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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.

2008-08-08 03:00:28

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Friday Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials Draw this blues line -- Elmore James, J.B. Hutto, Lil' Ed Williams -- that takes you from the past to the future of Chicago blues.

2008-08-08 03:00:23

By Shawna Morrison shawna.morrison@roanoke.com 381-1665 A Montgomery County man drowned Wednesday afternoon in the New River in Pulaski County, the Pulaski County sheriff said.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.