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Friday 10/02/2015
Posted: October 02, 2015 - 2:18 pm
Newspaper delivery could be delayed this weekend

Excessive rain this weekend could make delivery of newspapers difficult on Saturday and Sunday. 

Friday 09/25/2015
Posted: September 25, 2015 - 11:30 am
Coming Sunday: Five-day series exploring Pulaski

Shuttered factories and lost jobs for years have marked Southwest Virginia.

Tuesday 09/22/2015
Posted: September 22, 2015 - 8:51 am
Education reporter part of team receiving national recognition for campus sexual assault series

Congratulations to education reporter Sara Gregory, whose work while with the Student Press Law Center was part of an entry recognized with the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award, bestowed ove...

Friday 08/28/2015
Posted: August 28, 2015 - 3:35 pm
Beth Macy in NYT: 'When the tragedy you’re covering is your own'

Beth Macy, a bestselling author and former reporter for The Roanoke Times, wrote Thursday of the emotional reactions she was getting from journalists with Roanoke ties.

Wednesday 08/26/2015
Posted: August 26, 2015 - 4:24 pm
Southwest Virginia reacts to deaths of WDBJ journalists

An outpouring of sadness and support on Twitter.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 10:45 am
Geeks reign: We are not alone

Last week I was grabbing a bite to eat with friends before going to see "Ant-Man."  While we were eating, the bartender came over and asked if we'd be interested in playing "Pathfind...

Friday 07/24/2015
Posted: July 24, 2015 - 1:26 pm
Readers share memories of Victory Stadium; we want your ideas

If you've been in the Roanoke area long enough to remember Victory Stadium, you likely remember the controversy surrounding its demolition. 

Monday 06/29/2015
Posted: June 29, 2015 - 7:30 am
Readers unload about returning shopping carts (and change me forever)

It was the rant that launched thousands of Facebook likes, hundreds of comments and even a hashtag: #PutTheCartBack.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 4:56 pm
Readers defend their rescue dogs in response to commentary

Our readers love their animals. 

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 9:15 am
NRV reporter Cameron Austin to receive Virginia Tech journalism award

New River Valley staff writer Cameron Austin will receive the John Eure Award in Journalism at Virginia Tech. 

Monday 05/11/2015
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 9:15 am
Meet the Newsroom: Crime reporter Tiffany Stevens in search of 'local geekery'

Tiffany Stevens started working at The Roanoke Times in January. She covers crime and breaking news.

Friday 05/08/2015
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 9:15 am
Meet the Newsroom: Copy editor Justin Goldberg enjoys getting your comments on reviews

Justin Goldberg started in August as a copy editor on the newsroom's night production desk. He now works with the community publications as well. 

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 9:15 am
Meet the Newsroom: Oklahoma native Carmen Forman is loving the Blue Ridge

Carmen Forman was hired in August to cover Roanoke County. 

Sunday 05/03/2015
Posted: May 03, 2015 - 5:38 am
Sunday newspaper delivery delayed; eTimes available to everyone

Because of press problems overnight, the delivery of the Sunday newspaper will be delayed. 

Friday 02/20/2015
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 11:31 am
Newspaper delivery delays possible; eTimes remains free for customers

Newspaper delivery could be delayed this weekend because of inclement weather.

Thursday 02/12/2015
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 6:15 pm
Updated: Blue Ridge travelers share photos of 'Game of Thrones' set in Croatia

Update (Feb. 17): Karen's husband, Gary, shared his own photos, too.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 9:00 am
Meet the Newsroom: NRV reporter Cameron Austin got her start as 'Katie Couric'

Cameron Austin joined our New River Valley bureau staff Jan. 5 to cover crime and courts.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 8:00 am
Meet the Newsroom: Cornhusker fan and outdoors enthusiast Robby Korth joins NRV bureau

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 11:25 am
Reporter Matt Chittum sends winning @Midnight tweet

Do you watch @midnight on Comedy Central?

