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Apartment residents return home after a deadly fire left them displaced for two weeks

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Two weeks after an apartment fire killed one person and left nearly 100 residents displaced, some of those residents got to return home on Thursday. Almost all of the Stratford Village Apartment residents returned on Thursday afternoon after living in hotels or with family for two weeks. However, there are a few apartments still covered in smoke on the first floor, and residents may not be able to go back until November.
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The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana With Laura Stack

Laura Stack was a 30-year Hall of Fame Speaker and bestselling author of personal productivity books, until Nov. 20, 2019, when her 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide after becoming psychotic from dabbing high-THC marijuana concentrates. She responded by forming the nonprofit – Johnny’s Ambassadors – to educate parents, teens and communities about the dangers […]
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Tractor-trailer crash cleared on I-81 South

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is reporting 5.5 miles worth of traffic on Interstate 81 South due to a tractor-trailer crash. The backup is located at mile marker 128.5 near North Fork Road, in Montgomery County. VDOT says the south right lane and...
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Roanoke’s EnVision Center set to open Friday morning

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Contractors are making the final touches on a new community center before its grand opening on Friday. The EnVision Center will have its ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. Roanoke’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority partnered with more than seven community organizations to get the center open. Community...
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Marines keep camaraderie alive

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -Just call it “The Breakfast Club.” There are laughs and joking around, but this story does not include ‘80s hairstyles and detention. John Price is a retired Sgt. Major Marine and served in Desert Storm and Iraq. “We’ve been doing this for years. It’s important we have this connection as Marines,” says Price.
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Appalachian Power offers tips on lowering winter bill

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - AEP has what’s called the Average Monthly Plan (AMP), which helps customers avoid the high fluctuation of getting higher winter bills. This program takes the average bills over the last 12 months, allowing customers to pay levelized bills. George Porter from Appalachian Power sat down...
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What to do with former Ramada Inn property? Survey open

The demolition of the Ramada Inn and Conference Center has been underway since late August. Roanoke City Leaders have set up a survey for residents to help determine what to put in that space where a building cannot be built again due to it being a flood plain. The survey will be open until at least the end of the month. Click HERE to fill out the survey.
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Strong fall cold front to bring us from 70s to 30s in about 36 hours

ROANOKE, Va. – The great thing about October is that it has a little bit of everything for everyone. After a chilly morning Thursday, high temperatures rebound into the 70s area-wide during the afternoon. We’ll be just about that warm Friday afternoon as well, but we’ll factor in more...
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Salem remembers country star Loretta Lynn’s impact on community

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – A country music icon, Loretta Lynn was loved all over the United States for her honest lyrics and her journey from coal miner’s daughter to music industry superstar. “She was a woman who didn’t grow up with an easy life,” said Lisa Cox, who...
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Why doctors predict a tough flu season in the U.S.

ROANOKE, Va. – December through February, flu season might be more intense. One infectious disease expert from Carilion said trends worldwide indicate that Americans could see a brutal flu season and that Americans, especially those over the age of 65, should take proper steps to be prepared. Dr. Baffoe-Bonnie...
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Roanoke Fire-EMS welcomes first all-city recruit class in 20 years

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - If you pay close attention to Roanoke Fire-EMS, you’ll see some new faces in the service, which could help with staffing issues in the city. Jonathan Yeisley started volunteering with Roanoke Fire-EMS after he experienced two medical tragedies. His wife’s grandfather and his mother passed away within a year of each other.
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7@four previews Vinton Fall Festival

VINTON, Va. (WDBJ) - The Vinton Fall Festival kicks off this Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Vinton. The festival is hosted by the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy over 80 food and craft vendors lining the streets and two stages full of entertainment. There will also be a pet costume contest and a petting zoo.
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Doxo Report Documents Relatively Low Cost of Living in Roanoke

Doxo’s recently released a report (50 Largest U.S. Cities Household Spend Report 2022) that ranks America’s largest cities by amount spent on household bills. In addition to insights for these cities, doxo also gave household spend information for Roanoke, including the following: The average Roanoke household pays $1,607 a month for the 10 most common […]
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Roanoke County TRIAD designed to help seniors stay safe

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke County TRIAD, formed in April 2015, aims to reduce the fear of crime and victimization among seniors by increasing awareness of scams and frauds that target them. On Here @ Home, we sat down with Larry Tabor, President of Roanoke County TRIAD, and Vice...
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