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Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour”

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour” »

Tour Roanoke, which hosts the Roanoke Food Tour and the Roanoke Craft Beer Tour, recently launched the Blue Ridge Wine Tour. The Blue Ridge Wine Tour is all about supporting, discovering, and enjoying the work...

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State Seeks Public Input for Trout Management Plan

State Seeks Public Input for Trout Management Plan »

What does the future hold for trout fishing in Virginia? Who decides which rivers will be stocked and how much? How will Virginia’s trout program be funded in the future? There’s a new plan which...

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New Section of Roanoke River Greenway Section Opens

New Section of Roanoke River Greenway Section Opens »

The Roanoke River Greenway is one mile closer to full connectivity with the opening of a new section that intersects Peters Creek Road. To celebrate this new pathway, Roanoke Parks and Recreation will hold an...

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Blue Ridge Destination Vision Plan 2030 Progresses

Blue Ridge Destination Vision Plan 2030 Progresses »

A great place to live is typically a great place to visit. The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (RVCVB) is leading the way to develop a vision plan for added and enhanced tourism products...

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MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life!

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life! »

A classic fairytale popularized by Walt Disney’s animated feature film will come alive next month in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The play’s junior version will feature many Roanoke...

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Norfolk Southern Building Goes On Market

Norfolk Southern Building Goes On Market »

Poe & Cronk / Colliers International List Norfolk Southern Office Building Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group and Colliers International have been selected to represent Norfolk Southern in the sale of their prominent regional headquarters...

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News

Roanoke / Blacksburg Regional Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating »

Federal Aviation Administration commends ROA for effective day?to?day operation procedures.  The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has announced the recent completion of the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual airfield safety inspection at Roanoke?Blacksburg Regional Airport. The FAA’s airport certification...

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Mill Moutain Zoo Says Goodbye To Beloved Wolverine »

Mill Mountain Zoo has announced the passing of Bo, a North American Wolverine on Tuesday, July 22, afternoon.  Diagnosed with an advanced and progressive heart condition in 2013, the medications he was prescribed gave him...

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Tech Researchers Develop Model for Robots With Bacterial Brains »

Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier. In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, which is part of the...

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Southwest Virginia Ballet Honored in Europe »

Seventeen dancers from Southwest Virginia Ballet have returned from their third appearance at the New Prague Dance Festival and Competition 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.  The ballet company received the following international recognition at the...

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Drone Drug Delivery Flights Add International Research Element to Health Outreach »

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech has received a Federal Aviation Administration Certificate of Authorization to conduct research flights on Friday, July 17, at a field hospital in Wise, Virginia. “Important safety and logistical...

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611 Excursions Bring Bygone Days Of Roanoke Passenger Service To Life »

While Amtrak service to Roanoke is not expected to begin until 2017, there was no shortage of railroad enthusiasm over the Fourth of July weekend as the restored Class J 611 passenger locomotive made six...

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Hunting Hills, Stonegate Finish 1-2 In Annual City-County Swim Meet »

Hunting Hills, Stonegate Finish 1-2 In Annual City-County Swim Meet

Hunting Hills won its third straight Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association City-County swim meet Saturday afternoon at the Salem Family YMCA. Salem’s Stonegate Swim Club finished a close-second, coming up only 713 points shy of Hunting Hills’ 18,570.5 point total. This year’s championship was Hunting Hills’...

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Hunnell Captures Women’s City-County Golf With 4-Shot Victory »

Hunnell Captures Women’s City-County Golf With 4-Shot Victory

The University of Virginia football team was picked a lowly seventh in Coastal Division football during this week’s ACC media tour. Wednesday afternoon UVa golfer Lyndsey Hunnell made sure a Cavalier finished first. Backing up her first round 72 at Ole Monterey Gold Club on...

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UVa Night At Roanoke Valley Sports Club »

UVa Night At Roanoke Valley Sports Club

University of Virginia associate head football coach Mike Archer was the guest speaker Wednesday night as The Roanoke Valley Sports Club hosted UVa Football Night at Roanoke Country Club. Archer talked about Cavalier football and gave some insight on the upcoming season. Things shift to...

