Leanna Scachetti, WDBJ7

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Recent articles by Leanna:

The Final Goodnight: Robin Reed signs off after 40 years

Watch and listen to our one-on-one with Robin Reed as he reflects on his decades-long career. → Read More

TV Chef, host Alton Brown to bring live holiday variety show to Berglund Center

Beyond the Eats: The Holiday Variant comes to the Berglund Center November 17 at 7:30. → Read More

Nelson County Care Fair aimed at helping to age in place

Thursday’s Care Fair is aimed at introducing the community to the options available through volunteers and local businesses. → Read More

Bath County supervisors vote to help establish childcare facility

This comes after almost a year of surveys and assessments to determine the need for childcare. → Read More

Flu, respiratory illnesses on the rise in Roanoke

Dr. Cynthia Morrow said influenza cases are peaking early. → Read More

Ivy Creek Foundation to host talk on Virginia’s declining oak population

The October Ivy Talk is virtual and the public is invited to attend. → Read More

WDBJ7′s Robin Reed honored by Capital Emmys for service to broadcast television

The award honors selected individuals who have dedicated a quarter-century or a half-century to the broadcast industry. → Read More

Historical marker dedicated to Botetourt County’s native Olympic gold medalist

Norvel Lee won gold for boxing in the 1952 Olympics and also won a landmark Civil Rights case in Virginia. → Read More

Roanoke’s public health leaders continue to monitor everything from COVID to West Nile Virus

Two cases of West Nile Virus have been recorded in the Roanoke City Alleghany Health Districts in the last month. → Read More

Experts, correspondents reflect on Queen Elizabeth II’s death

A Virginia Tech librarian who is a royal expert said it’s important to remember the royal family is part of American history, too. → Read More

New Patrick County hospital owner taking steps for behavioral health

The Virginia Department of Health will need to consider the application for approval. → Read More

Virginia’s home-school population continues to grow

The number of home-schoolers in the Commonwealth has grown more than 40 percent since 2019. → Read More

Bath County considering options to fill gap in child care shortage

Bath County is among one of the only counties in the Commonwealth without a single, private licensed childcare provider. → Read More

Childcare in southwest Virginia unable to meet “astronomical” demand

Providers and organizations who support them say they struggle to hire people to fill positions that could allow them to accept more children. → Read More

Garth Newel’s emerging artists set to perform this weekend

“You can tell they really enjoy playing with one another and playing chamber music." → Read More

Blue Ridge Poison Control noted spikes in Delta-8 THC calls

Last year, 37 of the calls were for kids younger than 18. → Read More

New owners of Patrick County hospital begin hiring process

Foresight Health now has a website where people can apply and submit their resumes. → Read More

Gauntlet Competition honors youngest entrepreneur yet

The program was created by the Advancement Foundation to help with economic development in the Roanoke Valley. → Read More

Hometown experts say need for mental health help rises; help is limited

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. → Read More

GasBuddy predicts highest Memorial Day gas prices ever

"It’s going to be the most expensive Memorial Day that we’ve ever seen.” → Read More