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Noell Saunders


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Noell:

Salem students make first public prescription take-back drug box

Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide problem but some Salem students and the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office are working to change that in our area. → Read More

Botetourt County Fire and EMS honors girl who saved mom with help of 911

On Wednesday, Botetourt County recognized a girl for saving her mom's life and a team of EMS workers in honor of National EMS Week. → Read More

Liberty University holds 43rd commencement, the largest in its history

Liberty University held it's largest graduation in school history today with more than 30,000 people and two Hollywood celebrities in the audience. → Read More

Habitat For Humanity and Lowes team up for National Women Build Week

A group of women volunteers are spending part of Mother's Day weekend building a house. → Read More

Appalachian Power seeks approval to offer 100 percent renewable energy to customers

Appalachian Power customers may soon have an option to purchase all of their electric energy from renewable sources. → Read More

Family and friends honor Patrick County Marine 11-years later

On Saturday, hundreds of bikers paid tribute to a fallen Patrick County Marine. → Read More

Superintendent: Botetourt County Schools losing staff due to lack of funding

The Superintendent of Botetourt County Schools says they are losing employees because of salaries. → Read More

Roanoke nonprofit makes thousands of quilts for less fortunate and sick

A group of ladies are quilting their way into thousands of hearts throughout the region. → Read More

Bedford County Fire and Rescue trains students for special operations

Bedford County Fire and Rescue is hosting it's fourth annual Technical Rescue School this weekend. → Read More

Family of Roanoke County fire victim says they are planning to rebuild home

Robert and Sally Hypes are currently living with their daughter after losing their home and son in a fire. → Read More

Goodwill program helps people with disabilities live on their own

It can be tough for people with disabilities to live on their own and learn certain skills. Goodwill Industries of the Valley in Roanoke is working to change that. → Read More

Parents concerned over alleged violent incident at Salem school

Several concerned parents on social media have been talking about an alleged violent incident that took place this week at the Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem. → Read More

What can be done to prevent heartworms in pets?

Angels of Assisi in Roanoke is testing pets for heartworms. → Read More

Virginia Tech's annual 3.2-mile run honors shooting victims on 9th anniversary

It's been nine years since a deadly mass shooting at Virginia Tech took the lives of 32 people. → Read More

Virginia Tech gears up for Day of Remembrance 3.2-Mile Run to honor shooting victims

April 16th marks nine years since the deadly mass shooting at Virginia Tech. → Read More

Craig County student remembered at school vigil

Craig County High School students and staff gathered today to remember a ninth grader who died on Tuesday. → Read More

Students and staff coping with sudden death of Craig County freshman

Craig County High School is mourning the loss of one its students. → Read More

Heather Hodges' family unveils permanent memorial in Franklin County

April 9th marks four years since Franklin County native, Heather Hodges disappeared. → Read More

More truck restriction signs being added; Trucker says leave the GPS alone

Truck traffic restriction signs are becoming more common throughout the region and across the state. → Read More

Botetourt County gets truck restriction approved for Mountain Pass Road

The Virginia Department of Transportation has approved a request from Botetourt County to stop trucks from passing through Mountain Pass Road. → Read More