Roanoke College in the News

April 2015

April 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Bill Pilat gets 300th coaching win for Roanoke College lacrosse team
BRIDGEWATER ??" Roanoke College??(tm)s men??(tm)s lacrosse team achieved a milestone for coach Bill Pilat ??" earning his 300th career win with a 14-4 win over Bridgewater on Sunday. Colin Mackenzie scored five goals for the Maroons (10-5, 7-2 ODAC). Tyler McWilliams added three goals. kAm%96 H:? 2=D@ >2C<65 E96 `fE9 E:>6 :? !:=2E??(tm)D ae D62D@?D E92E E96 |

April 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Bill Pilat gets 300th coaching win for Roanoke College lacrosse team
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April 17, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College has first Truman Scholar
ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke College now has its first ever Truman Scholar. Zahava Urecki is a Junior Political Science major.

April 17, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College has first Truman Scholar
ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke College now has its first ever Truman Scholar. Zahava Urecki is a Junior Political Science major.

April 10, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Katrina Williams Inducted into Roanoke College's Hall of Fame
SALEM, Va. - Two new members will be added to the Roanoke College Sports Hall of Fame Friday night in Salem, including Glenvar High School graduate Katrina Williams.

April 10, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Katrina Williams Inducted into Roanoke College's Hall of Fame
SALEM, Va. - Two new members will be added to the Roanoke College Sports Hall of Fame Friday night in Salem, including Glenvar High School graduate Katrina Williams.

April 6, 2015 - Roanoke Times
'Simpsons,' 'King of the Hill' producer Joe Boucher returns as Roanoke College scholar-in-residence
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April 6, 2015 - Roanoke Times
'Simpsons,' 'King of the Hill' producer Joe Boucher returns as Roanoke College scholar-in-residence
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April 5, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Selby: Appomattox: An end and a beginning
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April 5, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Selby: Appomattox: An end and a beginning
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March 2015

March 21, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students celebrate diversity with peace month
Two weeks ago, two Jews and a Palestinian sat and chatted in the heart of Jerusalem, the middle ground between two peoples locked in a long, bloody war. No, that??(tm)s not the start of a joke. The women are all international relations majors at Roanoke College and were abroad for research and service projects during spring break. Being on opposite sides of the conflict, they used to avoid talki

March 21, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students celebrate diversity with peace month
Two weeks ago, two Jews and a Palestinian sat and chatted in the heart of Jerusalem, the middle ground between two peoples locked in a long, bloody war. No, that??(tm)s not the start of a joke. The women are all international relations majors at Roanoke College and were abroad for research and service projects during spring break. Being on opposite sides of the conflict, they used to avoid talki

March 20, 2015 - Fox News
Before bracketology: 1944 'Secret Game' first time blacks and whites tipped off
Long before this year's edition of March Madness tipped off, two teams squared off in a nearly-empty gym, with no reporters and no scorecards, for a game whose historical and social significance may dwarf that of any basketball contest played before or since. It was March 19, 1944, and a fast-breaking team called the Eagles from the North Carolina College for Negroes, today called North Carolina

March 20, 2015 - Fox News
Before bracketology: 1944 'Secret Game' first time blacks and whites tipped off
Long before this year's edition of March Madness tipped off, two teams squared off in a nearly-empty gym, with no reporters and no scorecards, for a game whose historical and social significance may dwarf that of any basketball contest played before or since. It was March 19, 1944, and a fast-breaking team called the Eagles from the North Carolina College for Negroes, today called North Carolina

March 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: poetry and art board the bus in Roanoke
The Roanoke bus system regularly hosts riders, but through the end of April they will host a different kind of passenger: a writer-in-residence. Roanoke College professor Melanie Almeder has already begun taking rides on Valley Metro buses, jotting down ideas for poems and sharing some of her musings on a designated Facebook page. kAmp=>656C??(tm)D =:E6C2CJ EC2G6=D

March 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: poetry and art board the bus in Roanoke
The Roanoke bus system regularly hosts riders, but through the end of April they will host a different kind of passenger: a writer-in-residence. Roanoke College professor Melanie Almeder has already begun taking rides on Valley Metro buses, jotting down ideas for poems and sharing some of her musings on a designated Facebook page. kAmp=>656C??(tm)D =:E6C2CJ EC2G6=D

February 2015

February 25, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Norfolk Southern move discourages property sellers, Roanoke College poll shows
While overall attitudes about the Virginia real estate market have improved since last year, Norfolk Southern??(tm)s decision to relocate 500 jobs out of Roanoke has given sellers concerns about ???Southwest Virginia, according to a new poll conducted by Roanoke College. The poll of 605 Virginia residents showed that people planning to sell property are optimistic about 2015 across the entire sta

February 25, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Norfolk Southern move discourages property sellers, Roanoke College poll shows
While overall attitudes about the Virginia real estate market have improved since last year, Norfolk Southern??(tm)s decision to relocate 500 jobs out of Roanoke has given sellers concerns about ???Southwest Virginia, according to a new poll conducted by Roanoke College. The poll of 605 Virginia residents showed that people planning to sell property are optimistic about 2015 across the entire sta

February 25, 2015 - Southbury Voices News
Doctor Named as Director
DANBURY ??" Western Connecticut Health Network has named nationally known gynecologic oncologist Thomas J. Rutherford, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the area of ovarian cancer, as the network physician director of cancer services.As director, Dr. Rutherford will create a new model of cancer treatment in the dynamic accountable care environment that builds on the strengths and enhances the growth of th

February 25, 2015 - Southbury Voices News
Doctor Named as Director
DANBURY ??" Western Connecticut Health Network has named nationally known gynecologic oncologist Thomas J. Rutherford, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the area of ovarian cancer, as the network physician director of cancer services.As director, Dr. Rutherford will create a new model of cancer treatment in the dynamic accountable care environment that builds on the strengths and enhances the growth of th

February 24, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College basketball player fought Lyme Disease
SALEM, Va. - The ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament is underway on Monday night, where Roanoke College is the 10-seed taking on 7th-seeded Washington Lee. While the Maroons are a long shot to win it all, one of their best players was a long shot to ever play basketball again. Roanoke College Senior Guard Andrew Daniels says, "It's very scary. It's like a 'House' episode where y

February 24, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College basketball player fought Lyme Disease
SALEM, Va. - The ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament is underway on Monday night, where Roanoke College is the 10-seed taking on 7th-seeded Washington Lee. While the Maroons are a long shot to win it all, one of their best players was a long shot to ever play basketball again. Roanoke College Senior Guard Andrew Daniels says, "It's very scary. It's like a 'House' episode where y

February 2, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
New Salem Museum exhibit features vintage Valentines
SALEM, Va. - With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you'll find plenty of love at the Salem Museum. There's a new exhibit that features vintage Valentines and greeting cards, called, "My Heart is yours: John

February 2, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
New Salem Museum exhibit features vintage Valentines
SALEM, Va. - With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you'll find plenty of love at the Salem Museum. There's a new exhibit that features vintage Valentines and greeting cards, called, "My Heart is yours: John

February 1, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Family gets house from Habitat for Humanity
ROANOKE - ROANOKE,Va (WSLS10) - After several weeks of hard work, one family is getting a home from Habitat from Humanity. The Kadariya family from Nepal sang during the ribbon cutting ceremony for their house Saturday morning in Roanoke. Habitat for Humanity officials say students from Roanoke College have been working on the house since August of last year. After building the wa

February 1, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Family gets house from Habitat for Humanity
ROANOKE - ROANOKE,Va (WSLS10) - After several weeks of hard work, one family is getting a home from Habitat from Humanity. The Kadariya family from Nepal sang during the ribbon cutting ceremony for their house Saturday morning in Roanoke. Habitat for Humanity officials say students from Roanoke College have been working on the house since August of last year. After building the wa

January 2015

January 31, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity home dedicated
ROANOKE, Va. - A Roanoke family is celebrating tonight as first time homeowners. Habitat for Humanity dedicated the Kadariya family's home Saturday morning amid a big celebration.

January 31, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity home dedicated
ROANOKE, Va. - A Roanoke family is celebrating tonight as first time homeowners. Habitat for Humanity dedicated the Kadariya family's home Saturday morning amid a big celebration.

January 28, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Poll shows Virginians' concern for commonwealth's political culture
WASHINGTON In the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnells corruption conviction, nearly two-thirds of Virginians in a recent poll say the states political culture is only somewhat ethical or not very honest. The Christopher Newport University poll, which examined the long-praised Virginia Way, also revealed a potential puff of hope for supporters of medical marijuana or pot decriminalization. Nort

January 28, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Poll shows Virginians' concern for commonwealth's political culture
WASHINGTON In the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnells corruption conviction, nearly two-thirds of Virginians in a recent poll say the states political culture is only somewhat ethical or not very honest. The Christopher Newport University poll, which examined the long-praised Virginia Way, also revealed a potential puff of hope for supporters of medical marijuana or pot decriminalization. Nort

January 27, 2015 - Danville GoDanRiver.Com
Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, relocate 500 jobs
Norfolk Southern Corp. Norfolk Southern Corp. will close its Roanoke office building and move the jobs of all 500 employees who work there to Atlanta or Norfolk, the company announced Tuesday. Norfolk Southern Corp. dropped a bombshell Tuesday on 500 of its Roanoke employees, announcing that their jobs are moving to Norfolk or Atlanta

January 27, 2015 - Danville GoDanRiver.Com
Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, relocate 500 jobs
Norfolk Southern Corp. Norfolk Southern Corp. will close its Roanoke office building and move the jobs of all 500 employees who work there to Atlanta or Norfolk, the company announced Tuesday. Norfolk Southern Corp. dropped a bombshell Tuesday on 500 of its Roanoke employees, announcing that their jobs are moving to Norfolk or Atlanta

January 27, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Habitat for Humanity to dedicate 9th Annual Roanoke College ???R House???
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - A thankful Roanoke family will soon move in to their new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and students from Roanoke College. For the 9th year in a row, Roanoke College and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley teamed up with Roanoke College's incoming freshmen and transfer students to build a house for a family in need as part of the 2014 new student orientation

January 27, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Habitat for Humanity to dedicate 9th Annual Roanoke College ???R House???
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - A thankful Roanoke family will soon move in to their new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and students from Roanoke College. For the 9th year in a row, Roanoke College and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley teamed up with Roanoke College's incoming freshmen and transfer students to build a house for a family in need as part of the 2014 new student orientation

January 25, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College wins against Bridgewater
Roanoke takes down Bridgewater, 88-71.

January 25, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College wins against Bridgewater
Roanoke takes down Bridgewater, 88-71.

January 24, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Out & About: Kandinsky Trio offers 'The Russian Experience'
Salem??(tm)s ever-versatile Kandinsky Trio offers to provide ???The Russian Experience??? this evening, with a performance of 20th century composer Dmitri Shostakovich??(tm)s Piano Quartet in G Minor. Guest violist Esme Allen-Creighton (winner of Canada??(tm)s Flora Matheson Goulden String Prize) and guest violinist Hal Grossman (a multiple award-winning artist who once played before the late Pri

January 24, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Out & About: Kandinsky Trio offers 'The Russian Experience'
Salem??(tm)s ever-versatile Kandinsky Trio offers to provide ???The Russian Experience??? this evening, with a performance of 20th century composer Dmitri Shostakovich??(tm)s Piano Quartet in G Minor. Guest violist Esme Allen-Creighton (winner of Canada??(tm)s Flora Matheson Goulden String Prize) and guest violinist Hal Grossman (a multiple award-winning artist who once played before the late Pri

January 22, 2015 - Fauquier Times-Democrat
Poll: McDonnell good as governor but should serve time
A majority of Virginians (57 percent) think Bob McDonnell was a good governor overall, but also agree (57 percent) with the judge's sentence of prison time for his convictions on corruption charges, according to The Roanoke College Poll released today. Residents of the commonwealth tend to agree (49 percent) with the decision in Ferguson, Mo. not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, but

January 22, 2015 - Fauquier Times-Democrat
Poll: McDonnell good as governor but should serve time
A majority of Virginians (57 percent) think Bob McDonnell was a good governor overall, but also agree (57 percent) with the judge's sentence of prison time for his convictions on corruption charges, according to The Roanoke College Poll released today. Residents of the commonwealth tend to agree (49 percent) with the decision in Ferguson, Mo. not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, but

January 22, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Poll: Majority think Bob McDonnell was good governor
A new survey from Roanoke College tonight shows a majority of Virginians think Bob McDonnell was a good Governor, but they also believe he should spend time in prison for his conviction on federal corruption charges.

January 22, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Poll: Majority think Bob McDonnell was good governor
A new survey from Roanoke College tonight shows a majority of Virginians think Bob McDonnell was a good Governor, but they also believe he should spend time in prison for his conviction on federal corruption charges.

January 21, 2015 - Tampa Bay Online
LARRY WESLEY ARRINGTON
ARRINGTON, LARRY WESLEY, 73, passed away in Plant City, FL on December 29, 2014. Son of the late Charles Acre and Lydia Teal Arrington, he was born in Roanoke,VA on Apr. 25, 1941. Larry graduated from William Fleming High School in Roanoke, VA in 1959. He attended Roanoke College excelling in track and field and graduated in 1963. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of N

January 21, 2015 - Tampa Bay Online
LARRY WESLEY ARRINGTON
ARRINGTON, LARRY WESLEY, 73, passed away in Plant City, FL on December 29, 2014. Son of the late Charles Acre and Lydia Teal Arrington, he was born in Roanoke,VA on Apr. 25, 1941. Larry graduated from William Fleming High School in Roanoke, VA in 1959. He attended Roanoke College excelling in track and field and graduated in 1963. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of N

January 21, 2015 - Time Magazine
Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn't Attend the State of the Union
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy listen to President Barack Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union address. The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union. Theres nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, theres noth

January 21, 2015 - Time Magazine
Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn't Attend the State of the Union
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy listen to President Barack Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union address. The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union. Theres nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, theres noth

January 21, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report
Liberal Arts Colleges Where the Most Accepted Students Enroll
Students may spend weeks,months or years stressing over which college to attend. Many colleges stress over the same thing, working to maximize the percentage ???of accepted students who decide to enroll. [Discover 10 colleges where applicants are least likely to get in.] This figure is called yield, and a higher percentagecanindicate a more desirable school for admitted stude

January 21, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report
Liberal Arts Colleges Where the Most Accepted Students Enroll
Students may spend weeks,months or years stressing over which college to attend. Many colleges stress over the same thing, working to maximize the percentage ???of accepted students who decide to enroll. [Discover 10 colleges where applicants are least likely to get in.] This figure is called yield, and a higher percentagecanindicate a more desirable school for admitted stude

January 21, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College beats Hollins 62-50
The Hollins women's basketball team visited Roanoke College Wednesday night. Hollins was looking for their first conference win, and got things going with a lay-up from Auburn Smith. But right after, the Maroons did one better, as Markia Beckwith drained the 3. She finished with 11 as Roanoke jumped out front. More from Smith, who then made the shot from the outside. She made the long 2 on her

January 21, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College beats Hollins 62-50
The Hollins women's basketball team visited Roanoke College Wednesday night. Hollins was looking for their first conference win, and got things going with a lay-up from Auburn Smith. But right after, the Maroons did one better, as Markia Beckwith drained the 3. She finished with 11 as Roanoke jumped out front. More from Smith, who then made the shot from the outside. She made the long 2 on her

January 21, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Poll finds Virginians optimistic about commonwealth's future
WASHINGTON Looking ahead after the State of the Union address, Virginians may be more optimistic about the future of the commonwealth than the future of the nation. A Roanoke College poll suggests 53 percent of Virginians think the commonwealth?is going in the right direction, but a similar percentage think the country is on the wrong track. Both are improvements from the same poll a year ago

January 21, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Poll finds Virginians optimistic about commonwealth's future
WASHINGTON Looking ahead after the State of the Union address, Virginians may be more optimistic about the future of the commonwealth than the future of the nation. A Roanoke College poll suggests 53 percent of Virginians think the commonwealth?is going in the right direction, but a similar percentage think the country is on the wrong track. Both are improvements from the same poll a year ago

