Amanda Mitchell Dutton

Carvins Cove

Tim Wimer

Tucked amid the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Roanoke Valley’s outdoor scene is just as flourishing as the city life, offering miles of winding forest trails, rich historical landmarks and plenty of don’t-miss events. Here’s a look at the best. Read more


Notice the recent wave of frozen yogurt shops? And it’s not a return of the TCBY fad of the ‘80s. The yogurt shop has been revamped: it’s healthier, more affordable and seems to have some staying power. Read more


Billboard Goats

Lauren Stell

You may have seen the goats on the billboard on U.S. 220 about six miles north of Boones Mill. The first time I spotted them, they were stretched out on their bellies, their front hooves hanging luxuriously off the billboard’s edge... Read more