Live music FUNdraiser raises money for Girls Rock Organization

  Lacey Levy believes that one of the best things we can give young girls is confidence. “As we all know it’s very important to give...

441 earn degrees during Roanoke College Commencement

On Saturday, May 6, 441 students were awarded degrees during Roanoke College’s Commencement ceremony. Countless friends, family members and school administrative personnel filled up...

Fighting cancer with an ‘encouragement tree’

Photos by Meg Hibbert There’s a 7-foot-tall decorated tree in the corner of Sue and Herm Reavis’ living room. At first, glance visitors might think...

Volunteer project improves campus of HopeTree

Photos by Mark Early HopeTree Family Services is best known for offering a wide range of ministries for at-risk children and youth such as Residential...

Tea tavern in Salem’s oldest house opens to applause

The much-awaited new tea tavern in the oldest home in Salem opened to the public with loud, happy applause on Monday morning, May 1. Five-year-old...

Local skate center celebrates 35 years of business

Leslie McNeal knew for weeks that she was going to take her family to the Skate Center of Roanoke Valley on Monday, May 1....

From Dogwood Festival participant to president to grand marshal

Chris Keaton says two of the most humbling experiences of his life, which he “never saw coming,” were being inducted into the North Carolina...

Thrasher Memorial invites people to share their hopes on the Dogwood Festival ‘Hope Wall’

The Apostle Paul in Romans 12:12 said, “Rejoice in hope.” South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu believed, “Hope is being able to see that there...

WBHS students receive Education Foundation scholarships

  Students in the Class of 2017 are preparing to graduate from Roanoke County Schools on June 9. The next few weeks will be marked...

‘Fireworks’ missing as council approves West Salem Body Shop development

  More than 50 nearby neighborhood residents turned out Monday night when Salem City Council approved a land sale that would provide development for 10...
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