From hard-hitting to heartwarming, Hometown Stories will guide you through the Blue Ridge Mountains and into the heart of Virginia. Hometown Stories is a production of WDBJ7-TV based in Roanoke, Virginia.
info_outline Hometown Stories Episode 7: Heat Mapping 09/07/2020
Hometown Stories Episode 7: Heat Mapping Cities are getting hotter, but not evenly. Studies suggest poorer parts of cities are bearing the brunt of brutal summers. And more studies are working to prove that. Meteorologist Ian Cassette takes a drive around Roanoke to measure the urban heat island effect and discover ways to battle rising inequality with rising temperatures.
info_outline Hometown Stories Episode 5: Three Year Charlottesville Anniversary 08/14/2020
Hometown Stories Episode 5: Three Year Charlottesville Anniversary It's been three years since the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. What has happened since then? What is still to come?
info_outline Hometown Stories Episode 4: Great American Outdoors Act 08/12/2020
Hometown Stories Episode 4: Great American Outdoors Act President Trump just signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law.
info_outline Hometown Stories Episode 3: Face Masks 07/31/2020
Hometown Stories Episode 3: Face Masks Just how well is your face mask stopping your spittle? Face masks are still one of the most widely recommended ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this episode of Hometown Stories, we're asking researchers at Virginia Tech to test their effectiveness in the lab, letting their own bacteria do the talking.
info_outline Hometown Stories Episode 1: Regine Archer survives WWII 09/16/2019
Hometown Stories Episode 1: Regine Archer survives WWII Regine Archer says becoming an American Citizen was one of the best days of her life. She spent part of her teenage years in hiding. In Episode 1 of Hometown Stories, you'll hear from Regine about growing up as a Jew in Belgium during WWII, where and her sister hid in a convent where only the Mother Superior and a priest knew their true identity. Now a resident of southwest Virginia, Archer recalls what it was like to hide from Nazis, live off of rations and experience liberation by the Americans.