Jeffrey K. Wood

Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer is retiring at the end of the 2015 season. Our Digital Publications Editor and VT alum wishes him a fond farewell. Read more

Behind the Page

A Taste of Virginia Tech

Courtesy Krista Gallagher and Kris Schoels

A new cookbook has arrived, and it’s just in time for tailgating season. Here's a peak at five select recipes from the book (including two not found in our September/October issue!) Read more


Nonprofits helping nonprofits: How one organization is calling the community to action in the fight against poverty. Read more

Local Businesses

Good Guides

Courtesy of Goodguides

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: Volunteering to work with an at-risk child or teenager for as little as four hours a month can make a difference that will last a lifetime. Read more


Among the more than 30,000 votes cast in our annual Best of Roanoke reader survey a few random nominations didn’t make the cut in our all-local results. Here are the highlights. Read more

Best Of

The dream of a place where adults with significant disabilities can come to build friendships and participate in an active community is steadily becoming a reality. Read more

Local Businesses

The Quarter Bar

Jeff Wood

Grab your Mardi Gras beads and prepare to spice things up, a taste of the Crescent City has arrived in downtown Roanoke. Read more


We’ve always known about the local specialty. Now the rest of the South is finding out too. Read more


Wait, she likes walking into a messy room? Meet Ann Custer, whose passion is regaining control of rooms-gone-wild. Read more

Local Businesses

Roanoke Animal Hospital Veterinarian Mark Finkler, platinum winner for Best Veterinarian in this year’s Best of Roanoke reader’s poll, has seen his share of interesting cases in his nearly 30 years in The Roanoke Valley. Read more

People & Family

A guide to help you quit smoking once and for all. Read more


From joint and bone health to mental health, heart health to cancer prevention, we’ve tried to bring you the best advice available on every topic we’ve addressed in our year-long wellness series. Now it’s time to bring it all together. Read more

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