Melissa Gaona, WDBJ7

Melissa Gaona


Virginia, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

A mother credits chiropractic care for healing her children

Raeann Foster has been getting her children adjusted since they were infants. → Read More

Local veteran shares K92's Hero Raffle benefits

Hero Raffle put on by K92 Mornin' Thang takes place on September 20th. You can donate money to help local veterans and your $50 donation will also give you a chance to win a 2017 Ford Mustang. → Read More

Dealing with the loss of hair and how to restore it naturally

The Hair Restoration Center of Roanoke helps men, women and children restore their hair, their self-confidence, and their lives. → Read More

Busy mom making time for a makeover

A foster mom who spends all her time focused on her family, finally takes some time for herself. → Read More

Harry Connick Jr. interviews WDBJ7's Melissa Gaona

Our last interview with Harry Connick Jr. was one Melissa Gaona will never forget. → Read More

Fidget Spinners make their way into the classroom

Fidget Spinner's are gadgets for anyone but marketed to help people with ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism. → Read More

Tugs for Tots raises thousands for children in the Roanoke Valley

Child Health Investment Partnership, or CHIP, is a program in Roanoke that specifically helps young children from low-income families. → Read More

Controversial surgery could change the way babies breastfeed

A dentist from Northern Virginia is traveling to Roanoke to perform surgery on tongue-tied babies. → Read More

First responders honored by Kiwanis Club of Roanoke

Not only were first responders recognized Wednesday, but it was from the very people they serve and protect. → Read More

Salem church turns 150 years old

Fifteen pastors have served in this church since 1867. → Read More

A bloody stranger asks a Roanoke couple for help after being shot

After hearing gunshots close to their home, a stranger showed up in their backyard bleeding and asking for help. → Read More

A disabled Roanoke County man speaks out about abuse

Jeffrey Buterbaugh was sent to the hospital after his daughter physically abused him on Easter Sunday. → Read More

A community kitchen opens in Roanoke

The Kitchen is located in the West End neighborhood in Roanoke and will serve as a food business incubator and resource hub to support the development of small food based businesses. → Read More

Governor McAuliffe gets briefing on Rocky Mount fire near Rockingham County

Governor Terry McAuliffe toured the Incident Command Post in Grottoes near Rockingham County. → Read More

Husband of missing Fairfax County firefighter pleads to public

Nicole Mittendorff is 31 years old and works as a firefighter and paramedic at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. → Read More

Christiansburg military couple honored with wedding of their dreams

Now in its sixth year, the New River Valley Bridals and Events' Make-A-Wedding Wish Come True is quickly becoming a tradition that is greatly anticipated. → Read More

Preparing for Trout Heritage Day in Virginia

The program was added for anglers who enjoyed or missed the old opening day. → Read More

Roanoke City Council approves property for juvenile sex trafficking shelter

The shelter will house as many as 8 girls for up to 90 days while they receive care after being rescued. → Read More

North Cross School talks about counseling after fire kills two students

On Monday afternoon, North Cross School held a news conference about how it will handle counseling for students. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: 4 p.m. news conference at North Cross about students who died in fire

Patrick McKinnon was a fourth-grade student at the school and Logan McKinnon was in kindergarten. → Read More