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Hometown Stories

Dec 21, 2021

Yes Virginia, there is a Mrs. Claus. And she lives in Roanoke, Virginia. In this episode of Lighter Fare, we introduce you to our Mrs. Claus and take you to her workshop, where magic, love, and memory make a WDBJ7 tradition sweet each year.

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...

Dec 7, 2021

All the way from Quebec, a special delivery to historic Lexington, Virginia takes precise and detailed work to get just right.

But when ready, it’s set to infuse fresh life to the community in a very special way. In this episode of Hometown Stories, reporter Bruce Young brings us to a place where the seemingly mundane...

Nov 11, 2021

In Episode 1 of The Final Salute, we'll take you to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Bedford suffered the greatest number of casualties per capita of any American town on D-Day. We'll hear the stories about the 20 young men who were killed in the first 15 minutes of the invasion and how it affected an...

Oct 28, 2021

Roanoke writer Beth Macy has seen her bestselling book Dopesick turned into a Hulu miniseries staring Michael Keaton. In this episode of Hometown Stories, veteran reporter Joe Dashiell talks with Macy about turning stories into screenplays, sticking up for Appalachia and her brief but tough cameo on set.