Will Thomas, WDBJ7

Will Thomas


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Will:

VDOT working to bring in contractors for upcoming winter season

Each year, VDOT works to recruit contractors to help in snow removal efforts. → Read More

Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office working to fill open SRO positions

In June, the Roanoke County School Board approved appropriating $180,000 to bring in six new school resource officers. → Read More

Roanoke County School Board approves return of hybrid transportation/nutrition associate position

Like many school systems, Roanoke County Public Schools has positions it is trying to fill, especially when it comes to transportation and nutrition. → Read More

B and D Comic Shop enjoys what new location is able to offer

At the end of March, B and D Comic Shop moved to 2937 Brambleton Avenue. → Read More

Concerns raised about homelessness in Roanoke

The Least of These Ministry is serving at least 170 people a week, which is triple what they usually see. It's founder also feels residents might be quick to judge the homeless population at first glance. → Read More

Henry Street Heritage Festival brings in big names for 2022

Robin Thicke and Sisters With Voices will take the stage at Elmwood Park on Sept. 17. → Read More

Roanoke businesses prepare for annual sales tax holiday

Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday is returning from August 5-7. → Read More

Roanoke residents voice concerns about Williamson Road Safety Improvements Project

The project is one of a handful that the City of Roanoke is submitting for VDOT's smart scale 2024 applications. → Read More

Roanoke residents try their luck for $830 million

Many have taken notice at how high the jackpot for Mega Millions currently is. → Read More

Salem City Council starts process of approving personal property tax rebate for residents

The refund will be 19.5% of what each resident paid on their 2022 personal property tax. → Read More

2nd annual Botetourt Tomato Festival is Saturday

Hosted by the Botetourt Farmers Market, the event began as a celebration of agriculture in the area. There will be free tomato tastings, vendors, live music, contests and more. → Read More

Despite challenges, Roanoke Fire-EMS continues to answer the call

The challenges Roanoke Fire-EMS is facing were outlined in Monday's 2021 public safety report. → Read More

Bedford County School Board passes amended resolution in support of teachers and staff, discusses proposed redistricting

On June 9, the Bedford County School Board unanimously passed a resolution in support of parental rights. But a 3-3 tie led to the school board not being able to pass a resolution in support of teachers and staff. → Read More

Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery receives grant for annual Mary Draper Ingles Festival

The $5,000 grant will go toward helping get the word out about the 2022 Mary Draper Ingles Festival. → Read More

New president shares his vision for Radford University

The Radford University Board of Visitors announced Bret Danilowicz as its eighth president in December 2021. → Read More

Alleghany County Public Schools and Covington City Public Schools officially merge

The school systems have merged to become Alleghany Highlands Public Schools. → Read More

Democrat Roanoke City Council candidates react to Tuesday’s primary results

Councilman Joe Cobb, Councilwoman Vivian Sanchez-Jones and Peter Volosin advanced to the November ballot after receiving the most votes in Tuesday’s primary election. → Read More

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue shares how to beat the heat this summer

It’s no secret that the heat and humidity have hit the Roanoke Valley over the last week. → Read More

Olde Salem Brewing Company opens its doors in downtown Roanoke

Olde Salem Brewing Company officially opened the doors to its second location in downtown Roanoke Thursday. → Read More

US Foods and its Salem drivers still unable to reach a deal

WDBJ7 has been following the negotiations between US Foods and Teamsters Local Union 171 for the last three weeks. → Read More