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First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke »

Roanoke Mountain Adventures will open in spring 2015 in the City of Roanoke to connect visitors and residents with a wide range of active outdoor recreation experiences.  The business will be the first of its...

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From Old Boxcar To High Tech Classroom

From Old Boxcar To High Tech Classroom »

Everyone knows you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old train boxcar? Apple Ridge Farm is teaming up with AkzoNobel to relocate and refurbish an antique railroad boxcar from its...

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New Cadet Class to Complete First Phase of Training With “Caldwell March”

New Cadet Class to Complete First Phase of Training With “Caldwell March” »

One of the most significant events in the first phase of training for the New Cadet class of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the Fall Caldwell March. The Class of 2018 of the Corps of...

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My Favorite Spot On The Planet – Featured Columnist

My Favorite Spot On The Planet – Featured Columnist »

Our ankles are bound loosely, with a length of that scratchy Manila hemp rope. The other end of the rope is affixed to a small pine ten feet away. We can still move around, but...

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Get in The Game!

Get in The Game! »

Feeding America wants more people involved in bringing quality fresh food to those who need it most. September is Hunger Action Month and the Feeding America-Southwest Virginia food bank in Salem will not let that...

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All The Chops: Out of The Way Barber Shop on Forefront of Style

All The Chops: Out of The Way Barber Shop on Forefront of Style »

Four walls, a single Johnny Cash poster and a barber with all the chops. Sometimes, that’s all you need. In today’s over-priced salon culture, Mark Mintor, aka Mark The Barber, serves up classic cuts and...

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News

Growing Local Businesses the Goal of Two New Contests »

Two contests designed to help nurture start-up businesses in the Roanoke area are under way, with TV’s “Shark Tank” program as a model. That is, entrepreneurs or those looking to grow existing small businesses will...

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Med School And Clinic Both Create New Joint Department »

Call it a two-for-one: the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic have both established stand alone departments of Orthopaedics, where they will share resources and a director – Dr. Joseph Moskal. Carilion...

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Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb »

Virginia’s oyster harvest jumped another 25 percent last year, surging past 500,000 bushels, the most in nearly a generation. Over the past 12 years, the oyster harvest in Virginia has increased from 23,000 bushels in...

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Encourages Public to Be Prepared for Disasters »

September marks Emergency Preparedness Month, and Virginia Cooperative Extension is encouraging families to be disaster-aware and take action to prepare. “Families can prepare for natural disasters, such as tornados and hurricanes and weather-related power outages,...

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McAuliffe Breaks With Dems Over Gas Pipeline »

While his national party leaders fight the Keystone XL Pipeline project across America’s plains, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe sparked a political firestorm Tuesday by touting a massive natural-gas line through Virginia. “This project is a...

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Roanoke Columnist Joe Kennedy Dies at Age 66 »

Former Roanoke Times and Roanoke Star columnist Joe Kennedy passed away Monday at the age of 66. Joe suffered a stroke in 2009, two years after he left the Roanoke Times. His recovery went far...

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Former PH Star Named As Delaware Men’s Tennis Coach »

The University of Delaware has announced the hiring of Former Patrick Henry High School standout Chris Hincker as the new head coach of the men’s tennis program. Hincker joins the Blue Hens as the men’s...

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Sports

Hidden Valley Turns Tide On Viking Armada In 16-6 Win »

Hidden Valley Turns Tide On Viking Armada In 16-6 Win

Hidden Valley was looking to end a trend that dated back to 2008. This time for the Titans, it was mission accomplished. Having lost to Northside each year from 2008-2013 by margins of 7, 2, 3, 4, 15, and 10 points, respectfully, Hidden Valley jumped...

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Cave Spring Ground Game Masters Bulldogs 34-7 »

Cave Spring Ground Game Masters Bulldogs 34-7

Cave Spring had worked all week on their game plan against visiting Martinsville. “Pretty simple,” Knight senior linebacker Zac Foutz noted at midfield after the contest. “We wanted to run the ball down their throats.” Executing to perfection, Cave Spring  pounded the Bulldog defense all...

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Wild Bill’s Sports Roundup! »

Wild Bill’s Sports Roundup!