January 20, 2015 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke College Poll Reveals Latest on Where Virginians Stand
Virginians support ethics reforms; split on Medicaid expansion; favor protecting gun ownership but support expanded background checks Virginians strongly support ethics reforms for legislators, but remain divided on Medicaid expansion, according to The Roanoke College Poll. Residents of the Commonwealth also favor requiring higher education institutions to report all sexual assault cases, reform o

January 20, 2015 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke College Poll Reveals Latest on Where Virginians Stand
Virginians support ethics reforms; split on Medicaid expansion; favor protecting gun ownership but support expanded background checks Virginians strongly support ethics reforms for legislators, but remain divided on Medicaid expansion, according to The Roanoke College Poll. Residents of the Commonwealth also favor requiring higher education institutions to report all sexual assault cases, reform o

January 20, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College sports cast of local athletes
ROANOKE (WSLS) The Roanoke College Men's Basketball team has a bit of local flare this year. Four players from the Roanoke area are on the roster. Those four players are Lord Botetourt's Dustin Hassell, Hidden Valleys Carter Wright, Roanokes Bryce Woodliff, who played his high school ball At Greenbrier East, and Allegeny's Seth Bradley. Couple that with a former Maroon as an assistant coach

January 20, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College sports cast of local athletes
ROANOKE (WSLS) The Roanoke College Men's Basketball team has a bit of local flare this year. Four players from the Roanoke area are on the roster. Those four players are Lord Botetourt's Dustin Hassell, Hidden Valleys Carter Wright, Roanokes Bryce Woodliff, who played his high school ball At Greenbrier East, and Allegeny's Seth Bradley. Couple that with a former Maroon as an assistant coach

January 19, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College events to commemorate life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Roanoke College will host several events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the national holiday in his memory. The following events are free and open to the public: The Inner Life of MLK based on ???Dangerous Friendship??? Monday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom Rabbi Ben Kamin, a scholar and educator on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak about his book ???Dange

January 19, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College events to commemorate life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Roanoke College will host several events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the national holiday in his memory. The following events are free and open to the public: The Inner Life of MLK based on ???Dangerous Friendship??? Monday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom Rabbi Ben Kamin, a scholar and educator on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak about his book ???Dange

January 18, 2015 - Baltimore Sun
Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr.
Dr. Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr., a retired Johns Hopkins brain researcher called the father of modern neuroscience, died of severe flu complications Jan. 11 at his home in Charlesbrooke in Baltimore County. He was 96. For all his deep fascination with the human brain, his first love was his family, said his daughter, Anne Mountcastle Bainbridge of Baltimore. He was the rock for all of us. A Johns

January 18, 2015 - Baltimore Sun
Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr.
Dr. Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr., a retired Johns Hopkins brain researcher called the father of modern neuroscience, died of severe flu complications Jan. 11 at his home in Charlesbrooke in Baltimore County. He was 96. For all his deep fascination with the human brain, his first love was his family, said his daughter, Anne Mountcastle Bainbridge of Baltimore. He was the rock for all of us. A Johns

January 28, 2015 - SalisburyPost.com
Montessori preschool to open in Salisbury
Yadkin Path Montessori ? Rowan County?s first Montessori preschool ? could open its doors as soon as August. Myra Tannehill spent years as a college professor at Appalachian State and Pfeiffer universities, but when her son JP was born two years ago, her focus on education shifted drastically.

January 28, 2015 - New York Times
Vernon B. Mountcastle, Brain Explorer, Dies at 96
Dr. Vernon B. Mountcastle, whose studies of how brain cells conspire to process perceptions and movement laid the foundations of modern neuroscience, died last Sunday at his home in Baltimore. He was 96. His daughter, Anne Clayton Bainbridge, said the cause was complications of the flu. Dr. Mountcastle, known by some as the Jacques Cousteau of the cortex, began his work in the 1940s, when th

January 16, 2015 - Shenandoah Valley Herald
Obituaries ??"? Warren County
Elizabeth W. Mclarin Elizabeth Watts (Betsy) Mclarin went to be with her Lord on January 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, L. Louis Watts and Hazel B. Watts. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, William Howard McLarin and her devoted children, Suzanne Duncan and her husband Bill of Shrewsbury, Mass., Jean McLarin of Richmond and John McLarin and his wife Man

January 16, 2015 - Shenandoah Valley Herald
Obituaries ??"? Warren County
Elizabeth W. Mclarin Elizabeth Watts (Betsy) Mclarin went to be with her Lord on January 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, L. Louis Watts and Hazel B. Watts. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, William Howard McLarin and her devoted children, Suzanne Duncan and her husband Bill of Shrewsbury, Mass., Jean McLarin of Richmond and John McLarin and his wife Man

January 15, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Brand, Edward Cabell
Edward Cabell Brand, 91, of Salem, Va., died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He was born and raised in Salem, and graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in 1940. Valedictorian of his 1944 graduating class at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), he earned an engineering degree, and went on to study at Harvard Business School and The University of Virginia. While at VMI, he was called to serve in the

January 15, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Brand, Edward Cabell
Edward Cabell Brand, 91, of Salem, Va., died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He was born and raised in Salem, and graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in 1940. Valedictorian of his 1944 graduating class at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), he earned an engineering degree, and went on to study at Harvard Business School and The University of Virginia. While at VMI, he was called to serve in the

January 28, 2015 - Roanoke.com
Be mine? Retired RC professor's collection of grandfather's art yields Valentines exhibit at Salem Museum
Rosy-cheeked, wide-eyed children. Adorable little puppies, bunnies and kittens. Whimsical verses that evoke affection and devotion. This was the life?s work of commercial artist John G. Scott (1887-1975), who created over 2,500 greeting cards in his prolific career. His greeting cards, predominantly valentines, are the subject of a heartwarming exhibit now open in Salem, titled ?My Heart is yours:

January 28, 2015 - Roanoke.com
Former Roanoke resident, 'father of neuroscience' dies at 96
Dr. Vernon Mountcastle, a former Roanoke resident and Roanoke College alumnus who made fundamental discoveries in neuroscience, died Sunday at his Baltimore home at age 96. His research ? such as his discovery that neurons in the brain?s upper cortex are organized into columns ? provided crucial information for his field, said David Nichols, Roanoke College assistant professor of psychology.

January 14, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle
Book Release: New York City Author Adam Ross Rapoport Launches Memoir Memory of a Vagabond - on Amazon, Yahoo! and Lulu
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 Adam Ross Rapoport, the author of an alternative travel and adventure memoir titled, Memory of a Vagabond, announced the release of the memoir on Amazon, Barnes Noble and Lulu websites. In 2010, Adam Ross Rapoport had a life-changing epiphany. He wanted to travel the world by any means necessary and experience the freedoms of homeless travel. Rapopors cu

January 14, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle
Book Release: New York City Author Adam Ross Rapoport Launches Memoir Memory of a Vagabond - on Amazon, Yahoo! and Lulu
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 Adam Ross Rapoport, the author of an alternative travel and adventure memoir titled, Memory of a Vagabond, announced the release of the memoir on Amazon, Barnes Noble and Lulu websites. In 2010, Adam Ross Rapoport had a life-changing epiphany. He wanted to travel the world by any means necessary and experience the freedoms of homeless travel. Rapopors cu

January 11, 2015 - Townhall
Justices Dont Belong at the State of the Union Pep Rally
NEXT WEEK, President Obama will be on Capitol Hill, appearing before a joint session of Congress for the annual ritual known as the State of the Union address. Amid the hoopla and pageantry the partisan cheers and ovations, the shout-outs to honorees in the gallery, the approving nods or deprecating scowls from the vice president and House speaker one dour anomaly will be hard to miss. Members o

January 11, 2015 - Townhall
Justices Dont Belong at the State of the Union Pep Rally
NEXT WEEK, President Obama will be on Capitol Hill, appearing before a joint session of Congress for the annual ritual known as the State of the Union address. Amid the hoopla and pageantry the partisan cheers and ovations, the shout-outs to honorees in the gallery, the approving nods or deprecating scowls from the vice president and House speaker one dour anomaly will be hard to miss. Members o

January 28, 2015 - SanFrancisco Gate
Applied Marketing Science Announces Two Senior Promotions For Litigation Support Practice
Applied Marketing Science, Inc. (AMS), a leading-edge market research and consulting firm, is pleased to announce two senior promotions in the firm?s Litigation Support practice. Brian Sowers has been promoted to Principal and Jason Och has been promoted to Associate Principal. As Principal, Brian will be leading the Litigation Support practice and is responsible for the delivery of survey rese

December 2014

December 18, 2014 - PR.com
American Sets 7th World Record Enduring Extreme Challenges to Fight Child Hunger
Washington, DC, December 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Explorer Sean Burch (Virginia, USA) has set a new official world record for the most first ascents of mountain peaks in Mongolia history. Burch, who has endured frostbite from previous record expeditions on Everest and in the North Pole, trained more than a year for this extreme challenge, using methods such as ice baths, arctic and Hyperfitness&reg

December 18, 2014 - PR.com
American Sets 7th World Record Enduring Extreme Challenges to Fight Child Hunger
Washington, DC, December 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Explorer Sean Burch (Virginia, USA) has set a new official world record for the most first ascents of mountain peaks in Mongolia history. Burch, who has endured frostbite from previous record expeditions on Everest and in the North Pole, trained more than a year for this extreme challenge, using methods such as ice baths, arctic and Hyperfitness&reg

December 16, 2014 - Chula Vista Examiner
Salvage Dawgs save items from Roanoke College on DIY
On last night??(tm)s second episode of ???Salvage Dawgs,??? the team from Black Dog Salvage was in Salem, Virginia to salvage items from Roanoke College. As the episode begins, Tay pulls up with a peanut processing piece of equipment. It is a large piece, with a nice patina and if they can repurpose it, they may get their $500 investment back. At the meeting, they discussed their next project. I

December 16, 2014 - Chula Vista Examiner
Salvage Dawgs save items from Roanoke College on DIY
On last night??(tm)s second episode of ???Salvage Dawgs,??? the team from Black Dog Salvage was in Salem, Virginia to salvage items from Roanoke College. As the episode begins, Tay pulls up with a peanut processing piece of equipment. It is a large piece, with a nice patina and if they can repurpose it, they may get their $500 investment back. At the meeting, they discussed their next project. I

December 16, 2014 - Roanoke Star
VA Climbs to No. 8 Among Peace Corps??(tm) Rankings of Top Volunteer States
Connor Toomey, 23, a Roanoke College graduate, began work this year as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. The Peace Corps has announced the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. The Commonwealth of Virginia jumped to No. 8 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers. With 260 volunteers currently serving wo

December 16, 2014 - Roanoke Star
VA Climbs to No. 8 Among Peace Corps??(tm) Rankings of Top Volunteer States
Connor Toomey, 23, a Roanoke College graduate, began work this year as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. The Peace Corps has announced the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. The Commonwealth of Virginia jumped to No. 8 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers. With 260 volunteers currently serving wo

December 15, 2014 - Albuquerque Journal
One on One with Ted Rice
In Ted Rices youth, all signs seemed to point to Wall Street. His father is a stock broker-turned-financier. His stepfather ran the bond division at a major investment firm. Rice ??" who grew up in a particularly tony section of Long Island ??" figured hed try to follow suit. I decided I would take accounting for my freshman year of college ??" 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Rice says.

December 15, 2014 - Albuquerque Journal
One on One with Ted Rice
In Ted Rices youth, all signs seemed to point to Wall Street. His father is a stock broker-turned-financier. His stepfather ran the bond division at a major investment firm. Rice ??" who grew up in a particularly tony section of Long Island ??" figured hed try to follow suit. I decided I would take accounting for my freshman year of college ??" 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Rice says.

December 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Professor Paul Hanstedt named Virginia's top educator of 2014
Roanoke College junior Stephanie Spector recalled her first college class. Professor Paul Hanstedt burst into the room and threw down his briefcase, his tall frame towering over the students in the seats in front of him. He looked up very seriously, she said, and told them in his booming voice, ???Let??(tm)s talk about art.??? kAm%9C66 J62CD =2E6C[ D:EE:?8 ;FDE @FED:5

December 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Professor Paul Hanstedt named Virginia's top educator of 2014
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December 1, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Choir celebrates concert's 30th year
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December 1, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College Choir celebrates concert's 30th year
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November 2014

November 25, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College professor gets national attention | Local News - WDBJ7.com Central and Southwest VA
SALEM, Va. - A Roanoke College professor is getting some national recognition. English professor Paul Hanstedt has b

November 25, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College professor gets national attention | Local News - WDBJ7.com Central and Southwest VA
SALEM, Va. - A Roanoke College professor is getting some national recognition. English professor Paul Hanstedt has b

November 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Consumer sentiment high ahead of holiday season, Roanoke College poll reports
Consumer sentiment is high, incomes are higher and prices are low, positive for the spending outlook as the country nears its traditional period of frenzied holiday shopping, according to a new Roanoke College poll. Consumer sentiment remains strong in Virginia despite a projected $2.4 billion, three-year budget shortfall, according to Thursday?s Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectati

November 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Consumer sentiment high ahead of holiday season, Roanoke College poll reports
Consumer sentiment is high, incomes are higher and prices are low, positive for the spending outlook as the country nears its traditional period of frenzied holiday shopping, according to a new Roanoke College poll. Consumer sentiment remains strong in Virginia despite a projected $2.4 billion, three-year budget shortfall, according to Thursday?s Virginia Consumer Sentiment and Inflation Expectati

November 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Unique art exchange exhibition among December entertainment at Roanoke College
An art exhibition featuring artwork that literally has traveled the world debuted in October and ends Dec. 5 at Roanoke College's Olin Hall Galleries. This exhibition, called the Mail Art Project, is similar to a pen-pal artist exchange. Talia Logan, Olin Gallery's director, sent postcard-sized pieces of art to artists, art institutions, schools and other places. Each artist was asked to add to

November 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Unique art exchange exhibition among December entertainment at Roanoke College
An art exhibition featuring artwork that literally has traveled the world debuted in October and ends Dec. 5 at Roanoke College's Olin Hall Galleries. This exhibition, called the Mail Art Project, is similar to a pen-pal artist exchange. Talia Logan, Olin Gallery's director, sent postcard-sized pieces of art to artists, art institutions, schools and other places. Each artist was asked to add to

November 17, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Harveycutter, Dorsey receive Roanoke College's Charles Brown Award
Two very recognizable Salem faces were presented with the Charles Brown Award on Nov. 7 at a presentation breakfast at Roanoke College. Carey Harveycutter and Joan Dorsey each received the honor for their civic and professional contributions improving the quality of life in Salem. The award, given annually by the college, is named for their first dean and former mayor of Salem. Harveycutter is c

November 17, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Harveycutter, Dorsey receive Roanoke College's Charles Brown Award
Two very recognizable Salem faces were presented with the Charles Brown Award on Nov. 7 at a presentation breakfast at Roanoke College. Carey Harveycutter and Joan Dorsey each received the honor for their civic and professional contributions improving the quality of life in Salem. The award, given annually by the college, is named for their first dean and former mayor of Salem. Harveycutter is c

November 17, 2014 - Tampa Bay Times
From This Day: Their paths finally crossed
ST. PETERSBURG ??" They'd both been in long-term relationships that had ended. Hope trumped experience, and they turned to the Internet. Posting on the free dating site PlentyOf Fish, Lori Ann Clark said, was my one last-ditch effort to meet someone online. I was over it. She had a few other dates before connecting with Byron Spradlin. He had a good personality. He seemed kind of real. They

November 17, 2014 - Tampa Bay Times
From This Day: Their paths finally crossed
ST. PETERSBURG ??" They'd both been in long-term relationships that had ended. Hope trumped experience, and they turned to the Internet. Posting on the free dating site PlentyOf Fish, Lori Ann Clark said, was my one last-ditch effort to meet someone online. I was over it. She had a few other dates before connecting with Byron Spradlin. He had a good personality. He seemed kind of real. They

November 14, 2014 - UNTE Reader
Chin Up, Liberal Arts Students: History's On Your Side
The dreaded question for all those majoring in philosophy, art history, or English literature: "So … what can you do with that?"; The 21st century—an age when proficiency in science, engineering and technology reign supreme in job applications—is slowly witnessing a dying breed: the liberal arts student. In 1996, 14 percent of U.S. graduates majored in one of the li

