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2008-08-28 03:00:36

The creek that runs across the eighth hole at Countryside Golf Club in Roanoke was dry Monday evening. The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay might have provided some water to it temporarily, but recent rain will not end the drought that lingers over Southwest Virginia.

2008-08-28 03:00:27

ROANOKE Back to school Tuesday Crystal Spring Elementary School Address: 2620 Carolina Ave. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24014 Phone: 853-2976 Web site: www.rcps.info Principal: David Merritt Fairview Elementary School Address: 648 Westwood Blvd.

2008-08-27 03:00:50

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 Roanoke Superintendent Rita Bishop plans to attack the school system's discipline problems this year.

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 As more than 14,000 Roanoke County students head back to school today, some of their parents may be getting ready to go back to the classroom, too.

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523"One of the things that we had to do this year is get structures in place." Rite Bishop Roanoke schools superintendent A year ago, Roanoke's new superintendent, Rita Bishop, warned the city's 2,200 school employees that she would underpromise but overdeliver.

2008-08-23 03:00:23

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Saturday Blueground Undergrass This is as close to the original BGUG as you're going to get, and man, this version delivers.

2008-08-23 03:00:18

An apparent drowning on Monday was the only reportable on-water incident in the past week, said Lt. Tony Fisher with Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

2008-08-21 03:00:41

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 If you're driving along Electric Road near its intersection with Colonial Avenue in Roanoke County, it's easy to miss the small private school tucked behind a shopping center.

2008-08-21 03:00:34

By Amanda Codispoti amanda.codispoti@roanoke.com 981-3334 The pilot who took off from Roanoke Regional Airport on Monday without authorization after he threatened to crash into Smith Mountain Lake will likely not face any criminal charges.

2008-08-20 03:00:38

By Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 981-3251 Appalachian Power Co. sought approval Monday to build a new power line over Poor Mountain in Southwest Roanoke County, proposing it run alongside an existing one.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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