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Roanoke County Sheriff Announces Retirement

Roanoke County Sheriff Announces Retirement

Roanoke County Sheriff Mike Winston announced Wednesday his retirement, effective October 31, 2014. Winston submitted his resignation to Board Chairman Joe McNamara. “I am grateful to the citizens of Roanoke County for their strong support and for electing me as their sheriff,” said Winston. “I have had considerable support from the staff of the sheriff’s […]

Tech Launches Roanoke Based PhD Program in Translational Medicine

Tech Launches Roanoke Based PhD Program in Translational Medicine

This new, innovative program is the largest interdisciplinary graduate program in Virginia Tech’s history 77 percent of the incoming class members are women Virginia Tech’s new Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in the biomedical and health sciences that emphasizes the concept of “translational science” across multiple levels of […]

A Sock Named Roanoke? National Manufacturer Recognizes Region’s Outdoor Brand

A Sock Named Roanoke? National Manufacturer Recognizes Region’s Outdoor Brand

From Top Mountain Town designation to USA Today’s 10 Best Bike Cities, the Roanoke Region continues to be recognized for its outdoor brand development. National sock manufacturer Farm to Feet has partnered with the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s Roanoke Outside Foundation on the development of their newest sock named “The Roanoke.” The Roanoke will be the […]

Myrtle Beach Manager’s Tirade Goes Viral In Salem Meltdown

Myrtle Beach Manager’s Tirade Goes Viral In Salem Meltdown

If there was any doubt Joe Mikulik isn’t one of the most entertaining figures in minor league baseball, he certainly garnered some additional endorsements Sunday afternoon at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Mikulik, manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, was in the dugout Sunday as his first-place Pelicans were hoping to salvage the final game of a […]

Berglund Gets Civic Center Naming Rights / Alcohol to Be Served At Preston Park

Berglund Gets Civic Center Naming Rights / Alcohol to Be Served At Preston Park

The Roanoke Civic Center will soon have a new name: “The Berglund Center.”  Roanoke City Council voted unanimously to sell the naming rights to the facility to the Berglund Management Group for $1.75 million over 10 years with a $500,000 payment due the first year. A similar effort to sell the naming rights for the […]

Local Organists Stay Busy Through Church and Guild Performances

Local Organists Stay Busy Through Church and Guild Performances

Consider the plight of the church musician. As a professional worship leader, this musician often has no colleagues – unless you count the pastor. So when the musician is an organist, you’ll often find him or her in the American Guild of Organists, AGO for short. Although a strong national organization with many local groups, […]

Salem Red Sox Make Push For Final Playoff Spot

Salem Red Sox Make Push For Final Playoff Spot

Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like deja vu all over again.” A year after the Salem Red Sox made an extraordinary, if not improbable, run to the Carolina League playoffs, then finished the job with sweeps over Myrtle Beach and Potomac to capture the Mills Cup championship, Salem has again gone on a late-season […]

Life Is Beautiful . . .

Life Is Beautiful . . .

A dog leaping. A dancer tangled in black coral. An abandoned house. A cloud of dandelion fluff. A single teardrop. These are just a few of the more than a hundred images depicting unexpectedly beautiful moments that are on display at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine through October as part of the school’s […]

City School Board Chair Says Things Are Trending Upwards

City School Board Chair Says Things Are Trending Upwards

In his last year on the Roanoke City School Board due to tenure rules, Chairman Todd Putney had once more chance to address the annual convocation at the Civic Center. That’s the yearly pep talk delivered to educators and administrators at city public schools. Each school bands together, wearing the same T-shirt for example, while […]

FAA Declares Tech’s Unmanned Aircraft Test Site “Fully Operational”

FAA Declares Tech’s Unmanned Aircraft Test Site “Fully Operational”

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site program is fully operational and ready to conduct research vital to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation’s airspace, Federal Aviation Administration officials announced today. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and leaders from Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey at the Virginia Smart Road […]



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