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Thursday 05/28/2015
Readers defend their rescue dogs in response to commentary
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 4:56 pm

Our readers love their animals. 

Wednesday 05/13/2015
NRV reporter Cameron Austin to receive Virginia Tech journalism award
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 9:15 am

New River Valley staff writer Cameron Austin will receive the John Eure Award in Journalism at Virginia Tech. 

Monday 05/11/2015
Meet the Newsroom: Crime reporter Tiffany Stevens in search of 'local geekery'
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 9:15 am

Tiffany Stevens started working at The Roanoke Times in January. She covers crime and breaking news.

Friday 05/08/2015
Meet the Newsroom: Copy editor Justin Goldberg enjoys getting your comments on reviews
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 9:15 am

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. 

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Meet the Newsroom: Oklahoma native Carmen Forman is loving the Blue Ridge
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 9:15 am

Carmen Forman was hired in August to cover Roanoke County. 

Sunday 05/03/2015
Sunday newspaper delivery delayed; eTimes available to everyone
Posted: May 03, 2015 - 5:38 am

Because of press problems overnight, the delivery of the Sunday newspaper will be delayed. 

Friday 02/20/2015
Newspaper delivery delays possible; eTimes remains free for customers
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 11:31 am

Newspaper delivery could be delayed this weekend because of inclement weather.

Thursday 02/12/2015
Updated: Blue Ridge travelers share photos of 'Game of Thrones' set in Croatia
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Update (Feb. 17): Karen's husband, Gary, shared his own photos, too.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Meet the Newsroom: NRV reporter Cameron Austin got her start as 'Katie Couric'
Posted: January 20, 2015 - 9:00 am

Cameron Austin joined our New River Valley bureau staff Jan. 5 to cover crime and courts.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Meet the Newsroom: Cornhusker fan and outdoors enthusiast Robby Korth joins NRV bureau
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 8:00 am

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Reporter Matt Chittum sends winning @Midnight tweet
Posted: October 28, 2014 - 11:25 am

Do you watch @midnight on Comedy Central?

Thursday 10/16/2014
Unhappy #Hokies tweets from Virginia Tech's loss to Pittsburgh
Posted: October 16, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Virginia Tech lost to Pittsburgh, 21-16.

Monday 10/13/2014
Are these the best places to trick-or-treat?
Posted: October 13, 2014 - 8:45 am

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.

Friday 10/10/2014
What's your favorite Mexican restaurant?
Posted: October 10, 2014 - 2:08 pm

We posted our recent review of El Mariachi in Blacksburg on Facebook, where readers are sharing their favorite specials and menu items.

Indoor family fun for the rainy weekend ahead
Posted: October 10, 2014 - 11:45 am

The bad news? Rain this weekend. The good news? Plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages. Among the options: 

Thursday 10/09/2014
Do you have the best Halloween display on the block?
Posted: October 09, 2014 - 10:00 am

Bring out your foggers, your inflatables, your singing jack-o-lanterns.

Monday 10/06/2014
Missed CityWorks (X)po? Experience it through Twitter, Instagram
Posted: October 06, 2014 - 12:15 pm

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.

Saturday 09/27/2014
CityWorks (X)po works to build cross cultural connections
Posted: September 27, 2014 - 4:43 pm

It wasn’t for lack of trying, but over its first three years CityWorks (X)po wasn’t quite getting it right.

Friday 09/19/2014
Thumbs up or down for dance music at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium?
Posted: September 19, 2014 - 7:00 am

[ On mobile? Find the poll here.]

Saturday 09/13/2014
Press Box Preview: Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina, Virginia vs. Louisville
Posted: September 13, 2014 - 10:30 am

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.

Monday 09/08/2014
Sorry for the Hokies score error; print a corrected souvenir page here
Posted: September 08, 2014 - 11:32 am

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.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Job alert: We're hiring a reporter for our NRV newsroom
Posted: August 14, 2014 - 5:08 pm

The Roanoke Times seeks an enterprising and energetic reporter to join our nine-person bureau near Virginia Tech.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Roanoke, Staunton restaurants make Southern Living's top 100 list
Posted: August 13, 2014 - 12:03 pm

From Southern Living magazine's list of top 100 places to eat in the South:

Friday 08/08/2014
McDonnell mocking: Trial makes 'Daily Show'; gallery of Maureen's court outfits
Posted: August 08, 2014 - 11:51 am

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.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Tom Hanks tweets love for Beth Macy's 'Factory Man'
Posted: July 24, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Add a tweet by actor Tom Hanks to the list of glowing reviews for Beth Macy's "Factory Man."

