Janay Reece, WDBJ7

Janay Reece


Virginia, United States

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Recent articles by Janay:

Addressing mental health concerns continues to be priority this school year

Mental health experts say transitions can be tough, including going back to school after the summer. → Read More

Radford City Public Schools earns state recognition for workforce readiness program

The school division was recognized for its work focused on preparing the state’s future workforce. → Read More

Inflation expected to take a toll on teacher classroom costs

According to retail experts, a teacher will spend an average of $500 dollars out-of-pocket on their classroom this year. → Read More

Virginia Vintage Comic Book Show celebrates 25th anniversary

Roanoke’s longtime comic bookstore, B&D Comics will also celebrate its 40th anniversary on July 30. → Read More

Roanoke Valley school districts team up for ‘Load the Bus’ supply drive

Visit any of the Roanoke Valley Walmart stores (Bonsack, Clearbrook, Salem, and Valley View) to donate. → Read More

Congressional committee to hold hearing with firearm manufacturers amid rising gun violence

An oversight committee hearing will hear multiple gun manufacturers testify. → Read More

Tips for back-to-school shopping, Virginia tax-free weekend Aug. 5-7

Money-saving tips parents can use to help get what kids will need for the classroom. → Read More

Hundreds of MINI Coopers visit the Star City

Roanoke was the latest stop on the national 'Mini Takes the States' rise and rally road trip. → Read More

Sinkland Farms Sunflower Festival kicks off in Christiansburg

The event will run for three weekends from July 8-24. → Read More

VDOT to host I-81 committee meeting, public input requested

The public is invited to attend the meeting or review meeting materials online and submit questions. → Read More

How to avoid foodborne bacteria while grilling in the summer heat

Officials share tips on how to avoid foodborne bacteria while grilling in the summer heat. → Read More

Tuggle’s Gap Roadside Inn completes motel upgrades ahead of holiday weekend

All of the motel rooms have been upgraded with a fresh new look. → Read More

Salem Fair implements new safety measures

One of the newest changes is an age restriction. → Read More

Healthcare provider, prostate cancer patient encourage men to take charge of their health

June is Men's Health Month and doctors encourage men to schedule regular wellness and preventive check-ups. → Read More

State lawmakers visit Roanoke County to discuss legislative wrap-up

Senator David Suetterlein and Delegate Joseph McNamara visited Richfield Living to share their efforts. → Read More

Juneteenth celebration at Booker T. Washington National Monument returns

Historians say one of the most well-known stories about freedom began where Booker T. Washington was born. → Read More

Melatonin poisoning in children has risen over the last decade

According to a study from the CDC, the largest spike happened during the pandemic. → Read More

YMCA at Virginia Tech asks community to vote for new food truck design

They hope to turn it into a mobile kitchen to provide low-income families with fresh meals. → Read More

Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office participates in Special Olympics Torch Run

Roanoke deputies ran more than 8-miles to help raise awareness and donations. → Read More

A family legacy returns: Lil Cucci’s Pizzeria reopens

The pizzeria recently announced new business hours, and that they’ll be taking calls for take-out orders. → Read More