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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 2:11 pm
Tuesday news roundup

In Pulaski, Jury selection continues in the Ashley White case. So many jurors were called in on Monday and Tuesday that there wasn't enough room for them in the courthouse and some were left waitin...

Friday 02/05/2016
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 12:00 pm
Friday news roundup

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.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 1:18 pm
Thursday news roundup

"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...

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 11:07 am
Wednesday news roundup

Tiffany Stevens and Erica Yoon are working on this grisly story: Infant's body found in trash bin in Rocky Mount.

Posted: February 03, 2016 - 8:45 am
Farm-fresh egg fanatics: Prepare to get egg-static

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 ...

Tuesday 02/02/2016
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 11:21 am
Tuesday news roundup

Nicole Lovell's mother is expected to speak at a 2 p.m. news conference. Earlier, warrants revealed new details in the case. 

Monday 02/01/2016
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:30 pm
Monday news roundup

The latest on the Nicole Lovell case, including video. 

Thursday 01/28/2016
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 10:36 am
News roundup for Thursday

Hot on Roanoke.com right now, a wire story about mammoth bones. Unearthed in Oregon. 

Monday 01/25/2016
Posted: January 25, 2016 - 3:45 pm
Who's your favorite NFL team?

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?

Posted: January 25, 2016 - 3:44 pm
Hey Panthers fans: Are you out there?

The Carolina Panthers are heading to Super Bowl 50. Is anyone in Southwest Virginia doing a happy dance?

Posted: January 25, 2016 - 11:30 am
Hot topics for Monday

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.

Posted: January 25, 2016 - 5:45 am
Lawmaker seeks limits on e-cigarettes

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.

Friday 01/22/2016
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 11:54 am
Hot topics: Snowpocalypse edition

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. 

Posted: January 22, 2016 - 10:45 am
Hospitals adapt to snowfall

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.

Thursday 01/21/2016
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 3:12 pm
Sledding sweet spots

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.

Posted: January 21, 2016 - 10:43 am
Hot topics for Thursday

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...

Wednesday 01/20/2016
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 10:59 am
Hot topics on a cold Wednesday

A look at our most popular stories, and some you may have missed.

Tuesday 01/19/2016
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 11:51 am
Making a snow-run to the grocery store?

Don't just go for the same ol' milk, eggs and bread (unless you really need a French toast fix).

Tuesday 01/12/2016
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 2:30 pm
Do you remember a face like this?

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.

Monday 01/11/2016
Posted: January 11, 2016 - 4:53 pm
Should high school student athletes be subject to drug tests?

Roanoke County schools are considering instituting random drug testing for athletes, using Northside High School as a pilot program.

Tuesday 01/05/2016
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Top 10 most-read stories of 2015

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…

Posted: January 05, 2016 - 9:00 am
Most-viewed galleries of 2015

Here are the most popular galleries on roanoke.com from 2015. Thanks for viewing.

Friday 01/01/2016
Posted: January 01, 2016 - 7:00 am
Top 5 videos of 2015 from The Roanoke Times photo staff

The Roanoke Times photo staff picked their top 5 videos from 2015.

Tuesday 12/29/2015
Posted: December 29, 2015 - 10:33 am
Quiz: How well do you know Downton Abbey?

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…

Monday 12/28/2015
Posted: December 28, 2015 - 12:05 pm
What do you think of Kroger offering a growler station?

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?

Posted: December 28, 2015 - 12:15 am
Quiz: How well do you know Downton Abbey?

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Thursday 12/17/2015
Posted: December 17, 2015 - 1:19 pm
Quiz: How well do you know "Star Wars"?

Wednesday 12/16/2015
Posted: December 16, 2015 - 3:53 pm
Wrapping paper design winners in Thursday's Extra

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.

Posted: December 16, 2015 - 11:06 am
Letters to Santa: 1914

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.

Saturday 12/05/2015
Posted: December 05, 2015 - 7:30 am
Festival of Lights begins Sunday

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.

Thursday 12/03/2015
Posted: December 03, 2015 - 1:25 pm
Quiz: How well do you know new Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente?
Posted: December 03, 2015 - 10:41 am
How do you prefer to watch the Star Wars series?

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…

Wednesday 12/02/2015
Posted: December 02, 2015 - 10:00 pm
QUIZ: How well do you know Southwest Virginia history from 1900 to 1925?
Posted: December 02, 2015 - 1:03 pm
Reader shares memories of 'Frankie' Beamer's ties to Radford

Retiring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer was born and reared in Southwest Virginia, and his ties to the community are long and deep.

Tuesday 12/01/2015
Posted: December 01, 2015 - 7:00 pm
POLL: Who will Virginia's next head football coach be?

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?

Thursday 11/26/2015
Posted: November 26, 2015 - 9:00 am
Thanksgiving weekend reading list

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...

Monday 11/23/2015
Updated: November 23, 2015 - 11:04 am
Beth Macy responds to mayor Bowers in NYT; John Oliver lampoons on HBO

Another Roanoker objects to the Syrian refugee comments made by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers, but this response was published in The New York Times.

Sunday 11/22/2015
Posted: November 22, 2015 - 2:32 am
Saturday coverage: Frank Beamer's final game at Lane Stadium

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. 

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Posted: November 17, 2015 - 11:10 am
Final vote: What should Roanoke's new hockey team be named?

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…

Friday 11/13/2015
Posted: November 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
Cornershot: Artists wanted

The Roanoke Arts Commission wants to get in on the Little Free Library phenomenon, and has invited regional artists to help.

Friday 11/06/2015
Posted: November 06, 2015 - 9:46 am
Who has the best donuts?
Posted: November 06, 2015 - 8:00 am
Roanoke makes headlines for efforts to attract Deschutes

It's not news that Roanoke is on the short list of cities that could become home to a new Deschutes Brewery production facility. 

Thursday 11/05/2015
Posted: November 05, 2015 - 6:45 pm
POLL: Who should Virginia Tech's next coach be?

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?

Wednesday 10/21/2015
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 4:54 pm
POLL: What should be the name of Roanoke's new hockey team?
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 4:30 pm
VOTE NOW: What should Roanoke's new hockey team be named?

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…

Tuesday 10/20/2015
Posted: October 20, 2015 - 2:22 pm
Get puckish: Name Roanoke's new hockey team

There've been Rebels and Lancers and Vipers. Even a duo of singulars with the Rampage and Express.

Monday 10/19/2015
Posted: October 19, 2015 - 12:25 pm
Should state lawmakers get a $15,000 raise in pay as part of efforts to clean up Virginia government?
Wednesday 10/07/2015
Posted: October 07, 2015 - 2:55 pm
Tip of the hat to photographer John Roark

Congratulations to photographer John Roark, who has been honored for his work as an intern at The Roanoke Times this summer.

Tuesday 10/06/2015
Posted: October 06, 2015 - 11:27 am
POLL: When it comes to cinnamon rolls, which do you prefer?
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. 

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