Beth Jones


David Hungate

From cow feed additives and a device for distracted drivers to giant displays and, well a different kind of giant displays, these Roanoke-area companies are making their way far beyond the immediate market. more


Tip #1 Go Wild For Prints

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When should you replace your roof? How can you conserve energy? Our home experts have the answers to these questions and more to help you get your home looking and functioning at its best. more

Home & Garden


Paul Naret

Who better for great shopping recommendations than someone who owned, for more than a quarter century, one of Roanoke’s favorite shops. Grab the wish list and c’mon along with Nancy Leggett. more


Jonathan Hagmaier and Joyce Waugh

Jim Markey

Area business owners and the economic development organizations that support and nurture them agree that the keys to success are careful planning, taking advantage of advice and moving slowly. more

Local Businesses

Aaron and Michelle Dykstra - Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.

David Hungate

They range from two employees to nearly 50. What they have in common is a good idea, hard work and a measure of success, even against the headwinds of a stubborn economy. more

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John Garland

Beth Jones

Despite a (slowish) recovery, this isn’t the economy where you charge into the boss’ office to demand a better health care policy, the freedom to work from home or Cheetos in the vending machine... more

Local Businesses

Meg Carter

David Hungate

The arts scene in Roanoke is an eclectic one, ranging from quaint hole-in-the-wall galleries to the skyline-defining Taubman Museum of Art, and with lots in between. more


Chrissy McConnaughy

David Hungate

Who better to ask for info on interesting and unique places to shop than those who are more than a little dedicated to the retail life? Here, five passionate purchasers talk about their favorites. more


The multi-level restaurant/nightspot’s fine food is the basis of its appeal and success. The forward-looking owners continue to tinker both with the dining fare and the overall character of 202. more


The advantage with elective surgery is that you have time to think, prepare and get your body ready for the procedure – whether it’s cosmetic or health-crucial. more


310 Rosemont

David Hungate

As a teen, our shopping writer sent passionate letters to Gap, Inc. demanding a store in Roanoke. These days she wonders about her former obsession, and spends most of her shopping dollars in the valley’s many local shops. Here are 25. more

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