Latest Carvins Cove Natural Reserve Stories

2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Mark Taylor mark.taylor@roanoke.com 981-3395 If you were in charge of recruiting new businesses to the Roanoke Valley, where would you take the decision-makers as you pitched this area's quality of life appeal? Mill Mountain, probably, where you could stand on the overlook and give the visitors a good view of our pretty valley. Probably the bustling downtown on a busy Friday evening. Maybe Smith Mountain Lake, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. High on my list...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Mark Taylor mark.taylor@roanoke.com 981-3395 Bath County's fat, feathered fish poachers are going on a diet. Their all-you-can-eat buffet, the Coursey Springs Fish Hatchery, is closing its doors for renovations. The 18- to 24-month closure will lead to a couple of lean seasons for Virginia's trout anglers, too. But while those anglers will eventually reap a payoff from the $12 million project in the form of bigger stocked trout, the birds won't be so fortunate: Predators won't...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'