Recent Stories


Julianne Rainone

The view from the Mill Mountain Star has changed a little since its humble beginnings, but the architecture, both new and old, continue to enhance the iconic cityscape. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:09 PM Departments


John Park

As breweries become known for more than their craft beers, food becomes a distinct attraction that enriches the entire experience. Beale’s is no exception. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:07 PM Dining


John Park

The craft brew scene in Roanoke continues to build as Ballast Point’s GM recognizes lasting relationships within both the brewing and local communities. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:04 PM Dining


Jared Ladia

While a remodeling journey resulted in a new kitchen and backyard, the spa-like bathroom provides a relaxing space for the homeowners after a hard day’s work. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:00 PM Home & Garden


Rivers and Roads Photography

A post-flu weigh-in led to a friendly father-son weight loss competition, but who won? more

Jan 2, 2018 3:57 PM Features


Dan Smith

Your new workout routine doesn’t have to fade away by mid-February. Here’s how some Roanokers stay in shape all year, every year. It’s not rocket science. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:55 PM Features

Music education is more than just music–it’s creating young leaders who plan for successful careers in the music industry. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:30 PM Departments

Find their coffee in two new additional spaces. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:27 PM Departments

Liza Mundy’s newest book reads like a well-written local history. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:25 PM Departments

Interstate 581 turns 50 this year, with many of those years overcoming controversy and hurdles to connect different areas of the region. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:22 PM Departments


Anne Sampson

Don’t miss this hidden gem, complete with an ideal lunch spot and vintage shopping. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:20 PM Departments

Plus a fresh new look in our design and departments. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:16 PM Departments


Liz Long

City Manager Bob Cowell has big ideas for Roanoke’s future and hopes for a positive impact on citizens’ lives. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:12 PM Departments


Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The 56-year-old strip center, unique in the valley when it opened in 1961, has remained a strong location for local, regional and national retail. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:21 PM Departments 1 Comments


Chuck Almarez

The venerable showplace has come back from near-oblivion to become a destination. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:19 PM Features 1 Comments

What does "best friends" really mean? These pairs embody the answer. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:14 PM Features


The Historical Society of Western Virginia; The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Roanoke region was undergoing changes 100 years ago. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:11 PM Features


Julianne Rainone

When it came to her new kitchen, Lisa Link set out with a goal of convenience and a place for everything. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:07 PM Home & Garden

Our dining writer reflects on her hopes and goals in covering the regional restaurant scene. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:54 PM Features


John Park

The "upscaled bar food" offerings are enhanced by a welcome atmosphere. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:52 PM Features