Dan Smith


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

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

Jan 2, 2018 3:25 PM Departments

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

Oct 30, 2017 3:14 PM Features


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Book No Further opens at 16 West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:33 PM Departments


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Karen DeBord and Jack Phillips are living their own personal dream at Smith Mountain Lake in their golden years. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:15 PM Retire-VA


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Fred and Carolyn Eichelman taught school for four decades each and discovered science fiction was a good teaching tool. They’re still collecting evidence. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:14 PM Retire-VA


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This Lynchburg couple has found a contentment in retirement, even though it doesn’t remotely resemble what they had so carefully planned. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:09 PM Retire-VA 1 Comments

That’s the question retirees often ask after they have the gold watch tucked away. Here are some thoughtful and useful answers. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:07 PM Retire-VA


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Getting ready for retirement requires us to enter the planning mode, to accumulate more money than we thought we’d need and to adjust in a lot of different ways. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:05 PM Retire-VA


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Online Extra: Marriages That Work (Continued)

See even more great marriages that pair with our featured story on long-lasting marriages, found in the Sept/Oct issue. more

Aug 31, 2017 4:08 PM Behind The Page


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Good marriages are difficult to come by, so we asked some Roanoke Valley couples who’ve found success with each other to talk about how they do it. more

Aug 28, 2017 2:02 PM Features


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These veteran cleaners tell how to find the ultimate housecleaner. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:46 PM Features


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Fields are full of people holding to the magic of play. more

Jul 7, 2017 10:23 AM Features

On all levels, we're moving in the right direction. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:56 PM Features


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The mother of a son with autism has dedicated her life to change. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:52 PM Features

These four men helped the Roanoke Valley briefly become “Sportstown, Virginia” in 1995 (and one with a puck instead of a ball). more

May 3, 2017 4:55 PM Departments


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What are the most admired structures in the valley? And how about the least admired? more

May 3, 2017 4:36 PM Features


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Miranda Patterson Jones made an interesting career change. more

May 3, 2017 4:28 PM Departments


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Learn more about one of the few drone video services in the region. more

May 3, 2017 4:27 PM Departments

These venerable valley institutions are both on stronger ground than ever. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM Features

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