| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:02 PM
They were "falling into the new" in Giles County today—literally It was all part of a massive cleanup effort on the New River.
Two teams totaling 200 volunteers set out to clean 10 miles of the river. Kyle Higginbotham is a Boy Scout and took...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:43 PM
We're getting our first look at what the Giles County School Board hopes will be a compromise when it comes to the controversial Ten Commandments display.
This is it.
The page comes from page 74 of an 11th grade history textbook used at Narrows High...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Stop praying in the name of Jesus or prepare for a lawsuit. That's the warning more and more local governments in our region are getting.
This time a national equality group is targeting the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
The Roanoke County...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:25 PM
UPDATE: July 2, 2012: The battle over the Ten Commandments in Giles County Schools is officially over.
Both the school board and the anonymous family that sued have reached a settlement. WDBJ7 told you last week the display of historical American...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Ninety-three percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited, according to numbers released Wednesday afternoon by the Virginia Department of Education.
According to the VDOE, 96 percent of elementary schools and 88 percent of middle schools...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Most of you may not know it, but deep in the heart of Mountain Lake in Giles County, the University of Virginia is doing some summer time research.
The Research Experience for Undergraduates or REU has been going on for 20 years, part of the National...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:01 AM
A group of investors, including Roanoke Development Consultant Brian Wishneff, has agreed to purchase the former Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg. The property currently houses a dialysis clinic, and the new owners envision a health campus that...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell has been reinstated to the Hokies football team.
Journell had been suspended indefinitely following an incident that involved Virginia Tech basketball player Dorenzo Hudson. In May, Journell pleaded guilty to one...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Police found a missing Radford woman dead Wednesday morning inside her car following a car accident in Giles County.
27-year-old Stephany Akers was found dead off Route 100 near the Giles County/Pulaski County line, about 10 miles outside of Dublin.
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:16 AM
A Giles County store manager says his store was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning.
The manager tells WDBJ7 that a man walked into the Stop In Food Stores on Virginia Avenue in Richcreek around 3 a.m. Friday morning.
A man pointed a gun at a...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and several hometowns in our area are participating.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, about 377,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in across the country during the last...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:32 AM
2:30 p.m. update, from VDOT: The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews with help from today’s sunshine have cleared many snow and ice covered roads across the state. The hardest hit area remains in the Bristol region...