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Get in The Game!

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 fact go unnoticed. At an event last month, President and CEO Pamela Irvine invited several local Congressman, delegates, City Council […]

All The Chops: Out of The Way Barber Shop on Forefront of Style

All The Chops: Out of The Way Barber Shop on Forefront of Style

Four walls, a single Johnny Cash poster and a barber with all the chops. Sometimes, that’s all you need. In today’s over-priced salon culture, Mark Mintor, aka Mark The Barber, serves up classic cuts and straight-razor shaves with more than a slice of old-school wisdom. For 22 years Mintor has been cropping the top of […]

Growing Local Businesses the Goal of Two New Contests

Growing Local Businesses the Goal of Two New Contests

Two contests designed to help nurture start-up businesses in the Roanoke area are under way, with TV’s “Shark Tank” program as a model. That is, entrepreneurs or those looking to grow existing small businesses will have a chance to make their pitch to a panel – with winners receiving money raised from donations or having […]

Med School And Clinic Both Create New Joint Department

Med School And Clinic Both Create New Joint Department

Call it a two-for-one: the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic have both established stand alone departments of Orthopaedics, where they will share resources and a director – Dr. Joseph Moskal. Carilion Clinic already has the largest groups of orthopaedic surgeons on its roster of any medical hospital in the state; some […]

Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb

Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb

Virginia’s oyster harvest jumped another 25 percent last year, surging past 500,000 bushels, the most in nearly a generation. Over the past 12 years, the oyster harvest in Virginia has increased from 23,000 bushels in 2001 to an estimated 504,000 bushels last year. This is the highest level seen since 1987 and is 25 percent […]

Virginia Cooperative Extension Encourages Public to Be Prepared for Disasters

Virginia Cooperative Extension Encourages Public to Be Prepared for Disasters

September marks Emergency Preparedness Month, and Virginia Cooperative Extension is encouraging families to be disaster-aware and take action to prepare. “Families can prepare for natural disasters, such as tornados and hurricanes and weather-related power outages, by assembling an emergency kit to keep in their home, car, and on their person; by developing a communication plan; […]

McAuliffe Breaks With Dems Over Gas Pipeline

McAuliffe Breaks With Dems Over Gas Pipeline

While his national party leaders fight the Keystone XL Pipeline project across America’s plains, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe sparked a political firestorm Tuesday by touting a massive natural-gas line through Virginia. “This project is a game changer for Virginia’s economy, and the benefits will be both immediate and long-lasting,” McAuliffe said. Dominion Resources and AGL […]

Roanoke Columnist Joe Kennedy Dies at Age 66

Roanoke Columnist Joe Kennedy Dies at Age 66

Former Roanoke Times and Roanoke Star columnist Joe Kennedy passed away Monday at the age of 66. Joe suffered a stroke in 2009, two years after he left the Roanoke Times. His recovery went far slower than he had hoped and he continued to fight partial blindness and other physical limitations up until his death. […]

Former PH Star Named As Delaware Men’s Tennis Coach

Former PH Star Named As Delaware Men’s Tennis Coach

The University of Delaware has announced the hiring of Former Patrick Henry High School standout Chris Hincker as the new head coach of the men’s tennis program. Hincker joins the Blue Hens as the men’s and women’s tennis programs split into two separate teams instead of one combined squad. Laura Travis, who posted a 217-179 (.548) […]

Black Dog Salvage Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

Black Dog Salvage Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

Black Dog Salvage, the unique collection of America’s history, piece-by-piece, located at the end of Memorial Bridge in Southwest Roanoke City, literally put on the dog Thursday afternoon. Black Dog celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in business, with a cake and television crew, surrounded by staff and customers. Black Dog started 15 years ago as a […]



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