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Hometown Stories

Mar 30, 2022

NASA researchers have just shared an image of their record-breaking discovery from the Hubble Telescope. The image shows a red arc in a distant part of our universe. In the midst of that red arc, they discovered a star. The light from that star is so old, NASA says this Hubble image shows us the farthest star ever seen....


Mar 9, 2022

GOES-T is going up. NOAA and NASA have launched a new satellite, GOES-T, that is top of the line for monitoring weather here on Earth and in Space. 
 
In this episode of Hometown Stories, satellite project leader Liz Kline filled us in on GOES-T's mission right before it's successful launch. 


Mar 2, 2022

Globally, COVID-19-based restrictions are easing up as case counts seem to be stabilizing.
 
So, what will the future of this pandemic look like? What’s next for us as we continue to fight back against COVID-19?
 

Those are the questions we posed in this episode of Hometown Stories to Dr. William Petri, a leader at...


Jan 19, 2022

The Transportation Security Administration says people are packing heat at record numbers in Virginia airports. In 2021, agents stopped close to 100 firearms at Virginia airport security checkpoints.

The upward trend is true for airports nationwide. In this episode of Hometown Stories, we're joined by a TSA spokesperson...


Dec 16, 2021

It's been several months since Afghans started fleeing their home country after Taliban takeover.

Close to 90 of them have found a new home in southwest Virginia. What's the transition been like? And what challenges do the refugees face, as even more are expected to arrive?

In this episode of Hometown Stories, we're...