| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:10 AM
Appalachian Trail hike
Next Saturday, June 22: 10:15 a.m. Hike 7 miles on the Appalachian Trail with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Old Forge Park, Pa., to Pen Mar Park, Md. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or...
| Apr 22, 2013
— As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up?
For stories and characters, one needs only a pair of walking shoes in this city, where recent attentions have turned to two salacious stories. One concerns a murder-for-hire plot...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Mark Twain noticed that a cat that sits on a hot stove once will never sit on it again. But, he said, it won’t sit on a cold stove, either.
Politics is different, because in politics we discover the opposite extreme is true. Having sat on a hot...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Saturday couldn't have been a more perfect day for the 2nd annual Troutville Trail Days celebration.
The event is all about awareness and appreciation of the Appalachian Trail, its hikers and the community.
From outdoor activities to demonstrations...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Her name is "Chipmunk", she's 14 and she's out to set a record.
We caught up with this hiking prodigy on the Appalachian Trail in Craig County over the weekend.
And this is a story you'll find only on WDBJ7.com.
Chipmunk is Neva Warren of Florida and...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- Samuel and Victor Hadida's Metropolitan Filmexport, a top distrib of U.S. indie pics in Gaul, went on a shopping spree at Cannes.
The outfit nabbed Martin Scorsese's "Silence" as part of package deal with IM Global that included Robert Redford's...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
“Groundbreaking Reads” is the theme for Washington County Free Library’s 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program.
Groundbreaking books of the reader’s choice, including fiction or nonfiction, new or not-so-new releases, will be...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Boy Scout Troop 328 of Timonium United Methodist Church has been buzzing with activity the last few months.
For starters, it celebrated an Eagle Court of Honor for three of its Scouts on April 20. David Harper, Matt Rafferty and J.P. Schmelz were...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) - Authorities say the driver who plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town's parade won't likely face charges.
Damascus Police Chief Bill Nunley says the driver in the Saturday incident that injured about 50...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:58 PM
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.
Washington County director of...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A traditional weekend of merriment in a small Virginia mountain town was disrupted Saturday when a man lost control of his car and drove into a crowd of parade participants.
Several people had to be taken to hospitals by ground and air ambulance, but...