| 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...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The Virginia Department of Transportation is giving holiday travelers a little break from blasting on Interstate 81.
VDOT contractors have been working to add a truck-climbing lane in Montgomery County.
The work causes daily slowdowns and detours...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 12:09 PM
V-DOT reports that both crashes on Interstate 81 have been cleared and traffic is moving normally at this hour.
V-DOT reports that crews have cleared the scene of a...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:54 PM
On a rainy morning in late December, Tim Burford knows what to expect when he heads to work. "The first thing I think is it's going to be a long day," Burford tells News7.
He should know. Burford is a 32-year veteran of the Roanoke County Solid Waste...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Virginia is making national headlines in the race for the White House.
Presidential Candidate Rick Perry is fighting to get his name on the ballot for the state's Republican Primary. Today he filed an emergency injunction to stop ballots without his name...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Virginia Tech fans are glued to the tv watching the Sugar Bowl. The Hokies are playing the Michigan Wolverines and hoping to make history by winning 12 games in one season.
The Hokie nation took over Buffalo Wild Wings in Roanoke County Tuesday night....
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:26 AM
A local high-tech company is getting new owners. Synchrony is being purchased by a Texas-based company for about $50 million.
Synchrony is based in Roanoke County and makes high-speed motors, generators and bearings. Dresser-Rand Group, the new owner,...