Well, let’s see who’s laughing now ? As most of you regular readers are now well aware, I solicited the psychic connections of Nancy Reagan and her former clairvoyants Joan Quigley and Carroll Righter, via my trusty Ouija, for last week’s ” Big-11 ” football...

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Cave Spring Power Game Dominates In Volleyball Opener »

Cave Spring Power Game Dominates In Volleyball Opener

The season volleyball opener for the Cave Spring Knights in the Northside gym saw the Knights faced with a long uphill climb to dig itself out of a serious hole in game one of the best-of-five games match. Once the Knights got over the hump,...

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North Cross Airs It Out in 33-14 Win Over Blessed Sacrament »

North Cross Airs It Out in 33-14 Win Over Blessed Sacrament

The adage says there’s calm before the storm. Saturday afternoon at Thomas Field, the North Cross Raiders were glad to see a burst before the storm. Forced to wait out a delay of an hour after the skies opened up 20 seconds into the second...

Sep 8 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Commentary

Obamacare Means No Care for 250,000 Virginians »

Obamacare Means No Care for 250,000 Virginians

You all really need to be reporting on this and bringing awareness FULL FORCE!  I was one of those people! I live and work in Roanoke. I bring home 320.00 a week after taxes. My affordable insurance was just cancelled and the new policy, which...

Sep 17 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Landlords, Homeowners Share Cause Aainst City »

Landlords, Homeowners Share Cause Aainst City

Property owners who are tired of nuisance trash in their neighborhoods caused by renters should consider doing the unthinkable — side with landlords against city code enforcement and its policies. It’s unthinkable because landlords are typically portrayed as the problem more so than ones with a...

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Hurray for The Virginia Cooperative Extension! »

Hurray for The Virginia Cooperative Extension!

The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is completing its hundred years this year(2014), which is a landmark and a milestone. VCE has been helping garden-lovers for a CENTURY! I am a Virginian for the last twenty-two years. Originally I came from India. In the house I...

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Boulders Along Roanoke Streets Way Out of Line »

Boulders Along Roanoke Streets Way Out of Line

Dear Mayor, Members of City Council and neighborhood advocates: Well as this picture shows, tackiness in yards now extends outside the bounds of Southeast. These boulders are on city property and the city is allowing it, even though many neighbors on Westmont St in the...

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Veterans Deserve Better »

Veterans Deserve Better

On Wednesday, July 30, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans’ Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act (H.R. 3230).  Importantly, this bill will require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to allow eligible veterans to receive care outside of the VA system...

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Business

Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte Announces Hirings »

Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte Announces Hirings

Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte has announced the hiring of Gary Tegenkamp as Of Counsel and Emma Maddux Kozlowski as an Associate. Gary has led a distinguished career as Assistant City Attorney for Roanoke City.  Gary brings a wealth of experience and will focus on...

Sep 17 2014 / No comment / Read More »

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke »

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke

Roanoke Mountain Adventures will open in spring 2015 in the City of Roanoke to connect visitors and residents with a wide range of active outdoor recreation experiences.  The business will be the first of its kind in the region and will provide guides, tours, transportation,...

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Froth Morphs Into Café Froth At The Forum »

Froth Morphs Into Café Froth At The Forum

First Michael Carroll rescued the popular southwest Roanoke County coffee shop Froth at The Forum on Starkey Road from oblivion – purchasing it from the former owners after they had planned to shut it down at the end of February. Now Carroll, a veteran coffee...

Sep 10 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Roanoke College Recognized Again as “Up and Coming” by U.S. News »

Roanoke College Recognized Again as “Up and Coming” by U.S. News

For the fourth time in recent years, Roanoke College is ranked among the nation’s top Up and Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings. College presidents and deans surveyed for the 2015 rankings, released Tuesday, were...

Sep 9 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Arts & Culture

Roanoke Best-Selling Novelist Returns With Driftwood Tides »

Roanoke Best-Selling Novelist Returns With Driftwood TidesA best-selling author right from the get-go, Gina Holmes has just released her fourth novel, Driftwood Tides, which deals with a young woman searching for...

