The Gist

Salem Red Sox Greets

Katie Larrington

#10. Cyclists in Halloween costumes riding four across on Blue Ridge Parkway, keeping traffic counts down. Read more


Say you were out looking at rural property in the Catawba Valley one day, and while your husband was talking to the realtor about a deal, you suddenly came across a giant hole – say 150 feet across, 100 feet wide and more than 100 feet deep. ... Read more


Roanoke has finally joined more than 20 other Virginia destinations that have the honor of featuring LOVEwork art. Roanoke’s unique design appropriately ties into the city’s rail heritage, whimsically resembling both a train engine and engineer. Read more


A new year has rolled around again – quickly, I might add – which means two things. It’s time for the old “eat healthier” resolution…and the Super Bowl. So, I sought out a recipe that would work for both: Sweet Potato Nachos. Read more


BUZZ award

Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Local Governments Earn Leadership Award Read more



Emily Smith

Novelist Sheri Reynolds of Cape Charles is the keynote speaker for the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, 7th Edition at Hollins University Jan. 24-25. Read more