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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...

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...

Sep 3, 2022

Dr. Kenneth Garren, who sometimes goes by Kenny G, is known for his tenure leading educational institutions in southwest and central Virginia.

But Garren also has a military career and a NASA Career under his belt, too.

As NASA works to launch phase 1 of the Artemis mission, Garren recalls his time working on Artemis'...

Aug 26, 2022

NASA has sights set on human exploration of Mars. But before they run, they’ve got to walk and NASA leaders see the Moon as the perfect place for those baby steps. In this episode of Hometown Stories, a member of Artemis’ team at Kennedy Space Center details the plan to take us from Apollo to Artemis.

Aug 20, 2022

Longtime WDBJ7 Sports Director Travis Wells says farewell to broadcast sports. He is about to embark on a new career with the Virginia Tech Hokie Football team. In this episode of Hometown Stories, we sit down with Wells to reflect on his impressive 27-year career and the exciting adventure that awaits him.