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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 25, 2022

In 1948 a man was arrested and fined $5.00 for refusing to sit in the Colored section of a train. That man happened to be Virginia's first Black Olympic gold medalist and a Tuskegee Airman. In this episode of Hometown Stories, we take a look at how Norvel Lee's fight in the ring and the courtroom is being recognized today.

Mar 11, 2022

WDBJ7 shares a special connection with Ukraine. Over the years, several journalists visited the country in an exchange program which also brought Ukrainian journalists to Roanoke. But many say the trip was farm more than just a professional exchange of ideas and had a profound impact personally.

In this episode of...

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...