November 14, 2014 - UNTE Reader
Chin Up, Liberal Arts Students: History's On Your Side
The dreaded question for all those majoring in philosophy, art history, or English literature: "So … what can you do with that?"; The 21st century—an age when proficiency in science, engineering and technology reign supreme in job applications—is slowly witnessing a dying breed: the liberal arts student. In 1996, 14 percent of U.S. graduates majored in one of the li

November 12, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Emily Paine Carter: Couple going strong after 70 years of matrimony
The church building is long gone. But the man and woman who were married there are still standing. On Nov. 4, 1944, Raymond and Dorothy (Jeffreys) VanValkenburg promised their ?I do?s.? And 70 years later, they are still living their commitment. (Seventy years! Pause to marvel.) They had planned to get married earlier, said daughter Donna Crotts, but ??as happened to many young lovers then ??Wo

November 12, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Emily Paine Carter: Couple going strong after 70 years of matrimony
The church building is long gone. But the man and woman who were married there are still standing. On Nov. 4, 1944, Raymond and Dorothy (Jeffreys) VanValkenburg promised their ?I do?s.? And 70 years later, they are still living their commitment. (Seventy years! Pause to marvel.) They had planned to get married earlier, said daughter Donna Crotts, but ??as happened to many young lovers then ??Wo

November 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
New women's basketball coach already comfortable at Roanoke College
New Roanoke College women?s basketball coach Carla Flaherty recently took a rare day off to go hiking at McAfee? Knob, the picturesque point ?along the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke. The 33-year-old coach faces the rigorous task of succeeding Susan Dunagan, who announced her retirement in June after steering Roanoke?s program to 611 wins in 33 seasons. kAmsF?282?[ H9

November 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
New women's basketball coach already comfortable at Roanoke College
New Roanoke College women?s basketball coach Carla Flaherty recently took a rare day off to go hiking at McAfee? Knob, the picturesque point ?along the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke. The 33-year-old coach faces the rigorous task of succeeding Susan Dunagan, who announced her retirement in June after steering Roanoke?s program to 611 wins in 33 seasons. kAmsF?282?[ H9

November 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Page Moir sees progress for Roanoke College men's basketball team
While construction continues on Roanoke College??(tm)s new Cregger Center complex that will include a 2,500-seat gymnasium, longtime Maroons men??(tm)s basketball coach Page Moir realizes it??(tm)s imperative to build his program back into a winner. After suffering only two sub-.500 campaigns in Moir??(tm)s first 20 years on the job, the Maroons enter the 2014-15 season riding the throes of five

November 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Page Moir sees progress for Roanoke College men's basketball team
While construction continues on Roanoke College??(tm)s new Cregger Center complex that will include a 2,500-seat gymnasium, longtime Maroons men??(tm)s basketball coach Page Moir realizes it??(tm)s imperative to build his program back into a winner. After suffering only two sub-.500 campaigns in Moir??(tm)s first 20 years on the job, the Maroons enter the 2014-15 season riding the throes of five

November 8, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Harveycutter, Dorsey Receive Roanoke College Charles Brown Award
Joan Dorsey (L) and Carey Harveycutter received their Charles Brown Awards during a breakfast ceremony at Roanoke College. Salem ??" He is the negotiator behind the city of Salem??(tm)s role as host of numerous NCAA sports championships. She is a community force who helped to found and still works with organizations that serve the needy. Both were honored Friday as noteworthy Salem residents who h

November 8, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Harveycutter, Dorsey Receive Roanoke College Charles Brown Award
Joan Dorsey (L) and Carey Harveycutter received their Charles Brown Awards during a breakfast ceremony at Roanoke College. Salem ??" He is the negotiator behind the city of Salem??(tm)s role as host of numerous NCAA sports championships. She is a community force who helped to found and still works with organizations that serve the needy. Both were honored Friday as noteworthy Salem residents who h

November 5, 2014 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Marc Dinkel's dominance lifts Roanoke College to win
Marc Dinkel scored the eventual game-winning goal to go along with three assists as Roanoke advanced to the championship match of the ODAC men??(tm)s soccer tournament with a 5-1 victory over Washington and Lee on Tuesday. Tim Mahabir opened the scoring for Roanoke (15-2-2), converting a header from a Dinkel feed in the 17th minute. kAm%96 v6?6C2=D W``\d\aX E:65 E96 8

November 5, 2014 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Marc Dinkel's dominance lifts Roanoke College to win
Marc Dinkel scored the eventual game-winning goal to go along with three assists as Roanoke advanced to the championship match of the ODAC men??(tm)s soccer tournament with a 5-1 victory over Washington and Lee on Tuesday. Tim Mahabir opened the scoring for Roanoke (15-2-2), converting a header from a Dinkel feed in the 17th minute. kAm%96 v6?6C2=D W``\d\aX E:65 E96 8

October 2014

October 31, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke College Poll Shows Gillespie Closing Gap, But Warner Still Holds Significant Lead
Poll also releases voters? views regarding Puckett-gate, Ebola, and ISIS Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has narrowed the gap, but Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner still holds a 13-point lead (45%-32%) in the Virginia race for U.S. Senate, according to the Roanoke College Poll. Libertarian Robert Sarvis polled at 3 percent. In the generic Congressional ballot, Republicans now hold an ins

October 31, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke College Poll Shows Gillespie Closing Gap, But Warner Still Holds Significant Lead
Poll also releases voters? views regarding Puckett-gate, Ebola, and ISIS Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has narrowed the gap, but Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner still holds a 13-point lead (45%-32%) in the Virginia race for U.S. Senate, according to the Roanoke College Poll. Libertarian Robert Sarvis polled at 3 percent. In the generic Congressional ballot, Republicans now hold an ins

October 31, 2014 - Washington Times
Purple-blue Virginia will likely see stability in midterms
After lurching back and forth between Democrats and Republicans in elections over the last six years, 2014 is shaping up to be a year in which incumbent seats in Virginia are largely solidified and the states purple-blue bent is confirmed. The only major statewide race on the ballot is the Senate contest pitting incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark R. Warner against former Republican National Committee

October 31, 2014 - Washington Times
Purple-blue Virginia will likely see stability in midterms
After lurching back and forth between Democrats and Republicans in elections over the last six years, 2014 is shaping up to be a year in which incumbent seats in Virginia are largely solidified and the states purple-blue bent is confirmed. The only major statewide race on the ballot is the Senate contest pitting incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark R. Warner against former Republican National Committee

October 30, 2014 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Roanoke College topples Guilford
Christopher Fisher took a feed from Robby Lentine and put a shot into the right side of the goal with a little more than six minutes left in the second overtime to give the Roanoke men?s soccer team a 1-0 ODAC victory over Guilford on Tuesday. Men?s soccer Virginia Tech 0, Davidson 0, 2 OT BLACKSBURG ? Both the Wildcats (7-2-4) and the Hokies (7-6-2) enjoyed multiple scoring chances at the end

October 30, 2014 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Roanoke College topples Guilford
Christopher Fisher took a feed from Robby Lentine and put a shot into the right side of the goal with a little more than six minutes left in the second overtime to give the Roanoke men?s soccer team a 1-0 ODAC victory over Guilford on Tuesday. Men?s soccer Virginia Tech 0, Davidson 0, 2 OT BLACKSBURG ? Both the Wildcats (7-2-4) and the Hokies (7-6-2) enjoyed multiple scoring chances at the end

October 24, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Collaboration, correspondence create Roanoke College art shows
The four artists behind ???Render,??? the new art installation in Roanoke College??(tm)s Olin Gallery, have become friends over the past decade. More than that, they??(tm)ve embarked on a years-long artistic collaboration that??(tm)s still ongoing and evolving. kAm%C2G:D w625[ bc[ @7 q=24<D3FC8[ y@D9 q=24<[ bb[ @7 {@D p?86=6D[ r2=:7@C?:2[ 2?5 +249 $E6?D6?[ b`[ @

October 24, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Collaboration, correspondence create Roanoke College art shows
The four artists behind ???Render,??? the new art installation in Roanoke College??(tm)s Olin Gallery, have become friends over the past decade. More than that, they??(tm)ve embarked on a years-long artistic collaboration that??(tm)s still ongoing and evolving. kAm%C2G:D w625[ bc[ @7 q=24<D3FC8[ y@D9 q=24<[ bb[ @7 {@D p?86=6D[ r2=:7@C?:2[ 2?5 +249 $E6?D6?[ b`[ @

October 27, 2014 - Huff Post Live
Video: Dr. Harry Wilson speaks to Huff Post Live about election related gun issues.
Video: Why Joni Ernst's Gun Rant 'Won't Make Much Of A Difference' In The Midterms

October 22, 2014 - Roanoke Times
McDermott: Myths about Israel and Zionism
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October 22, 2014 - Roanoke Times
McDermott: Myths about Israel and Zionism
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October 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Canny construction projects return in Canstruction event starting Nov. 7
Canstruction, a creative and competitive event featuring massive sculptures built entirely from cans of food, returns to Southwest Virginia for the second year with an exhibition at Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art. This year's exhibit is extended from one to two weeks, with canned food sculptures - called cansculptures - on display from Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 22. Opening Ni

October 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Canny construction projects return in Canstruction event starting Nov. 7
Canstruction, a creative and competitive event featuring massive sculptures built entirely from cans of food, returns to Southwest Virginia for the second year with an exhibition at Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art. This year's exhibit is extended from one to two weeks, with canned food sculptures - called cansculptures - on display from Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 22. Opening Ni

October 18, 2014 - Bradford Era
Tasty history: Cawley presents program on apples in Smethport
Apple history Dr. Jon Cawley,?an associate professor of environmental studies at Roanoke College in Virginia, middle, spoke about the apple history in McKean County Wednesday during a program at the 3G barn on U.S. Route 6, Smethport. At left is Mike Barnard, community service coordinator, McKean County Adult Probation Department; and at right is McKean County President Judge J

October 18, 2014 - Bradford Era
Tasty history: Cawley presents program on apples in Smethport
Apple history Dr. Jon Cawley,?an associate professor of environmental studies at Roanoke College in Virginia, middle, spoke about the apple history in McKean County Wednesday during a program at the 3G barn on U.S. Route 6, Smethport. At left is Mike Barnard, community service coordinator, McKean County Adult Probation Department; and at right is McKean County President Judge J

October 3, 2014 - Washington Post
Restoring Virginians??(tm) trust in government
Rick Boucher, a Democrat, represented Virginia??(tm)s 9th Congressional District in the House from 1983 to 2011. Bill Bolling, a Republican, was lieutenant governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2014 and a state senator from 1996 to 2005. For decades, Virginia enjoyed a reputation as one of the best-managed states in the nation. It??(tm)s easy to see why: We balance our budgets responsibly, we keep

October 3, 2014 - Washington Post
Restoring Virginians??(tm) trust in government
Rick Boucher, a Democrat, represented Virginia??(tm)s 9th Congressional District in the House from 1983 to 2011. Bill Bolling, a Republican, was lieutenant governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2014 and a state senator from 1996 to 2005. For decades, Virginia enjoyed a reputation as one of the best-managed states in the nation. It??(tm)s easy to see why: We balance our budgets responsibly, we keep

September 2014

September 5, 2014 - Mental Floss
40 Tremendous College Traditions
Video: In this week's episode of The List Show, John Green discusses college traditions around the country. What do people do in the name of tradition at your school?

September 4, 2014 - Houston Chronicle (Sports)
US announces women's roster for road worlds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Evie Stevens and Shelley Olds will lead a powerful U.S. team into the women's road race at the cycling world championships this month in Ponferrada, Spain.Stevens, who finished fifth a year ago, and Olds, one of the world's top sprinters, were joined by Megan Guarnier and Alison Powers in earning automatic berths on the seven-member team.They'll be joined by discretio

September 4, 2014 - Houston Chronicle (Sports)
US announces women's roster for road worlds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Evie Stevens and Shelley Olds will lead a powerful U.S. team into the women's road race at the cycling world championships this month in Ponferrada, Spain.Stevens, who finished fifth a year ago, and Olds, one of the world's top sprinters, were joined by Megan Guarnier and Alison Powers in earning automatic berths on the seven-member team.They'll be joined by discretio

September 4, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Not your typical cargo- A house on the move | Local News - WDBJ7.com Central and Southwest VA
Salem, Va. - How do you move the entire frame of a house? The answer: very carefully. That was the job Wednesday.

September 4, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Not your typical cargo- A house on the move | Local News - WDBJ7.com Central and Southwest VA
Salem, Va. - How do you move the entire frame of a house? The answer: very carefully. That was the job Wednesday.

September 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, Habitat for Humanity team up again to build home
For the ninth year in a row, Roanoke College and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley have teamed up with Roanoke College??(tm)s incoming freshmen and transfer students to build a house for a family in need as part of the 2014 new student orientation. From Sunday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Aug. 26, the ???R House??? was partially constructed on campus behind Olin Hall on a raised platform. R

September 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, Habitat for Humanity team up again to build home
For the ninth year in a row, Roanoke College and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley have teamed up with Roanoke College??(tm)s incoming freshmen and transfer students to build a house for a family in need as part of the 2014 new student orientation. From Sunday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Aug. 26, the ???R House??? was partially constructed on campus behind Olin Hall on a raised platform. R

August 2014

August 29, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake
PEMBROKE ? At Mountain Lake Lodge this summer, it?s a story of ups and downs. After last year?s $2.25 million in renovations and improvements to the long-running resort atop Salt Pond Mountain, the finances are on the rebound. But after a promising start at refilling, the water level of the namesake lake the owners tried to fix last year dropped in July. Lodge General Manager Heidi Stone said th

August 29, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake
PEMBROKE ? At Mountain Lake Lodge this summer, it?s a story of ups and downs. After last year?s $2.25 million in renovations and improvements to the long-running resort atop Salt Pond Mountain, the finances are on the rebound. But after a promising start at refilling, the water level of the namesake lake the owners tried to fix last year dropped in July. Lodge General Manager Heidi Stone said th

September 2014

September 1, 2014 - WVTF Public Radio
That Same Old Question
It's back-to-school time and one Roanoke College professor is going to cut right to the chase. There's a question Paul Hanstedt knows he's going to hear ... and he offers an answer for all.

