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VT Carilion Awarded $1.7 Million For New Approach To Addiction Recovery

VT Carilion Awarded $1.7 Million For New Approach To Addiction Recovery »

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to help develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people’s instinct for social connectedness. Warren Bickel, a professor at...

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Drive Carefully This Fall Season – Deer Are On The Move

Drive Carefully This Fall Season – Deer Are On The Move »

Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move. With daylight savings time just around the corner, many motorists will be...

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Strange Brew: Richmond Puts Brewery on Public Tab

Strange Brew: Richmond Puts Brewery on Public Tab »

Thirsty for jobs and good times, the city of Richmond is vowing to build a brewery on the James River. The estimated $36 million tab includes $5 million from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s “Opportunity Fund.” If...

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Virginia Lawmaker Targets Police Asset Seizures

Virginia Lawmaker Targets Police Asset Seizures »

Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from citizens, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in Virginia. “Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without a criminal conviction. My legislation would...

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Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley »

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley has announced it has awarded a $40,000 grant to Mill Mountain Theatre under the Foundation’s three year, $300,000 Arts & Culture Initiative.  The grant will underwrite Mill Mountain’s Summer Theatre Program...

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Knights Top Blacksburg 3-1 In River Ridge Volleyball Showdown

Knights Top Blacksburg 3-1 In River Ridge Volleyball Showdown »

Wednesday night’s River Ridge volleyball showdown between the Blacksburg Bruins and Cave Spring Knights saw one streak come to an end. Fortunately for the Knights, the streak that counted most kept on rolling. Seeing their...

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News

Roanoke’s Main Library Re-opens to The Public After 11 Month Renovation »

At Tuesday’s re-opening ceremony, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers, and Libraries Director Sheila Umberger spoke about the exciting new features to dozens of onlookers, including many school children. “The newly renovated Main Library is a vibrant,...

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Local Angels of Assisi Shelter Wins National Rachael Ray $100K Challenge »

Roanoke shelter saves 812 pets in three months; wins $30K in grant funding The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has announced that the Angels of Assisi Animal Shelter in Roanoke has...

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Aerospace Student Pilots Unmanned Planes With Eye Toward Future »

When Mark Palframan sets to work, he’s at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Research Farm. No dirt is involved, though. His hands are on a souped-up remote control device, and his eyes look to the air, set...

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South Peak Landowners Challenge Water Authority on Work Company Paid For »

At issue is $2 million in privately financed water improvements The property owners at South Peak have filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against the Western Virginia Water Authority. The suit asks the court...

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Local Dental Providers Helping with Project Access’ New Dental Program »

Local dentists and non-profits are making it easier for Project Access to provide dental service to members of the community who are in need.  They are opening their clinic doors to provide dental care for...

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Oct 19th is 80th Anniversary of Roosevelt’s Visit to Roanoke »

On October 19, 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the first official visit of a U.S. president, arrived in downtown Roanoke. He stood on the platform of the train parked on Jefferson Street waving to...

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Plans To Move Rescue Mission Dining Facility Brings Some Resistance »

Duane Howard and some other residents of Southeast Roanoke City are not happy with the Roanoke Rescue Mission for what they see is the latest attempt to expand the homeless shelter’s footprint in their part...

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Sports

Northside Late Finish Topples Botetourt 33-21 »

Northside Late Finish Topples Botetourt 33-21

Last year’s battle between Northside and Lord Botetourt featured two unbeaten teams going overtime before the Cavaliers from Daleville captured the win on a defensive stop. Friday night at Jim Hickam Field, Northside returned the favor by coming up with four key defensive stops in...

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Cave Spring Outlasts Cougars 33-26 In Hard-Hitting Takedown »

Cave Spring Outlasts Cougars 33-26 In Hard-Hitting Takedown

Friday night’s football game between Cave Spring and Pulaski County scheduled for the Cougar Den in Dublin had to be moved to Dwight Bogle Stadium because of swamp-like conditions on the Cougar field. Pulaski County must have felt they got swamped again in Southwest County....

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Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup! »

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup!

Well, well, well. We did it again. Last week’s ” Big-11 ” predictions returned a 9-1 record and .900 percentage. For the record, through the first seven weeks of the high school football season, we’ve cashed in with 2 perfect zero-miss weeks and a pair of...

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Knights Top Blacksburg 3-1 In River Ridge Volleyball Showdown »

Knights Top Blacksburg 3-1 In River Ridge Volleyball Showdown

Wednesday night’s River Ridge volleyball showdown between the Blacksburg Bruins and Cave Spring Knights saw one streak come to an end. Fortunately for the Knights, the streak that counted most kept on rolling. Seeing their 36-set regular season winning streak ended when Blacksburg won the...