Thursday 10/16/2014
Posted: October 16, 2014 - 6:57 pm
Unhappy #Hokies tweets from Virginia Tech's loss to Pittsburgh

Virginia Tech lost to Pittsburgh, 21-16.

Monday 10/13/2014
Posted: October 13, 2014 - 8:45 am
Are these the best places to trick-or-treat?

Readers picked their favorite trick-or-treating spots for southwest Roanoke County, Salem, the New River Valley and Botetourt County in our 2014 Best Of community polls.

Friday 10/10/2014
Posted: October 10, 2014 - 2:08 pm
What's your favorite Mexican restaurant?

We posted our recent review of El Mariachi in Blacksburg on Facebook, where readers are sharing their favorite specials and menu items.

Posted: October 10, 2014 - 11:45 am
Indoor family fun for the rainy weekend ahead

The bad news? Rain this weekend. The good news? Plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages. Among the options: 

Thursday 10/09/2014
Posted: October 09, 2014 - 10:00 am
Do you have the best Halloween display on the block?

Bring out your foggers, your inflatables, your singing jack-o-lanterns.

Monday 10/06/2014
Posted: October 06, 2014 - 12:15 pm
Missed CityWorks (X)po? Experience it through Twitter, Instagram

Roanoke Times digital editor Stephanie Ogilvie (@smogilvie) rounded up the best tweets and Instagram photos from the 2014 CityWorks (X)po, held Oct. 2-4 in downtown Roanoke.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Posted: September 27, 2014 - 4:43 pm
CityWorks (X)po works to build cross cultural connections

It wasn’t for lack of trying, but over its first three years CityWorks (X)po wasn’t quite getting it right.

Friday 09/19/2014
Posted: September 19, 2014 - 7:00 am
Thumbs up or down for dance music at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium?

[ On mobile? Find the poll here.]

Saturday 09/13/2014
Posted: September 13, 2014 - 10:30 am
Press Box Preview: Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina, Virginia vs. Louisville

The Hokies are hot off their win against a ranked Ohio State team last weekend and bring that excitement back to Lane Stadium at noon today to take on pass-centric East Carolina.

Monday 09/08/2014
Posted: September 08, 2014 - 11:32 am
Sorry for the Hokies score error; print a corrected souvenir page here

We made a huge gaffe on the front of Sunday’s sports section. Understandably, we’ve heard from dozens of readers upset that we reversed the logos and score of the Virginia Tech-Ohio State football ...

Thursday 08/14/2014
Posted: August 14, 2014 - 5:08 pm
Job alert: We're hiring a reporter for our NRV newsroom

The Roanoke Times seeks an enterprising and energetic reporter to join our nine-person bureau near Virginia Tech.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Posted: August 13, 2014 - 12:03 pm
Roanoke, Staunton restaurants make Southern Living's top 100 list

From Southern Living magazine's list of top 100 places to eat in the South:

Friday 08/08/2014
Posted: August 08, 2014 - 11:51 am
McDonnell mocking: Trial makes 'Daily Show'; gallery of Maureen's court outfits

In this "Giving Spree" clip (Aug. 7), "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" gives an overview of the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Posted: July 24, 2014 - 4:17 pm
Tom Hanks tweets love for Beth Macy's 'Factory Man'

Add a tweet by actor Tom Hanks to the list of glowing reviews for Beth Macy's "Factory Man."

Monday 07/21/2014
Posted: July 21, 2014 - 12:47 pm
Hot on Facebook: Impressive? Dangerous? Mother, 4-year-old twins hiking Appalachian Trail

Some say this Florida mom is "amazing," others call her 1,020-mile journey "nuts."

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm
Hot on Facebook: How would you rate this year's Salem Fair?

Join our Facebook thread or comment below:

Thursday 07/10/2014
Posted: July 10, 2014 - 12:05 pm
Notice changes in The Roanoke Times?

