In an amazing victory, a Roanoke man who had passed away just nine days earlier won the worldwide Thoresen Chess Engine Competition. (TCEC). On Sunday, December 1, the Komodo Chess Engine, a downloadable computer chess...1 comment / Read More »
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has appointed Timothy D. Sands as Virginia Tech’s 16th president, effective June 1, 2014. Sands will succeed Charles Steger, who steps down when Sands assumes office. Mike Quillen, rector...No comment / Read More »
The legendary N&W 611 steam engine is back on rails…in Salem. Students at HopeTree Academy (of HopeTree Family Services -formerly Virginia Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services) have built a scale model of the famous...No comment / Read More »
Four Democrats want to snag retiring Delegate Onzlee Ware’s 11th district House seat. Council members Dave Trinkle and Court Rosen, along with Sam Rasoul and Patricia White-Boyd, presented their cases at Tuesday’s forum hosted by...
Runners in the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Half Marathon will see changes in their respective courses this year, while organizers have added the option of a 10K run called, “The Star K.” The...No comment / Read More »
On November 19, 2013, representatives from Senator Tim Kaine’s office from Patrick and Floyd Counties, and from both The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) and the Dan River Basin Association joined Directors of Blue Ridge Heritage,...No comment / Read More »
Fall is always a great time to head to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and there are many locations along the way where you’re likely to catch a glimpse of one of the Commonwealth’s native raptors...No comment / Read More »
More than 120 pieces of art, by 38 regional artists, are on display as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s latest art show. The open call for this exhibition – the seventh in the...No comment / Read More »
The Commonwealth of Virginia has announced it will award more than $2.6 million over three years in Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) funds to Virginia Tech to operate an unmanned aircraft systems test site in...No comment / Read More »
Water pressure in northern Roanoke County neighborhoods around Northside High School and Woodhaven Road has been somewhat of an issue in recent years as developments like the Green Ridge Recreation Center on the other side...
Sheriff Octavia Johnson was named the Republican nominee for the January 7th special election in Virginia’s 11th House District. The election is being held to fill the vacancy left by retiring Delegate Onzlee Ware. The deadline to...No comment / Read More »
Virginians have weighed in on their opinions of the real estate market for the second time this year. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 608 Virginians about their opinions of the current market and their expectations...No comment / Read More »