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Lanto Griffin Wins State Open At Ballyhack By Six Shots »

Lanto Griffin Wins State Open At Ballyhack By Six Shots

Lanto Griffin headed into Saturday’s final round of the Delta Dental State Open of Virginia seemingly on cruise control after a two-round, 134-total that had the Blacksburg golfer five shots clear of the closest challenger. After a tentative outward nine Saturday on the tough Ballyhack...

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Richardson Kicks Off Commonwealth Games Weekend At VIP Reception »

Richardson Kicks Off Commonwealth Games Weekend At VIP Reception

The popular Main Games Weekend of  this year’s Subway Commonwealth Games officially begins at 4 pm Friday afternoon July 17th at the Salem Red Sox Stadium, where the Grand Home Furnishings Tailgate Party will include food provided by Subway, interactive games, music, prizes and more....

Jul 17 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Commentary

To My Beautiful LGBT (et al.) Friends and Supporters, A Sincere Letter From Your Christian Friend »

To My Beautiful LGBT (et al.) Friends and Supporters, A Sincere Letter From Your Christian Friend

Dear Friends, This is the most difficult letter I’ve ever written. Get a cup of coffee, it is also kind of long. I’ve been working on it for several days. I am a Christian, and I’m basically supportive of the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize gay marriage on...

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What Happens Upstream, Shows Up Downstream »

What Happens Upstream, Shows Up Downstream

Once upon a time, in a galaxy not at all far away, “the facilities” were an outhouse 100 feet from the kitchen door. Time and population growth led to septic systems and eventually, to “public” wastewater treatment plants – and under-river pipes carrying products that...

Jun 18 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Caldwell No Choice for Roanoke Democrats »

Caldwell No Choice for Roanoke Democrats

Don Caldwell is a snake in the grass. I mean no insult to snakes by comparing them to Caldwell but they are the best analogy I can make. I saw Caldwell’s narcissistic behavior on display when he orchestrated kicking-out a number of older women from...

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Freedom, Liberty, and Knowledge »

Freedom, Liberty, and Knowledge

Last week, among other things, my colleagues and I in the House of Representatives considered several bills relating to our national defense. For example, I joined 399 of my colleagues in supporting the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (H.R. 1191).  All of Congress, Democrats and...

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The USA Freedom Act Protects Civil Liberties and National Security »

The USA Freedom Act Protects Civil Liberties and National Security

Almost two years ago, we learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) was collecting, in bulk, Americans’ telephone records. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, countless telephone metadata records are flowing into the NSA. Since then, the American people have made it clear...

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Business

Study: Even Fraud-Savvy Investors Often Look for the Wrong Red Flags »

Study: Even Fraud-Savvy Investors Often Look for the Wrong Red Flags

New research identifies the types of investors who are vigilant about corporate fraud, but finds that most of those investors are tracking the wrong red flags – meaning the warning signs they look for are clear only after it’s too late to protect their investment....

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Small Business Development Center Names New Director »

Small Business Development Center Names New Director

Bart Smith has joined the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC) as director of the agency. As director of the Roanoke Regional SBDC, Smith counsels new and existing small businesses, offers training to small business owners, and works to secure local funding partners for...

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Regional Chamber Beginning Next 125 Years »

Regional Chamber Beginning Next 125 Years

The Roanoke Regional Chamber has been around for a long time – 125 years to be exact – but the organization cut the ribbon recently at a “grand opening,” when it also vowed to add 125 new members in 125 days. President and CEO Joyce...

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“Friends of The Blue Ridge Parkway” Wins Cox Heroes Award »

“Friends of The Blue Ridge Parkway” Wins Cox Heroes Award

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Roanoke Chapter chair Heidi Ketler (at center) has won the 2015 Virginia Cox Conserves Heroes Award, besting two other nominees in online voting. Cox Communications will donate $10,000 to Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway-Roanoke Valley Chapter (the conservation...

Jun 30 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Arts & Culture

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour” »

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour”Tour Roanoke, which hosts the Roanoke Food Tour and the Roanoke Craft Beer Tour, recently launched the Blue Ridge Wine Tour. The Blue Ridge Wine...