August 2014

August 25, 2014 - Roanoke Times
View of economy improving in Virginia, Roanoke College poll finds
An opinion poll conducted this month by an institute at Roanoke College found that ???Virginians are considerably more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole.??? The phone poll, conducted Aug. 11 to 15 by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, also found that residents of Southwest Virginia were feeling better about their finances and business conditions tha

August 25, 2014 - Roanoke Times
View of economy improving in Virginia, Roanoke College poll finds
An opinion poll conducted this month by an institute at Roanoke College found that ???Virginians are considerably more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole.??? The phone poll, conducted Aug. 11 to 15 by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, also found that residents of Southwest Virginia were feeling better about their finances and business conditions tha

August 22, 2014 - Our Valley Org
New Salem librarian embraces change, technology
In this age of instant information and on-demand news and entertainment via the Internet, the fate of the public library could be in question – but not so, according to the new director of the Salem Library. Unlike some organizations that have chosen to shy away from the many changes made to everyday life by the Internet, libraries have “embraced technology,” says Annie Tripp,

August 22, 2014 - Our Valley Org
New Salem librarian embraces change, technology
In this age of instant information and on-demand news and entertainment via the Internet, the fate of the public library could be in question – but not so, according to the new director of the Salem Library. Unlike some organizations that have chosen to shy away from the many changes made to everyday life by the Internet, libraries have “embraced technology,” says Annie Tripp,

August 22, 2014 - MSNBC.com
Women in Politics: College Edition. Roanoke College
Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com over the course of the year. Evelyn Clark has been nominated by Roanoke College as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics. As part of a new se

August 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Thomas Rambo named director of Campus Safety at Roanoke College
Thomas Rambo, who has more than 27 years of experience in police work and higher education, is Roanoke College's new director of Campus Safety. Rambo most recently was assistant vice president for Student Life and director of Public Safety at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He also was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna, where he taught a first-year student course and directed a stu

August 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Thomas Rambo named director of Campus Safety at Roanoke College
Thomas Rambo, who has more than 27 years of experience in police work and higher education, is Roanoke College's new director of Campus Safety. Rambo most recently was assistant vice president for Student Life and director of Public Safety at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He also was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna, where he taught a first-year student course and directed a stu

August 8, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke named one of the best colleges in the U.S. by The Princeton Review
For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Roanoke College one of the best colleges in the United States. Roanoke is one of 379 colleges and universities listed in the 2015 edition of "The Best 379 Colleges." The annual publication is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of schools, with enrollment and admission statistics, rankings of

August 8, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke named one of the best colleges in the U.S. by The Princeton Review
For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Roanoke College one of the best colleges in the United States. Roanoke is one of 379 colleges and universities listed in the 2015 edition of "The Best 379 Colleges." The annual publication is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of schools, with enrollment and admission statistics, rankings of

August 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Blog: Roanoke hires women's coach
Roanoke College has hired Carla Flaherty, who has spent the past four seasons as the women's basketball coach at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., as its new women's basketball coach. She replaces Susan Dunagan, who steered the Maroons for 33 years. Flaherty is a 2003 graduate of Bates College, where she played and then was an assistant for six years. She is from Gorham, Maine. At Lasell, she wa

August 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Blog: Roanoke hires women's coach
Roanoke College has hired Carla Flaherty, who has spent the past four seasons as the women's basketball coach at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., as its new women's basketball coach. She replaces Susan Dunagan, who steered the Maroons for 33 years. Flaherty is a 2003 graduate of Bates College, where she played and then was an assistant for six years. She is from Gorham, Maine. At Lasell, she wa

July 2014

July 27, 2014 - CNN.com
Senate candidates from Virginia spar, politely, in first debate
Washington (CNN) ??" They came ready, aimed and fired ??" calmly. On Saturday, the first U.S. Senate debate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie was marked by zings - but also political politesse. During civil exchanges across 90-minutes stood two Virginians pushing different ideas but also outsize caricatures of the other. On one side: Gillespie'

July 27, 2014 - CNN.com
Senate candidates from Virginia spar, politely, in first debate
Washington (CNN) ??" They came ready, aimed and fired ??" calmly. On Saturday, the first U.S. Senate debate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie was marked by zings - but also political politesse. During civil exchanges across 90-minutes stood two Virginians pushing different ideas but also outsize caricatures of the other. On one side: Gillespie'

July 27, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Broderick: Dont tie federal college rating system to finances
RECENTLY, I joined 50 colleagues from nearly all of Virginia's public and private institutions of higher education in expressing our collective concerns about the federal rating system proposed for colleges and universities. We did this in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with copies going to the entire Virginia congressional delegation and Gov. Terry McAuliffe. While Rick

July 27, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Broderick: Dont tie federal college rating system to finances
RECENTLY, I joined 50 colleagues from nearly all of Virginia's public and private institutions of higher education in expressing our collective concerns about the federal rating system proposed for colleges and universities. We did this in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with copies going to the entire Virginia congressional delegation and Gov. Terry McAuliffe. While Rick

July 27, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Dixie Caverns still a hidden treasure
Temple Fennell had two basic reactions after visiting Dixie Caverns. First: ???It was awesome,??? she said, after she toured the Roanoke County attraction with her two kids, a nephew and a family friend earlier this week. Followed by: ???I can??(tm)t believe I practically grew up down the street in Salem and had never been here until today.??? Connie Browning is used to hearing that from folks.

July 27, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Dixie Caverns still a hidden treasure
Temple Fennell had two basic reactions after visiting Dixie Caverns. First: ???It was awesome,??? she said, after she toured the Roanoke County attraction with her two kids, a nephew and a family friend earlier this week. Followed by: ???I can??(tm)t believe I practically grew up down the street in Salem and had never been here until today.??? Connie Browning is used to hearing that from folks.

July 26, 2014 - Politico.com
Mark Warner on offense in Virginia Senate debate
Sen. Mark Warner leads by double digits in every public poll of the Virginia Senate race, but the Democrat didnt debate Saturday with the confidence of someone cruising to reelection. Virginia voters werent actually watching his first debate with Republican Ed Gillespie. Fewer than 800 people were tuned into PBSs livestream, and the debate, which was actually held across the border in West Virgin

July 26, 2014 - Politico.com
Mark Warner on offense in Virginia Senate debate
Sen. Mark Warner leads by double digits in every public poll of the Virginia Senate race, but the Democrat didnt debate Saturday with the confidence of someone cruising to reelection. Virginia voters werent actually watching his first debate with Republican Ed Gillespie. Fewer than 800 people were tuned into PBSs livestream, and the debate, which was actually held across the border in West Virgin

July 26, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: What the first poll tells us
The first of anything is usually noteworthy. The first robin of spring. The first lightning bug of summer. Or, in this case, the first public poll of the campaign season. A few words of warning before we begin: Polls are not elections. Polls are polls. Snapshot in time, margin of error, all the rest. Still, let??(tm)s take a look at what this first public poll (the campaigns have surely done t

July 26, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: What the first poll tells us
The first of anything is usually noteworthy. The first robin of spring. The first lightning bug of summer. Or, in this case, the first public poll of the campaign season. A few words of warning before we begin: Polls are not elections. Polls are polls. Snapshot in time, margin of error, all the rest. Still, let??(tm)s take a look at what this first public poll (the campaigns have surely done t

July 25, 2014 - Bristol Herald Courier
Most in poll don't want governor to act unilaterally on Medicaid expansion
While Virginians remain divided over the fate of Medicaid expansion in the state, a Roanoke College poll shows that more than 60 percent of registered voters do not want Gov. Terry McAuliffe to take action on his own. The poll, released Thursday, interviewed more than 500 registered voters earlier in July about several of the issues dominating headlines out of Richmond. Those voters are still dea

July 25, 2014 - Bristol Herald Courier
Most in poll don't want governor to act unilaterally on Medicaid expansion
While Virginians remain divided over the fate of Medicaid expansion in the state, a Roanoke College poll shows that more than 60 percent of registered voters do not want Gov. Terry McAuliffe to take action on his own. The poll, released Thursday, interviewed more than 500 registered voters earlier in July about several of the issues dominating headlines out of Richmond. Those voters are still dea

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Va. poll: 54% say ex-Gov. McDonnell acted wrongly
RICHMOND Days before former Gov. Bob McDonnell goes on trial over his dealings with a wealthy benefactor, a majority of Virginians questioned in a new poll say he acted wrongly. Of those polled, 54 percent said they think McDonnell did something wrong in his interactions with businessman Jonnie Williams while 20 percent said he did nothing wrong and 22 percent were unsure. McDonnell, a Repub

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Va. poll: 54% say ex-Gov. McDonnell acted wrongly
RICHMOND Days before former Gov. Bob McDonnell goes on trial over his dealings with a wealthy benefactor, a majority of Virginians questioned in a new poll say he acted wrongly. Of those polled, 54 percent said they think McDonnell did something wrong in his interactions with businessman Jonnie Williams while 20 percent said he did nothing wrong and 22 percent were unsure. McDonnell, a Repub

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Roads Daily Press
Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia
Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors. The latest Roanoke College poll reports 41 percent of Virginians want to expand Medicaid but 46 percent want to leave it as it is.

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Roads Daily Press
Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia
Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors. The latest Roanoke College poll reports 41 percent of Virginians want to expand Medicaid but 46 percent want to leave it as it is.

July 25, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Survey shows Virginia Voters are split on Medicaid expansion
Registered Virginia voters are split on Medicaid expansion (46% oppose, 42% favor), but 61 percent oppose potential unilateral action by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand the program, according to a Roanoke College Poll. The poll interviewed 566 registered voters in Virginia between July 14 and July 19 and has a margin of error of + or - 4.2 percent. A majority of those polled said M

July 25, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Survey shows Virginia Voters are split on Medicaid expansion
Registered Virginia voters are split on Medicaid expansion (46% oppose, 42% favor), but 61 percent oppose potential unilateral action by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand the program, according to a Roanoke College Poll. The poll interviewed 566 registered voters in Virginia between July 14 and July 19 and has a margin of error of + or - 4.2 percent. A majority of those polled said M

July 21, 2014 - Pulaski Southwest Times
Children??(tm)s Trust announces 2014-2015 board members
By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Children??(tm)s Trust of the Roanoke Valley has announced their Board of Directors for 2014-2015. The Board of Directors, which will mostly include returning members along a couple new members, is comprised of professionals working with various civic and social service oriented organizations. According to the announcement, which was released

July 21, 2014 - Pulaski Southwest Times
Children??(tm)s Trust announces 2014-2015 board members
By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Children??(tm)s Trust of the Roanoke Valley has announced their Board of Directors for 2014-2015. The Board of Directors, which will mostly include returning members along a couple new members, is comprised of professionals working with various civic and social service oriented organizations. According to the announcement, which was released

July 12, 2014 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Giles' Ragsdale to be inducted into Va. hall of fame
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. A man who coached Giles High School to state football championships in three different decades is among eight individuals named on Friday for induction into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame. Steve Ragsdale, the Spartans head football coach for 31 years, claimed Division 2 state titles in 1993 and 2005 and a Group AA title in 1980. He became the head coach in 19

July 12, 2014 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Giles' Ragsdale to be inducted into Va. hall of fame
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. A man who coached Giles High School to state football championships in three different decades is among eight individuals named on Friday for induction into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame. Steve Ragsdale, the Spartans head football coach for 31 years, claimed Division 2 state titles in 1993 and 2005 and a Group AA title in 1980. He became the head coach in 19

July 31, 2014 - The Roanoke Times
Carmen Graves places 10th at USA Track and Field Championships
Carmen Graves, representing Brooks and Roanoke Valley Elite track club, finishes her track season with a 10th place finish at the USA Track and Field Championships in the Women's 3k Steeplechase. In less than 48 hours after running a personal best time of 9:47 in the prelims and in extremely hot conditions, Carmen was able to finish in an impressive time of 9:50. The steeple final set out

July 7, 2014 - Roanoke Times
U.S. District Judge James Turk dies
U.S. District Court Judge James Turk, who presided in Roanoke??(tm)s federal court for more than 40 years, died Sunday, a funeral home said. The 91-year-old senior jurist died at home Sunday evening, said Alex Davis, office manager at DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford, which is in charge of arrangements. ???A giant has fallen,??? said John Fishwick, a prominent Roanoke attorney who clerked for T

July 7, 2014 - Roanoke Times
U.S. District Judge James Turk dies
U.S. District Court Judge James Turk, who presided in Roanoke??(tm)s federal court for more than 40 years, died Sunday, a funeral home said. The 91-year-old senior jurist died at home Sunday evening, said Alex Davis, office manager at DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford, which is in charge of arrangements. ???A giant has fallen,??? said John Fishwick, a prominent Roanoke attorney who clerked for T

June 2014

June 27, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Salem artist Walter Biggs commemorated with marker
Salem artist Walter Biggs made his living in the 1920s and ?30s painting illustrations for books and magazines. According to the Society of Illustrators website, the staff of Ladies? Home Journal routinely chose Biggs? original paintings over silver services when offered the choice of a bridal gift. His most famous contemporary, Norman Rockwell, called his work ?brilliant and poetic.? Biggs late

June 27, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Arts & Extras: Salem artist Walter Biggs commemorated with marker
Salem artist Walter Biggs made his living in the 1920s and ?30s painting illustrations for books and magazines. According to the Society of Illustrators website, the staff of Ladies? Home Journal routinely chose Biggs? original paintings over silver services when offered the choice of a bridal gift. His most famous contemporary, Norman Rockwell, called his work ?brilliant and poetic.? Biggs late

June 26, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Old Roanoke College building demolished | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - It was a sad day for many Roanoke College students, faculty and alumni. Demolition began this morning o

June 26, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Old Roanoke College building demolished | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - It was a sad day for many Roanoke College students, faculty and alumni. Demolition began this morning o

June 27, 2014 - WSET.com
Roanoke College Demolishes Bowman Hall
The wrecking ball swung into action taking down Bowman Hall on the campus of Roanoke College. The demolition is the latest in a string of projects that are underway to make way for the state of the art Cregger Center. Dozens showed up to watch the demolition. For many, the day is bittersweet as good memories cross with the push to upgrade the campus. Tina Bourne met her husband in the

June 26, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College tears down residence hall, building new athletic facility
SALEM (WSLS) - A wrecking ball tore through Bowman Hall, a longtime residence hall at Roanoke College Thursday morning. The building has been there for 49 years. Dozens of people came out to watch the demolition as they took pictures and shared memories. The demolition makes way for the construction of the Cregger Center, a 155,000 square foot state of the art athletic and academic facility. It

June 26, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College tears down residence hall, building new athletic facility
SALEM (WSLS) - A wrecking ball tore through Bowman Hall, a longtime residence hall at Roanoke College Thursday morning. The building has been there for 49 years. Dozens of people came out to watch the demolition as they took pictures and shared memories. The demolition makes way for the construction of the Cregger Center, a 155,000 square foot state of the art athletic and academic facility. It

June 25, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Salem recognizes artist with historic marker | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - Walter Biggs made his name in New York, but the well-known artist and illustrator never lost his love for Salem.

June 25, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Salem recognizes artist with historic marker | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - Walter Biggs made his name in New York, but the well-known artist and illustrator never lost his love for Salem.

June 27, 2014 - U.S. News
6 Workout Trends ? And What They Mean for Your Wallet
Trying a new workout this summer? We explore the cost and appeal of six fitness trends. "It will increase your flexibility and work on your core, which is fantastic," says Julie Maina, associate professor of health and human performance at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. "Overstretching could be one safety issue, though."

June 23, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Former Roanoke College All-American Carmen Graves qualifies for USA Track and Field Championship
Former Roanoke College All-American Carmen Graves (class of 2013) has qualified for the USA Track and Field Championship in the Women's 3000M Steeplechase held in Sacramento, CA on June 25th-29th. Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium will serve as the championship site for USATF. The impressive track venue hosted both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials. Carmen, now running for Roanoke Valle

June 23, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Former Roanoke College All-American Carmen Graves qualifies for USA Track and Field Championship
Former Roanoke College All-American Carmen Graves (class of 2013) has qualified for the USA Track and Field Championship in the Women's 3000M Steeplechase held in Sacramento, CA on June 25th-29th. Sacramento State University's Hornet Stadium will serve as the championship site for USATF. The impressive track venue hosted both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials. Carmen, now running for Roanoke Valle

June 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Maroons coach Susan Dunagan to retire
Susan Dunagan has coached her last basketball game. After 33 years of producing results that will likely never be matched at Roanoke College, Dunagan announced Wednesday that she is retiring as the Maroons??(tm) head women??(tm)s basketball coach. ???Time runs out at some point, it happens to everybody,??? said Dunagan, whose 611 victories rank 10th among all NCAA Division III coaches. ???I loo

June 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Maroons coach Susan Dunagan to retire
Susan Dunagan has coached her last basketball game. After 33 years of producing results that will likely never be matched at Roanoke College, Dunagan announced Wednesday that she is retiring as the Maroons??(tm) head women??(tm)s basketball coach. ???Time runs out at some point, it happens to everybody,??? said Dunagan, whose 611 victories rank 10th among all NCAA Division III coaches. ???I loo

June 19, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Long-time Roanoke College women's basketball coach retiring | Sports - Home
SALEM, Va. - Susan Dunagan, who has the most wins as a basketball coach in the history of Virginia, announced her retirement Thursday as the Roanoke College women??(tm)s basketball coach. Dunagan had a record of 611-271 in her 33-year career with the Maroons. She led Roanoke College to 13 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. "Altho

June 19, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Long-time Roanoke College women's basketball coach retiring | Sports - Home
SALEM, Va. - Susan Dunagan, who has the most wins as a basketball coach in the history of Virginia, announced her retirement Thursday as the Roanoke College women??(tm)s basketball coach. Dunagan had a record of 611-271 in her 33-year career with the Maroons. She led Roanoke College to 13 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. "Altho

June 15, 2014 - Easton Express Times
People in Business, June 15, 2014 | lehighvalleylive.com
S. Graham Simmons and Lauren L. Sorrentino, attorneys with Allentown law firm Norris McLaughlin Marcus P.A., have been named 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. The Rising Stars list consists of less than 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years. Simmons, of Easton, focuses his practice on busines

June 15, 2014 - Easton Express Times
People in Business, June 15, 2014 | lehighvalleylive.com
S. Graham Simmons and Lauren L. Sorrentino, attorneys with Allentown law firm Norris McLaughlin Marcus P.A., have been named 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. The Rising Stars list consists of less than 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years. Simmons, of Easton, focuses his practice on busines

June 14, 2014 - Insurance News Net
New Commercial Business Unit Director Named at the National Student Clearinghouse
Targeted News Service HERNDON, Va., June 13 -- The National Student Clearinghouse issued the following news release: Jamie Osterhaus has been named the new Commercial Business Director at the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization located in Herndon, Va., provides educational reporting, verification and research services to more than 3,600 colleges and univer

June 14, 2014 - Insurance News Net
New Commercial Business Unit Director Named at the National Student Clearinghouse
Targeted News Service HERNDON, Va., June 13 -- The National Student Clearinghouse issued the following news release: Jamie Osterhaus has been named the new Commercial Business Director at the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization located in Herndon, Va., provides educational reporting, verification and research services to more than 3,600 colleges and univer

June 20, 2014 - Politico
How Ed Gillespie could pull off an upset
There?s no doubt Ed Gillespie is the underdog in the Virginia Senate race. He?s polled well behind the man he?s trying to unseat, Democrat Mark Warner. The incumbent is the richest member of the Senate and a well-liked figure in the state. Meanwhile, many Virginians still don?t know who Gillespie is.

