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.
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.
Jeff Moran McReynolds (also known as "Mac" by many friends), 71, of Cleveland, Va. (former resident of Montgomery County), passed away on May 5, 2015. He was born on July 16, 1943. He was a former meat cutter with Kroger Distribution Center in Salem for over 17 years.He never met a stranger, he loved people always telling "TALL TALES" and making people laugh and then there were all of his animals. He loved to make a deal at the stock markets every chance he got. He will be missed by so many.He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn McReynolds, baby daughter, Tracy McReynolds, parents, Hatler McReynolds and Eliza McReynolds, brother, James McReynolds and granddaughter, Tiffany Wyatt.Survivors include daughters, Jennifer McReynolds, Dana Wyatt, Karen Culbertson and husband David and Janet Epperly and husband Norman; sons, Scott McReynolds and wife Oma, Jeffrey McReynolds and wife Debbie and Greg McReynolds and wife Shonna; brother, Jerry McReynolds and wife Pat; one sister, Jane Bird and husband Kenton; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren also survive.The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the McReynolds Family Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015. Those wishing to go in procession to the cemetery should meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Greg McReynolds, Jeffrey McReynolds, Scott McReynolds, Brad McReynolds, Brandon Lawson and David Bingham. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Epperly, David Culbertson and Bud Estep.Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.comCombs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Va. 24266, (276) 889-4444 is serving the McReynolds family.
Roy Donald Bohon, 71, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Louise Bohon; step-father, Doug Padgett and dear friend, Buddy Stanley.Surviving family includes his wife of 48 years, Margie Bohon; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Angie Bohon; daughter and son-in-law, Letitia and Will Ray; grandchildren, Hunter, Morgan, Troy, Taylor, Madelynn and Issac; best friend, Harmon Wilson and his pet, Odie.Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com
Kenneth E. Huffman, 83, of New Castle, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 due to an automobile accident. Kenneth served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.He is preceded in death by his parents, Minor and Maude Huffman; wife, Louise M. Huffman; daughter, Dora H. Smith; brothers, Richard, Alfred, and Gerald Huffman; sister, Elsie Caldwell and husband Payne; brother-in-law, James Myers and wife Edith; and sister-in-law, Dolly Myers.He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Julie Huffman; grandchildren, Jonathan Huffman and girlfriend Jessica, A.J. Huffman, Crystal Hickson and husband Jeff, Justin Huffman and wife Tabetha; special great-grandchildren, Austin and Sarah Hickson, Hayli and Jadeon Huffman; brother, Oscar Huffman and wife Mary; sister-in-laws, Lucille and Frances Huffman; brother-in-laws, Johnny Myers, Billy Myers and wife Polly, and Jimmy Lee Myers; friend of family Katherine; and numerous nieces, nephews; and cousins.A Graveside Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Myers Family Cemetery with Pastor Raymond Christian officiating. Military Rites will be performed by VFW Post #4491. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Paitsel Funeral Home. www.paitselfh.com
Brian Edward Foy Sr., 66, of Moneta, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the home of Mike and Sherrie Foy, 1311 Diamond Hill Rd. Moneta. Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rt. 220, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-334-5151.