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.
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.
Mattie Burch Bergener, 71, of Rockbridge Baths, died, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born on May 17, 1944, in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Charlie E. Burch and Annie Vest Lilly.She was also preceded in death by brothers, Harold Burch, Clinton Burch; and sisters, Margaret Seelke, and Glenna Burch. Surviving are her husband, Earl W. Bergener; two sons, Rick Bergener and wife, Cathy, Jason Bergener and wife, Darlene; three grandchildren, Kenny McGowan, Amanda McGowan, and Julianna Bergener; one brother, H. L. Burch and wife, Bettie; sister, Gladys Hart and husband, Don, Betty Lou Bergener, and Barbara Glass.A Memorial service will be conducted 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wyatt Mayes officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rockbridge Baths Fire Department in her name, 5024 Maury River Rd. Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473. Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Buena Vista, VA.
Andrea Theresa (Tina) Simmons, 71, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was preceded by her parents, Richard and Hallie Brown; a son, Terry Lehrer; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and David Pollikof.A very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend; she will be dearly missed by all.Left to cherish her memory are her loving and caring husband, Alton Simmons; three sons, Rick Lehrer of Roanoke, Todd Lehrer of Chatham, Louie Baublitz and Jessica of Roanoke; step daughter, Michelle DeBergh; seven grandchildren, Crystal, Amy, Heather, Olivia, Joseph, Whitney and Todd; two great grandchildren, Kylie and Kaylee; sisters-in-law, Trish Simmons, Kathy Simmons, Belva Forbes; brothers-in-law, Dalton Simmons, Clyde Simmons, Eddie Simmons; niece, Ellie Lockard, her four legged friend, "Curly". Along with a host of other relatives and friends.The family would like to thank Dr. Marc Swanson; a special nurse, Stephanie Smith; caregiver, Angel Bailey and the staff at Heartland Hospice for all the care and support they gave to Mrs. Simmons.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or your local ASPCA in her memory.As per Mrs. Simmons's wish, a memorial service celebrating her life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in Simpson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Patterson officiating. Friends may visit with the family an hour before the service on Monday, from 1 p.m. till service time. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting www.simpsonfuneral.com. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.
Millard Hale Robbins Jr., 81, of Roanoke, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.
Justin Travis Brandt, 26, of Clifton Forge, Va., and formerly of Cloverdale, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Funeral Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan Chapel, 540-254-3000.