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Virginia Science Festival Launches in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11

Virginia Science Festival Launches in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11 »

The first ever, state-wide Virginia Science Festival which runs from Oct. 4 through 11, will feature events in Roanoke as well as a a dozen communities across the state including Arlington, Danville, Hampton Roads, Grundy,...

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VMI and The Citadel – A True Band of Brothers

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 he or...

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Roanoke’s Emergency Operations Center Displayed on Anniversary of 9/11

Roanoke’s Emergency Operations Center Displayed on Anniversary of 9/11 »

On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon – not to mention a jet airliner brought down by passengers before it reached Washington DC...

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Whats In Your Water? Tech Researchers Want to Know

Whats In Your Water? Tech Researchers Want to Know »

Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not...

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Roanoker Wins Alaskan Fishing Tournament:

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 and Virginia...

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VT Carilion Scientists Explore Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-interest

VT Carilion Scientists Explore Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-interest »

What’s the price on your integrity? Tell the truth; everyone has a tipping point. We all want to be honest, but at some point, we’ll lie if the benefit is great enough. Now, scientists have...

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News

From Old Boxcar To High Tech Classroom »

Everyone knows you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old train boxcar? Apple Ridge Farm is teaming up with AkzoNobel to relocate and refurbish an antique railroad boxcar from its...

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First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke »

Roanoke Mountain Adventures will open in Spring 2015 in the City of Roanoke to connect visitors and residents with a wide range of active outdoor recreation experiences.  The business will be the first of its...

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Greenbrier Classic Announces First Annual Volunteer Charitable Initiative Campaign »

During a check-presentation ceremony this week in White Sulphur Springs, WV, officials of The Greenbrier Classic announced the results of the tournament’s first annual Volunteer Charitable Initiative Campaign. The program, which is a new part...

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New Cadet Class to Complete First Phase of Training With “Caldwell March” »

One of the most significant events in the first phase of training for the New Cadet class of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the Fall Caldwell March. The Class of 2018 of the Corps of...

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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 around, but...

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AG and Local Law Enforcement Concerned About Heroin Abuse »

It’s become a major problem in many places – including the Roanoke Valley: the abuse of heroin and prescription opiates, sometimes fatally. The U.S. Attorney for the Western District, Tim Heaphy, outlined the issue when...

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Get in The Game! »

Feeding America wants more people involved in bringing quality fresh food to those who need it most. September is Hunger Action Month and the Feeding America-Southwest Virginia food bank in Salem will not let that...

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Sports

Salem Scoring Explosion Sinks Cave Spring 49-5 »

Salem Scoring Explosion Sinks Cave Spring 49-5

Cave Spring was looking for a game plan that would hold back the explosive Spartan offense. Things were going the Knights way until the final moments of the first half. Then, the dam broke. Scoring 21 points in a span of 1:08 that ended the...

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Fleming Overcomes Mistakes To Down Terriers 20-7 »

Fleming Overcomes Mistakes To Down Terriers 20-7

Fans at William Fleming Stadium Friday night were greeted by a number of malfunctions. Most obviously, the scoreboard and clock were dark throughout the entire game, leaving the Fleming announcer on the spot for updates on downs, yardage and scoring while the time remaining was...

Sep 28 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Wild Bill’s Sports Roundup! »

Wild Bill’s Sports Roundup!

“Watch the birdie!” That phrase is appropriate this week for a couple of reasons. First, it pertains to today’s late-night product review we will visit later in the column. Likewise, The Chief informed me that I need a new picture of myself for this column....

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Cave Spring Power Keys 3-0 Volleyball Win Over Patrick Henry »

Cave Spring Power Keys 3-0 Volleyball Win Over Patrick Henry

Coming into Tuesday night’s volleyball match in the Cave Spring gym, Patrick Henry knew it needed to neutralize the Knights power game at the net. Unfortunately for the Patriots, it became like trying to stop a runaway train. Pulling out to dominating leads in each...

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Tennis Icons Make Stop At Greenbrier Tennis Classic »

Tennis Icons Make Stop At Greenbrier Tennis Classic

The weekend brought great tennis along with a pair of Grand Slam icons to the third annual Greenbrier Tennis Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The two day event gave tennis fans the opportunity to see Hall of Fame players John McEnroe and Pete...

Sep 23 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...

Sep 17 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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

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 »

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke »

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke

Roanoke Mountain Adventures will open in Spring 2015 in the City of Roanoke to connect visitors and residents with a wide range of active outdoor recreation experiences.  The business will be the first of its kind in the region and will provide guides, tours, transportation,...

Sep 17 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Arts & Culture

Another Local Film Gets Ready To Roll »

Another Local Film Gets Ready To RollThe “Kicked by Grace” film wraps up its Roanoke shoot this week – the story of former Roanoke police officer Bryan Lawrence, ambushed while on...

Sep 24 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Taubman Rolls Out Four New Exhibitions »

Taubman Rolls Out Four New Exhibitions“Things are going fantastically well at the Taubman [Museum of Art],” said Amy Moorefield, the deputy director of exhibitions, who came aboard about a year...

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First Ever Business Workshop For Artists To Be Offered »

First Ever Business Workshop For Artists To Be OfferedLets face it … some creative artists might be very adept at painting, sculpting or shooting photos, but they may not have a knack for...

Sep 24 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Roanoke Best-Selling Novelist Returns With Driftwood Tides »

Roanoke Best-Selling Novelist Returns With Driftwood TidesA best-selling author right from the get-go, Gina Holmes has just released her fourth novel, Driftwood Tides, which deals with a young woman searching for...

Sep 10 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Radio Meets Comic Book in Live Graphic Novel Performance ‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ »

Radio Meets Comic Book in Live Graphic Novel Performance ‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents two performances of a cult favorite, the first installment of the live-action graphic novel “The Intergalactic Nemesis” on...

Sep 9 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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Hayden Hollingsworth

Reality Sets In

It seems that the hype of football season began in early June. Headlines appeared touting the expected prowess of various teams, most notably UVA and Virginia Tech, in our local newspapers. This is...

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Liza Field

Gone Green

A broad effort to keep our planet alive is burning up planetary life. Make sense? Not to some researchers. Three southern universities recently evaluated the wood-pellet industry and its impact on eastern forest...

Aug 11, 2014 / More »

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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

On Dogs and Devotion

Sabrina and I heard of a Black Labrador noted to be sitting by a mailbox. He did not belong to the family who resided there. One day, two days, three days he sat...

Sep 23, 2014 / More »

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Dick Baynton

Lincoln’s Words; Hallowed but Now Hollow

Most people would agree that the Gettysburg address was one of the most powerful and memorable speeches ever made by a government leader. The speech was made on Thursday, November 19, 1863 with...

Sep 29, 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...

Sep 20, 2014 / More »

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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...

Sep 16, 2014 / More »

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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...

Sep 20, 2014 / More »

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What About Patrick Henry? – by The Rt. Rev. R. Quigg Lawrence

What About Patrick Henry? – by The Rt. Rev. R. Quigg Lawrence

The Church of The Holy Spirit in Roanoke County and others have worked hard to establish Young Life in Roanoke and beyond. Young Life is a relational ministry to teens, most of whom...

Jul 7, 2014 / More »








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