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Gary Davis

Seventy years ago this winter, a B-25 aircraft carrying five crew members slammed into the side of Sharp Top Mountain. Pieces of the wreckage – silent and eerie reminders of the men and of another era – are still strewn on the mountainside. more

Jan 9, 2013 1:00 PM History 5 Comments

Women’s suffrage helped spawn Roanoke’s first libraries. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

The Dominion Tower went up as the Hunter Viaduct was coming down. more

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

The American Theatre, circa 1927, was at the corner of South Jefferson Street and Kirk Avenue SW. The marquee advertises the silent movie “Thirteenth Hour.” more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

It was a great year for happiness – for Dr Pepper and in Roanoke’s celebrating its 75th birthday. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM History 2 Comments