| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:27 PM
If you're a long-timer, a newcomer, or a current visitor to southwestern Virginia, the spring bloom probably has your eyes filled with blazing colors.
The newest member of the WDBJ7 team, Bryce Williams, is among those enjoying the flowering trees and...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:04 AM
A steady rain is helping firefighters put out wildfires in Virginia. More than a half-inch of rain is expected to fall throughout Wednesday.
Despite the rain, smoke from parts of the fires may be visible for days. Crews that came from 29 states will...
| 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...
| 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.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:33 PM
According to VDOT at 2:45 p.m., the traffic backup is 15 miles.
The Virginia Department of Transportation reports major delays on Interstate 81. Southbound traffic is backed up about 8 miles because of a tractor trailer fire between the...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Update 2:30 p.m. - The accident has been cleared.
Update 7:27 a.m. -
Traffic is running smoothly on Interstate 81 once again. State Police say the truck was hauling tomatoes.
Update 7:14 a.m. -...
| Jun 4, 2012
The images of the Hampton, Virginia tornado seem sureal. The ominous clouds and spinning debris. National Weather Service (NWS) rated the waterspout/tornado near Hampton an EF-1, with 98mph winds.
According to the NWS, the tornado began as a waterspout...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:41 PM
The case against a former reverend and professor, accused of molesting boys nearly 40-years ago, is moving forward.
Guy Ritter was charged earlier this month with molesting two boys in the 1970's.
Ritter, who's now 92-years old, served at Glade Creek...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:13 PM
The Big Island Volunteer Fire Company has released a statement, regarding the arrest of Tony Ware. The statement, written by Chief Brandon Cocke, reads as follows:
In the late fall of 2010 officers of the Big Island Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. began to...