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  • Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers

    Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers
    Hampton Roads residents will see a 6 percent sales tax on their receipts beginning July 1. The increase, up from 5 percent, was voted into effect by Virginia legislators in April, as part of a statewide transportation plan. Virginia’s current...
  • UPDATE: Crews repair water main break in Roanoke

    UPDATE: Crews repair water main break in Roanoke
    UPDATE: 1:13p.m. Crews continue to work on water main break that has tied up traffic in Roanoke. Sarah Baumgardner from the Western Virginia Water Authority tells WDBJ7 the line has been repaired, now crews are working on the road restoration...
  • Lyme disease is most common during early summer months

    Lyme disease is most common during early summer months
    Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by infection with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi.  Most cases occur during late spring and early summer. Signs of lyme disease are similar in both people and pets. Within days to weeks following an...
  • Coca-Cola bottler expands distribution center in Roanoke County

    Coca-Cola bottler expands distribution center in Roanoke County
    The Coca-Cola bottling company that serves southwestern Virginia celebrated a 36,000 square foot expansion with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning in Roanoke County. Executives from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated joined local leaders at the Roanoke...
  • Grand Home Furnishings to buy West Virginia stores

    Grand Home Furnishings to buy West Virginia stores
    Roanoke-based Grand Home Furnishings will buy four West Virginia stores from a competitor.  Grand will consolidate some of the stores with its existing locations in West Virginia. Here is the complete announcement from Grand: Grand Home Furnishings,...
  • Tennis: Jamestown girls shut out Hidden Valley, earn berth in first Group AA final since 2008

    Tennis: Jamestown girls shut out Hidden Valley, earn berth in first Group AA final since 2008
    That rainy-day feeling is pretty nice for the Jamestown High girls tennis team. The Eagles advanced to the state Group AA team championship match for the first time since 2008, sweeping Hidden Valley of Roanoke 5-0 Friday in Blacksburg. Shuttling...
  • Center in the Square hosts RoboParade 2013

    Center in the Square hosts RoboParade 2013
    Roanoke's Center in the Square was all about robotics earlier today. This is the third year for the RoboParade, organized by the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council and Roanoke Robotics Club. The day was filled with workshops and displays on the art...
  • OUR HEALTH: New Ankle Brings New Outlook on Life

    OUR HEALTH: New Ankle Brings New Outlook on Life
    A New Ankle Brings a New Outlook on Life Total ankle replacements restore mobility, end crippling pain. By Rich Ellis C.E. “Butch” Davidson, 70 and a Salem resident, loved to dance with his wife at the Moose Lodge. In fact, it’s...
  • Former Miss Virginia loses fight after ten year battle with cancer

    Former Miss Virginia loses fight after ten year battle with cancer
    A community in Covington is remembering a well-known former Miss Virginia. Susan Parker Potter won the crown in Roanoke in 1984. She went onto the Miss America pageant and earned a prestigous talent award. Potter died yesterday morning at just 51 years...
  • Roanoke Krispy Kreme store won't re-open Melrose Avenue location

    Roanoke Krispy Kreme store won't re-open Melrose Avenue location
    Krispy Kreme will not re-open its Roanoke store following an electrical fire last week. The Melrose Avenue store had been in Roanoke for more than 50 years. In a statement sent to WDBJ7 on Monday, the company says it is looking for another location in...
  • UPDATE: Five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County cleared

    UPDATE: Five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County cleared
    Virginia State Police say a five-car accident on Interstate 81 South in Roanoke County on Tuesday morning was caused by a vehicle trying to avoid a deer. The accident happened around 7 a.m. at mile marker 141. One woman was taken to the hospital...