You may not have noticed this story about a woman covered in chocolate. Turns out it was an art project, and photos will be on display next month.
"The plan was for Eisenhauer, charged with Lovell's abduction and murder, to lure Lovell out of the home late at night on the guise of a date, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pe...
Tiffany Stevens and Erica Yoon are working on this grisly story: Infant's body found in trash bin in Rocky Mount.
The philosophical question of, "Which came first the chicken or the egg?" doesn't apply for the Rent The Chicken company. In fact, the company allows their customers to pick which they'd ...
Nicole Lovell's mother is expected to speak at a 2 p.m. news conference. Earlier, warrants revealed new details in the case.
The latest on the Nicole Lovell case, including video.
Hot on Roanoke.com right now, a wire story about mammoth bones. Unearthed in Oregon.
The Carolina Panthers are heading to Super Bowl 50, but despite their proximity to Southwest Virginia, they don't seem to have a huge following here. Which team is our team?
The Carolina Panthers are heading to Super Bowl 50. Is anyone in Southwest Virginia doing a happy dance?
Snow coverage is winding down. Here's a story about cleanup efforts. In tragic snow-related news, a Virginia Tech filmmaker suffered a heart attack after shoveling snow.
RICHMOND — State lawmakers will tackle at least one proposal during this General Assembly session to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in some public places such as restaurants.
The snow began around 6 a.m. this morning. Kevin Myatt has been providing updates. We've posted video, and we've also got photo galleries from our staff and readers. You can share your photos here.
Carilion Clinic and the LewisGale Regional Health System began preparing early this week for the snowstorm and the related potential for staff shortages at hospitals.
The same hills and valleys that make Roanoke roads difficult in the winter create some great opportunities for sledding. Here's a look at some popular slopes.
Snow continues to dominate the local news. The quick blast of precipitation that hit yesterday led to more than 100 wrecks in Virginia. Kevin Myatt's forecast was again the most-read item. There we...
A look at our most popular stories, and some you may have missed.
Don't just go for the same ol' milk, eggs and bread (unless you really need a French toast fix).
The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is asking for help in solving some old cases, including that of a skull found in Covington in 1986.
Roanoke County schools are considering instituting random drug testing for athletes, using Northside High School as a pilot program.
Here are the 10 most-read stories on roanoke.com from 2015, with a few caveats. Stories from the shootings at Smith Mountain Lake and the Noah Thomas case showed up many times on the list. We…
Here are the most popular galleries on roanoke.com from 2015. Thanks for viewing.
The Roanoke Times photo staff picked their top 5 videos from 2015.
Downton Abbey” launches its sixth and final season on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. on Blue Ridge PBS. Here's a chance to look back over the past five seasons and test your knowledge with this qui…
Chatter on The Storefront blog over the last week was dominated by the new growler station that just opened at a southwest Roanoke County Kroger. What do you think of the addition?
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In Thursday's Roanoke Times, you can find the two winning wrapping paper designs, as well as several honorable mentions. Look for them in the Extra section, pages 4, 5 and 6.
The Roanoke Times librarian Belinda Harris found some letters to Santa Claus published in the World News in December of 1914. We thought we'd share a sampling of them.
Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, begins on Sunday. To help celebrate, we pulled together some stories of Hanukkah and Jewish tradition in the Roanoke Valley from our archives.
Lots of people are re-watching the first six Star Wars films as they await the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". But in what order do you watch them? Weigh in below, and watch the tra…
Retiring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer was born and reared in Southwest Virginia, and his ties to the community are long and deep.
With the resignation of Mike London, UVa is looking for a new coach. Here's a photo gallery featuring many of the likely candidates. Who do you think will get the job?
For your browsing pleasure over the next few days, we present our Thanksgiving weekend reading list. It's a compilation of the stories, galleries and videos that have been most popular with our rea...
Another Roanoker objects to the Syrian refugee comments made by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers, but this response was published in The New York Times.
A small army of Roanoke Times reporters and photographers traveled to Blacksburg on Saturday to cover Frank Beamer's last home game as head coach.
It's crunch time. Roanoke's new pro ice hockey franchise plans to announce it's name and logo on Thursday. Will their choice be as good as our readers' pick? In the weeks since the team anno…
The Roanoke Arts Commission wants to get in on the Little Free Library phenomenon, and has invited regional artists to help.
It's not news that Roanoke is on the short list of cities that could become home to a new Deschutes Brewery production facility.
Here are some potential candidates for Virginia Tech, as brainstormed by Andy Bitter. Which one do you want to see as Virginia Tech's next head coach?
Pro hockey is coming back to Roanoke, but the team hasn't announced its name or colors yet. Thanks for all of the suggestions, silly and serious, which tell us a lot about our community. We re…
There've been Rebels and Lancers and Vipers. Even a duo of singulars with the Rampage and Express.
