Joe Dashiell, WDBJ7

Joe Dashiell

WDBJ7

Roanoke, VA, United States

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Veteran journalist Dan Smith releases second novel, ‘NEWS!’

Dan Smith has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist. And he draws on that experience in his second novel ‘News!’. → Read More

Senator Kaine meets with business leaders in Danville

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited Danville’s River District Friday to hear from a cross-section of the region’s employers. → Read More

Danville School Board advancing major improvements

The $140 million package includes projects district-wide. → Read More

Big Spring Mill to close in August

After 172 years, Big Spring Mill in Elliston will close in August. → Read More

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross to join national series

Roanoke is building its reputation as a center for cycling events. And now, the annual Cyclocross race in Fallon Park will have a national profile. → Read More

2022 racing season opens at Colonial Downs

The horses are running at Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County. The 2022 season opened Monday afternoon. → Read More

Virginia’s first full-service casino opens in Bristol

It was a big day in Bristol, Virginia as the state’s first full-service casino opened its doors. → Read More

Transportation officials provide update on I-81 improvements

Improvements to Interstate 81 are accelerating three years after the General Assembly approved a new funding stream for the highway. → Read More

Roanoke Valley SPCA holds retirement “pawty”

The Roanoke Valley SPCA honored a long-time staffer with a retirement “pawty” Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

American Cider Association launches Virginia Cider Trail

There are more than 50 cideries in the Commonwealth, and this week, the American Cider Association debuted the new digital Virginia Cider Trail. → Read More

Governor proposes 38 budget amendments, including gas tax holiday

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is expected to offer amendments to the budget bills lawmakers approved last month, including another shot at passing a gas tax holiday. → Read More

Virginia Tech partnership with Boeing Company expands

The partnership between Virginia Tech and the Boeing Company continues to grow. During a news conference Monday morning, Boeing said it will establish a new veterans transition center there. → Read More

450 receive diplomas during Patrick Henry High School commencement ceremony

450 graduating seniors from Roanoke's Patrick Henry High School received their diplomas Thursday at the Berglund Center. → Read More

Roanoke to develop new master plan for Evans Spring property

City officials insist they want neighbors of the Evans Spring property to be involved from the start. → Read More

Roanoke County partnership brings broadband to homes on Bent Mountain

A public-private partnership between Roanoke County and Cox Communications is bringing broadband services to hundreds of homes. → Read More

No signs of recession yet economist says, but uncertainty, inflation fears linger

Economist Chris Chmura says she sees no signs of recession anytime soon, but inflation fears will linger. → Read More

Virginia lawmakers approve state budget

Virginia lawmakers ended their standoff on the state budget Wednesday, approving a two-year spending plan. → Read More

Roanoke gun buyback event scheduled in June

The groups that organized a gun buyback event in Roanoke last summer say they plan to do it again next month. → Read More

T-Rex Trail opens Saturday at Explore Park

The T-Rex Trail at Explore Park features 18 animatronic dinosaurs. It opens May 28. → Read More

Good wins 5th District Republican nomination

More than 1,000 delegates were expected for the nominating convention at Hampden-Sydney College. → Read More