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2008-10-04 03:00:10

Notice is hereby given that the Western Virginia Water Authority has applied for a permit from the Virginia Marine Resource Commission to install 297 linear feet each of a 24-inch and 36-inch diameter, concrete encased, sewer line beneath the existing submerged bottom of the Roanoke River along the western side of Wasena Park in the City of Roanoke.

2008-09-27 03:00:33

GIRL SCOUT FUN DAY Botetourt Service Unit Girl Scouts sponsored its third Annual Girl Scout Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 13 at Cloverdale Church of the Brethren. Girls ages kindergarten to seniors in high school were invited to learn more about Girl Scouting and to join or form a troop.

2008-09-27 03:00:29

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 All but 10 schools in the Roanoke region earned state accreditation this year, based on Standards of Learning tests administered in the 2007-08 school year. Seven of those that missed accreditation were in Roanoke.

2008-09-27 03:00:23

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Sunday The Claire Lynch Band She has sung with the best -- Ralph Stanley, Linda Ronstadt. She's written for the best -- Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea.

2008-09-26 03:00:33

By Duncan Adams duncan.adams@roanoke.com 981-3324 City and health department officials met at noon Wednesday in the Roanoke City Market Building with food court vendors, a construction manager and fire marshal officers to discuss progress to date for cleanup and repairs that could reopen the mice-infested, city- owned building downtown.

2008-09-23 03:00:23

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 A total of 58 Roanoke students, a fraction of those eligible, have switched schools this year under a provision in the No Child Left Behind Act.

2008-09-23 03:00:23

By Carole Tarrant carole.tarrant@roanoke.com 981-3210 Now that we have settled into a new school year, it's a good time for me to share what goes into covering K-12 education for The Roanoke Times.

2008-09-23 03:00:18

By Jennie Tal Broadway in Roanoke is back for another year of singing, dancing and entertaining. If you want a series subscription, act now, because you'll have to get them before this season's premiere show, "Chicago," which is on stage Thursday.

2008-09-20 12:00:45

James River High School and Central Academy Middle School are the feeder schools in the program called the Strategic Instructional Module of the University of Kansas. On Sept. 11, six educators were recognized at the regular school board meeting.

2008-09-19 03:00:21

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Tonight My Radio CD release party With Tricia Carter and the Lady J's reunion If you like your pop music rocking with shades of the Cars, Smithereens and later Elvis Costello, then you need to be listening to My Radio.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.