June 5, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Salem Museum shows special D-Day exhibit | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - It was the first Army transport ship that got to Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944.? The day after D-Day was still high-stress near the beaches of Normandy. The ship in front of the USAT General George W. Goe

June 5, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Salem Museum shows special D-Day exhibit | Local News - Home
SALEM, Va. - It was the first Army transport ship that got to Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944.? The day after D-Day was still high-stress near the beaches of Normandy. The ship in front of the USAT General George W. Goe

June 6, 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A curriculum for the Selfie Generation
Students seldom relish required courses. They are often seen as a burden that everyone would rather get out of the way -- a bit like flossing. some colleges think they have found a solution.

May 2014

May 30, 2014 - Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Consumer confidence improving in local area
Consumer confidence across Virginia is relatively unchanged since last quarter, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll. But the Frederickburg region, which is within the Central Virginia ranking, showed marked improvement from this time last year and last quarter, as well as being higher than the state average. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 604 Virginians about their financial situa

May 30, 2014 - Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Consumer confidence improving in local area
Consumer confidence across Virginia is relatively unchanged since last quarter, according to the latest Roanoke College Poll. But the Frederickburg region, which is within the Central Virginia ranking, showed marked improvement from this time last year and last quarter, as well as being higher than the state average. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 604 Virginians about their financial situa

May 30, 2014 - ValuePenguin.com
Roanoke College Economics - Spencer Lewen
Continuing our look at America's top Economics programs, we recently spoke with Spencer Lewen at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Spencer is a senior Economics and Political Science major at the school and is scheduled to graduate in May. In our chat with Spencer he spoke ot us about why he made the shift to studying economics, his experience at Roanoke, and even a book recommendation for the Econom

May 30, 2014 - Fredericksburg Freelance Star
Local consumer confidence has improved, according to Roanoke College Poll
According to Roanoke College Poll, consumer confidence across Virginia is relatively unchanged since last quarter. But the Frederickburg region, which is within the Central Virginia ranking, showed marked improvement from this time last year and last quarter, as well as being higher than the state average.

May 29, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Little Change in VA Consumer Sentiment
Virginians weighed in on their opinions of the economy for the second time this year. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 604 Virginians about their financial situation, general business conditions now and in the future, their inclination for purchasing durable goods, and their thoughts on prices in the near- and long-term. This is the ninth survey from IPOR on Virginia consumer sentiment and t

May 29, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Little Change in VA Consumer Sentiment
Virginians weighed in on their opinions of the economy for the second time this year. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 604 Virginians about their financial situation, general business conditions now and in the future, their inclination for purchasing durable goods, and their thoughts on prices in the near- and long-term. This is the ninth survey from IPOR on Virginia consumer sentiment and t

May 29, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Northside senior wins golf scholarship award
Northside?s Blake Chitwood finished a respectable fifth in the recent Blue Ridge District golf tournament.?I?m around a?9 or 10 handicap,? he said. ?I?ve never won anything, though.?Not anymore.?He won something?Wednesday.?Something big, too. And he never had to swing a golf club at Roanoke Country Club.The 18-year-old Northside senior was named the?28th winner of the Don Holliday Memorial scholar

May 29, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Northside senior wins golf scholarship award
Northside?s Blake Chitwood finished a respectable fifth in the recent Blue Ridge District golf tournament.?I?m around a?9 or 10 handicap,? he said. ?I?ve never won anything, though.?Not anymore.?He won something?Wednesday.?Something big, too. And he never had to swing a golf club at Roanoke Country Club.The 18-year-old Northside senior was named the?28th winner of the Don Holliday Memorial scholar

May 30, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Economic forum emphasizes Roanoke?s low cost of living
The higher pay offered in Northern Virginia sometimes leaves young people so starry-eyed that they fail to see how a significantly lower salary in the Roanoke region could leave them with more money to spend. During an economic summit Thursday in Roanoke, Alice Kassens, a professor of economics at Roanoke College, said many young professionals are swayed to choose high-dollar jobs in Northern V

May 30, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Roanoke College to tear down building to make way for new student center
When the students leave, the construction crews come in. It's a story on most college campuses, and no exceptions at Roanoke College.

May 30, 2014 - Lynchburg News & Advance
Digging for a garden reveals artifacts at Legacy Museum
What was set to become a garden at The Legacy Museum turned into an archaeology excavation site after volunteers stumbled upon shards of Chinese porcelain and glass. Volunteers with the United Way of Central Virginia?s Day of Caring were preparing to install an interpretive garden of heirloom vegetables at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when they uncovered shards of iron, brick, glass, Chinese porce

May 30, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College's Elderscholar program celebrates 30 years today
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Roanoke College?s Elderscholar program, an on-campus educational series of events aimed at adults older than age 55. For three decades, Elderscholar has been among the most visible and popular examples of Roanoke College?s commitment to providing educational opportunities to Roanoke area retirees. Each fall and spring, Elderscholar participants come to ca

May 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Artist Harriet Stokes remembered for her mentoring
Though you could find her art all over the Roanoke Valley, Harriet Stokes might be remembered most for her mentoring and passion for arts education. Stokes, who died Sunday at the age of 99, co-founded Salem?s Art in the Alley which ended in 2010 after a 40-year run. The one-day annual event featured about 30 local artists? work and easily could draw 200 people. Besides coordinating Art in the A

May 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Artist Harriet Stokes remembered for her mentoring
Though you could find her art all over the Roanoke Valley, Harriet Stokes might be remembered most for her mentoring and passion for arts education. Stokes, who died Sunday at the age of 99, co-founded Salem?s Art in the Alley which ended in 2010 after a 40-year run. The one-day annual event featured about 30 local artists? work and easily could draw 200 people. Besides coordinating Art in the A

May 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Media Notes: WVTF's Mattioni to sign off after 40-year career
Rick Mattioni has been at WVTF so long, he remembers when people could only hear the radio, well, on the radio. That was in 1987, when Mattioni joined WVTF-FM (89.1) as public affairs director. Over the years, he has served as news and programming director and has helped shepherd some of the changes that have occurred in the past 15 years. The Internet, high-definition radio and a plethora of ove

May 20, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Media Notes: WVTF's Mattioni to sign off after 40-year career
Rick Mattioni has been at WVTF so long, he remembers when people could only hear the radio, well, on the radio. That was in 1987, when Mattioni joined WVTF-FM (89.1) as public affairs director. Over the years, he has served as news and programming director and has helped shepherd some of the changes that have occurred in the past 15 years. The Internet, high-definition radio and a plethora of ove

May 30, 2014 - Times of India
Virginia students launch WePlant activities
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It was a sweet discovery for the group of 20 students from Roanoke College, Virginia that jackfruits are not just 'sticky' but also deliciously edible. Monday morning was a package of surprise for these students who were on a visit to the College of Agriculture, Vellayani. Not only did the group get to taste the fruit but also were given the opportunity to plant some jackfrui

May 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College readies for major athletic addition
Part of the Roanoke College campus is about to become a construction zone for the next two years as work begins to build the Cregger Center, a massive $37 million athletics facility. Work to prepare the site for construction began almost as soon as students left for summer break. This week and next week, crews are clearing everything out of Bowman Hall, a dormitory that is scheduled to be demolis

May 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College readies for major athletic addition
Part of the Roanoke College campus is about to become a construction zone for the next two years as work begins to build the Cregger Center, a massive $37 million athletics facility. Work to prepare the site for construction began almost as soon as students left for summer break. This week and next week, crews are clearing everything out of Bowman Hall, a dormitory that is scheduled to be demolis

May 13, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College commencement speakers address equality and civil rights
Roanoke College commencement speaker Warner Dalhouse ?56 and co-valedictorian Jennifer Blaney used their addresses to the Class of 2014 on Saturday to deliver strong stances on equality and civil rights. ?Women are still not paid the same as men for the same work. Hello? This is 2014,? said Dalhouse, retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank in Roanoke and founding chairman of HomeT

May 30, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal
Lumos Networks Powers Roanoke College with High-Speed Fiber Bandwidth Ethernet Solution
Lumos Networks Corp. ("Lumos Networks" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, highlighted its expanded relationship with Roanoke College, a four year liberal arts college located in Salem, Virginia, to provide secure, high-speed fiber bandwidth services. The Company constructed two separate

May 30, 2014 - The Carroll News
Signing Day at CCHS Four Cavalier seniors make their college choices known
Friday was a huge day for Carroll County?s athletics program as four seniors signed letters of intent to play college sports. Volleyball senior Jessica Sheek signed her letter of intent to Averett University, while boys? basketball seniors Gunnar Beamer (Tusculum College), Cody Keith (Roanoke College) and Duncan Reece (Emory & Henry College) all made their intentions known.

May 13, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College graduate leaves legacy focused on faith
Like most people, Tyler Coles has always heard there were certain topics that didn?t make for a serene dinner conversation ? politics and religion. Never one to follow custom or social formalities, these became his favorite things to talk about, even before he started college. ?Why can?t we just have a conversation?? he asked. ?We don?t have to yell at each other.? It was this attitude th

May 13, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College honors more than 450 graduates
A crowd gathered on Turbyfill Quad to watch approximately 450 Roanoke College graduates receive diplomas during the College?s Commencement ceremony on Saturday. Valedictorian Jenny Blaney used her address to the Class of 2014 on Saturday to deliver a strong stance on equality and civil rights. ?Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,? said Blaney, of Winchester. ?That hasn?t budged in

May 13, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Roanoke College celebrates its class of 2014
Students at Roanoke College were finally able to celebrate countless hours of hard work today with their 2014 Commencement ceremony.

May 30, 2014 - MidAtlantic Peace Corps Volunteers
Roanoke College Graduate Begins Peace Corps Service in the Dominican Republic
Connor Toomey, 23, a 2013 Roanoke College graduate from San Antonio, Texas, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Dominican Republic on Monday, May 5 to begin training as an education volunteer. Toomey will live and work in a community to promote the importance of literacy and teach English to secondary school students. Toomey in Peru during college. Toomey with studen

June 2014

June 3, 2014 - Global Post
Ugandan anti-gay law boosts standing of a president in power since 1986
Joshua Rubongoya, a native of Uganda, is professor of political science and chair of the public affairs department at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Uganda?s new anti-homosexual law has generated chatter around the world. Outside Uganda, and Africa in general, this legislation is seen as an outrage. It comes from a president who is past his prime, a man who has ruled Uganda since 1986 and

May 2014

May 30, 2014 - NorthJersey.com
Local athletes in college: Ridgewood turns out captains
Coaches of women's college teams know where to go when they need team leaders. Straight to the village of Ridgewood. Nine former Ridgewood High School athletes are captains of their teams and another Ridgewood resident ? an Immaculate Heart Academy graduate ? is a captain. Five are captains of lacrosse teams: Abbey Van Horne, a three-sport athlete in high school, at Duke; Sammy Cermack,

May 30, 2014 - WSET.com
Nine Liberty High Athletes Headed for College Sports
Liberty High School recognized nine student-athletes Tuesday who'll take their talents to the collegiate level. Two of the nine are heading to Ferrum, wrestler Dylan Smith and soccer's Andrea Scruggs. Also from Liberty soccer, Laura Garbarini has chosen Roanoke College, softball's Samantha Baldwin is also going to Roanoke. Two Liberty athletes picked Eastern Mennonite, track's Oksana Kit

April 2014

April 28, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Harry Wilson assesses budget standoff in Richmond | Video/Photos - Home
At issue are topics like religious expression in schools and the right to appeal tickets from red light cameras.

April 28, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Harry Wilson assesses budget standoff in Richmond | Video/Photos - Home
At issue are topics like religious expression in schools and the right to appeal tickets from red light cameras.

April 22, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: A life of quiet influence
Sally Fishburn Crockett was the living embodiment of the Fishburn family's charitable legacy in the Roanoke Valley. Her death this month marks the end of a remarkable six decades of community service. As was the Fishburn way, her own lifetime of giving was built on the work of previous generations, in particular that of her mother, Katherine Nelson Fishburn. "The one thing my sister and I learne

April 22, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: A life of quiet influence
Sally Fishburn Crockett was the living embodiment of the Fishburn family's charitable legacy in the Roanoke Valley. Her death this month marks the end of a remarkable six decades of community service. As was the Fishburn way, her own lifetime of giving was built on the work of previous generations, in particular that of her mother, Katherine Nelson Fishburn. "The one thing my sister and I learne

May 2014

May 30, 2014 - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Grafton Hoops Standout Joey Miller to Play for Roanoke College
Grafton senior Joey Miller, the all-time winningest boys basketball player in school history, has committed to attend and play next year for Roanoke College, Clippers? Coach Jeremy Jordan announced Monday. Miller, a three-year varsity starter who averaged 21 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists as the Clippers? starting point guard this past season, said he felt Roanoke was the best fit both at

May 30, 2014 - DailyPress.com
Inside the BRD: Grafton guard Joey Miller to play basketball at Roanoke College
Grafton High guard Joey Miller, the winningest player in Clippers boys basketball history, has committed to play for Roanoke College. He will join another former Bay Rivers District player, Lafayette High grad John Fitchett, who was a key reserve for the Division III Maroons this past season. Miller, a 6-foot-2 senior, helped Grafton go 94-21 in four seasons on the varsity. He played in two Gro

April 2014

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Host Roanoke women earn ODAC track championship
Roanoke College won the women??(tm)s team title at the ODAC outdoor track and field championships, held Friday and Saturday at Roanoke College. Roanoke??(tm)s Caitlin Ashley won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was named female co-rookie of the year. Roanoke??(tm)s Finn Pincus, whose women??(tm)s team won its 10th title, was named women??(tm)s coach of the year. It is his 18th ODAC coaching award

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Host Roanoke women earn ODAC track championship
Roanoke College won the women??(tm)s team title at the ODAC outdoor track and field championships, held Friday and Saturday at Roanoke College. Roanoke??(tm)s Caitlin Ashley won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was named female co-rookie of the year. Roanoke??(tm)s Finn Pincus, whose women??(tm)s team won its 10th title, was named women??(tm)s coach of the year. It is his 18th ODAC coaching award

April 22, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Deaf Dogs Rock: Salem couple's website helps dogs nationwide
One couple's love of their dog has grown into a nationally recognized web site and is now the spot to match deaf dogs with forever homes.

April 18, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
RC Interfaith Council Hosts Better Together Day
This year, Roanoke College?s interfaith service activity was ?Micah?s Backpack.? On Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 10th, students gathered change and packed lunches outside of Commons to raise money to provide food for local elementary school students. The purpose of ?Micah?s Backpack? was to raise awareness of the needs of local elementary school students faced with hunger. Many of thei

April 18, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
RC Interfaith Council Hosts Better Together Day
This year, Roanoke College?s interfaith service activity was ?Micah?s Backpack.? On Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 10th, students gathered change and packed lunches outside of Commons to raise money to provide food for local elementary school students. The purpose of ?Micah?s Backpack? was to raise awareness of the needs of local elementary school students faced with hunger. Many of thei

April 21, 2014 - Camel City Dispatch
Olds Wins Winston-Salem Cycling Classic Road Race
American Shelley Olds (Al? Cipollini-Galassia) won a bunch sprint finale of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic women?s professional road race on Friday. Olds beat Canadian Joelle Numainville (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (BTC City Ljubljana) to the line at the end of the 91-kilometer race that comprised eight laps of an 11.5-km circuit.

