developed a close connection with viewers in central and western Virginia, but there's more to the story....
| May 8, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Tucked in the woods off of Catawba Road, Karen Corvin plays host to turkeys, chickens and most recently a bear!
It started on Friday night after a screen in the back window was torn and pet food inside was taken.
"I had actually set traps for a raccoon...
| May 9, 2012
| 7:10 PM
A crash on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County sent a woman to the hospital.
State Police say Alyssa Wheeler was driving north near mile marker 153, when she ran off the road.
Her SUV crashed into a Virginia Department of Transportation tractor that...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Traffic is now reported to be backed up by three miles.
Virginia State Police say a tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 81 Monday evening, causing quite a traffic mess.
The crash happened at...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:45 PM
UPDATED:"My daughter had a bad concussion. She had to be transported by ambulance," remembers Lisa Downey.
Downey and four-other moms remember that May morning when the bus overturned, their kids inside.
Says Downey, "My son was one of the ones who...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:58 AM
The Roanoke/Alleghany Health Districts are putting on flu shot clinics at seven polling places in Southwest Virginia on Election Day.
Anyone who's older than six months can get a shot. Your asked to bring your medical insurance card, but clinic leaders...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Here's are some of the voter turnout percentages we've gathered, as of 3 p.m.
- City of Roanoke 41 percent.
- Botetourt County 55 percent.
- Pittsylvania County 53 percent
- Montgomery County and Franklin County 41 percent.