Josh Birch, WDBJ7

Josh Birch


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Josh:

Hometown Eats: Dale’s Diner in Montvale

Right along the highway between Roanoke and Bedford, you’ll find a soon-to-be-famous restaurant that already is a hit with the locals. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Papa’s Pizza in Salem

Since opening just a few years ago, Papa’s Pizza in Salem has been wowing customers with big time flavor that transports you to Italy without leaving the Roanoke Valley. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Chris’s Coffee & Custard

A new restaurant in Roanoke is serving up great food with an even better purpose. → Read More

Hometown Eats: PB’s Po’ Boys in Roanoke

Authentic po’ boys are now being served up in Roanoke’s Grandin Village. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Zorba Restaurant Greek & International Cuisine in Salem

If you’re searching for a restaurant with a menu offering just about everything, look no further than Zorba Restaurant Greek & International Cuisine in Salem. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Crumbles in Roanoke

There’s a relatively new restaurant in downtown Roanoke that is serving up comfort food at its finest. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Foothill Momma’s BBQ Juke Joint in Lexington

If you’re searching for a unique spot for some barbecue, head over to Foothill Momma’s BBQ Juke Joint in Lexington. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Waffle Mania in Lynchburg

If you’re searching from something sweet or savory that’ll warm you right up on a cold morning, look no further than Waffle Mania in Lynchburg. → Read More

Hometown Mentor: Rocky Mount teacher goes above and beyond for students, parents and peers

A Franklin County teacher is making quite the name for himself after being named the Virginia State Teacher of the Year. → Read More

Hometown Eats: The Pie Shoppe in Fincastle

It’s a business bringing back a tradition in Botetourt County that the locals have been missing. → Read More

FDA approves new saliva test as US passes 170,000 coronavirus deaths

There may be a breakthrough in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a saliva test. → Read More

3 Texas officers shot by gunman, who holds 3 people in home

Police in a suburb of Austin, Texas, say multiple officers have been shot and a person remains barricaded inside a home. → Read More

Danville Public Schools discusses possible plan for back-to-school; no vote yet

Middle School has no changes in timing, but most other schools do. → Read More

Lynchburg Police looking for man missing since February

47-year-old Jermaine Rosser has not been seen by his family since February. → Read More

No new deaths reported; percentage of new positive COVID-19 cases holds steady in Virginia

712,350 PCR tests have been conducted, with a 6.1% percent positive rate over the last week, the same as what was reported Sunday. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Red Rooster Coffee in Floyd

For the past decade, people have been starting their day with Red Rooster Coffee in Floyd. → Read More

Radford boy celebrates kindergarten graduation and completion of 1,000 days of chemo

Graduation ceremonies across our hometowns look different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, one graduate in Radford has a lot to still be grateful for. → Read More

May Hometown Mentor: Salem teacher goes above and beyond

During difficult times, teachers in our hometowns continue to go above and beyond for their students. But a teacher in Salem isn't just impacting the lives of kids - she's helping adults too. → Read More

Roanoke neighborhood brings Christmas lights back out to provide hope

Every year, people flock to Westover Avenue to see their spectacular Christmas lights display during November and December. But some residents there have brought those lights back out despite the calendar reading March. → Read More

Hometown Eats: Cattleman's To Go in Penhook

There’s one restaurant in Penhook that’s truly keeping the farm to table idea all in the family. Cattleman's To Go is fresh, local and really good. → Read More