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.
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...
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.
An outpouring of sadness and support on Twitter.
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...
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.
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.
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.
It wasn’t for lack of trying, but over its first three years CityWorks (X)po wasn’t quite getting it right.
[ On mobile? Find the poll here.]
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 ...
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.
The veteran journalist at The Roanoke Times for more than 30 years has been named editorial page editor of the newspaper.
Please help us create the ultimate list ....
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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)...
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...
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??"
Eva Simpkins, 70, of Radford, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2015, at Horne Funeral Home & Crematory, 540-382-2612.
Sylvia Brand Knaup, 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Columbia, Tenn., after a courageous 15-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Sylvia was born on August 20, 1950 in Salem.She graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in Salem in 1968 and from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1972, where she studied Opera. After graduation, Sylvia moved to New York City, where she began her career as a talented pop singer and met her husband of 32 years, Gunther Knaup, a gifted pianist. Sylvia and Gunther performed together in New York City and later in Nashville, Tenn., until her illness rendered her unable to sing.Sylvia brought much joy to her family and friends with her keen wit, her beautiful voice, her engaging showmanship, her cutting edge fashion sense and her ever-present positive attitude.Sylvia is preceded in death by her mother, Mairel Pichen Brand, her father, E. Cabell Brand, her stepmother, Shirley H. Brand, her parents-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph and Elisabeth Knaup, her brothers, Edward C. Brand Jr., Marshall C. Brand, Richard F. Pence Jr., and John W. Pence, and a sister, Ingrid Pichen Brand. She is survived by her husband, Gunther Knaup; sisters, Miriam Brand Kline (John), Caroline Brand Mateja and Liza Pence Urso; sisters-in-law, Beth Brand, Dr. Renate Gloeckle and Susan Pence; nieces and nephews, Brandon and Katie Kline, Cabell Keating Brand, Maggie, Patrick and Jack Mateja, Philip, Laura and Christin Urso, Rachel and Shelley Pence, and Thomas, Ben and Caleb Pence; many adoring cousins; and a host of loving friends worldwide.A service celebrating Sylvia's life will be held at a later date in Salem. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org; Total Action for Progress at www.tapintohope.org or Feeding America Southwest Virginia at 1025 Electric Road, Salem, VA. Many thanks to Mavis Daniels for her loving care of Sylvia.Online condolences may be made at www.johnmoakey.com.
Henry Dunlap, 85, of Roanoke County, died suddenly Thursday, October 1, 2015 at his home. Henry was born in Pulaski County June 20, 1930 and lived in the Roanoke Valley most of his life. He was the son of the late William McClure and Sally E. Taylor Dunlap.Henry was a butcher for more than 50 years, most recently with Kroger in Daleville. He was a member of Church of the Transfiguration Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Vinton Moose Lodge.In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Patterson Dunlap and is survived by his son, Steve Dunlap of Roanoke; daughters, Brenda Lee Cifuentes of Roanoke, Diane Finley of Vinton, Donna March of Palmyra, and Robin Dunlap of Colorado; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anne Totten of Colorado.A funeral liturgy honoring his life will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2015 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville with the Reverend Father Stephen McNally presiding. Burial will be at Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday one hour prior to the service beginning at Noon. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.
Debra Dianne Thompson, 61, of Pulaski, died Friday, October 2, 2015, at New River Valley Medical Center. She was born on September 4, 1954, in Pulaski Co., and was the daughter of Mamie Lee Wyatt Blevins and Jacob Avery Blevins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, James (Jim) Blevins; and a sister-in-law, Marcia Blevins.She is survived by her husband, Frank Rangley Thompson of Pulaski; three daughters, Ashley Ann Coble and her husband, Cam of Pulaski, Jennifer Lea Eller and her husband, Dane of Draper, and Opal Genett Hancock and her husband, Timmy of Pulaski; four brothers, Fred Blevins and his wife, Joyce of Pulaski, Roy Blevins and his wife, Debra of Graham's Forge, Larry Jr. Blevins of Pulaski, and Ronald Blevins and his wife, Olekia of Pulaski; a sister-in-law, Wanda Blevins of Pulaski; seven grandchildren, Zane and Seth Coble, Kaylea, Isabella and Corbin Eller, Hannah and Aaron Hancock; along with a special friend, Minnie Early; and several nieces; nephews; and cousins.Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 5, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Akers officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Flowers are appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make memorial contributions to: Rockin' R Robotics % Dalton Intermediate School 60 Dalton Drive Radford, VA 24141 (memo: D. Thompson Memorial). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700.