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Cave Spring Rolls In 41-14 Win Over Carroll County »

Cave Spring Rolls In 41-14 Win Over Carroll County

It’s not unusual for the Cave Spring football team to have a scoring standout every game. Friday night, to the dismay of the visiting Carroll County Cavaliers, the Knights produced two. Combining for five total touchdowns, senior Ty Albritton and junior Tyler Rice were more...

Oct 13 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...

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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

ECPI University Opens New Campus in Roanoke »

ECPI University Opens New Campus in Roanoke

Degrees Aimed at Fulfilling Local Hiring Needs ECPI University has announced that it has established a campus in the City of Roanoke, located at 5234 Airport Rd NW. Founded nearly 50 years ago, ECPI University offers prospective students the opportunity to earn Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s...

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3 Tips for Effective Communication »

3 Tips for Effective Communication

Words are Powerful; Use With Care, Media Expert Notes  It’s easy to take words for granted; most of us use them as effortlessly as we breathe. But words hold power that we often overlook at our own peril, says media expert Steve Kayser. “Language is...

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Roanoke Welcomes Advanced Technology for Tattoo Removal »

Roanoke Welcomes Advanced Technology for Tattoo Removal

Jefferson Surgical Clinic of Roanoke is one of the first in the nation to offer “PicoSure,” the world’s only picosecond aesthetic laser for tattoo removal.  According to the manufacturer, the advancement in laser technology safely and effectively erases tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. ...

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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 »

Arts & Culture

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley »

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke ValleyThe Foundation for Roanoke Valley has announced it has awarded a $40,000 grant to Mill Mountain Theatre under the Foundation’s three year, $300,000 Arts & Culture...

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SWVA Ballet to Offer Free Performance of MamLuft&Co. Dance »

SWVA Ballet to Offer Free Performance of MamLuft&Co. DanceOn Saturday October 18, for one night only, at 7 pm the Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB) is commemorating its 25th anniversary season by presenting a free...

Oct 8 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Roanoke Children’s Theatre Ready for New Season »

Roanoke Children’s Theatre Ready for New SeasonThe new season for Roanoke Children’s Theatre – the company’s second at the Dumas Center on Henry Street – opens later this month with an...

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Some Local History Not As Memorable As We Might Wish »

Some Local History Not As Memorable As We Might WishAs a young adult living in Richmond, I well remember the newspapers being full of the horrifying stories of the Lee Scott murder case. It...

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Science Museum’s “Time Traveler Pi Miler” To be Run at 1 AM »

Science Museum’s “Time Traveler Pi Miler” To be Run at 1 AMDressed as Doc Brown from the “Back to the Future” movie series, Science Museum of Western Virginia executive director Jim Rollings roared up to the...

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Hayden Hollingsworth

When Life Was Simple

Do you remember when that was true?  The correct answer is that it was never simple.  It seemed so for a variety of reasons, the most important of which was that we were...

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Liza Field

This Little Light of Ours

Some wonderful bad news is emerging. The kind that easily converts to good news. A powerful toxin is now sprawling across land, water and sky. This pollutant degrades everything from phytoplankton to entire...

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Dennis Garvin

VMI and The Citadel – A True Band of Brothers

I am a Citadel graduate, class of ’69 (I may look like class of 1869, but trust me, it’s 1969). You notice I use the present tense; no military school graduate ever saying...

Sep 23, 2014 / More »

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Caroline Watkins

Their Eyes Were Watching God

The title of this critically acclaimed novel by Zora Neale Hurston came to mind yesterday, seemingly out of the blue. In my relatively subconscious quest for column topics, I’ve learned to trust thoughts...

Sep 25, 2014 / More »

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Lucky Garvin

The Spouses Bluebird Project

There is, in my own thinking anyway, a distinction to be drawn between a chore and a project. A chore is done with some regularity: straighten the bed, feed the dogs and cats,...

Oct 6, 2014 / More »

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Dick Baynton

Threshold to the Future

On my way home one night recently, I stopped at a grocery store to pick up a few items for our kitchen. Upon leaving the store, I opted to check out my purchases...

Oct 20, 2014 / More »

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Jeff Ell

Roanoker Wins Alaskan Fishing Tournament:

When Roanoke local Rusty Pugh landed a promotion from his company this summer, he didn’t know that salmon fishing would be part of his new job description. Pugh, who graduated from William Byrd...

Sep 23, 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

The Passing of a Pigeon

This is the year for two notable, and related, anniversaries. As we observe the 200th birthday of the national anthem of the United States, “The Star-Spangled Banner” by lawyer and amateur poet Francis...

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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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Here’s How World Markets Get Destabilized

It starts with a product that is, well, the only way to put it is…addicting. During World War 2, an Italian confectionary company was having trouble accessing enough chocolate to create its products,...

Oct 6, 2014 / More »

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Image Is Everything    – Stuart Revercomb

Image Is Everything – Stuart Revercomb

Remember the old commercial with Tennis Star Andre Agassi that featured the key line “Image is everything?” It was a big hit for both Canon Cameras and Agassi at the time. The implication...

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