April 21, 2014 - Winston Salem Journal
Olds wins women's road race at Cycling Classic
American cyclist Shelley Olds emerged from the peloton at the last possible moment to win the women?s professional road race at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic on Friday morning. With a massive pack of riders coming up the final stretch to the finish line on Sixth Street between Cherry and Trade Streets, Olds, of Ale Cipollini, jumped to the outside and took the lead, holding off Joelle Numai

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Kenneth Garren, Lucy Weiss receive Roanoke College Medal
Roanoke College recently honored two alumni for their outstanding contributions to the college and their professional accomplishments. Dr. Kenneth R. Garren '62 of Lynchburg and Dr. Lucy Cline Weiss '72 of Roanoke are this year's recipients of the Roanoke College Medal. This medal, the highest honor given to alumni of the College, recognizes Roanoke graduates who have demonstrated leadershi

April 11, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Market Street Complex Dedicated to Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann
Thursday afternoon at 12:45, the Market Street Complex dorms were rechristened the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex dorms in honor of a very special couple. The Brackety-Ack as well as WDBJ7 covered the event. Robert and Mary Wortmann reside in New Jersey but they can often be seen in other places, involved in events in the Roanoke College community, such as alumni chapter events even as far

April 11, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Market Street Complex Dedicated to Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann
Thursday afternoon at 12:45, the Market Street Complex dorms were rechristened the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex dorms in honor of a very special couple. The Brackety-Ack as well as WDBJ7 covered the event. Robert and Mary Wortmann reside in New Jersey but they can often be seen in other places, involved in events in the Roanoke College community, such as alumni chapter events even as far

April 11, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Review: "RC Uprising"
I??(tm)m sure many of you have heard of Roanoke College??(tm)s The Uprising Campaign, right? I mean, they??(tm)ve literally been beating our doors down because of it. As annoying as some of you might think that is, I think it??(tm)s absolutely fantastic. Our schools needs us, as evidenced by the slogan of the campaign ???7,4,2???#1 is next. We need you.??? The school is asking for donations from a

April 11, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Review: "RC Uprising"
I??(tm)m sure many of you have heard of Roanoke College??(tm)s The Uprising Campaign, right? I mean, they??(tm)ve literally been beating our doors down because of it. As annoying as some of you might think that is, I think it??(tm)s absolutely fantastic. Our schools needs us, as evidenced by the slogan of the campaign ???7,4,2???#1 is next. We need you.??? The school is asking for donations from a

April 21, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Dorm complex at Roanoke College renamed after influential couple
Three residence halls at Roanoke College will now form the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex. The school made the announcement today. Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Mt. Tabor halls house all classes, mostly in two bedroom units. Robert Wortmann graduated from Roanoke College in 1960 and was chairman of the board of trustees for much of the past decade. "To see this quad being named in ou

April 21, 2014 - Inside Higher Ed
Commencement Speakers Announced: Babson, Colby, Colorado College, Emmanuel, Fresno Pacific, Hamilton, Mississippi College, Montclair State, Roanoke, St. Charles CC, Wheelock
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014: Roanoke College: Warner Dalhouse, retired chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank in Roanoke, Va.

April 21, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Activist 'belonged to the community,' widow recalls
Carl Cooper was often so busy with his volunteer work in Roanoke, even his wife never knew which meeting he was off to next. ?I used to tell people, ?If you see Carl, tell him I said hello,??? Leijiah Cooper said. ?He belonged to the community.? Carl Cooper died April 3 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. Cooper was involved with numerous neighborhood, community

April 7, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
The stress of college admissions a two way street
"They can apply to many colleges with one click, so to speak and so we are seeing more applications, all colleges are," said Brenda Poggendorf. Poggendorf has worked in Roanoke College's admissions office for nearly 30 years. She says we're a far cry from the days of paper applications. So while students are stressing about which school will let them in, college admissions officials stress

April 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Live theater calendar for April 2014
Our monthly guide to live theater in and around the Roanoke Valley. Be sure to check out the Calendar in Inside Out every Thursday for the most current information. If you have a play to list in May, please email mike.allen@roanoke.com. ? Mike Allen Broadway in Roanoke Performance: ?Green Day?s American Idiot? Venue: Roanoke Performing Arts Center, Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke Summary: Bas

April 6, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Live theater calendar for April 2014
Our monthly guide to live theater in and around the Roanoke Valley. Be sure to check out the Calendar in Inside Out every Thursday for the most current information. If you have a play to list in May, please email mike.allen@roanoke.com. ? Mike Allen Broadway in Roanoke Performance: ?Green Day?s American Idiot? Venue: Roanoke Performing Arts Center, Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke Summary: Bas

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
1974 Roanoke tornado -- a look back
(This was first published in The Roanoke Times on Sunday, April 21, 2002) ?? PINK FINGERS OF lightning etched the sky. Century-old trees bowed to touch the ground. ??? "It was like the sky was charged with static electricity," recalled Karl Lankford of Roanoke. ??? Lankford, a Roanoke College senior at the time, had been asleep less than two hours that April morning in 1974 when he awoke to a s

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
1974 Roanoke tornado -- a look back
(This was first published in The Roanoke Times on Sunday, April 21, 2002) ?? PINK FINGERS OF lightning etched the sky. Century-old trees bowed to touch the ground. ??? "It was like the sky was charged with static electricity," recalled Karl Lankford of Roanoke. ??? Lankford, a Roanoke College senior at the time, had been asleep less than two hours that April morning in 1974 when he awoke to a s

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Banker to speak at Roanoke College graduation
Retired banker and civic leader Warner Dalhouse will be the featured speaker at the May 3 Roanoke College commencement. Dalhouse is a Roanoke native and a member of the class of 1956. He retired in 1996 as chairman and chief executive officer of Dominion Bank, which was based in Roanoke and was the largest bank in Western Virginia. A series of mergers over the years changed the bank?s name from D

April 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Banker to speak at Roanoke College graduation
Retired banker and civic leader Warner Dalhouse will be the featured speaker at the May 3 Roanoke College commencement. Dalhouse is a Roanoke native and a member of the class of 1956. He retired in 1996 as chairman and chief executive officer of Dominion Bank, which was based in Roanoke and was the largest bank in Western Virginia. A series of mergers over the years changed the bank?s name from D

April 3, 2014 - National Public Radio
Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?
hide captionFort Hood Fort Hood For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home. His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to

April 3, 2014 - National Public Radio
Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?
hide captionFort Hood Fort Hood For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home. His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to

March 2014

March 26, 2014 - Roanoke Star
"So Percussion" to Take The Stage at Roanoke College
Modern percussion ensemble So Percussion has been thrilling audiences around the world for over a decade. For more than a decade, the instrumental ensemble, ?So Percussion? has been creating music that explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility.?On April 16, at 7:30 p.m., the four-member group founded by graduate students at the Yale School of Music, will perform in Roanoke College

March 26, 2014 - Roanoke Star
"So Percussion" to Take The Stage at Roanoke College
Modern percussion ensemble So Percussion has been thrilling audiences around the world for over a decade. For more than a decade, the instrumental ensemble, ?So Percussion? has been creating music that explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility.?On April 16, at 7:30 p.m., the four-member group founded by graduate students at the Yale School of Music, will perform in Roanoke College

March 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Bilingual Theater
This year?s bilingual theater event came to Roanoke College on March 13, presenting two great Spanish-American, student-starring works: ?La Mision? an original piece from Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, professor of Roanoke College, and ?Coser y Canter? a work from a popular contemporary writer Dolores Prida. ?La Mision?, starring Charla Henley (Senior), is a monologue about a Mexican woman, who is pl

March 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Bilingual Theater
This year?s bilingual theater event came to Roanoke College on March 13, presenting two great Spanish-American, student-starring works: ?La Mision? an original piece from Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, professor of Roanoke College, and ?Coser y Canter? a work from a popular contemporary writer Dolores Prida. ?La Mision?, starring Charla Henley (Senior), is a monologue about a Mexican woman, who is pl

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Photo: Rep. Morgan Griffith meets with RC's Maina
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, stands with members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), including (on the far right) Dr. Michael P. Maina of Salem. Dr. Maina is an associate professor with Roanoke College?s Department of Health and Human Performance. Submitted by Andrea Pivarunas

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Photo: Rep. Morgan Griffith meets with RC's Maina
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, stands with members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), including (on the far right) Dr. Michael P. Maina of Salem. Dr. Maina is an associate professor with Roanoke College?s Department of Health and Human Performance. Submitted by Andrea Pivarunas

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Surgeon Robert Keeley kept busy, but made time for needy
Roanoke lost its true Renaissance man when Dr. Robert Keeley died Sunday at the age of 92. Keeley, who co-founded the still-thriving Jefferson Surgical Clinic in 1956, was described by a colleague as a ?master surgeon.? He was a patron of the arts; a lover of music and reading; and a man who picked out specific books for dozens of friends and employees every Christmas. He was a man of faith, who

March 18, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Surgeon Robert Keeley kept busy, but made time for needy
Roanoke lost its true Renaissance man when Dr. Robert Keeley died Sunday at the age of 92. Keeley, who co-founded the still-thriving Jefferson Surgical Clinic in 1956, was described by a colleague as a ?master surgeon.? He was a patron of the arts; a lover of music and reading; and a man who picked out specific books for dozens of friends and employees every Christmas. He was a man of faith, who

March 14, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
6th Annual Tyler's Trek for Autism Awareness by Julie Stout
National Autism Awareness month is in April, but Roanoke is holding a major event a little early. For the sixth year in a row, Roanoke College is hosting Tyler?s Trek. This is a walk to raise awareness for autism but more specifically, to honor Tyler Turner, who actually has autism. Tyler is the grandson of Tom Turner, Roanoke?s former Director of Campus Safety. Dean Gene is noted in saying that T

March 14, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
6th Annual Tyler's Trek for Autism Awareness by Julie Stout
National Autism Awareness month is in April, but Roanoke is holding a major event a little early. For the sixth year in a row, Roanoke College is hosting Tyler?s Trek. This is a walk to raise awareness for autism but more specifically, to honor Tyler Turner, who actually has autism. Tyler is the grandson of Tom Turner, Roanoke?s former Director of Campus Safety. Dean Gene is noted in saying that T

March 14, 2014 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Tim Miller
Tell us the basics: Who are you, what?s your company?s name and how long have you been at this company? I?m Tim Miller, the chief operating officer at Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships (Sept. 19-27, 2015) and the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals (May 2-4, 2014). I founded the organization in 2003 as the CapTech Foundation, which operated t

March 14, 2014 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Tim Miller
Tell us the basics: Who are you, what?s your company?s name and how long have you been at this company? I?m Tim Miller, the chief operating officer at Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships (Sept. 19-27, 2015) and the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals (May 2-4, 2014). I founded the organization in 2003 as the CapTech Foundation, which operated t

March 13, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Salem School Board approves new instructional leaders
The Salem School Division is pleased to announce that Kristyn Shepherd has been named principal at G.W. Carver Elementary School. The formal board approval of her internal promotion was made official at last night?s School Board meeting. She will begin her new position on July 1, 2014. "I am very excited to join the faculty and staff at G.W. Carver as their new principal," says Shepherd. "They

March 13, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Salem School Board approves new instructional leaders
The Salem School Division is pleased to announce that Kristyn Shepherd has been named principal at G.W. Carver Elementary School. The formal board approval of her internal promotion was made official at last night?s School Board meeting. She will begin her new position on July 1, 2014. "I am very excited to join the faculty and staff at G.W. Carver as their new principal," says Shepherd. "They

March 11, 2014 - The Washington Post
5 Va school groups get alcohol education funds
By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2:53 AM RICHMOND, Va. ? The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has awarded five grants for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives on Virginia college and university campuses. Officials say the grants totaling nearly $5,000 will support campus-based educational efforts of student organizations at the College of William & M

March 10, 2014 - WFIRnews.com
Roanoke College poll weighs in on Hillary Clinton etc.
A joint late-February phone poll conducted in part by Roanoke College shows Hillary Clinton would win a race for the president against Republicans Chris Christie, Rand Paul or Paul Ryan, at least in the states of Virginia, New Jersey and New York where the poll was taken. A majority in each state supports raising the minimum wage to 10.10 an hour?and legalizing medical marijuana in all 50 states.

March 10, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College Women's Forum to kick off March 12
Relationship advice, female empowerment and the impact of women in the film industry are some of the topics of events headlining this year?s Women?s Forum at Roanoke College. This month, Roanoke will host its 8th Women?s Forum series of events, which celebrate National Women?s History Month. The events will include lectures, films and discussions that focus on women and their influence in s

March 5, 2014 - CNN.com
2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey. And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligi

March 5, 2014 - CNN.com
2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey. And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligi

March 10, 2014 - WSET.com
New Roanoke College Poll: More Virginians Support Same Sex Marriage
Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke College's new poll finds that most Virginians support same sex marriage. The poll is split, however, on Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to side with the plaintiffs in the legal challenge to Virginia's same sex marriage ban. About 46% disagreed with that choice and 45% agreed. Some 57% polled think the attorney general should defend every law of the st

March 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, W&L earn ODAC honors
Roanoke College??(tm)s Jessica Mejia was named the female athlete of the meet at the ODAC indoor championships. W&L??(tm)s Mac Strehler and Dana Lee have been named the male and female rookies of the year, respectively. Mejia won the 200 meters and the 400 meters at Sunday??(tm)s league championships. She also took eighth in the 60 meters and helped the Maroons win a relay. She helped the Roa

March 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, W&L earn ODAC honors
Roanoke College??(tm)s Jessica Mejia was named the female athlete of the meet at the ODAC indoor championships. W&L??(tm)s Mac Strehler and Dana Lee have been named the male and female rookies of the year, respectively. Mejia won the 200 meters and the 400 meters at Sunday??(tm)s league championships. She also took eighth in the 60 meters and helped the Maroons win a relay. She helped the Roa

March 10, 2014 - TheState.com
In photos: Habitiat Homes for SC
Ramatu Mohammed, 19, and others load unused bricks from the site onto a truck to be sold at the Habitat for Humanity Restore later. This is the 27th year that Roanoke College in Salem, Va., has sent a group of students, during their ?Alternative Spring Break?, to build Habitat For Humanity homes in South Carolina. "Lutheran liberal arts education has always been about prepping our students to be r

March 10, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
New poll shows Clinton with lead over potential rivals
Roanoke College, Rutgers University in New Jersey and Sienna College in New York all conducted identical polls at the same time.

