The Roanoker Editorial Staff

Our annual “Best of Roanoke” Reader Survey produced hundreds of winners, but there were still some categories we didn’t include. Here are the nominations for “Best Thing Not On This List.” more


This year’s Best of Roanoke awards yielded so many winners that we couldn’t even fit them all in the magazine! Here are the businesses receiving silver honors in the category of “Best Kept Secret.” more


Jobs, Free Tuition, Dual Schools, Virginia Western Beats the Odds Knowing what you’re up against is pretty important when you’re trying to change things. more

Local Businesses

In a year when the average American homeowner saw his or her home value decline by 12 percent, Roanoke County’s number-one revenue generating machine – the real estate tax – was already cranking into high gear... more


Over the last few days, several of you have commented about our decision not to speak with Darlene Burcham or members of City Council in our preparation of our May/June cover story... more


Did you catch it? They didn’t raise your tax rate, the city government simply reappraised your home. more


In proportion to its average household income, the lowest of all Virginia Cities with populations of 50,000 or more, it seems a fair statement that the City of Roanoke takes a greater bite of its residents' income... more


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