Ashley Boles, WDBJ7

Ashley Boles


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Ashley:

Roanoke residents, businesses express concerns over parking in downtown with leftover snow

Parking in downtown is limited right now due to snowbanks, but the city says they're getting addressed. → Read More

Gun Violence Prevention Commission goes over recent survey, 2021 statistics during first meeting of the year

Gun Violence Prevention Commission meets for the first time in 2022 Tuesday night. → Read More

Roanoke’s plastic bag tax is still causing confusion for city shoppers. We’ve got answers to your questions.

Roanoke City Bag Tax has been in place for 4 days and is already causing some shoppers headaches. We get some questions answered from a city spokesperson. → Read More

Salem man spends decades making wood carvings, specifically of Santa

“I’ve had a pocket knife in my pocket since I was 8 years old; you use a pocket knife for everything,” → Read More

First of settlement funds deposited into new Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority

Attorney General Mark Herring says a group of experts who understand recovery will direct the funds. → Read More

Trial begins in Giles Co. for Narrows officer charged with involuntary manslaughter

Trial begins for Narrows police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter. → Read More

Roanoke Police Department’s bike patrol will have larger presence during holiday season

Two wheels make officers more accessible to members of the community. → Read More

Hundreds show up for George ‘Kila’ Miller’s funeral

A funeral was held Monday for coach George Miller, a man who served Roanoke City Schools for over 3 decades. → Read More

One dead; homicide investigation underway in Bassett

It happened around 9:30 Saturday night in the 900 block of Blackberry Rd. in Bassett. → Read More

NEXTGEN Aviators program comes to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

NEXTGEN Aviators gives middle and high school students a chance to fly. → Read More

Roanoke’s mayor comments on continued gun violence

Mayor Lea addresses gun violence in Roanoke. → Read More

National D-Day Memorial holds in-person Veterans’ Day ceremony

A Veterans' Day ceremony was held at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford Thursday morning. → Read More

Books2Bricks program holds ribbon-cutting for start of house build project

37 high school students are building a 1,500-square-foot home from the ground up. → Read More

Roanoke Police sergeant redirects teenager from joining gang

RPD sergeant sets up an intervention and helps turn a life around. → Read More

Glenn Youngkin holds final Roanoke rally before election day

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Hundreds of supporters of the Republican ticket, which includes Glenn Youngkin for Governor, Winsome Sears for Lieutenant Governor and Jason Miyares for Attorney General, showed up in front of the Mission Air Support building in the Airport Commerce Park Monday morning. This rally served as a final opportunity for Southwest Virginia voters to meet and hear from the… → Read More

Friendship Health and Rehab opens new transitional care unit

The new 60-room unit offers residents more privacy, as the rooms have their own bathrooms with showers. → Read More

Despite numbers trending down, Roanoke’s homeless population remains community concern

A Roanoke barber gives free haircuts to those experiencing homelessness. → Read More

Olde Salem Brewery honors late chef from local brewpub with ‘Helping Hands Tap’

Helping Hands tap has started at Olde Salem Brewery → Read More

Want a free pizza? Just get your smoke alarms checked

Dominos and Botetourt County Fire and EMS are teaming up for fire prevention week → Read More

Carroll County Sheriff reflects on loss of deputy due to COVID-19

Charlie Catron served the Carroll County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. → Read More