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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.

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Neil Harvey neil.harvey@roanoke.com 981-3349 A fire in an apartment at a west Roanoke County retirement community caused the evacuation of some of the center's residents Monday morning but nobody was injured, officials said.

2008-08-19 09:00:48

The Associated Press ROANOKE A small plane that made an unauthorized takeoff and circled in western Virginia for four hours - prompting the voluntary evacuation of a shopping center - landed Monday afternoon without incident at Roanoke Regional Airport.

2008-08-19 03:00:35

Special education programs are available to residents of the City of Salem who have disabled children ages 2 through 21.

2008-08-17 18:00:42

VIRGINIA TECH HONORS SALEM RESIDENTS n Brigitte Anderson of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Science.

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 All of Roanoke County's 27 schools met federal standards last year, according to Superintendent Lorraine Lange, citing preliminary information from the Virginia Department of Education.

2008-08-17 18:00:18

Cave Spring High School Address: 3712 Chaparral Dr, Roanoke, VA 24018 Phone: 772-7550 Web site: www.rcs.k12.va.us/CSHS/ Principal: Steven M. Spangler School colors: Black and Red n New student Orientation Friday, August 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. n Back to School Night September 22 at 7 p.m.

2008-08-14 03:00:40

By Hank Bostwick and Sarah Geddes It is more important to do the right thing than to be fully accredited.

2008-08-12 06:01:05

Nelson and Janie Dudley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2008, at the Vinton War Memorial, hosted by their sons and families, Dwight, Tiffany and Lilly of Rolesville, N.C., and Mark, Kristol and Riley of Roanoke, Va.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.