| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Roanoke County's Superintendent is up for a top honor. Lorraine Lange is one of four finalists in the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year Program.
Lange told News 7, "To be very honest, I was stunned."
The American Association of School...
| 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....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:49 AM
The new year brought a change to the organization that used to be known as Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley.
The organization is now called Blue Ridge Literacy.
Executive Director Russ Merritt says the new name, logo, and new brand will...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:23 PM
It's time for change. That was the message behind a press conference held by several local school superintendents.
In attendance were the superintendents from Roanoke City, Salem, Botetourt County, Montgomery County, Bedford, Floyd, and Craig County. A...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:29 PM
2011 was a rough year for Billy's Barn. But the owner is hoping for better luck in 2012.
The restaurant and bar reopened on Tuesday.
"We had a real good day today," says owner Billy Miles, "Most of our customers, loyal customers came back in and saw...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Swirling, powerful winds ripping and destroying everything in their path.
While we're not in tornado alley, Virginia has seen more than its share of those devastating storms.
Ten people were killed just last year.
The annual drill is aimed at making...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:37 PM
The accident that caused delays on Interstate 81 North in Botetourt County on Tuesday was the result of a police chase that started in Roanoke.
According to Roanoke police, it all started around 2:20 p.m. when officers pulled over a vehicle on 10th...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 1:11 PM
It's one of Roanoke's most dangerous and congested intersections.
We're talking about the intersection of Riverland Road, Mount Pleasant Boulevard, and Bennington Street.
10,000 vehicles drive through that intersection everyday.
It has long been a...