March 10, 2014 - StarTribune.com
BuzzFeed's personality quizzes are taking over our lives
What makes these online quizzes so alluring is that they can be instantaneously shared with hundreds of friends on Facebook for instant feedback, said Denise Friedman, who teaches psychology at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. ?In our age, we?re constantly reflecting on who we are, and technology has really changed the way we interact,? she said. ?I think we are constantly engaging in social compa

March 10, 2014 - Roanoke.com
Live theater calendar for March
Theatre Roanoke College Play: ?Noche de Teatro Bilingue: A Bilingual Night of Theater? Venue: Olin Hall Theater, Roanoke College, Salem Summary: Three students will perform two Spanish theatrical works, ?La Mision? by Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva and ?Coser y Cantar? by Dolores Prida. Dates and times: March 13, 6p.m. Tickets: Free. Information: 375-2333; roanoke.edu/tickets Family

February 2014

February 26, 2014 - National Review Online
Where Do Our Religious Freedom Principles Come From?
Everywhere we turn these days, we are confronted with issues of religious liberty.?? Can employers be compelled to include contraceptives and abortifacients in their employee health plans, if their faith teaches it??(tm)s wrong??? Can a photographer be fined for refusing, because of her faith, to photograph a same-sex union ceremony??? Can a town council continue its traditional practice of having

February 26, 2014 - National Review Online
Where Do Our Religious Freedom Principles Come From?
Everywhere we turn these days, we are confronted with issues of religious liberty.?? Can employers be compelled to include contraceptives and abortifacients in their employee health plans, if their faith teaches it??(tm)s wrong??? Can a photographer be fined for refusing, because of her faith, to photograph a same-sex union ceremony??? Can a town council continue its traditional practice of having

February 25, 2014 - New York Post
Why online quizzes are taking over your Facebook feed
For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: Which sandwich are you? After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her answer (grilled cheese, for the record). And shes not the only one whos comparing herself to sandwiches lately. Go

February 25, 2014 - New York Post
Why online quizzes are taking over your Facebook feed
For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: Which sandwich are you? After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her answer (grilled cheese, for the record). And shes not the only one whos comparing herself to sandwiches lately. Go

February 22, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Roanoke College Poll finds improving confidence in state real estate market
Consumer confidence in Virginia's real estate market has improved in recent months, according to the Roanoke College Poll. More than 30 percent of respondents in a recent survey say they are optimistic about the residential real estate market today and in the coming year. More 62 percent of respondents believe that market conditions have improved since last year, a 5 percenta

February 22, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Roanoke College Poll finds improving confidence in state real estate market
Consumer confidence in Virginia's real estate market has improved in recent months, according to the Roanoke College Poll. More than 30 percent of respondents in a recent survey say they are optimistic about the residential real estate market today and in the coming year. More 62 percent of respondents believe that market conditions have improved since last year, a 5 percenta

February 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke
On February 18th, the second night of Interfaith week, Wortman Ballroom began filling with students, faculty and a large number of members of the community. As a college, this is our fourth annual Interfaith week at Roanoke College, a string of events that show we can work together and embrace our differences. Two students worked together to introduce the event. After introductions were completed,

February 21, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke
On February 18th, the second night of Interfaith week, Wortman Ballroom began filling with students, faculty and a large number of members of the community. As a college, this is our fourth annual Interfaith week at Roanoke College, a string of events that show we can work together and embrace our differences. Two students worked together to introduce the event. After introductions were completed,

February 20, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Former Roanoke College Student Survives Near Bear Attack
Sean Burch is known for his love of the great outdoors. He pushes himself to the limits of his endurance and strength during outdoor adventures.  Burch spent many years in the Roanoke Valley as a Roanoke College Student.   Burch was invited to be a part of The Ultimate Survival Alaska show on National Geographic.  On a recent episode he had a bear&nbs

February 20, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Former Roanoke College Student Survives Near Bear Attack
Sean Burch is known for his love of the great outdoors. He pushes himself to the limits of his endurance and strength during outdoor adventures.  Burch spent many years in the Roanoke Valley as a Roanoke College Student.   Burch was invited to be a part of The Ultimate Survival Alaska show on National Geographic.  On a recent episode he had a bear&nbs

February 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students to present evening of bilingual theater
Three Roanoke College students will present a dramatic night of bilingual theater next month. On March 13, the College will host ?Noche de Teatro Bilingue: A Bilingual Night of Theater,? featuring students performing two Spanish theatrical works - ?La Mision? and ?Coser y Cantar.? During each performance, the students will alternate speaking in Spanish and English. ?Charla Henley, a Roanoke seni

February 19, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College students to present evening of bilingual theater
Three Roanoke College students will present a dramatic night of bilingual theater next month. On March 13, the College will host ?Noche de Teatro Bilingue: A Bilingual Night of Theater,? featuring students performing two Spanish theatrical works - ?La Mision? and ?Coser y Cantar.? During each performance, the students will alternate speaking in Spanish and English. ?Charla Henley, a Roanoke seni

February 17, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Virginia consumer confidence is rising
Several measurements of Virginians' consumer confidence are rising, according to the Roanoke College Poll. The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment rose to 83 in February, up 6.5 points since November. The increase makes up a majority of a loss the index had experienced from last August. Poll officials said the index now has resumed an upward trend seen in the middle of last year.

February 17, 2014 - Virginia Business Journal
Virginia consumer confidence is rising
Several measurements of Virginians' consumer confidence are rising, according to the Roanoke College Poll. The Virginia Index of Consumer Sentiment rose to 83 in February, up 6.5 points since November. The increase makes up a majority of a loss the index had experienced from last August. Poll officials said the index now has resumed an upward trend seen in the middle of last year.

February 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke upsets Va. Wesleyan
Andrew Daniels scored 22 points as Roanoke College beat Virginia Wesleyan (17-6, 10-4 ODAC) in men??(tm)s basketball 84-79 ??" the Maroons??(tm) first win over the Marlins since 2007. Daniel Eacho added 18 points for the Maroons (11-10, 5-8), shooting 8-11 from the free throw line. Julian Ramirez posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and moved into 10th place all time in assists

February 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke upsets Va. Wesleyan
Andrew Daniels scored 22 points as Roanoke College beat Virginia Wesleyan (17-6, 10-4 ODAC) in men??(tm)s basketball 84-79 ??" the Maroons??(tm) first win over the Marlins since 2007. Daniel Eacho added 18 points for the Maroons (11-10, 5-8), shooting 8-11 from the free throw line. Julian Ramirez posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and moved into 10th place all time in assists

February 13, 2014 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke County Names New Public Information Officer
Amy Whittaker Roanoke County Administrator Clay Goodman has named Amy Whittaker the new Public Information Officer. Whittaker will begin work at Roanoke County on February 24. ?Whittaker is currently the Regional Director of Public Affairs for the American Red Cross, a well-respected nonprofit organization, where she has worked for 16 years. In the position, she establishes the strategic communica

February 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Classical notes from Italy and Estonia to sound at St. Andrew's in Roanoke
Roanoke College music professor and choir director Jeffrey Sandborg and his wife, soprano and Marianne Sandborg, have tipped me off about an upcoming concert in which he'll be conducting and she'll be singing. The concert, called "South Meets North," takes place February 23, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. The program includes works from Italian composer?Antonio Vivaldi and modern Estonia

February 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Niece of Martin Luther King addresses Roanoke College
Alveda King did not shy away from controversy, whether she was answering questions about her stance against abortion rights, discussing her thoughts on ?sexual perversion? or discussing her own heroic family. The niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a crowd of nearly 400 people Monday night at the C. Homer Bast Center at Roanoke College. Given her family?s legacy, she acknowledged t

February 11, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College celebrates Black History Month
Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to students about the civil rights movement. King is a pastoral associate and director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also the author of several books that focus on civil rights. Students feel lucky to have the chance to hear from such a powerful figure. "It means a lot that our sch

February 7, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Dr. Selby's "Last Lecture"
Tuesday, February 4th, John Selby gave the next chapter of our ?Last Lecture? series. Dr. Selby received his bachelor degree from the University of Arizona and his further degrees from Duke University, and began working at Roanoke College in 1986. Since coming to Roanoke College he has won many accolades and has become very distinguished. He has won, for example, the award of Outstanding Professor

February 3, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
MLK's niece to speak at Roanoke College
Alveda King will speak in the Bast Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Admission is free. King will talk about the civil rights movement, and the right to life for all members of society. King is a pastoral associate and director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Live and Gospel Ministries. She formerly served in the state of Georgia??(tm)s House of Representatives. King is also an autho

February 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Fitchett lay-in gets win for Roanoke College
HARRRISONBURG ? John Fitchett scored the winning basket on a layup with two seconds remaining to lead Roanoke to an 88-87 ODAC men?s basketball win over Eastern Mennonite on Saturday. Daniel Eacho led The Maroons (9-9, 3-7) with 24 points, Julian Ramirez netted 21 points and Andrew Daniels added 13 points. The Royals (10-9, 5-5) had five players in double figures, led by David Falk?s 22 points.

February 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Live theater calendar for February
Be sure to check out the Calendar in Inside Out every Thursday for the most current information. If you have a play to list in March, please email mike.allen@roanoke.com. Mill Mountain Theatre and Hollins Theatre Play: ?Ben & Rita,? by Wendy-Marie Martin Venue: Waldron Stage, Center in the Square, Roanoke Summary: In this romantic farce written by a Hollins grad student, Rita is a middle-

February 3, 2014 - WBTV.com
Anti-bullying techniques
Lisa Lunsford Highberger, a Roanoke alumna and owner of Pro Martial Arts, visited WBTV News Sunday Morning to share some information. With the emphasis on stopping bullying at school, and the increase in the cases of cyber bullying online, it is hard for kids and parents to always know what to do. At Pro Martial Arts in Indian Land, SC, teachers help children and parents learn different anti

February 1, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Southard looks back on 17 years with Salem school board
Just several weeks ago, Sally Southard did something she?s done routinely every month since the start of 1996.? But this time, it was a bit different. A current Salem resident and Roanoke College undergraduate, Southard made her way into the Salem City Schools Central Office on South College Avenue just as she normally does. ?However, the end of last calendar year was the final time she would do

January 2014

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Maroon Madness a Success for Students
Last week Roanoke College put on its annual Maroon Madness events to pump up students for the basketball games on Saturday the 25th. This year, Maroon Madness and Spirit Week happened in the same week so the events combined to create one large celebratory week. During the week, many events were available for students to participate in to show their Maroon spirit. The most popular events this yea

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Professors Discuss QU4RTETS Program
On Wednesday, January 29th , students, faculty and guests gathered to discuss T.S. Eliot??(tm)s Four Quartets. The main themes running through this set of poems are time, the universe, and the divine, all three of which were examined in depth at the symposium in Pickle Lounge. The night began with a welcome and a thank you to everyone who helped make the ???Four Quartets??? extended exhibit poss

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Roanoke Maroons Give Back at Red Cross Blood Drive by Emily Densmore
Freshman Marian Shaw and Senior Jake Sauber discuss what it means to them to give blood. On Thursday, January 23, Roanoke College hosted a blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross in the Wortman Ballroom from 11 am ??" 4 pm. With a steady flow of volunteers and donors, it was exciting to see so many students giving to such a worthy cause. One donor, freshman Marian Shaw, talked about why she cho

January 31, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Women's Basketball ODAC Competition
After winning six straight games, the longest winning streak since the 2009-2010 season, the women??(tm)s basketball team has dropped two games straight to ODAC rivals. Their first lost came at the hands of Randolph-Macon College on Saturday, January 25th, in the first of two games at Maroon Madness. Combined, the two teams scored an unprecedented 203 points. The Maroons??(tm) second loss came aga

January 31, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Blues musician Billy C. Wirtz to play at Roanoke College on Friday
The Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is bringing his unique style of music and comedy to Roanoke College. Wirtz, a blues musician and comedian, will perform on Friday, Jan. 31 at Roanoke?s Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wirtz is a South Carolina native who is known for combining comic antics with blues and folk music. He recently returned to touring after a two-year break,

January 31, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Emily Paine Carter: Advice for learning applies to all ages
Awhile back we received great back-to-school advice from current and past Salemites. Their wise counsel applies to second semester too ??" and to times beyond. So, more in our series from folks who have had a few years to think about things: * Betsy Freund has gone back to school to learn a new language. She took Spanish in high school and college, but is studying French at Roanoke College. ??

January 29, 2014 - Roanoke Star
"Rockin Reverend" Billy C. Wirtz to Perform at Roanoke College
The Rockin Reverend Billy C. Wirtz The Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is bringing his unique style of music and comedy to Roanoke College. Wirtz, a blues musician and comedian, will perform on Friday, Jan. 31 at Roanoke??(tm)s Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wirtz is a South Carolina native who is known for combining comic antics with blues and folk music. He recently return

January 29, 2014 - Washington Post
Florence D. Hannabass, NSA librarian
Florence D. Hannabass, who retired from the National Security Agency in 1983 as head of the agencys map library, died Dec. 31 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church. She was 91. The cause was congestive heart failure, said her executor and friend, Frank Impala. Miss Hannabass, a resident of Arlington County, spent 33 years in a variety of technical, staff and managerial positions at NSA hea

January 28, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Salem council OKs Roanoke College's request to move easement
People who live near Roanoke College received assurances Monday night that a sprawling new building set to rise on campus will not cut off their foul-weather escape route from their neighborhood. The Salem City Council approved the college?s request to move an inclement weather easement in order to make way for the Cregger Center, a planned $37 million athletics facility that will rise near High

January 28, 2014 - Washington Times
EDITORIAL: Medicaid expansion shortens McAuliffe-legislature honeymoon
The honeymoon, such as it was, is over. Terry McAuliffe moved into Virginia's governor's mansion little more than a fortnight ago, and already he's spoiling for a fight with the legislature. The Democratic bag man set the stage for his first clash with the Republican-dominated General Assembly over expansion of the state's Medicaid rolls under Obamacare, which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was an o

January 28, 2014 - WDBJ7.com
Giving to others can help you too
Dr. Christopher Buchholz teaches a class called "The Meaning of Life" at Roanoke College. His students learn how doing for others, or paying it forward, enriches their own lives. "From my research into that, it seems one of the key components to happiness is helping others, friendships and relationships. If you look at all the major religions, service and helping others is a key component," Buchho

January 27, 2014 - WTOP.com
Poll: Virginians want mental health, ethics reforms (with audio)
WASHINGTON -- Virginians strongly support new ethics and mental health reforms, but are still quite divided on whether Medicaid benefits should be expanded to more residents, according to a new Roanoke College Poll. The poll surveyed 633 residents in Virginia between Jan. 13 and Jan. 17. The Roanoke College Poll also found that 81 percent of those polled are in favor of extending the lengt

January 23, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Men's Basketball vs. Emory and Henry
The Roanoke College men??(tm)s basketball team picked up their first conference win Wednesday, January 22, when they played host to Wasps of Emory and Henry. It took just 28 seconds for Andrew Daniels to score the first points for Roanoke in a game that showcased the Maroons??(tm) talent for basketball in a one sided game that ended in favor of the home team. The students could sit comfortably in

January 23, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
New Semester. New Clubs. New Activities.
Tuesday afternoon at 5pm in the Wortmann Ballroom, Roanoke College hosted its Spring semester Activities Fair. Many new clubs came out to welcome new members. Alongside them were some of Roanoke??(tm)s longstanding clubs, equally ready to take on new and interested participants. Each semester, all clubs on campus are welcomed to set up signs, poster boards, candy, prizes, and, most importantly,

January 23, 2014 - Brackety-Ack
Women's Basketball vs. Bridgewater College
Last Saturday, January 18, the Roanoke College Women??(tm)s Basketball team traveled two hours north to face off against the Eagles of Bridgewater College. The Eagles played host to both the Maroons??(tm) men and women basketball teams as part of a special weekend dedicated to their alumni. Despite arriving at a school where the entire day was supposed to be all about Bridgewater College, the Roan

January 22, 2014 - PBS.Org
McDonnell vows to fight 'false allegations'
By: Terence Burlij and Katelyn Polantz Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 8 in Richmond, Va. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has in all likelihood r

January 24, 2014 - The Washington Post
Yes, Mark Warner is beatable
The Roanoke College poll of Virginia residents (not voters) unsurprisingly finds Sen. Mark Warner (R-Va.) ahead by almost 30 points over just-announced Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The good news for Gillespie, however, is below the top-line numbers. U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who's expected to play a role in negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff," speaks during an interview with Reuter

January 16, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Events honoring Lee-Jackson Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday is Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday that honors the birthdays of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee and Thomas ???Stonewall??? Jackson. On Monday, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which honors the slain civil rights leader. Virginia is the only state to observe both days. Below is a roundup of events taking place this weekend to commemorate these historic leaders. FRIDAY&

January 15, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Salem artist, first black Girl Scout troop in South to be recognized
RICHMOND ? The first black Girl Scout troop in the South, which began meeting on the campus of Virginia Union University in 1932, is among five historic sites and people being recognized by the state. Each will be honored with narrative markers approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The other markers will recognize the first coeducational Presbyterian training school for lay w

January 14, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Flight attendant had passion for antiques
Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel 6:44 PM EST, January 13, 2014 In her 93 years of life, Fredna "Freddy" Curley of Orlando was a stewardess, ran a market research company, co-owned an antiques shop, held a desk job at the FBI, pushed for civil rights and campaigned for

January 10, 2014 - Roanoke Times
'Qu4rtets' show is a multimedia response to T.S. Eliot masterpiece
Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past. These lines open T.S. Eliot?s ?Four Quartets,? a long poem in four parts by the Nobel Prize-winning author that explores time and Christian spirituality, most of it written during World War II. ?It imitates in musical fashion the human experience of being bound in time, with eruptions of

January 8, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Marker honors late Salem artist Biggs
A highway marker that honors the late Salem artist Walter Biggs has been approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.Biggs was born in Elliston in 1886 and moved with his family to College Street in Salem when he was 12. He attended Virginia Tech briefly, then studied at the New York School of Art, where he was taught by Robert Henri and was a classmate of famous 20th-century artists

