Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com July 9

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for July 9th. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Valley Woman Says She Lost Job Because She's Pregnant

Reporter: Litsa Pappas

STAUNTON, Va. -- Margo Sams says she needs a job to save up for her next baby. She already has two girls to take care of.

Sams says she applied for a job at the Hot Wok in the Staunton Mall and was immediately hired, set to start work the next day, until it all changed.

"When I was talking to the lady, I was leaned over the counter, being very casual," said Sams. "I had my ball cap on and a t-shirt. It was then that I leaned back, and she saw my belly and she gave me this awkward look."

She says the manager took away the job offer because she's pregnant.

"It made me feel like I was disabled. I was being treated like I had a disability, not like I was pregnant," said Sams.

Sams says she's more than able to do the work required until she has the baby.

"It's like if I can't put some money in a register and drive some chinese food to somebody's house, what can I do? I might as well just stay home, like I'm doing now," said Sams.

She says she's worried now for other women like herself, facing discrimination in the workplace.

Sams says the job would have been temporary until she had the baby, and she didn't expect to make money while on maternity leave.

WHSV reached out to the manager at Hot Wok and he declined to comment.

Grilled Cheese Mania Adding a Second Truck

Reporter: WHSV News Staff

A popular food truck in Harrisonburg will soon expand.

Grilled Cheese Mania bought a second truck and the owner plans to have it in service as soon as this weekend.

The newer and bigger truck will replace the current one on South High Street.

The older truck will travel to different locations.

A number of businesses already called trying to get Grilled Cheese Mania to come to them.

Dynamic Aviation, White Oak Lavender and White Wave are just a few.

The owner says the popularity of the food truck allowed her to open a second one so quick.

"People were asking and asking and business was growing and they were liking our product so I said, 'You know what? Why wait? This is an opportunity right now. They're loving our food. We have people that want us. Let's go out and grow,' so we went back on Craigslist and we watched and we watched and then we found this truck," says owner Kathleen Mania-Casey.

She expects to have Grilled Cheese Mania at the Red Wing Roots music festival in Mount Solon this weekend.

It will be the unveiling of the new truck.

Local Library Users Now Have Access to Thousands More E-Books

Reporter: Litsa Pappas

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- You can now have access to tens of thousands more books for free on your tablet.

The Massanutten Regional Library just announced the new program called 'Freading.'

You can find all those books on the library's website.

Local libraries just got access to these E-books through the Public Library of Virginia.

"We find that it's being used more and more all the time," said Lois Jones, MRL Director. "It's really exciting because we have things for children as well as for adults and so anybody who has a device is able to access it now, whether we're opened or closed, that's the best part!"

Jones says the books are free and several people can check them out at once, so there's no waiting list.

For more information on the new E-book program, you can call the reference desk at the library or visit www.mrlib.org.

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