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Back in 1986, turning 40 felt, you know, kind of...old. Thirty years later, Roanoke Boomers seem to be making some peace with age. more »

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How a wife learns to survive, cope, and carry on after the loss of her husband. more »

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The key is to do what Dad wants, even if it's a little risky. more »

May 3, 2016 12:02 PM Features

This Roanoke author is making waves across the nation -and the highway- with his latest release, "The Brotherhood of the Wheel." more »

May 3, 2016 11:52 AM Departments

In its former life the Masonic hosted the likes of Roy Rogers and the Drifters. more »

May 3, 2016 11:44 AM Departments

Even those not into the brew scene will learn a little something with the newest local show coming this summer on PBS. more »

May 3, 2016 11:37 AM Departments

The West End Street, part of an area listed on the National Register of Historic Places, had a grand beginning, a short heyday, a steady decline; and most recently, a decided uptick. more »

May 3, 2016 11:27 AM Departments

Our readers voted on many things large and small in the initial Best of Roanoke balloting 30 years ago. Nearly 80 percent of them opined on a topic largely forgotten since. more »

May 3, 2016 9:55 AM Departments


Liz Long

eXperience 2016 Recap

Associate Editor Liz Long attended eXperience 2016, which welcomed young professionals from all over the region to connect. more »

Apr 12, 2016 4:09 PM Behind The Page 1 Comments

Responses to Change

In our eleventh post of the Dog Training series blog, Adam Miller gives us his advice on how to expect your dog's reaction to change. more »

Apr 11, 2016 11:08 AM Behind The Page

Last laugh: the perils of backyard camping. more »

Mar 30, 2016 9:47 AM LifeOutside

Helping a Blue Ridge Marathoner, and being amazed at the talent and times around him. more »

Mar 30, 2016 9:44 AM LifeOutside


Michael Morris

The local runner, marathoner, and hiker climbs Africa's tallest peak. more »

Mar 30, 2016 9:40 AM LifeOutside


David Hungate

Our writer and three great guides make the case. more »

Mar 30, 2016 9:34 AM LifeOutside


621 Studios

The mountains are full of great climbing, hiking, biking, fishing and more. And also full of great dining-with-view. Combine the two for great fun. more »

Mar 30, 2016 9:31 AM LifeOutside

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