Latest Roanoke metropolitan area Stories

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.

2008-08-07 03:00:28

Michelle Cox, a former Thaxton Elementary School student and a rising seventh-grader, cares. She cares so much, she was named first the store-level, then the regional winner for the National Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program -- one of only four students in Virginia to win this award.

2008-08-06 12:00:00

By Janelle Rucker, The Roanoke Times, Va. Aug. 6--To Rocky Mount officials, the drought and subsequent call for voluntary water conservation are temporary setbacks. "Under no condition is the town of Rocky Mount about to run out of water," Councilman Jerry Greer said.

2008-08-05 03:00:46

Big sister, Morgan Elizabeth, proudly announces the long awaited arrival of her baby sister, Mallory Kate. Mallory was born on February 17, 2008 at 7:46 P.M. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Dean and Missy Peroulas.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By FROM STAFF REPORTS DAY TRIPS NEW! Aug. 7 'Little Women' Travel to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at Ferrum College to see the musical version of the classic novel. $39. Hosted by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. 772-7529, roanokecountyparks.com. NEW! Aug.

2008-08-01 09:00:26

By TANAYA MCLEMORE By Tanaya McLemore Teen correspondent WASHINGTON The Internet is here to stay. And tweens and teens need to be able to navigate it safely.

2008-08-01 03:00:29

Virginia is considering adding a high school's graduation rate to the state's accreditation standards, a logical next step in public school accountability.

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Nona Nelson, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 31--Today Indian cuisine Seasonings and spices to expand your Indian cuisine repertoire. Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg When: 6 p.m.

2008-07-24 03:00:44

By Greg Principato There's a saying common in the aviation industry that when you've seen one airport, you've seen one airport. People who live in Roanoke know how unique and special their airport is.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.