Altavista police chief assists in traffic stop engagement proposal
Local police bodycam video reveals a Altavista police bodycam video captured what appeared to be the beginning of an ordinary traffic stop — but there was an amazing and unexpected ending you won’t believe.turn you’ll never see coming.
Local veterinarians raising money to help a good dog get a second chance
Louise is a Goldendoodle that was born with knee issues that needs expensive surgery to correct. She was given to Vinton Veterinary hospital because her owners could not take care of her, so veterinarians there stepped in to help. They are holding a bake sale this weekend.
All the good parts of this week’s snowstorm that’ll make you feel like a kid again
Snow was perhaps the most common conversation topic in Southwest Virginia this week, and as adults we sometimes tend to focus on the roads, the power going out and how to get where we need to safely. But, in this weeks Feel Good Friday segment we want to highlight the good parts; the excitement from kids, the fun with have with our pets and the joyful moments.
Southwest Virginia native credits hometown values for success leading FBI, fighting cancer and violent crime
Fighting violent crime, responding to 9/11, and beating cancer twice, Galax-native Stanley Meador is the epitome for perseverance. A trait that now serves him well as the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office in Virginia.
‘They are not alone’: Local students empty piggy banks to help Afghan refugee children
When given the opportunity to make a difference, students at Roanoke Catholic chose to help the children of Afghan Refugees now living in the Commonwealth. Students have been donating money all week to send to Commonwealth Catholic Charities to purchase backpacks and supplies.
Saving lives is a family affair for Covington’s EMT state champions
While it may be hard to imagine working with your immediate family members – the Markham’s love it. They admit it can be challenging at times, but they say they’ve formed a bond that helps them better treat patients. “It’s almost like you know what the other one needs or is doing without them ever having to talk,” said Shane Markham, the family’s son.
VMI cadets join Kyle Petty to honor veterans during surprise presentation at D-Day Memorial
In a surprise ceremony, Virginia Military Institute cadets paid their respects to veterans and the children's charity Victory Junction they were raising money for by presenting the colors. “To have the color guard from VMI be here, It was so special,” Petty said.
Serving those who served their country: New program helps homeless veterans move into a home of their own
A new program is helping homeless veterans gain back their independence as they transition out of a shelter and into their own home. Thanks to a generous donation and partnership between ARCH and the McLeod Family Foundation, more than $21,000 will be designated over the course of this year to help homeless veterans at ARCH's trust house in Roanoke to help move into a permanent home.
High-flying rescue sends wildlife rehabbers on wild-goose chase at Virginia Tech
While rehabbers at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center in Roanoke are used to some precarious rescue operations, their latest literally sent them on a wild-goose chase 85-feet in the air. A young Canada goose was found tangled in netting on the facilities drone cage.