| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:01 PM
The night of April 8th, we couldn't confirm what we suspected. It wasn't until the next morning the sights said it all.
Tornadoes hit Pulaski County, one hitting near downtown. More than 200 homes were damaged, costing more than 5 million dollars.
| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:34 AM
A new customer call center for Dominion Virginia Power will bring 150 jobs to Halifax County. The announcement was made Thursday morning in Halifax County.
The governor's office says Dominion and Fanuiel, Inc. will invest $1.5 million in the...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Governor McDonnell has announced $2.8 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund grants for six projects in the state, and four of them are in our area.
The money goes toward construction projects aimed at economic development in struggling communities....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:20 AM
The following are the top five local weather events in 2011 as voted on by the staff of the Blacksburg National Weather Service Office. You'll notice nearly all of the events were storm related, specifically tornadoes.
1. (Tie): The April 27th-28th...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Governor McDonnell and the Board of Education have recognized several high-performing schools in our area.
Throughout the state, 447 schools and two school divisions earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement....
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:08 AM
New jobs are coming to Halifax County.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced Friday that Presto Products Company will expand its operation in the county. The $6 million expansion will create 22 new jobs and add five new manufacturing.
| Aug 1, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The high school football season is officially underway. In Roanoke, the season begins with talk of a lawsuit over the school system's tough schedule for football and other sports.
Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools are Triple A schools. ...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Lani Oram is a playful second grader who loves being creative in the classroom.
"The thing I like about school is that you get to do a lot of fun stuff," Oram told News 7 Tuesday.
Recently, Oram says school has been more frightening than fun.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:20 PM
A former Virginia Tech baseball player hopes to have the next big treatment for pain relief, helping athletes and the rest of us.
Lenny Wentz is a Halifax County grad and played for Tech from 1986-90
Following a stint in the minor leagues he's...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Both lanes of Route 501 in Halifax County are closed.
Route 501 is closed near Route 783, Golf Course Road.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the road is closed because of an accident involving a logging truck.
Check back later...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 12:54 PM
A Halifax County bridge has been closed after failing an inspection by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The bridge is over the railroad on Route 724 in the Scottsburg part of the county.
According to VDOT, the bridge previously was posted with...
| Apr 30, 2008
| 6:52 AM
The National Weather Service in Wakefield has confirmed that a seventh tornado -- this one in Mathews -- touched down Monday during a flurry of storms that devastated southeastern Virginia.
The tornado touched down in Mathews County, it was a category...