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Chris Hurst and Anchor/Reporter | February 23, 2012
We're learning new details about the implications of lay-offs at the Blacksburg advertising firm Modea. Company President David Catalano says Modea lost Verizon Wireless as a client, which led to lay-offs for 25 people in its digital team.  That's one-third of the work force. Despite the lay-offs, Modea is still looking to hire in the advertising branch of the business, which is separate from the digital branch, said Catalano. We asked Catalano what these lay-offs mean for the company's plans to build a multi-million dollar new facility in downtown Blacksburg.
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Susan Bahorich and Reporter | May 1, 2012
There were the good ole' days, then the not so great days. "Things had gone a little awry," explains Wendy Jones, Williamson Rd Area Business Association. "Williamson Road was essentially suffering route 66 syndrome, things had been going downhill. " Rundown buildings and questionable businesses dotted Williamson Road until some folks said enough's enough. Says Jones, "They went out and cleaned it up, and got rid of things like the massage parlors and the triple-x and we've brought it back to where it was more viable, and it's been much more viable.
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Kimberly McBroom and REPORTER | December 9, 2010
  A trip to see Santa is typically on the to-do list for families during the holiday season.  If you want something a little different from the traditional visit to see the mall Santa, how about Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Roanoke? CHIP of Roanoke Valley will host the 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 11 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.  Organizers say there will be a  breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa, children’s entertainment, along with holiday music and crafts.
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Kimberly McBroom and REPORTER | December 14, 2010
A major drug roundup is under way in Amherst County.     Just after 5:00 Friday morning, the Amherst County Sheriff's Office began arresting up suspects who were recently indicted in Operation Silent Night.     Drug Investigators began Operation Silent Night on April Fools Day. They have charged 69 people in the area with 171 felony charges related to the distribution of a variety of dangerous drugs. Those charged are being arrested throughout the day.  Here's a list of those charged thus far.  The sheriff's office says these individuals were either already in jail on other charges or were arrested: Samantha Beckman Mitchell Larnell Bennett, Jr. Destiny Grace Gordon Roger Lee Johnson William Aaron Moore James Carroll Robinson III Gregory Jerome Slaughter Charles Dabney Snow, Jr. Kenneth Wayne Yarborough Blake Arleen Stemmer Bailey Walter Leslie Bailey IV Kimberly Grant Bennett Clifford Ronald Dugan, Jr. Ricardo Francois Johnson Ernest Lee Miller Jody Vaughn Ramsey Hollan Lacey Deal Michael Verlance Epps Allen Lordahl, Jr. Jonathan David Moon Terry Andrew Talbott David Michael East Crystal Lynn Hardy Christopher Thomas Miller ...
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Melinda Zosh and Intern Reporter | February 4, 2011
Lynchburg is known for its devout Christian culture, but another religion is flourishing in the Hill City with members making new friends in unexpected places. Every Friday, a small mosque on Airport road fills with loyal followers of Islam. They come for prayer and a message. Lynchburg's Muslum population is growing, thanks in part to the high number of skilled jobs in the city that attract Middle Eastern natives and their families. So many live here now, that a congregation has formed: The Greater Lynchburg Islamic Association.
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News 7 Web Staff | February 7, 2011
Tony Anderson's wife, Paula, seems to be doing better. Roanoke Carilion Hospital now says she's in "good" condition. That's an improvement from Sunday night, when she was listed as "fair. " The couple ran into a tree outside their home in Hunting Hills early Saturday night.  Tony Anderson was charged with driving under the influence. He's one of the most prominent criminal defense attorneys in the area.  Anderson represented Tracie Nininger at her drunk-driving trial, and has defended a lot of high-profile defendants.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff/Justin McLeod | May 7, 2012
Former students of Virginia Western Community College's nursing program have been awarded a $2.4 million settlement against the Roanoke school. The plaintiffs claimed the school didn't notify nursing students quickly enough that Virginia Western's national accreditation had been pulled. They argued the school defrauded them and breached a contract, as a result prevented them from getting certain jobs. The money has been divided among the 73 students.  They were in the school's nursing program between 2005 and 2007.
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WDBJ Web Staff | October 14, 2012
A teenager is dead after an early morning car crash on Sunday. Virginia State Police say 19 year old Rufus McGill was driving himself along with 5 others along Route 739 when he ran off the road and struck a tree. 15 year old Hannah Long was riding in the front set and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Troopers say neither she nor McGill were wearing seat belts.  McGill was flown to a Roanoke hospital.  No word on his condition. The four other passengers were also taken to a Roanoke hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  They are between 19 and 20 years old. Hannah Long was from Vinton.
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Hollani Davis and WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter | February 4, 2013
It was a time of fear, but more than that a time of uncertainty. Three educators, now retired, vividly remember working in Roanoke's public schools at the height of integration which became mandatory in the early '70's. "Some of the teachers were not cordial, a few were I don't care one way or the other, and there were a couple who were wonderful," says Delores Broady. Maxine Hunt was a choir director reassigned from Booker T Washington. "Some began dropping choir. The band instructor was also African American and they started turning in band uniforms," says Hunt.
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Meteorologist Brent Watts | March 1, 2013
You've probably heard the phrase "in like a lion, out like a lamb," when talking about the weather during the month of March. This question you might be asking is, where did the phrase come from? While many sayings are based on observation and are accurate, others are from beliefs of those who came before us. This proverb has many stories to it. WEATHER CONNECTION March is such a changeable month in which we can see warm, spring-like days, or late season blizzards, it's easy to see how the saying might hold true.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 15, 2013
A Mexican company will open a large greenhouse in Pulaski County, creating 205 jobs in the New River Valley. Red Sun Farms will open an operation at the New River Valley Commerce Park in Pulaski County. Governor McDonnell is expected to make the announcement Friday afternoon in Dublin. Red Sun Farms is investing $30 million to establish its first U.S. high-techonology greenhouse production operation. Red Sun Farms will be the first tenant of the New River Valley Commerce Park.
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Jean Jadhon and WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter | February 14, 2013
It's Valentine's Day and a time to celebrate love. Now more than ever cupid is aiming his arrow over the Internet. Can you really find true love online? It was 1998.  Mike Larson lived near San Francisco, California.   He happened to be on America Online at the same time a woman in Roanoke was also online.  "I don't even remember what search words I used," said Jen Larson. "My profile came up and I happened to be online at the time," said Mike Larson.  And that was the beginning of this love story.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 25, 2013
The daughter of a retired Roanoke judge was murdered in Baltimore this weekend, according to a news release from the family. The Baltimore Sun reports that Alysia Strickland, 33, and Taewon Tuck, 34, were found dead in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning. Both had gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Baltimore Sun. Click here to read the Baltimore Sun's story. Alysia Strickland was the daughter of Art and Diane Strickland, the family confirmed in a news release.
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Chris Hurst and Anchor/Reporter | February 26, 2013
After sixteen years as a circuit court judge, Jonathan Apgar has seen the dark underbelly of Roanoke crime. Most recently he presided over the murder trial of Gene Brown, who killed an apartment security guard. On April 1st, Judge Jonathan Apgar will retire from the 23rd Judicial Circuit. He'll leave his mark as an amiable adjudicator. Kind, friendly and fair. He says he'll miss the camaraderie. "Sometimes I feel like a courthouse is a large fraternity house with the frivolity that's always going around with the long hours and some of the serious, serious stuff that we have to deal with," he says.
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