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Army Vet Opens Painting Franchise

Army Vet Opens Painting Franchise

Paul “Buddy” Rhoades has spent more than three decades in the military, twenty of those years in the Army National Guard and more time in the Army Reserves. He spent time at the Pentagon in a logistics/supply role and did a one-year tour in Afghanistan, getting U.S. and NATO troops the equipment they needed.  Yet […]

Sneaky Exercise Takes Off The Pounds

Sneaky Exercise Takes Off The Pounds

Many people dream about becoming fit and healthy without grueling exercise. Or you think of every excuse possible to avoid going to a gym or even exercising at home with a DVD or equipment. The expense! The hassle! The truth is that you will not maintain any weight loss or state of health without regular […]

A Small Town, A Different Day

A Small Town, A Different Day

byFrances Stebbins The day lilies my mother planted more than 70 years ago are still blooming beside the south wall of the house in which I grew up. The clematis vine which shaded the porch with its hammock where I spent hours as as teenager reading is still there too. But a garage with a […]

Romney Calls on Roanoke

by Valerie Garner Romney Brings Message of Free Enterprise / Less Goverment  There was little advance notice but tickets to see Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were all spoken for by Monday night. There were 1500 tickets available and something just over that number filled the gated area behind Carter Machinery, Inc. by the time […]

Cave Spring Rallies for 9-8 Win Over Titans in Region IV Final

Cave Spring Rallies for 9-8 Win Over Titans in Region IV Final

by Bill Turner Cave Spring executed a dramatic 3-run rally in the top of the seventh to overcome a two-run deficit, and the Knights defeated Hidden Valley 9-8 in the Region IV baseball final played out at Kiwanis Field in Salem. Both teams had already securred a spot in this week’s Group AA state quarterfinals, […]

“I just don’t think I could love a child who isn’t mine.” By Ed Dunnington

“I just don’t think I could love a child who isn’t mine.” By Ed Dunnington

That wasn’t what I expected to hear from Christian friends when we announced we were pursuing adoption.  However, it’s not an uncommon response.  In fact, before I began looking at what the Scriptures taught, I was indifferent towards adoption. This month we will celebrate Father’s Day.  For many children in America, this day is not […]

Gibson Brothers, Wayne Henderson To Perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Gibson Brothers, Wayne Henderson  To Perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Friday, June 15th will be an unforgettable night of hot picking, down home stories and the best of American music.  As a prelude to the 18th annual Wayne C. Henderson Festival & Guitar Competition, Wayne Henderson & friends from as far afield as Texas will heat things up on the Music Center stage before turning […]

Professional Organizer Fulfills a Mission

Professional Organizer Fulfills a Mission

by Mary Campagna For Carol Jensen, 62, divorce was really a new beginning. She had followed her ex-husband around the country while he pursued his career as a Lutheran minister; moving twenty times over the last six decades.  But when she came to Roanoke in 1998, she knew she was home. “By the time I […]

North Cross Recognizes Graduates At 49th Commencement

North Cross Recognizes Graduates At 49th Commencement

North Cross School held its 49th Commencement Ceremony on Sat., June 2. The outdoor ceremony was held in the school’s courtyard with a reception for the graduates and their families taking place at the headmaster’s home located on campus immediately following commencement. The ceremony was held in the tradition of independent school graduations across the […]

PH Takes West Central Lacrosse Semifinal In 9-8 Win Over Knights

PH Takes West Central Lacrosse Semifinal In 9-8 Win Over Knights

by Bill Turner Patrick Henry freshman Sam Boxley bounced the game-winner home with just under three minutes left, as PH defeated Charlottesville 9-8 in a West Central Section boys lacrosse semifinal Friday afternoon on the PH turf. Washington & Lee-bound Will Douthat, Queens College recruit Brock Plantinga, and attacker Thomas Vance each scored twice for […]



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