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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

Department stores had a huge downtown presence in the 1950s and 1960s, but over the years, many left downtown for suburban malls. Read more

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Love our summer recipes in the latest Southern Spoonful column? Get the extra recipes for strawberry honey and a dessert of strawberries and chocolate balsamic vinegar! Read more

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Dan Smith

The owner of LilyHemp, a new Vinton store, is on a mission to help create a hemp economy. Read more

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Olivia Body

Anna Copplestone wants neighbors to feel connected to their land. Read more

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Dan Smith

Roanoke City recently announced the impending arrival of scooters as an additional mode of public transportation for citizens. Read more

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Courtesy of the Virginia Room

Roanokers had heard of aeroplanes but had never seen one fly. That changed with the Great Roanoke Fair of 1910 and the half-mile flight of a Curtiss Aeroplane. Read more

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Ashley Cuoco

Get our recipes for spicy chili shrimp tacos, watermelon feta salad, BLT tart and more summer flavors! Read more

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Ashley Cuoco

Welcome spring into your kitchen and onto your table. Prepare these delicious recipes perfect for a picnic in the warm sunshine or dining al fresco on the patio. Read more

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Courtesy of St. Francis Service Dogs

How service dogs are helping humans in their everyday lives. Read more

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Courtesy David Lynch

A program for retired veterans offers a unique kind of therapy for both students and instructors. Read more

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Dan Smith

Downtown will have major changes soon thanks to the new plan for transportation improvement. Read more

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Courtesy Nelson Harris

Hundreds of women across the region came together for a 1947 parade that protested a surprising topic. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Main Building at Hollins serves as a historical marker as well as a residence hall for students. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Ponce de Leon, now an apartment property, houses remnants of its past as a hotel. Read more

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Courtesy of the Historical Society of Western Virginia

The last night before Virginia Prohibition took effect was Halloween, and it made for the wildest party in Roanoke’s history. Read more

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