Most of the changes are print-centric and involve page margins, a new weather package, a (temporarily) combined front/Virginia section and a new broadsheet New River Valley section.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 4:51 pm
Dwayne Yancey named Roanoke Times editorial page editor

The veteran journalist at The Roanoke Times for more than 30 years has been named editorial page editor of the newspaper.

Wednesday 06/04/2014
Posted: June 04, 2014 - 1:11 pm
Game time! #YouMightBeARoanoker if ...

Please help us create the ultimate list ....

Posted: June 04, 2014 - 11:46 am
Got snake photos? Ssssslither over here

We shared this photo from Kevin Light of Riner on Facebook (above), where folks started posting their own backyard Indiana Jones moments in the comments.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
Posted: June 03, 2014 - 7:17 pm
A surprise for Dereck Merrill

A little over two weeks ago, the story about Dereck Merrill's recovery from a drug overdose in 2012 was published in The Roanoke Times. I had the opportunity to get to know the family and document ...

Wednesday 05/21/2014
Posted: May 21, 2014 - 4:04 pm
Q&A with crime reporter (and Steelers fan) Amy Friedenberger

Amy Friedenberger joined our newsroom in April to cover the crime/general assignment beat. Follow her on Twitter: @AJFriedenberger.

Monday 05/12/2014
Posted: May 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm
Charlottesville publisher named executive editor of The Roanoke Times

Lawrence McConnell, a veteran newspaper editor and publisher, was appointed Monday as executive editor of The Roanoke Times. He succeeds Joe Stinnett, who announced his retirement effective at the ...

Thursday 05/08/2014
Posted: May 08, 2014 - 1:33 pm
Downtown Roanoke's free outdoor movie series takes off with 'Planes'

Over the years, Downtown Roanoke Inc.'s free outdoor movie screenings have moved from Elmwood Park to Wells Fargo Plaza and now to the renovated Market Square.

Wednesday 05/07/2014
Posted: May 07, 2014 - 12:15 am
Fridge Magnet: Meet Christina Nifong, our new food writer

Eight years ago, I packed up my life in Durham, N.C., drove 140 miles northwest and landed in Roanoke’s Raleigh Court neighborhood.

Tuesday 05/06/2014
Posted: May 06, 2014 - 4:43 pm
Al Bedrosian's reaction to SCOTUS prayer ruling gets attention from Gawker

Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian's reaction to the Supreme Court decision on legislative prayer was noted in a piece on gossip/media website Gawker this afternoon, entitled Official Moves to ...

Posted: May 06, 2014 - 12:15 am
CornerShot: Roanoke named 1 of '6 Most Affordable Places to Retire'

The website recently published a list of the six most affordable cities in America for retirees, and Roanoke was one of them.

Thursday 05/01/2014
Posted: May 01, 2014 - 4:12 pm
Welcome to the newsroom: Vinton native (and dog lover) Matt Dooley

In April, Matt Dooley joined our digital news team, which helps report breaking news, edits the homepage and posts to Facebook and Twitter (among many other behind-the-scenes web tasks)...

Wednesday 04/30/2014
Posted: April 30, 2014 - 10:34 am
Wanted: Political reporter who can leave the pack and break news

The Roanoke Times seeks an enterprising reporter who enjoys leaving the pack to chase and break political news. We want a reporter who knows how to write engaging features and produce watchdog stor...

Tuesday 04/29/2014
Posted: April 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm
Laker Weekly is looking for an intern

We're looking for a six-month intern (ideal for someone graduating this spring) as a community journalist for Laker Weekly.

Monday 04/28/2014
Posted: April 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Looking for your favorite Roanoke Times blog? We've moved them back out front

"What happened to the blogs??"

  • This is a community gathering place to help you connect with us -- and other readers. It's the digital public square where we direct you to the most popular conversations happening on our website, in our blogs and across social media.
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