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Hometown Stories

Mar 1, 2023

A historian walks into the National Archives and walks out with something we’ve never seen before. Virginia Tech Professor Ed Gitre unearths forgotten surveys of WWII soldiers.  In this episode of Hometown Stories, how history and technology are painting us a more intimate picture of life as a soldier, one Gitre hopes...

Dec 14, 2022

On December 8, Hometown Stories hosted its first ever in person storytelling event! We invited the community to hear from three guest speakers to talk about Hometowns - how they have been inspired by and continue to inspire their hometowns. Our guests included recently retired WDBJ7 meteorologist and anchor Robin Reed,...

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'...