Newspaper delivery could be delayed this weekend because of inclement weather.
Update (Feb. 17): Karen's husband, Gary, shared his own photos, too.
Cameron Austin joined our New River Valley bureau staff Jan. 5 to cover crime and courts.
Do you watch @midnight on Comedy Central?
Virginia Tech lost to Pittsburgh, 21-16.
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.
We posted our recent review of El Mariachi in Blacksburg on Facebook, where readers are sharing their favorite specials and menu items.
The bad news? Rain this weekend. The good news? Plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages. Among the options:
Bring out your foggers, your inflatables, your singing jack-o-lanterns.
It wasn’t for lack of trying, but over its first three years CityWorks (X)po wasn’t quite getting it right.
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.
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 game. It was an unfortunate mistake, a human error, made by a team of editors working under intense deadline pressure because the game ended just a few minutes before midnight.
The Roanoke Times seeks an enterprising and energetic reporter to join our nine-person bureau near Virginia Tech.
From Southern Living magazine's list of top 100 places to eat in the South:
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.
Add a tweet by actor Tom Hanks to the list of glowing reviews for Beth Macy's "Factory Man."
Some say this Florida mom is "amazing," others call her 1,020-mile journey "nuts."
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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.
Dwayne Yancey, a veteran journalist at The Roanoke Times for more than 30 years, has been named editorial page editor of the newspaper.
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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.
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 their story.
Amy Friedenberger joined our newsroom in April to cover the crime/general assignment beat. Follow her on Twitter: @AJFriedenberger.
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 end of July after guiding the newsroom in a yearlong leadership transition.
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.
Eight years ago, I packed up my life in Durham, N.C., drove 140 miles northwest and landed in Roanoke’s Raleigh Court neighborhood.
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 Christianize His County After Supreme Court Ruling and filed under "bad ideas."
The website Grandparents.com recently published a list of the six most affordable cities in America for retirees, and Roanoke was one of them.
In April, Matt Dooley joined our digital news team, which helps report breaking news, edits the roanoke.com homepage and posts to Facebook and Twitter (among many other behind-the-scenes web tasks). Follow @MDooley on Twitter.
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 stories.
We're looking for a six-month intern (ideal for someone graduating this spring) as a community journalist for Laker Weekly.
"What happened to the blogs??"
The Roanoke Times | roanoke.com is looking for a versatile copy editor to join its night editing desk. We need someone who has a demonstrated knowledge of sports – and relishes editing sports content -- but is also comfortable editing a government story or writing a music review headline.
UPDATE 11 a.m. Monday: Sorry, Roanoke. We lost to Asheville, N.C., which now goes up against Savannah, Ga., in the Final Four. Voting is open until Tuesday evening. The winner faces either Franklin, Tenn., or Hot Springs, Ark., in the championship.
Because of press problems, readers can expect Sunday's newspaper delivery to be delayed. We expect all deliveries to be completed by noon and appreciate your patience.
Here in Extra, we’re dedicated to helping readers make the most of their entertainment time and budgets. That’s why we offer not only a Thursday print section packed with weekend planning ideas, but also an online calendar tool that can be used to both search for events and submit information about upcoming happenings.
Do you live at or near Smith Mountain Lake? Or do you visit the lake? Either way, we'd like to hear from you.
As you've discovered if you've tried to comment on a story or blog post this evening -- or even just to read the comments -- our Facebook comment feeds aren't displaying quite right.
Erica Yoon joined our photo team in December. Follow @ericayoon on Twitter and @ericasyoon on Instagram.
The Roanoke Times seeks an enterprising and energetic reporter to join our newsroom. We need a reporter to cover the city of Salem, regularly write general assignment stories and back-up our public safety reporters as needed. We want a reporter who tackles breaking news with gusto, who knows how to work sources, and who can ferret out the bigger, enterprise stories. Just as important, we’re looking for a reporter who is comfortable using digital tools and social media to push out information quickly and engage readers.
What's the best new thing in Salem in the past year?
The first wave of snow has arrived in Southwest Virginia, and readers are sending in photos of what they're seeing and doing.
My new year started off with a wonderful letter from a reader in Radford who told me how much he and his family appreciate The Roanoke Times’ emphasis on local news, the return of the four-section paper each day, the new weekly TV listings insert and our high school sports coverage. This was the first email I read on New Year’s Day.
A quick website update for you:
We are giving away two 4-packs of tickets to see "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Roanoke Civic Center on Jan. 23.
Raymond Neal (Buddy) Williams, 82, of Mechanicsville, passed away on February 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. and Bertha P. Williams; brother, Edward J. Williams; and sisters, Margaret Crouch and Veta Ellis.He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara P. Williams; daughters, Raymi Catron and her husband, Mike, and Julie Moore and her husband, Alan; grandchildren, Lauren Simmons and her husband, Phillip, Luke Catron and his wife, Melisa, and Ryan Moore; great grandson, Brooks Catron; sister, Dot Woodson; brother in law, Benny Powell and his wife, Pat; and numerous nieces and nephews.He served his country in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1952-1956. Buddy worked as a wholesale drug salesman for McKesson-Robbins from 1959-1978 and retired from Owens & Minor in 1994. After retirement, he delivered flowers part time for Stranges Florist. He was very active in church, Windsor Hills Baptist in Roanoke and Cool Spring Baptist in Mechanicsville. He was a lover of sports and was a stand-out athlete in high school and the Air Force. His favorite team was the VA Tech Hokies.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville Chapel, 8014 Lee Davis Road, with funeral services to be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Cool Spring Baptist Church, 9283 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, with burial to follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park.Donations may be made in Buddy's honor to Cool Spring Baptist Church or The Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.
William Gean (Bill) Landes, 79, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, 540-254-3000.
Alva Bernard (Chuck) Doyle III, 61, of Roanoke, Va., passed away February 23, 2015. Service will be held at noon on Friday, February 27, 2015, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-563-1237.
Paul Allen Callahan, 68, of Blue Ridge, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was born on May 30, 1946, to the late Herman Boothe and Laura Evelyn Callahan Boothe.He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carla Darcel Callahan; three sisters, Norma Dooley, Betty Corvin, and Doris Kidd; six children, Randy Argabright, Amanda Riggs, Allen Callahan, Lora Bragg, Valerie Pruett, and Marie Hutchison; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Paul was retired from Salem Paving. He was a long time friend and patron at the former Little Chef Restaurant in Roanoke and Happy's Flea Market where he loved to hang out with his lifelong buddies. Paul was a loving kind-hearted soul and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Oakey's East Chapel with Pastor Maurice Pendleton officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 27, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.Arrangements by Oakey's East Chapel. www.oakeys.com