The Peace Corps has announced the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. The Commonwealth of Virginia jumped to No. 8 among states with the highest number of Peace...No comment / Read More »
Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that he is including $28 million in his budget to provide new voting machines to precincts across Virginia so all polling places will have uniform equipment for the 2015 November elections. On Election...No comment / Read More »
The proposal to build a 300-mile long 42” natural gas pipeline that would traverse through the Bent Mountain area of Southwest Roanoke County has many residents up in arms – including, at least for now,...No comment / Read More »
Governor Terry McAuliffe made a stop in Roanoke last week at the Enroll Virginia local office, located inside a Legal Aid Society office on Campbell Avenue. McAuliffe once again touted the benefits of the Affordable...No comment / Read More »
One of Roanoke’s oldest microbrewers is suddenly its newest again – Roanoke Railhouse Brewing is open again at 3106 Franklin Road after a five-month hiatus. Railhouse, the brewer of craft beers like Track 9 and...
Veteran tri-athlete and runner Mike Morris says in part one of the reasons he started the free Christmas Eve Fun Run from Vic Thomas Park (on the Greenway) a few years ago, was to thank...No comment / Read More »
Sunday afternoon brought an electrifying performance by Maestro David Stewart Wiley of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra as he returned to Heights Community Church (formally Virginia Heights Baptist Church) for “A Wiley Family Christmas.” Wiley was...No comment / Read More »
Haley Toyota’s City of Roanoke Christmas parade took to the streets of downtown Roanoke last Friday night, as the area was transformed into a magical holiday wonderland with marching bands, carriages, elaborate vehicles and floats,...No comment / Read More »
Travelers and locals alike flock to certain Virginia hotels every year at Christmastime. Why? These hotels go above and beyond to deliver a magical experience inside. The decorations are stunning, professional creations that stop you,...No comment / Read More »
Recently, I drove north on Interstate 81 from Lexington toward Staunton, spotting a thick green clump high in a stand of oaks along the roadway. Mistletoe. Unmistakable. The trees had shed their colorful leaves earlier...No comment / Read More »
Sentiment concerning the Virginia real estate market remains strong although little has changed over the year despite falling mortgage rates. Sellers are particularly optimistic about the coming year, while home buyers are more so about...