Monday 07/21/2014
Hot on Facebook: Impressive? Dangerous? Mother, 4-year-old twins hiking Appalachian Trail
Posted: July 21, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Some say this Florida mom is "amazing," others call her 1,020-mile journey "nuts."

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Hot on Facebook: How would you rate this year's Salem Fair?
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Join our Facebook thread or comment below:

Thursday 07/10/2014
Notice changes in The Roanoke Times?
Posted: July 10, 2014 - 12:05 pm

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.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
Dwayne Yancey named Roanoke Times editorial page editor
Posted: July 02, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Dwayne Yancey, a veteran journalist at The Roanoke Times for more than 30 years, has been named editorial page editor of the newspaper.

Wednesday 06/04/2014
Game time! #YouMightBeARoanoker if ...
Posted: June 04, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Please help us create the ultimate list ....

Got snake photos? Ssssslither over here
Posted: June 04, 2014 - 11:46 am

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.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
A surprise for Dereck Merrill
Posted: June 03, 2014 - 7:17 pm

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.

Wednesday 05/21/2014
Q&A with crime reporter (and Steelers fan) Amy Friedenberger
Posted: May 21, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Amy Friedenberger joined our newsroom in April to cover the crime/general assignment beat. Follow her on Twitter: @AJFriedenberger.

Monday 05/12/2014
Charlottesville publisher named executive editor of The Roanoke Times
Posted: May 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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.

Thursday 05/08/2014
Downtown Roanoke's free outdoor movie series takes off with 'Planes'
Posted: May 08, 2014 - 1:33 pm

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.

Wednesday 05/07/2014
Fridge Magnet: Meet Christina Nifong, our new food writer
Posted: May 07, 2014 - 12:15 am

Eight years ago, I packed up my life in Durham, N.C., drove 140 miles northwest and landed in Roanoke’s Raleigh Court neighborhood.

Tuesday 05/06/2014
Al Bedrosian's reaction to SCOTUS prayer ruling gets attention from Gawker
Posted: May 06, 2014 - 4:43 pm

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."

CornerShot: Roanoke named 1 of '6 Most Affordable Places to Retire'
Posted: May 06, 2014 - 12:15 am

The website recently published a list of the six most affordable cities in America for retirees, and Roanoke was one of them.

Thursday 05/01/2014
Welcome to the newsroom: Vinton native (and dog lover) Matt Dooley
Posted: May 01, 2014 - 4:12 pm

In April, Matt Dooley joined our digital news team, which helps report breaking news, edits the homepage and posts to Facebook and Twitter (among many other behind-the-scenes web tasks). Follow @MDooley on Twitter.

Wednesday 04/30/2014
Wanted: Political reporter who can leave the pack and break news
Posted: April 30, 2014 - 10:34 am

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.

Tuesday 04/29/2014
Laker Weekly is looking for an intern
Posted: April 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

We're looking for a six-month intern (ideal for someone graduating this spring) as a community journalist for Laker Weekly.

Monday 04/28/2014
Looking for your favorite Roanoke Times blog? We've moved them back out front
Posted: April 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

"What happened to the blogs??"

Tuesday 04/08/2014
We're looking for a copy editor with a passion for sports
Posted: April 08, 2014 - 11:42 am

The Roanoke Times | 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.

Friday 03/28/2014
Roanoke falls to Asheville in Garden & Gun's Southern towns bracket
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 11:10 am

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.

Sunday 03/23/2014
Late paper notice: Expect delayed delivery of Sunday's newspaper
Posted: March 23, 2014 - 8:45 am

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. 

Thursday 03/20/2014
Get listed: How to use our new online calendar tool
Posted: March 20, 2014 - 12:15 am

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.

Monday 03/17/2014
How do you find your information about Smith Mountain Lake?
Posted: March 17, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Do you live at or near Smith Mountain Lake? Or do you visit the lake? Either way, we'd like to hear from you.

Wednesday 02/05/2014
Conversation stoppers: Comments on stories, blogs not displaying properly
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 11:04 pm

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. 

Friday 01/31/2014
New photojournalist Erica Yoon is loving Roanoke ... and wants your restaurant recommendations
Posted: January 31, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Erica Yoon joined our photo team in December. Follow @ericayoon on Twitter and @ericasyoon on Instagram.

Thursday 01/30/2014
Latest job opening in our newsroom: Salem reporter
Posted: January 30, 2014 - 11:29 am

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.

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