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    Smith Mountain Lake State Park expected to break record
    Smith Mountain Lake State Park set to break a record in number of visitors. Smith Mountain Lake State Park set to break a record in number of visitors.

    Smith Mountain Lake State Park expected to break record Video included

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    SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (WSLS) - The water, the beautiful landscape, and all the activities draw hundreds of people to Smith Mountain Lake each year.The Robinsons are visiting the lake from Harrisonburg for the first time. Brothers Isaac and Andrew are enjoying their afternoon paddling on their kayaks at the state park."We've been having a lot of fun," says Aaron Robinson, visitor. "The boys have been enjoying it and the sand and water. We've been doing some of the hiking trails on the campground... More>>

    Softball tourney means big business for local economy Video included

    Excitment on the field means more celebration dinners after the game. Excitment on the field means more celebration dinners after the game.
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    There's a lot of excitement on the field at Moyer Stadium, as 140 teams from around the country battle it out in the biggest tournament in the league, played in the Roanoke Valley.While there is a lot of action going on in the field, it's also adding an extra buzz around town, especially when it's meal time for the more than three thousand people the tournament brings in.Locally owned Chick-fil-a is only one of many b... More>>

    Roanoke City says goodbye to 30 year emergency dispatcher

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    Wednesday, Roanoke City will say goodbye to an E 911 dispatcher who has answered the phone for people in need for more than 30 years. More>>

    Boones Mill train depot on wheels, set to move Friday

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    Friday is the day that the town of Boones Mill has been working towards for almost three years now, the big moving day for the Boones Mill train depot. More>>

    Boones Mill train depot moves for the first time in over 100 years Video included

    Boones Mill train depot is attached to wheels and moved 600 yards to final resting place. Boones Mill train depot is attached to wheels and moved 600 yards to final resting place.
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    After three years of waiting crowds gathered Friday morning in Boones Mill by the railroad tracks to watch their towns most important piece of history start a new beginning. More>>

    Montgomery County to team up with schools for health plan Video included

    County joining forces with schools for health insurance County joining forces with schools for health insurance
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    Montgomery County and its public school system are combining their self insurance plans for health care coverage to save money.
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    Former Roanoke congressman Caldwell Butler dies

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    Former Roanoke congressman Caldwell Butler has passed away at 89-years-old. More>>

    David Wilson sent to hospital for battery of tests

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    After suffering a “burner” in practice Tuesday, the Giants are going to take no chances with running back David Wilson. More>>

    Man facing drug and child abuse charges pleads guilty

    Bedford County Sheriff's Department say two year old boy was killed after being suffocated Bedford County Sheriff's Department say two year old boy was killed after being suffocated
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    A man facing drug and child abuse charges related to the death of his 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bedford County court.
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    Murder for hire suspect denied bond

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    Murder for hire suspect Kevin Colgan was denied bond in court Tuesday.
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    Floyd community members fight against pipeline proposal Video included

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    Natural gas companies EQT Midstream and Next Era want to build a 330 mile pipeline across local counties. More>>

    Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road Video included

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    There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County. More>>

    Christiansburg Police help injured dog, looking for owner Video included

    Peeti, before and after surgery. Peeti, before and after surgery.
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    Christiansburg Police are hoping to find the owner of a dog found injured early Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive. More>>

    Checking the facts on Mike Hymes, Ben Chafin political ad Video included

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    Republican Delegate Ben Chafin and Tazwell County Supervisor Democrat Mike Hymes are running to fill the vacated Senate seat of Phillip Puckett, who resigned in June. More>>

    Perfect weather for Wake the World at Smith Mountain Lake Video included

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    Dozens of volunteers helped organize boat rides for under-privileged children who live near Smith Mountain Lake Tuesday. More>>

    RG III, a year later Video included

    RG III at training camp, 2014. RG III at training camp, 2014.
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    In 2013, Redskins camp was all about Robert Griffin III.
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    Friendship Retirement Community shooter may have been intoxicated Video included

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    The man who walked into the Friendship Retirement Community with a gun may have been intoxicated according to a nurse. More>>

    Temporary Park and Ride lot to open in Christiansburg Video included

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    Beginning Friday, Aug. 1, a new temporary Park and Ride lot in Christiansburg will open to replace the existing lot off Interstate 81 at exit 118 near Falling Branch Elementary School. More>>

    Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee Video included

    These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove. These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove.
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    Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. More>>

    Downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartments fill up fast Video included

    The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building. The new Ponce de Leon Apartment building.
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    The grand opening for downtown Roanoke's new Ponce de Leon apartment building is on Wednesday. Space has gone quickly since construction started 9 months ago with only 12 of the 90 apartments units still available.  More>>

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    • Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

      Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

      Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:41:44 GMT
      ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
      ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
    • Friends share memories of Caldwell Butler

      Friends share memories of Caldwell Butler

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:52:19 GMT
      People across the county and along the Roanoke Valley are mourning the loss of Caldwell Butler. Friends said the former congressman was an outstanding lawyer, a real gentleman and a devoted family man. On Tuesday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Griffith, and others in the Virginia delegation honored the life of former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler on the floor of the House. It was a fitting tribute by republicans and democrats who honored a man known to look beyond party lines. Friends said Caldwe...
      People across the county and along the Roanoke Valley are mourning the loss of Caldwell Butler. Friends said the former congressman was an outstanding lawyer, a real gentleman and a devoted family man. On Tuesday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Griffith, and others in the Virginia delegation honored the life of former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler on the floor of the House. It was a fitting tribute by republicans and democrats who honored a man known to look beyond party lines. Friends said Caldwe...
    • Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

      Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

      Fugitive sex offender captured in Roanoke

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:41:44 GMT
      ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
      ROANOKE (WSLS) - A man wanted for sex crimes against a minor was captured in Roanoke during a traffic stop.
    • Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

      Roanoke Police investigate shots fired incident

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:03 GMT
      On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t...
      On July 29, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue NE to investigate a shots fired call. Immediately upon arrival officers detained several subjects believed to have been involved in the incident. The preliminary investigation suggests the individuals involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the occupants in one of the vehicles starting shooting at the other vehicle. The vehicles separated briefly and t...
    • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

      Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

      Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
      Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
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