Latest Roanoke metropolitan area Stories
By Chris Craft I applaud the past Roanoke City School Board for looking outside the box as far as the hiring of a new school superintendent last year. When it hired Rita Bishop, it did one of the greatest things it has done in years. Bishop is a former Roanoker and Roanoke city school employee.
By Duncan Adams firstname.lastname@example.org 981-3324 Optical Cable Corp.'s acquisition of SMP Data Communications in May had mixed effects on the fiber optic cable manufacturer's third- quarter results, which included a jump in net sales and gross profit but a drop in net income for the Roanoke County-based company.
By Shanna Flowers email@example.com 981-3220 In June, thousands of Roanoke-area high school seniors adorned themselves in colorful caps and gowns and reveled in the pageantry of pomp and circumstance.
By David Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org 777-3523 It's that time of year again. The time when schools that have not met federal standards for two straight years have to offer parents a chance to pull their children out and to place them in another school that has fared better on state tests.
By Mark Taylor email@example.com 981-3395 Easing stealthily up to the hole, pro angler John Crews put his plan into action. Crews had his eyes on a couple of two- to three-pound bass that he'd spotted in the area. The bass had proven tough. So Crews had to get tougher.
By Rob Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 981-3234 A Lexington-area church will celebrate a total of 250 years of worship on Sept. 14. Oxford Presbyterian Church's pastor, the Rev. Horace Douty, said that church doors will open at 9:30 a.m.
By Cathy Benson Adequate Yearly Progress, also called "No Child Left Behind" results, are in from the Virginia Department of Education and Botetourt County as a school division and all schools except Central Academy have passed the muster.
By Jeff Sturgeon email@example.com 981-3251 State regulators preparing to open hearings this month have received 2,000 comments on a proposal to raise electrical rates in Western Virginia.
By Laurence Hammack and Mason Adams The Roanoke Times l firstname.lastname@example.org 981-3239 m email@example.com 981- 3253 A Roanoke judge is being asked to decide the latest dispute arising from the controversial closing of Forest Park Elementary School.
The Virginia Department of Education last week released annual statistics that judge whether schools made adequate yearly progress in teaching reading and math. The results were exactly as expected: Suburban schools with mostly white, middle-class students performed well on state tests.
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