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 "Pathfinder" at another local bar.
If you've been in the Roanoke area long enough to remember Victory Stadium, you likely remember the controversy surrounding its demolition.
It was the rant that launched thousands of Facebook likes, hundreds of comments and even a hashtag: #PutTheCartBack.
Our readers love their animals.
New River Valley staff writer Cameron Austin will receive the John Eure Award in Journalism at Virginia Tech.
Tiffany Stevens started working at The Roanoke Times in January. She covers crime and breaking news.
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.
Carmen Forman was hired in August to cover Roanoke County.
Because of press problems overnight, the delivery of the Sunday newspaper will be delayed.
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.
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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.
Henry (Slappy) Booth, 74, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. Memorial Service will be 5 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Riverside EMC, 1920 Lucas St., Salem, VA 24153.
Jesse Burt McFall Jr., 66, of Thaxton, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford (540) 586-3304.
Susan Kinsey Piercy, 67, of Blacksburg, Va., died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, August 27, 2015, following an extended illness. A Memorial Service for Susan will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, in the Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, 701 Church Street, Blacksburg, Va.
Alison Bailey Parker, loved by everyone who knew her, was taken from us at the age of 24 on August 26, 2015. Born in Annapolis, Md., Alison grew up in Collinsville, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 2009. Her many accomplishments included Piedmont District Swimmer of the Year award, Big M Trophy recipient, and a member of the jazz and concert bands where she played both trumpet and French horn. As a student at the Piedmont Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology, she was a member of the award winning robotics team. Alison was a gymnast, a beautiful dancer, and when kayaking with her family she grew to love the beauty of the rivers around us.