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Kurt Rheinheimer

Editor-in-Chief Kurt Rheinheimer takes a look back at 45 years of The Roanoker and its subjects. Read more

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Editor Kurt Rheinheimer reflects on three and a half decades of our magazine with some of his favorite pieces and quotes. Read more

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Julianne Rainone

Here in this issue celebrating home and marriage, an inexpensive old table may represent the best of both. Read more

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Kurt Rheinheimer

It’s a wonderful city we live in. Could it be even better if all of it were as exactingly refined as a daylily bed out there by the garbage cans? Read more

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Nowhere in the Roanoke Valley is change more apparent than within the sightlines from the 14th floor of Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Read more

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Choices are limited only slightly by choosing to travel to and from dining rooms solely on foot or on bicycles. Read more

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Matt Allenbaugh has been on duty out on the Roanoke area’s most-used sections of the Appalachian Trail only since April. The 2005 thru-hiker has been out on trails far longer. Read more

LifeOutside

For the unenlightened, “problems” are not that at all—they’re places where the likes of Aaron Parlier have mapped out how to climb a boulder. Read more

LifeOutside

The Roanoke housing market is not the most robust in the state, but the recovery from the Great Recession is at least complete in most areas of the valley, and far better than that in others. Read more

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Beth Macy's new book, rooted in Franklin County and with broad branches in Roanoke, offers a hard look at the circus in its ugly heyday, and at two brothers victimized by its yet-uglier power. Read more

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As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, here are 16 great get-out-and-do's to help celebrate the August 25 birthday. Read more

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Pathfinders for Greenways, Roanoke County and Virgina Tech are at work on a new loop and Parking lot. Read more

LifeOutside

Before long, a simple hobby can grow into so much more. Read more

LifeOutside

Sometimes, injuries can happen even before you hit the trail. Read more

LifeOutside

Our readers voted on many things large and small in the initial Best of Roanoke balloting 30 years ago. Nearly 80 percent of them opined on a topic largely forgotten since. Read more

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Julianne Rainone

Mountain-biker Corey Heitz has undertaken lots of outdoor pursuits, including rowing, running and backpacking. But for the go-to these days, it’s the bicycle out on the trails. Read more

LifeOutside

The lushness of new-season vegetation, combined with snow-melt high flows in streams and some great views make these five hikes perfect for spring. Read more

LifeOutside

J.J. Redick’s NBA career began as pretty ho-hum. What in the world has happened over the past few seasons as he has moved toward age 30? Read more

Departments

It is of course the food first and foremost. But at least in those dining rooms where you become a regular, it's far more. Read more

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See our editor's review of "A Walk in the Woods" starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Read more

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