19-year-old dead after Route 11 crash in Botetourt County
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Why you should celebrate Galentine’s Day this year
11 recipes you can make in your new air fryer
Did Santa bring you a new air fryer for Christmas this year?
From ho-ho-ho to no, no, no: 5 ways to overcome that dreaded January credit card bill
The bills for all that holiday shopping are coming due, but follow these steps to avoid stress.
This is what New Year’s Eve looked like a year ago
It’s crazy to think that exactly a year ago, COVID-19 was barely a thought to any of us, and now, it’s seemingly almost all we can talk or think about.
Don’t trash it: Your Christmas tree could be replanted at a Blacksburg park
If you have a live tree that still has a root ball at the bottom, then your tree may be eligible to be replanted in one of Blacksburg’s parks.
Lynchburg community celebrates Kwanzaa virtually
During the seven days of Kwanzaa, families and communities host activities surrounding seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
People wrapped Christmas presents shaped as objects they weren’t, and the reactions are hilarious
Half of the fun of opening Christmas presents is trying to guess what is inside, and sometimes it can be pretty easy, like when it is a book or a shoe box.
Can delivery packages carry COVID-19? Here’s what we know
As holiday packages pile up on your doorstep, you might be wondering if those cardboard boxes carry more than a gift.
Wet weather causes challenges for holiday travelers
While there may be fewer people traveling this year due to the pandemic, the weather is adding another challenge to the mix.
Last-minute line up for a holiday feast at Honey Baked Ham
A line out the door and waiting in the rain, customers picked up their holiday feast at Honey Baked Ham.
Follow Santa’s Christmas journey with NORAD’s Santa Tracker
Thursday marks Christmas Eve and you know what that means... Santa Claus is coming to town!
Letters to Santa in a Colorado mailbox gives unique look at 2020
When Whitney Pickering and her fiancée bought their home in Evergreen, Colorado a little more than a year ago, it came with a mailbox with a lock on it that they thought would be of no use.
Roanoke community gives back to ‘The Wreath Guy’ to fix his car
The community comes together to support "The Wreath Guy" who has been turning scraps into glorious works of art all around Roanoke for years.
Law enforcement urges drivers to travel safely this holiday season
As holiday traffic builds on the roads, law enforcement worries about a rise in accidents, or worse: deaths.
North Carolina principal dresses up like elf on the shelf for students
One North Carolina elementary school principal took that “cheer” to a new level on the last day of school before winter break.
The Nutcracker brings holiday cheer to Carillion Clinic
To help make the holidays a little less lonely for hospital patients, Southwest Virginia Ballet offers their performance of The Nutcracker.
Group of Roanoke natives pays off Christmas gifts for struggling families
Nearly 50 families shopped for holiday gifts at Walmart Tuesday night and didn’t have to pay a dime.
Why you shouldn’t give pets as surprise gifts, and what to do instead
The holidays are the time of giving, but a local animal shelter is warning people to think twice before giving pets as a surprise gift.
With winter at hand, the virus whips up winds of uncertainty
Winter is here, and the season at hand is one of uncertainty and fear with coronavirus cases spiking nationwide. Shouldn't the pandemic be over by now?
AP-NORC poll: Virus-weary Americans less festive this year
Fewer Americans say they are feeling festive this holiday season as a year marred by a national health crisis and teetering economy comes to an end.
Cast your vote in Floyd gingerbread house contest
Gingerbread houses are no longer a four-wall home with icing and gumdrops and this annual competition proves just that.
Foster families needed for pets this holiday season
If a pandemic holiday season is making you feel a little blue, a furry friend might bring some warmth and love to your home this winter.
Roanoke restaurant collects hundreds of gifts trading toys for bourbon cubes
Giving back, one cube at a time.
Holiday shopping online with local bookstores is easier than ever
Shopping online has always been popular, and add in an unruly pandemic and it’s become the most convenient way to get things done these days, but it does leave one part of the economy in the dust: Local businesses.
‘I have a peace of mind’: Nonprofit helps Roanoke man move from sidewalk to apartment
As many think about what home for the holidays means to them this year, one local nonprofit is working to help those living on the streets.
This Holiday Drone Light Show might be the coolest thing you’ll see this holiday season
It’s always cool to see how technology is used in new and inventive ways. A drone holiday light show seems to hit that nail on the head.
The ultimate guide for watching Christmas movies this month
It’s that time of year again: watch all of the classic (and a few new) Christmas movies, and given how 2020 has gone, we could all use a little holiday cheer these days, right?
Cute video alert: ‘Grinch’ tries to steal presents, but he doesn’t make it far, thanks to these officers
You really are a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
Rocky, the adorable owl found in NYC Rockefeller tree, is featured in new children’s book
Remember that adorable little owl that was found in the Christmas tree being used to light up Rockefeller Center?
This Christmas playlist is perfect for any occasion this holiday season
You’ve got chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the mistletoe is hung and the snacks are out, but one thing is missing: Some classic Christmas tunes to set the mood.
How gift wrapping can make a difference in the New River Valley
Wrapping for a Reason is volunteer-run so all the money will got to MCEAP’s housing, rental, food and clothing programs.
Santa’s Workshop in downtown Roanoke allowed kids to virtually meet the man in red
Santa’s Workshop held in downtown Roanoke on Saturday as a part of the 25 Days of Dickens.
Holiday market in Salem offered unique gift ideas from local vendors
The City of Salem hosted a great shopping adventure on Saturday.
Diverse TV holiday season includes all-Asian Lifetime movie
“A Sugar & Spice Holiday,” premiering Sunday on Lifetime, may be the first feel-good TV Christmas flick to feature a mostly Asian ensemble.
Get into the holiday spirit with these festive events in Halifax County
Southside is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend with several events happening in Halifax County. One of the events benefits the county’s cancer association.
5 of the best-sounding chocolates you need in your life this holiday season
Holidays are synonymous with treats -- so what are some of the best of the best of the best?
Retailers urge shoppers to buy early amid shipping crunch
A number of retailers, including J.C. Penney, Lowe’s and Kohl’s, are telling shoppers they need to place their online orders soon or else pay expedited shipping fees if they want to get their packages delivered in time for the holidays.
‘Don’t flip out’: Harmless praying mantis egg sacs could be lurking in your Christmas tree
It’s not the holiday surprise you want to find: Praying mantis egg sacs could be lurking in your real Christmas tree or wreath.
Vinton dad in Buddy the Elf costume freaks out when he sees Santa
One dad in Vinton not only surprised his family this week but everyone on Santa’s sleigh.
5-year-old Appomatox boy raises hundreds to donate toys to underprivileged kids
An Appomattox kindergartner is checking the list twice as he plays Santa this season by donating toys to other children.