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Justin Ward and Reporter | February 2, 2012
Industrial parks are quickly filling up according to the Danville Economic Development office. A recent purchase of land is causing controversy among preservationists and developers. At first glance, it's like any other land the Danville Industrial Development Authority, or IDA, has purchased; mainly flat and easily accessible. This land however is frozen in time; foundations to a home, a separate kitchen, outbuildings and a cemetery all dating back to the 1700's. Part of Danville's history frozen in time.
HEALTH
Rod Belcher | August 24, 2012
Dr. Burton agrees that cost issues are a major difference between ER treatment and urgent care options. “There is a substantial price difference, but it depends upon the medical problem and what level of treatment is required before you can make that comparison,” Dr. Burton says. “In general, urgent care charges are less. The ER is equipped to handle much more complicated, costly interventions.” There are other reasons visiting an emergency room for a relatively minor situation may cost you significantly more than visiting your primary care physician or an urgent care facility.
NEWS
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | October 19, 2012
There's a spot next to the Lynchburg Expressway where monsters lurk in the woods. It's a place where clowns chase you with a chainaw.  If you dare to venture inside an old house on the property, prepare to hang out with zombies and corpses. It's Halloween, and that means it's Scaremare time. The annual event is put on by Liberty University.  This year is the 40th Anniversary. "Kids know our history," said Scaremare director, Steve Vandegriff.  "They know that they're going to have a good time and we're going to do our best to scare them.
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January 2, 2013
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NEWS
March 22, 2010
News7's Tim Saunders is in the courtroom in Bedford.  He'll be posting updates throughout the trial. DAY TEN - April 5 UPDATED: 4:54 p.m. Wesley Earnest's mother nearly collapses after hearing her son's verdict. "I feel that the jury did what they thought that they needed to do, but I think it was done on speculation and distortion of the facts. My son is innocent. I believe that in my heart. I love Jocelyn, but my son did not murder this woman," said Patricia Wimmer, Wesley Earnest's mother.
WEATHER
Meteorologist Brent Watts | July 11, 2012
You bought a generator during the recent power outage. The power is back on, so now what do you do with it? "It's mainly with first-time generator owners," says Steve Wirt , a technician at Outdoor Power Equipment in Roanoke, Virginia. "If you make the mistake once, you won't do it again. " Here's a few tips that will keep your generator running when you need it the most. MISTAKE #1 |  NOT ENOUGH POWER When looking to purchase a generator, most will make a decision based on the wallet, rather than what they need to run.  A small generator of about 3,000 watts can run a few lights, fans and a refrigerator.
WEATHER
Meteorologist Brent Watts | November 2, 2012
Sunday, Nov. 4, is the end of Daylight Saving Time for 2012 and the time most in the U.S. get to turn their clocks back one hour. The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., which means you turn the clock back to 1 a.m. However, most find it easier to turn the clock back one hour before going to bed Saturday night, giving you an extra hour of sleep. If that's not confusing enough, people worldwide have changed this man-made "holiday" into "Daylight Savings Time" when the actual term is "Daylight Saving Time.
NEWS
Karen Kiley and Reporter | February 7, 2012
Urban legends and ghost stories surround an old mansion in Southwest Virginia. From murder and war, to mental illness and slavery, the tales are so tall that the television series Ghost Hunters made the trip to Wythe County to investigate. It's not the house itself that brings people to Major Graham Mansion , but what or who might be inside. "We've all been so fascinated with the house and the stories that we wanted to come in and investigate," said Lesley Catron, a Wythe County native.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | November 13, 2012
The lead investigator in the 2009 abduction and murder of Morgan Harrington has written an open letter to Harrington's killer. Virginia State Police lieutenant Joe Rader retired earlier this year. According to a news release Rader is a self-described “father, husband and person of faith.” Harrington, who was from Roanoke, was a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student. She was abducted from a “Metallica” concert in Charlottesville on Oct. 17, 2009. Her body was found in an Albemarle County field nearly three months later.
SPORTS
WDBJ Web Staff | July 6, 2012
University of Virginia sports will be broadcast on News/Talk 960 WFIR (107.3 FM) in Roanoke, it was announced Friday. Virginia Sports Properties, the media rights holder for UVA athletics, says the station will air the Wahoos' footbal and men's basketball games. WFIR will also broadcast the weekly Cavalier Coaches shows. “We are delighted for WFIR at 960 AM and 107.3 FM to be the home of Cavaliers football and basketball in the Roanoke Valley,” Leonard Wheeler, president of Wheeler Broadcasting, wrote in a news release.
NEWS
Web Staff | February 24, 2011
New jobs are coming to Botetourt County.   Dynex America Corporation will spend $15 million to expand its facility, creating 95 new jobs.  The company makes parts for auto transmissions. Dynax will expand into the former Johnson Controls building next to its plant right now in Eastpark Commerce Center. "They have been just a tremendous corporate citizen not only do they have good jobs.  They're the largest employer in Botetourt County now, private employer," said Jerry Burgess, county administrator.
NEWS
David Seidel and Assignment Manager | November 23, 2010
Peppers Ferry Road is still closed, as of 5:45 p.m.  Crews say they hope to have the road reopened by about 7:00. ------------------ A deadly wreck Tuesday afternoon on a busy road in the New River Valley. Peppers Ferry Road is shut down in the Vicker Hill area.  The sheriff's department says at least one person was killed in the crash that happened around 3:30 p.m.       They do not know when the road may re-open. ----------- The Montgomery County sheriff's department is asking drivers to avoid Route 114 (Peppers Ferry Road)
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