Mill Mountain Theatre launches its 2015 Season with the all-new Mill Mountain Music concert series and in a venue that’s newly equipped with the region’s most up-to-date sound system. The combination will be an evening...No comment / Read More »
Two identical cigarettes led to a discovery by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity. Why the difference? Some subjects were told their...No comment / Read More »
For the first time in its’ 67-year history, the Rescue Mission will begin distributing food boxes to more than 800 families when it partners with Manna Ministries this Spring. Manna leaders approached the Mission late...No comment / Read More »
America’s love affair with the automobile, as a recent Washington Post piece points out, is largely a fabrication. Author Emily Badger recounts the myth’s origin in 1961 as the launch of a very successful public-relations campaign...No comment / Read More »
Sarah McDonald, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how a common — and, in the developing...No comment / Read More »
Historic Garden Week will feature “Springtime in South Roanoke” on April 25th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Seven uniquely beautiful homes will be featured this year: 2731 Carolina Avenue – The Irons Home. Situated on...
Organizers of the Foot Levelers Down by Downtown Music Festival and Blue Ridge Marathon are once again expanding the schedule in Downtown Roanoke as a part of the 6th Annual event (April 16-18). The weekend...No comment / Read More »
Though little evidence can be seen driving rural roads today, hundreds of small canneries once dotted the Virginia countryside. Yet by 1950, nearly all of them were closed, leaving behind workers’ memories, empty buildings, and...No comment / Read More »
Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia, has been nominated as one of three finalists for the annual Weyrich Awards for “Courage in the Face of Power.” This prestigious award will be given...No comment / Read More »
What a change a year can make. Last year, volunteers with Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway-Roanoke Valley Chapter uncovered 1,189 whipped cream canisters and other trash and recyclables strewn from J.P. Fishburn to the...No comment / Read More »
Virginia Tech ranks No. 11 among large schools in the Peace Corps’ rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, according to ratings from the international service organization. Virginia Tech has 43...No comment / Read More »
Woodcraft Supply, LLC, one of the nation’s oldest and largest suppliers of quality woodworking tools, supplies, and plans, has entered into a partnership with Black Dog Salvage of Roanoke. Black Dog is the focus of...