| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:35 PM
An organization is expanding into the Roanoke region in hopes of helping people with special needs.
SpiritHorse of Virginia cut the ribbon on a piece of land for its new site.
SpiritHorse uses horses to provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:02 PM
One lane of Interstate 81 South will be closed Wednesday night between mile markers 146 and 150.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be repairing the median.
The lane closure will begin at 10 p.m., and will last until 6 a.m.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Learning cursive is almost a rite of passage in Elementary School. But could the writing be on the wall for those squiggly letters?
More and more states are writing off daily cursive lessons throughout elementary school. Virginia requires third graders...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:47 PM
"Bags are really one of the number one problems," explains Cristina Siegel.
Bags, tin cans, cigarette boxes, these items keep Seigel and the Clean Valley Council busy year round.
Explains Siegel, "Well-established long running organization that's...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Tanglewood Mall opened its doors 40 years ago.
Miss Virginia did the honors during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and Tanglewood's first customers streamed into JC Penney and two other anchor stores, Leggett and Miller & Rhoads.
The mall wasn't complete...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A multi-vehicle accident is causing major delays on Interstate 81 North in Roanoke County.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the north right shoulder is closed at mile marker 141.
Drivers can expect delays of about 5 miles.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:45 PM
10:30 p.m. update:
We've spoken with a Virginia State Trooper who was on the scene of the crash.
He says charges are pending against the driver. She had apparently lost control of her car and slammed into the guardrail.
She was taken to the...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:20 PM
It came down to luck, and Tuesday morning Al Bedrosian had luck on his side.
A tie-breaker in Roanoke County gave Bedrosian the Republican nomination for the Hollins district seat on the board of supervisors.
Bedrosian and his opponent Mike Bailey joined...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The father of a Roanoke County soldier killed last month in Afghanistan over the burning of the Quran has launched a campaign to run as an independent candidate for theU.S. Senate seat in Virginia.
Tim Conrad is in the process of filing the necessary...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:17 PM
There was a public meeting Thursday night about an overhaul for a two lane road in Southwest Roanoke County.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has proposed improvements to Cotton Hill Road.
The updates would affect about .6 of a...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:04 PM
UPDATE: Saturday 5:00pm:
The Forestry Department tells WBDJ7 that about 60 percent of the fire burning on Poor Mountain in Roanoke County is now contained.
Crews are working on backburning so that the fire will not get bigger.
They plan to continue...