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They share the same wispy hairstyle, the same clothes, the same sticky accent - everything the same, down to their silver anklets and wedding bands. Janice Beheler and Janette Gibson may no longer share the same surname, but their local reputation as the Kingery Twins remains - an identical pairing long established from childhood stints at the Roanoke Farmers Market, where they learned to make change in nickels and dimes. Their sister-in-law, Pam Kingery, grew up just down Back Creek Road from the twins.
She navigated with a map on her lap when flying supplies from Juneau, Alaska, to fish and logging camps. The Taylorcraft plane she flew was float-equipped. Her boss, Dean Goodwin, never let her fly in foul weather. “He was a wonderful pilot. He was a legend,” Carol Walling Flieger recently recalled from her Franklin County home. Carol and her first husband, Edward Koenig, drove to Alaska during the summer of
FLOYD — During the second bluegrass piece that the senator joined in on, a waitress and a friend came out flatfoot dancing; by the fourth, Sen. Tim Kaine had ditched his BlackBerry, and at a nod from banjo player Alan Graf, took up the melody line to the song “New River Train” on his harmonica. %%video-kaine%% Deep in the heart of reddest Virginia, the state’s junior, and definitively Democratic, U.S.
JERUSALEM - When Maccabi Haifa won the Israeli national basketball championship Thursday night, the guy on the bench was none other than Brad Greenberg. A year after finishing last in the league, Maccabi Haifa won its first Israeli championship in a stunning turnaround for the team and Greenberg. Haifa upset visiting Maccabi Tel Aviv 86-79, its first win against the pro league's perennial powerhouse in six meetings this season. %%video-greenberg%%
Blacksburg Country Club Superintendent Bill Keene sat down with us to discuss working with an architect to redesign the course, adjusting holes to stand up to modern technology and what makes a great golf hole. %%video-bcc_golf%%
The downtown Roanoke landmark, which houses three museums and Mill Mountain Theatre, is gearing up for a grand opening after a $27 million renovation. See video of the new building. [Read the story: Center in the Square will show off its new features]
From the half marathon to the full, runners enjoyed beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Parkway and a day of fun and accomplishment.
For many folks at The Roanoke Times, 2012 was dominated by redesigning — and re-imagining — roanoke.com. During our annual newsroom staff meeting, editor Carole Tarrant and multimedia producer Ryan Loew presented this 8-minute video, which took a quick look back at our highlights of 2012. More importantly, you’ll hear our top editors and staffers describe their plans and aspirations for the redesigned website. Enjoy!
We've been having conversations with readers for months about how we can improve our news coverage on the Web. We're proud to present the redesign of roanoke.com. Food columnist Lindsey Nair describes the motivation behind changes on our website redesign. See the biggest improvements about the new site and learn how you can provide feedback. Thank you for your support throughout this process. We look forward to continuing the conversation.
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Watch as Dwayne Hodges carves a log into a dolphin figurine using a chainsaw. Hodges, 36, is a Franklin County native who began working with wood when he was 14 years old. His business, Woodchuck Woodcarving, centers around a 12-foot by 24-foot shed on a parcel he leases off U.S. 220 in the heart of Boones Mill.
What's your holiday tradition? With the holiday season upon us, we posed that question to folks in downtown Roanoke on Wednesday. Watch their answers in our occasional web series, Vox Pop.
Voters at Roanoke's Fire Station No. 8 and William Ruffner Middle School recalled their first experiences voting in presidential elections.
This year, The Roanoke Times accepted an invitation from the International Center for Journalists to host two visiting journalists during the final days of election season. As the election draws near, Reem Yousuf Al-Harami and Elham Salih have been experiencing a heavy dose of swing-state politics in Virginia.
Before the weather soured, adults celebrated a warm Halloween weekend in downtown Roanoke. Whether they were out to dance, drink or just show off their costumes, they were determined to have a spooky good time before Frankenstorm hit. And with the 2012 presidential election less than a week away, a few couldn't help but poke fun at the candidates too. (Special appearances by Sherlock Holmes, Catwoman and Jesus).
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