Congratulations to photographer John Roark, who has been honored for his work as an intern at The Roanoke Times this summer.
Excessive rain this weekend could make delivery of newspapers difficult on Saturday and Sunday.
Shuttered factories and lost jobs for years have marked Southwest Virginia.
James Posey Hodges, 84, of Roanoke, died peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was fondly known as "Hezzie," "Junior," "Papa," and "Grandpa Hodges."Jimmy is survived by his son, Jeffrey Brian Hodges (Amanda); and daughter, Sabrina Hodges Tyndall (Ray); step-son, Alan Dale Hodges (Dawn); and his three wonderful granddaughters, Jacqueline Tyndall Smith (Jordan), Victoria Gabrielle Tyndall, and Kaylee Slone Hodges. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Macie, Nadine (Clifton), Alan (Peggy), Brady (Marie), Leslie (Virginia), Daniel (Judy), and David (Betty); special friend, Teresa Williams. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jarret Slone Hodges; and brothers and sister, Nelson, Billy, and Joyce. Jimmy was born on October 10, 1931, in Rocky Mount, to the late Posey Leslie and Easter J. Hodges.He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He and Ruby moved to Miami, Fla., where he began his career as a furniture refinisher. Jimmy returned to Virginia in 1985, and settled in Roanoke and continued his career as a master furniture refinisher. Jimmy had a generous, giving heart and gave his children and grandchildren whatever he could. His granddaughters were the light of his life and brought him so much happiness and joy.Graveside services will be conducted from the Hodges Family Cemetery (English Road), 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016, with the Rev. Michael Stump officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors. The family would like to thank the staff and physicians of the Neuro Trauma ICU and Palliative Care Unit for their amazing and compassionate care. His family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
James Ronald (Red) Crawford, 79, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.
Alma Frances Richie, 87, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home, 540-344-1271.
Thomas Lee Shrader of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, at the home of his loving sister, Susan Diane Shrader Lilly, with his family around him.Thomas was born to Harry Lee Shrader and Mildred Irene Richardson Shrader and was affectionately known as "Bosh" by his family and close friends during his younger days in Wytheville. In his RV traveling, he was also known as "007". He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Franklin Shrader; and sister, Latisha Irene Shrader.He was a 1948 graduate of Wytheville High School and he participated on the 1947 undefeated football team. He received his bachelor of science degree from California State College, Domingo Hills, in 1976.A 22-year veteran of the United States Navy, he reached the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. In his naval career, he served on the USS Yorktown, USS Intrepid, USS Arcadia and USS Markab where he served in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets as an Enlisted Personnel Distribution Officer. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and retired from active service in 1970.He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jewel Hanks Shrader; his children, Linda Rhea Shrader Warden of Hanes City, Fla., and her husband, Jim; Jeffrey Thomas Shrader of Virginia; Fletcher Allen Shrader of Winter Haven, Fla., and his wife, Rosa; Gregory Carden Shrader of Willington, N.C., and his wife, Ilene; Scott Anthony Shrader of Atascadearo, Calif.; Annette M. Brown of Eastville, and her husband, Gary; and Melissa D. Stevens of Wytheville and husband, Dale; 18 grandchildren; 17 geat-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Susan Dianne Shrader Lilly of Wytheville; a nephew, Timothy James Shrader of Wytheville; a niece, Tammy Paulette Shrader of Laurel Fork; first cousin, Donald Sidney Lawson of Wytheville; many dear friends including a special friend to the family, Martha Fontaine Patterson of Wytheville; and special feline friend, Homer-T.In his days on this Earth, his happiness came from helping others and he was not known for basking in his own glory. Tom believed in doing his very best with whatever he wanted to accomplish. He enjoyed gardening, was well-skilled in remodeling and a world traveler.He loved traveling with the Cardinal Virginias RV Chapter and served as Past President of the FMCA; member of the Moose Lodge, Fleet Reserve and Wytheville American Legion Post 9.The family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude toward all those associated with the Tampa, Fla., and Salem, Va., Veteran's Administrations; Dr. John Turski, his case manager, Cindy, and all of the staff of Hospice of Southwest Virginia; Virginia "Ginger" Osborne from Team Nurse; and LiKicha Wilson from SunCrest Home Healthcare. Your concern, assistance and support are truly a blessing.The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Grubb Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Richard Collins, the Rev. Tommy Addison, and the Rev. Brad Simpson with interment to follow in the West End Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Parkinson National Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.Pallbearers will be Joe Chrisley, Hunter Addison, Michael Addison, Rick Richardson, Gary Hill, Larry Hanks.Honorary Pallbearers will be Benny Lynn, Charles Crockett.Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.