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The 56-year-old strip center, unique in the valley when it opened in 1961, has remained a strong location for local, regional and national retail. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:21 PM Departments 1 Comments

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Julianne Rainone

Times were happy in 1946, when people flocked to see movies on the big screen. more

Aug 28, 2017 2:21 PM Departments

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It’s been 135 years since Roanoke’s downtown farmers market, a city symbol, opened with 25 hucksters, otherwise known as vendors. more

Jul 7, 2017 10:39 AM Features

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William Mahone

Two families looking to make energy efficiency a way of life in their new homes found an environmentally friendly haven in Mount Tabor Meadows, a Blacksburg community comprised of all EarthCraft-certified homes. more

Sep 2, 2014 11:28 AM Home & Garden

Smith Mountain Lake

Ted Pratt

Too many of us spend too many years ignoring the inviting, ever-expanding destination right in our back yard. Time for a weekend getaway. more

May 8, 2014 4:56 PM Features

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