Instructor Jordan Hill described the unconventional class as being essentially laggard free.
From its creaky old floors to the rolling wooden ladder that reaches the highest shelves, nearly everything about Bedford Hardware is reminiscent of the old-fashioned hardware shops that were ubiquitous in small towns years ago.
While many may not think about it when they sit down at the dinner table, the future of farming in the United States is undergoing a major generational change.
Credit is evil.
Scheduling change: The "iPad for Business" workshop scheduled for Thursday at the Greenfield Center has been canceled.
Old Virginia Brick has suspended operations and furloughed the majority of its workforce until further notice, according to a letter from company President C.W. McNeely posted on the door of the 125-year-old Salem business.
BLACKSBURG — Bob Summers has been almost unable to wipe the grin off his face these past few days.
A party of six Roanoke restaurateurs pressed Roanoke City Council to take a cleaver to their proposed meals tax Thursday night.
eBay will expand its operations in Henry County, adding 191 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of more than $4 million and investing $5.8 million in capital improvements, officials announced Thursday.
BLACKSBURG — They’ve long left, but a bunch of them still want a hand in some of the most ambitious and promising ventures coming out of their alma mater.
Mac and Bob's restaurant, a stalwart of downtown Salem, had to close yesterday after a fire in the building.
The landmark Hotel Roanoke reopened 20 years ago this month, after years of being shuttered, following a $42 million renovation and the addition of a conference center.
Roanoke County’s director of economic development described the expansion of Apptech Solutions as a prime example of the fruits that regional entrepreneurship can yield.
After first hoping to lease out its excess office space, Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. revealed Wednesday it now prefers to vacate its longtime home office on Brambleton Avenue for another user or use.
Downtown Roanoke's City Market Building is getting a new restaurant and bar.
BLACKSBURG — Building a website that could, umm, arrange endless deliveries of those college-staple ramen noodles to a dorm room is not all that hard to do for some computer whizzes.
Demographers expect the percentage of Virginians with cancer will increase significantly as both the number of people living in the commonwealth grows and ages.
Do parents and professionals rely too much on medication alone to treat children with ADHD?
On a drizzly spring afternoon with Catawba Mountain in the background and fields of bright yellow wildflowers sprouting seemingly everywhere, a group of Virginia Tech students planted trees in the Catawba Valley.
The possibility of a commercial wind farm in Botetourt County will get its first public reaction on Tuesday.
Aldi is getting closer to opening its first Roanoke location.
There was a time when everyone thought The Park was dead.
If anyone happened to see an unusually large crowd outside of Target this morning, the ladies there were not in line for orange juice.
BLACKSBURG — As if a past investment from a Forbes-ranked billionaire wasn’t an indication of its potential, digital marketing firm Heyo now believes that it can go toe-to-toe with Amazon.com.
No more Fat Boy specials. No Tommy Two Tons or Boulevard sandwiches. Abbotts restaurant and its famously monstrous cheeseburgers have left southeast Roanoke.
Here’s a quote to live by: If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
CHRISTIANSBURG — Geosciences professor Bob Bodnar chose the O’Charley’s eatery for lunch, but his choice had nothing to do with the menu.
Dominion Virginia Power said Friday it plans to close all of the coal ash ponds at its Virginia power stations, including the company’s Chesterfield Power Station in Chesterfield County, where a new landfill for coal ash is in the works.
The Georgia-Pacific plant in Big Island is undergoing about $50 million in improvements with its biggest expense being an upgrade to its pulp mill.
The matriarch of a Catawba Valley farm family grilled Paul Friedman during an open house held April 7 in Craig County by Mountain Valley Pipeline.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech students almost never run dry of neat ideas.
The federal government on Thursday made it easier to compare one hospital with another by instituting a new star rating system on its Hospital Compare website.
On Tuesday April 21st, the Roanoke Law Foundation will present its annual program aimed at clarifying legal issues of general interest, particularly for seniors.
Within the next decade, the number of Virginians with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia is expected to rise to nearly 200,000. Dementia diminishes the lives not only of its victims but those of their family members.
After years of protests and political lobbying, this week the U.S. Postal Service plans to begin moving operations from the Rutherford Avenue mail processing center in Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina.
Emergency responders strived Wednesday to master the skill of capping a leaking tank of chemicals on a rail car.
DUBLIN — More Polish candles with a Pulaski County twist will be available in Wal-Mart stores around the country, following a ramp up of production at the Korona S.A. Candle factory.
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has proposed more than $6 million in capital improvements to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport next year, including purchasing the nearby BB&T call center.
A new public campaign to expand passenger train service, this time to the New River Valley, is underway.
One goal: Make engineering technology sexy.
Back in 1970, Bobby Moon was a toddler tagging along with his father as he worked to erect steel for Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Jake Roy tightly grips a waist strap with his powerful hands as he barks at the teenager in front of him to sprint down the artificial turf.
Farm to Table farmers market at Greenbrier Nurseries in Roanoke County recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
If you are upset that your child didn’t get into a certain selective college, I have a book for you.
Bessie M. Carter, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.
Richard H. Collins, 80, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.
Archie Junior Simmons, 85, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.
William Kenneth Hankins, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was the husband of the late, Cynthia Chittum Hankins.Born May 7, 1930, in Eden, N.C., he was the son of the late William Bryan Hankins and Josephine Hensley Hankins. William retired as a police officer with the Bedford Police Department after 30 years of service. He was also the clerk for local auctioneers. William was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.William is survived by his daughters, Kathie Moorman and her husband, Jimmy, Judy Hankins and Tim Huffman; sister-in-law, Janette Markham; sisters, Phyllis Jean Whitt, Faith Marie Vernon; and nieces, Kim Cook and Denise Motsinger.A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford conducted by the Rev. Travis Keith. The family will receive friends one hour before the service and also from 6 TO 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015.Interment will take place Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. Please consider making a memorial contribution to the Bedford Fire & Rescue. 315 Bedford Ave, Bedford, VA. 24523.Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.