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Hometown Stories

Dec 1, 2022

This month, Robin Reed will bid WDBJ7 viewers goodnight for the last time. 

His retirement caps off a tremendous career spanning more than 40 remarkable years. 

We speak often of the impact Robin has had on his community.

In this episode of Hometown Stories, a look at the impact the community had...


Nov 14, 2022

Renowned TV Chef, scientist and dog-dad Alton Brown, best known for Good Eats and Iron Chef, joins us to talk about his upcoming visit to Roanoke City! In this episode of Hometown Eats, we preview his Live show Beyond the Eats: The Holiday Variant. It’s a show that involves cooking, music, comedy game shows and things...


Nov 9, 2022

In a café along Main Street in Clifton Forge, Virginia the past and the present are brewing something unique for the town’s future.
Caffe’ Museo has been open just three years. But the work to bring it to life has been centuries in the making.

In this episode of Hometown Stories, we take you to the only coffee...


Sep 28, 2022

This is a story about big dreams, small print and making happier endings wherever you can. Jennifer Williams is on a mission to give away 1 million books. In this episode of Hometown Stories, a look at her yearslong journey to bring books to schools, jails and everywhere in between.


Sep 21, 2022

The man leading the Virginia Tech Hokies into battle this season isn't new to the field at all.

Head Coach Brent Pry made his first tour of Lane Stadium back in the 1990s. 

Coach has been the boss for almost a year now and we figured it was time to pry back the layers and get to know Coach outside of work. In this...