Will Thomas, WDBJ7

Will Thomas


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Will:

The Feel Good Tour hosts 8th annual “Music for Christmas”

The Feel Good Tour is continuing its tradition of giving out free instruments for the holiday season. → Read More

Craig County community comes together for COVID-19 remembrance

The pandemic has impacted everyone in some way and that reaches even further into rural communities. → Read More

Joe’s Trees ready for another busy holiday season

Joe's Trees has offered a unique opportunity for people to cut down their own Christmas trees for decades. → Read More

Public hearing set for Monday for potential major development in Moneta

The permits for what would become the “Halesford Harbour Resort” are now in the hands of the Board of Supervisors. → Read More

Blacksburg family continues Thanksgiving weekend tradition

For many, they take the long Thanksgiving weekend to ring in Christmas time by going out to cut down their tree. → Read More

Community gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving at New Freedom Farm

Around 100 community members and veterans gathered to celebrate the special day. → Read More

Crowds come out for 3rd annual “Battle of the Badges” in Lynchburg

Each event is about much more than basketball, it’s about the community coming together. → Read More

Frustration grows following Lynchburg’s third shooting in two days

Thursday afternoon, bullets sent another person to the hospital in Lynchburg. → Read More

Shootings shake Lynchburg community

Two people were injured in the 1200 block of Pierce Street. LPD said there was another shooting at Lakeside Drive and Murrell Road, along with bullet holes inside of the Meadows Apartments. → Read More

School Board approves bonuses for Botetourt County Public Schools employees

Each full-time employee will receive a $1,000 bonus and each part-time employee will receive a $500 bonus. → Read More

Virginia prepares for weather impacts of Tropical Storm Nicole

Nicole made landfall as a hurricane earlier today in Florida but the impacts from this storm are traveling into our hometowns. → Read More

Lynchburg organizations connect with neighborhoods impacted by recent gun violence

There have been three shootings in the Lynchburg area since Halloween. → Read More

Salem business owner reacts to $1 million ticket being sold at his store

Hardikkumar Patel has owned the shop since 2020 and has never had someone buy a ticket that paid out even close to that amount. → Read More

Charity bench press competition to raise money for Healing Strides

Gold's Gym North Roanoke is hosting a charity bench press competition on Nov. 13. All the money raised from the event will be donated to Healing Strides. → Read More

Science Museum of Western Virginia celebrates 52 years

The Science Museum of Western Virginia welcomed the community in for the milestone Wednesday night. → Read More

Roanoke County hosts community input meetings for River Greenway feasibility plans

The community is encouraged to attended Thursday night's meeting from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. → Read More

Roanoke businesses excited for boost in foot traffic Go Fest brings

The 2022 Anthem Go Outside Festival kicked off in Roanoke Friday night. → Read More

New mountain biking loop opens on Roanoke River Greenway

The new mountain biking loop is open on the Roanoke River Greenway near Vic Thomas Park. → Read More

Loretta Lynn’s impact remembered in southwest Virginia

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Loretta Lynn and her band were a special part of the Salem Rodeo. → Read More

Bedford County Planning Commission approves permits for Halesford Harbour projects in Moneta

The permits will now head to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for a public hearing. → Read More