Jul 23 2015 / No comment / Read More »

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life! »

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life!A classic fairytale popularized by Walt Disney’s animated feature film will come alive next month in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the...

Jul 22 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Southwest Virginia Ballet Honored in Europe »

Southwest Virginia Ballet Honored in EuropeSeventeen dancers from Southwest Virginia Ballet have returned from their third appearance at the New Prague Dance Festival and Competition 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic....

Jul 15 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Opera Roanoke Receives Second Major Challenge Gift in Six Months »

Opera Roanoke Receives Second Major Challenge Gift in Six MonthsFresh off matching and exceeding an anonymous $100,000 challenge which ended June 30, Opera Roanoke has announced that another donor has issued a new challenge: ...

Jul 13 2015 / No comment / Read More »

Fairytale Classic Comes Alive in Mill MT’s Main Stage Summer Production »

Fairytale Classic Comes Alive in Mill MT’s Main Stage Summer ProductionA classic fairytale popularized by Walt Disney’s animated feature film will come alive next month in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the...

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Hayden Hollingsworth

An Unforgettable Character

Years ago there was an article in every issue of Reader’s Digest entitled “My Most Unforgettable Character.” It was, as the name implied, written about someone who had made a lasting impression on...

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Liza Field

A Place for Us?

There have been a few times in our history that we have completely transformed our understanding of the basic, fundamental question, what is our place in the universe?  —Jason Kalirai, Astrophysicist An old...

Jun 2, 2015 / More »

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Dennis Garvin

Unintended Consequences:  As Goes The Scottish Tartan So Goes The Confederate Flag?

It would appear that we are witnessing another ironic historical convergence.  I refer to the recent actions taken against the flag of the Confederacy.  Also, the statue of Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia...

Jun 29, 2015 / More »

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Caroline Watkins

Even This . . .

I heard these two seemingly meaningless words on my most recent trip to Haiti. A fellow team member shared how God has whispered to her in two word phrases of late. Besides “Marry...

Jul 1, 2015 / More »

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Lucky Garvin

Is There and Acronym for Immediately?

I am receipt of two important notifications from the National Guard; both of which advise me a] to perform a given task; b] that this is my initial notification and; c] that I...

Jul 27, 2015 / More »

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Dick Baynton

Buckle up: Greece as a Microcosm of the (Almost) Inevitable Future

Observers may have overlooked the recent visits of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Russia where some positive bailout support might be forthcoming. The low price of oil coupled with international sanctions have...

Jul 27, 2015 / More »

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Dominique Mack

When You’ve Been Abandoned

Pain is something we never get use to and none of us are immune. Either unknowingly or deliberately along life’s journey we’ve all encountered circumstances that have left us bruised. We’ve learned to...

Jun 3, 2015 / More »

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Jeff Ell

No Till Gardening – Or How Not To Garden Like A Heathen

A few weeks ago, I found out that I garden like a heathen. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I was burning incense in the bean rows or burying amulets in the...

Jul 10, 2015 / More »

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Keith McCurdy

Teen Curfew Leads to Detachment

Summer is here and hundreds of new teenage drivers are hitting the streets with new found freedom…. “I am out of school, I can drive, I can do whatever I want” is often...

Apr 29, 2015 / More »

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Johnny Robinson

First Time to Dragon’s Tooth

“We better start heading back; it’ll be getting dark before long,” I suggest. “Yep,” says Rocky, as he gazes westward at the lowering slant of the sunshine. His younger brother Jeff is checking...

Jul 27, 2015 / More »

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Arresting and Ephemeral

Arresting and ephemeral. These two lovely adjectives seem common in the botanicals when naturalists describe Virginia Bluebells, one of my favorite native wildflowers in low-lying land during the fleeting days of mid-Spring. Now,...

Jun 4, 2015 / More »

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God of The Very Unexpected

God of The Very Unexpected

1 SAMUEL 15:34-16:13 \ 2 CORINTHIANS 5:6-10, 16-17 I was speaking with a friend lately about the incredibly amazing nature of scripture – how you can read and hear a passage so many times...

Jul 13, 2015 / More »








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