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WDBJ7 ReporterA dream home for a hometown hero just became even more affordable. Monday businesses in Southern Virginia including Bassett Furniture told veteran J. B. Kerns all furnishings would be donated, free of charge, for his new "smart home." It's still in...
ReporterThe brush fire in Patrick County has been contained, and residents of the 14 homes that were evacuated have been allowed back home. The fire in Patrick County burned 125 acres. Crews are monitoring the fire to make sure it doesn't start back up. ------...
Tags: American Red Cross, Charity, Steve Allen
A steady rain is helping firefighters put out wildfires in Virginia. More than a half-inch of rain is expected to fall throughout Wednesday. Despite the rain, smoke from parts of the fires may be visible for days. Crews that came from 29 states will...
Governor McDonnell and the Board of Education have recognized several high-performing schools in our area. Throughout the state, 447 schools and two school divisions earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement....
The Virginia Department of Health has confirmed two cases of rabid animals. The department says a skunk killed last week at a dog park in Blacksburg has tested positive for rabies. Two dogs attacked the skunk, and one of the dog's owners reported the...
The Virginia Department of Health says pertussis, or better known as whooping cough, is making a comeback. The Department of Health says cases in Virginia have doubled since 2007, and in the western part of the state reported cases have tripled between...
Carilion Clinic announced that it will add a third medical transport helicopter to its Lifeguard fleet. This one will be based in Lexington. Carilion already operates two other medical helicopters - one in Roanoke and the other in the New River...
Founded: 1842 History: Carroll County was formed in 1842 after it broke away from Grayson County. Part of Patrick County was later added. The county was named after Charles Carroll, who was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of...
Founded: 1928 History: Martinsville, founded by Native American Revolutionary War general Joseph Martin, began as a part of the larger Henry County. Martinsville, though recognized as a separate town, wasn't officially independent of Henry County...
Ninety-six percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited for the 2011-12 school year. The Virginia Department of Education made the announcement Thursday. The accreditation is based on performance of students on Standards of Learning and...
Teachers whose students do really well in the classroom will be getting some extra cash. Governor McDonnell is launching a performance-pay pilot program. It rewards teachers in hard to staff schools based on student growth and other performance...
Tags: Executive Branch, Education, Human Interest, Schools, Standards
Multimedia JournalistFloyd Fest is a place where many go to enjoy food, friends and live music. But the Virginia Department of Health is warning people to take precautions to avoid getting rabies from wild animals. Tens of thousands of people flocked Floyd and Patrick...
Tags: Rabies, Health, Virginia, Diseases and Illnesses, Floyd County
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