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Radio Meets Comic Book in Live Graphic Novel Performance ‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ »

Radio Meets Comic Book in Live Graphic Novel Performance ‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents two performances of a cult favorite, the first installment of the live-action graphic novel “The Intergalactic Nemesis” on...

Sep 9 2014 / No comment / Read More »

MMT To Stage Classic Drama “To Kill A Mockingbird” »

MMT To Stage Classic Drama “To Kill A Mockingbird”Mill Mountain Theatre in October stages an iconic work of American literature and drama, To Kill a Mockingbird.  And in collaboration with Roanoke College will...

Sep 8 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Unique Miami Art Collection Comes to Roanoke »

Unique Miami Art Collection Comes to RoanokeExclusive Mid-Atlantic Presentation “Beg, Borrow, Steal” will feature works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida...

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Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Evokes Rhythms And Traditions Of Its Homeland »

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Evokes  Rhythms And Traditions Of Its HomelandThe Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will infuse the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech’s new season with the spirit-lifting sounds of West African gospel music during its...

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Hayden Hollingsworth

No Matter How Waged, War Is Hell

General Sherman got that right in his description of war. While the strategy and tactics have changed radically, even in the last few years, the horror of combat and its results have only...

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Liza Field

Gone Green

A broad effort to keep our planet alive is burning up planetary life. Make sense? Not to some researchers. Three southern universities recently evaluated the wood-pellet industry and its impact on eastern forest...

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Dennis Garvin

Can Humans Be Rehabbed?

My brother, Lucky, and his wife, Sabrina, are wild animal rehabbers.  For years, the Roanoke valley has recognized them as the go-to folks when one has a sick, injured, or orphaned wild animal. ...

Sep 8, 2014 / More »

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Caroline Watkins

Daring Greatly

I heard a quote by Theodore Roosevelt in a TED Talk by Brene Brown PhD, the gist of which is about stepping into the arena- trying valiantly, failing frequently, yet even in failure…daring...

Sep 3, 2014 / More »

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Lucky Garvin

Where Does “Intuition” Come From?

Medical intuition is a hard-won ability. Further, because although you may have this ‘second-sight’ to some degree, you can still make mistakes [take it from me!] Intuition, I guess, means that all the...

Sep 8, 2014 / More »

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Dick Baynton

2nd Installment: A Conservative Plan for National Renewal

A critical change in our political/government system would be to establish a renewed relationship with our legislators. House and Senate members would be covered by the same health insurance plans as the citizenry;...

Sep 8, 2014 / More »

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Jeff Ell

The Time Has Come for The Hunter-Gatherer Burka.

The cops had me surrounded. I was lathered in sweat, my hands were stained with a dark liquid, and a yet unidentified substance was in a plastic jug around my neck. I was...

Aug 11, 2014 / More »

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Keith McCurdy

Ray Rice and Kindergarten

So what is our response to the whole Ray Rice “situation”?  I heard this question today and had to laugh at the irony.  Here we are as a culture, seeing what could be...

Sep 10, 2014 / More »

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H. Bruce Rinker

A Southerner Bids Adieu to Maine

As a native Virginian, I have endured three years of self-imposed exile in the Yankee wilds of coastal Maine. I’ve lived (barely) through three ghastly Maine winters including the now-infamous Dark Months of...

Jul 2, 2014 / More »

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Johnny Robinson

My Favorite Spot On The Planet – Featured Columnist

Our ankles are bound loosely, with a length of that scratchy Manila hemp rope. The other end of the rope is affixed to a small pine ten feet away. We can still move...

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Daring To Be Not So Original

Let’s be clear. I do NOT steal my blog content from Wikipedia. But high school and college students? They are another matter. When they get assigned a three page term paper on the...

Sep 8, 2014 / More »

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What About Patrick Henry? – by The Rt. Rev. R. Quigg Lawrence

What About Patrick Henry? – by The Rt. Rev. R. Quigg Lawrence

The Church of The Holy Spirit in Roanoke County and others have worked hard to establish Young Life in Roanoke and beyond. Young Life is a relational ministry to teens, most of whom...

Jul 7, 2014 / More »








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