Christian Heilman, WDBJ7

Christian Heilman


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Christian:

Roanoke County School Board receives update on Cave Spring High School

Work is about to begin on a new Cave Spring High School. → Read More

RIDE Solutions kicks off campaign to get people using Zagster over the winter

RIDE Solutions is giving folks an excuse to get outside and bike this winter. → Read More

New Macados opening in Vinton Tuesday

There's a new place to eat in Vinton. Macado's is opening for business Tuesday. → Read More

Roanoke employee gets award after saving person's life during Tropical Storm Michael

A Roanoke City Employee is getting some recognition after saving a man's life during Tropical Storm Michael. → Read More

Power crews across region brace for winter impacts

Appalachian Power is bracing for impact from this first round of wintry weather. → Read More

Roanoke neighborhood to receive historic designation

A neighborhood in Southeast Roanoke is slated to get a new recognition that could help change its reputation. → Read More

Trucking industry opposes toll option for Interstate 81

Tolls are an option on the table to pay for improvements along I-81, and that idea is already receiving some criticism. → Read More

Salem High School seniors explore careers during job shadowing day

High school students in Salem go the chance to see what their futures could look like. → Read More

Roanoke Police asking for dogs and their owners to join "Paw Watch" program

Roanoke Police are recruiting dogs and their owners in a new effort to fight crime in the city. → Read More

Roanoke County kids learn about STEM

Kids at Ft. Lewis Elementary School are making the most of a half-day of classes. → Read More

Carilion Clinic starts new opioid treatment program in Roanoke

Carilion Clinic is talking about another relatively new tool to combat the opioid crisis in our region. → Read More

Botetourt County elementary school receives national recognition

A Boutetourt County School is celebrating some national recognition. → Read More

Roanoke County Schools concerned for dual enrollment program

A change in the works could make getting college credit in high schools more difficult. → Read More

Group announces "Collective Response" against opioid crisis in Roanoke Valley

Groups in the Roanoke Valley are coming together to help put a stop to the opioid crisis. → Read More

Botetourt County begins rural broadband summit

In Botetourt County, they are just beginning a two-day summit to improve broadband access. → Read More

Westrock announces plan to invest $248 million in Covington plant

A major employer in the Alleghany Highlands announced plans Tuesday to invest more than $248 million in new equipment. → Read More

Roanoke partners with GPS app Waze

In Roanoke, a new partnership is trying to make it a little easier to get around the city. → Read More

Roanoke business cautions people to boat in current conditions

This week, business owners are warning people who want to kayak or canoe on high rivers to think again. → Read More

Overnight flash floods difficult for businesses, Roanoke stormwater crews

People are cleaning up after flash flooding hit some parts of Roanoke overnight. It's affecting some businesses, as well as the city's stormwater crews. → Read More

Locals prepare for flooding while cleaning up after overnight storms

Roanoke City's Ramada Inn flooded overnight when a canal overflowed its boundaries. Meanwhile, Roanoke County opened up a sandbagging station. → Read More