January 3, 2014 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Take Down Hollins 72-56
Courtesy: Roanoke College Athletics ROANOKE - The Roanoke College women's basketball team opened up the 2014 year with a 72-56 victory over Hollins University on Thursday evening. The Maroons now have a record of 3-7 while Hollins now has a mark of 2-7. Paxton Gwin led the team in scoring, netting 16 points, shooting 7-13 from the field. She also finished with four rebounds. Tatum McKee

December 2013

December 31, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Maroons answer against Frostburg
The big man wasn?t about to let his bunch lose this time. Putting his team on his back, post man Daniel Eacho scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to carry Roanoke College to an 82-74 victory over Frostburg State on Monday at Bast Center. The 28 points surpassed Eacho?s previous high of 24, set Nov. 13 in a Maroons win over Gordon College. The 18 rebounds fell shy of his career

January 2014

January 2, 2014 - utsandiego.com
RB teen scout honored for heroism
DEL MAR ? On Thursday, the 105 students of The Winston School in Del Mar gathered to celebrate the achievement of one of their own. Recent graduate Tim Higgins returned to receive the Boy Scout Heroism Award for saving a woman?s life. Mike Peterson, headmaster of the private school for learning-disabled students, offered to host the ceremony because he wanted his students to see how far they ca

December 2013

December 18, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Rally for the Valley tournament drops items at Roanoke Rescue Mission
ROANOKE, VA - A WSLS follow up on the Rally for the Valley basketball tournament where teams of teachers and police played each other at Lucy Addison Middle School. Organizers say it was a success. They raised about 1800 items that will go to homeless children in Roanoke schools. Roanoke City schools have seen a more than 4-percent increase in the number of homeless students o

December 17, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College community makes a difference for West End Center
Roanoke College students and staff have created their own annual holiday tradition. Back in the nineties a small group started buying Christmas presents for children who attend the West End Center. The growing effort continues today with a new generation of givers. Melissa Lacombe starting helping with the program as a Roanoke College student and now as the Associate Director of Financial Ai

December 16, 2013 - CollegeExpress.com
Networking and Job Hunting Over the Holidays
Increasingly, the holidays are becoming a good time to search for jobs, notes Toni McLawhorn, director of career services at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. ?Many metropolitan areas host regional job fairs during the break time when college students are home for the holidays, as a way of attracting people back to their hometowns for careers,? she says.

December 16, 2013 - roanoke.com
Santa Claus: The man behind the merry myth
That jolly old elf we've heard about for years ? you know, the chubby one with the red outfit who squeezes down countless chimneys ? has changed a lot over the years. Santa Claus only picked up the style we know and love during the 1800s , but his influences and inspirations stretch back more than 1,500 years. That history has been filled with do-gooding, cultural synthesis and controversy acr

December 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
International opera star performs in Roanoke College Choir's 'Messiah'
This weekend, an international opera star with Southwest Virginia ties will add her voice to the Roanoke College Choir?s rendition of Handel?s ?Messiah.? Soprano Elizabeth Futral and her husband, conductor and former Opera Roanoke director Steven White, maintain a home in Franklin County, but Futral?s performances in Roanoke are relatively rare. Roanoke College Choir director Jeffrey Sandborg said

December 12, 2013 - Bloomberg News
Gun Fights Go Beyond Democratic States
The biggest gun-control fight next year is shaping up as dueling ballot initiatives in the state of Washington, a continent away from the Connecticut elementary school where a mass shooting ignited a national push for tougher firearms laws. It??(tm)s the only place in the nation where both sides are seeking to use the ballot box at the same time. It??(tm)s one of a handful of areas where nation

December 12, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Holiday Home Tours coming to Salem
This year, the Museum will also team with Roanoke College to show some of the old-fashioned campus hospitality with displays and bonus features. In addition to two private homes, the American Legion Hall Dartmore, and the Museum itself, visitors to the Holiday Homes Tour will leave the opportunity to see two historic houses which now serve the College: Monterey (ca. 1850) and Roselawn (1915). At

December 11, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Salem Museum's Holiday Homes Tour rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15
Due to the ice storm last weekend, The Salem Museum Holiday Homes Tour was postponed for one week. But visitors still have the chance to see the same festive homes in their best Yuletide finery on Dec. 15. In addition, the closing bids for the Museum?s wreath auction have also been rescheduled to Dec. 15. Bidders will have until the end of the tour to stake their claim for one of the unique, hand

December 6, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Peyton Manning's reply makes Roanoke bride blush
Peyton Manning couldn't make the wedding, but he did make a Roanoker's heart skip a few beats this week. Anna White Bozard had sent the wedding invitation to her favorite athlete on a whim. She'd addressed it to the Denver Broncos headquarters, inviting the quarterback to attend her Nov. 9 union with James Brandon Bozard. "Over the years, my friends have sent stuff to the White House or Disneyla

December 5, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College unveils plans for new athletic center
Roanoke College?s neighbors got a preview of the $37 million athletics center coming to their street. College officials unveiled new conceptual drawings for the Cregger Center during a private meeting Tuesday night with residents of High Street. More than 30 people attended the information session on the Roanoke campus to learn more about the massive building and the changes it will bring to the

December 3, 2013 - Our Valley Org
Defending hearth and home
SALEM, VA ? As the 150th Anniversary of the nation?s bloodiest and greatest conflict in history is now in its third year, the public?s attention is turned to the crucial and critical moments that defined the year 1863. While many may remember the Emancipation Proclamation and the bloody battle of Gettysburg, here in the Roanoke Valley we should also remember a crucial event that took place 150 yea

November 2013

November 28, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College history professor to discuss meanings of Christmas rituals Dec. 5
Why do we put a conifer tree in our living room every December? Why do we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25? Dr. Jason Hawke, a history professor at Roanoke College, will discuss the meanings behind various Christmas rituals at 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in Salem. His discussion, titled "Not just about Jesus: Ancient Paganism and our Celebrations of Christmas," is part of Roano

November 27, 2013 - Roanoke Times
RC assistant professor selected for Harris Rising Star award
Dr. Chad Morris. Photo courtesy of Roanoke College Dr. Chad Morris, assistant professor of anthropology, has been selected as the recipient of this year?s inaugural Hiter H. Harris, Jr. Rising Star Award from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. Each of the 15 colleges in the VFIC was allowed to nominate one candidate for the award, and Dr. Morris? selection was based on four criteri

November 21, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Lieberman makes pitch for 3rd-party candidates in Roanoke College address
Former vice presidential candidate and retired U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman visited Roanoke College on Wednesday night to discuss the partisan politics of Congress, which he feels are detrimental to the country and said the country needs more strong third-party candidates. Politicians, he said, have become so loyal to their parties and unwilling to compromise that Congress has become wildly unproducti

November 18, 2013 - Roanoke Times
College basketball: Roanoke's Dunagan claims 600th win
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Roanoke College women's basketball coach Susan Dunagan claimed the 600th victory of her career in a 80-43 win over York College in the Marriott Classic on Sunday. Dunagan, the coach of Roanoke College over the past 33 years, joins a club of 45 coaches from across NCAA Division I, II and III to have reached the milestone. Paxton Gwin led Roanoke (2-0) with 23 points on the power

November 17, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Business promotions and recognitions for the week of Nov. 17, 2013
EDUCATION Roanoke College has announced new faculty members for 2013-14: Kathryn Day, visiting professor of psychology; Justin Garrison, assistant professor of political science; Manuel Gomez-Navarro, visiting instructor of Spanish; Pablo Hernandez, associate professor of economics; Steven Hughes, assistant professor of chemistry; Richard Keithley, assistant professor of chemistry; Soon Khoo, assi

November 16, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
President's Ball: A Roaring Success
Christy Blevins Gatsby Themed President??(tm)s Ball a Success On the night of November 9, Roanoke College campus transported back in time for the 1920??(tm)s Gatsby themed President??(tm)s Ball. Hosted by President Maxey and his wife, Terri, the Ball seemed to go off without a hitch and brought the 20??(tm)s to the 2000??(tm)s. President??(tm)s Ball, commonly referred to as Pres. Ball on cam

November 16, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
Roanoke Rising: Cregger Center Plans
Meagan Cole Since the beginning of the Roanoke Rising campaign in April 2013, a lot of talk has been generated throughout the Roanoke College community about erecting the campus??(tm)s two latest buildings. The first, the Cregger Center, is an all-new sports center that will house a gymnasium, fitness area, and one of the largest indoor tracks a college has to offer. The next project will upgrad

November 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Paparazzi photos of Salem people at the Perry Kendig Awards
Our paparazzi photo crew was at the annual presentation of the Perry Kendig Awards at Roanoke College. The arts awards are named in honor of the late Roanoke College president. Here are the Salem people who stepped onto the red carpet: * Susan Egbert * Michael and Terri Maxey * Harriet Stokes (in many photos!) * Judy Payton Click through to see the photos individually or click here to see them

November 15, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Tyree Pulls Double Duty as Local Sports Reporter
  The Roanoke College Maroons Volleyball team captain is senior Mackenzie Tyree. The Lord Botetourt product is who coach Blair Trail calls her leader on the court, so with the Maroons have a stellar season--advancing to the ODAC semifinals for the first time since 2009--you wouldn't believe anything was out of the ordinary. But it was. Mackenzie got permission to miss all of th

November 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Alumna and author Cheryl Hopson to visit Roanoke College on Nov. 15
Dr. Cheryl Hopson, an assistant professor of English at Georgia Regents University and author of ?Black Notes,? a book of poetry, will read excerpts from her book on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Roanoke College?s Pickle Lounge. Hopson also will sign copies of ?Black Notes.? Hopson, a 1995 graduate of Roanoke College, specializes in 20th century African American and American literature and cultur

November 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Blue Ridge PRSA members win Summit Awards
Members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America were honored at the BRPRSA?s annual Summit Awards Gala held on Friday. The gala recognizes the best in public relations and communication among professional public relations practitioners in southwest Virginia. A list of this year?s winners can be found below. Here is the press release from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the

November 12, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Taubman Museum shines light on civil rights struggle
Courtesy Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Civil rights activist Matt Herron took a series of photos of patrolman Huey Krohn taking a small American flag from 5-year-old Anthony Quinn. A little boy holding an American flag sits with a group of protesters on the front steps of the Mississippi governor?s mansion. The cluster of women and children hold a sign that reads ?No More Police Brut

October 2013

October 25, 2013 - New York Times
Would-Be Virginia Governors Spar, Continuing Bitter Tone
BLACKSBURG, Va. ??" Trailing in polls and outspent on the airwaves, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who has sought to capture the swing state of Virginia by building on his Tea Party base, faced his last, best chance to reboot the race for governor in a debate here Thursday. Mr. Cuccinelli, Virginia??(tm)s attorney general, criticized the ???platitudes, not plans??? of his Democratic opponen

October 22, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Newspaper chooses "none of the above" in Virginia Governor's race
On Saturday afternoon in northern Virginia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was standing beside Democrat Terry McAuliffe.Saturday evening in Lynchburg, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was stumping for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.But 12 hours later, the Sunday papers were serving up surprises.The Richmond Times Dispatch declined to endorse anyone: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe or Libertarian

October 18, 2013 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Eye Postseason, ODAC Soccer Title
    With 9 ODAC titles and 6 NCAA bids the Roanoke College soccer team has a long tradition of putting its best feet forward. Clearly two consecutive losses after a 9-1-1 start has the Maroons..seeing red.  Odds of an immediate response on the field are pretty solid--with new head coach Ryan Pflugrad back at his alma mater, after a decade long journey in th

October 16, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman to speak at Roanoke College Nov. 20
A retired U.S. senator will deliver a timely message about government partisanship next month at Roanoke College. Joe Lieberman will visit the College on Nov. 20 to discuss the topic, ?Can We Stop the Partisan Polarization that is Crippling our Government?? Lieberman?s appearance is part of Roanoke?s Henry Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series. Perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for vic

October 16, 2013 - Roanoke Times
The 2013 Perry F. Kendig Award winners
I?m especially pleased to see the award for Salem artist Harriet Stokes. From my Inbox to you: Hollins, Roanoke College Announce Perry F. Kendig Award Winners for 2013 Artist Harriet Stokes, Studios on the Square owner Richard Kurshan, and the Roanoke Children?s Theatre are this year?s honorees.             A painter and promoter of th

October 15, 2013 - University Business
Device Management Across the Network
College and university networks present opportunities to manage devices remotely, often automatically. Automating device management via the network saves students, faculty, and staff time and allows institutions to direct resources and efforts to the core business of higher education: learning.Mobile Device Management Software IT administrators at The Ohio State University are looking to manage a

October 11, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Colleges: Maroons hire White as track and field, cross country coach
Roanoke College hired former Northside and UVa standout Catherine White as an assistant coach for the track and field and cross country teams. Last fall, White earned All-America honors in cross country for the second time. Last spring, she won the ACC title in the 10,000 meters for the second time. She began her college career at Arkansas, where she won SEC titles in cross country and track and

October 11, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Get to know Lindsey Nair, a familiar face now leading our features team
Surely you recognize our new features editor, Lindsey Nair. She?s no stranger to The Roanoke Times, having made her rounds in customer service then in the newsroom as an editorial assistant, police reporter, federal courts reporter and, most recently, food writer. Learn more about Lindsey in our Q&A: Lindsey Nair Lindsey Nair lindsey.nair@roanoke.com 540-981-3224 @lindseynair Hometown: I gr

October 9, 2013 - Norfolk Virginian Pilot
Bruce Errington Melchor III
Bruce Errington Melchor III Norfolk - Bruce Errington Melchor III, 64, of Norfolk, passed away Sunday, October 6. Born to Bruce E. Melchor Jr. and Patricia Boyd Melchor in Norfolk in 1949, Bruce graduated from Norfolk Academy. He went on to attend Roanoke College, where he was student body president, and earned his MBA from the College of William and Mary. Bruce was the president of Boyd-Bluford,

October 8, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Rotanz earns Roanoke College prestigous honor
It was 1978 that current resident of Salem and New York native Bob Rotanz helped Roanoke College earn a national championship in lacrosse. 35 years later, the co-owner and operator of Mac and Bob?s has remained in town, raising three daughters, all of whom graduated from Salem High School. And in addition to his work as a restaurateur, he has supplied food to scores of local events, sc

October 5, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
Family Weekend Brings Campus Together by Meagan Cole
Family Weekend Brings Campus Together Meagan Cole The beginnings of autumn greeted parents and grandparents from all across the country this weekend. With open arms and turning leaves, the much anticipated Family Weekend arrived on September 27th. Several events peaked interest on campus, like the Chemistry departments magic show and a welcoming church service, and other families chose to spen

September 2013

September 28, 2013 - Brackety-Ack
Roanoke Rises to #2
On September 9th, Roanoke College sent out a series of cryptic e-mails. One after the other, the e-mails came through at random intervals throughout the day, leaving the entire campus in anticipation. Some students were annoyed by the seemingly pointless e-mails while others remained curious. The e-mails simply contained banners of #7, #4, and #2, asking ???Why is this number so important for Roan

October 2013

October 2, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Salem resident part of 'handy' invention
Amanda Statzer is doing her part to remedy a problem many people have. She has been part of the campaign to launch the product "The Handy Helper", a cooking tool to help stabilize pots and pans that are used while on the stove. A 1999 Salem High School graduate, Statzer went on to Roanoke College where she earned a degree in Biology. Having two small children of her own, the Handy Helper is s

September 2013

September 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Ken Farmer gallery is moving its auction company to Salem
A Radford auction company whose owner is known for his appearances as an appraiser on the television show "Antiques Roadshow" is moving to Salem. Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals is moving into part of a large building on Midland Road near the intersection of Apperson Drive and Virginia 419. The Radford gallery, which Ken Farmer opened almost 30 years ago, held its last auction Aug. 20. Auctio

September 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
One family has produced area's signs of the times
If you ever have the occasion to ask Bob Kinsey questions about signs, make sure you?ve set aside the better part of a day for some answers. Even that will only scratch the surface. The 88-year-old Salem resident is one part of a small family dynasty that?s been in the sign business for more than a century. During that time, three generations of Kinseys, operating three separate companies, have

September 4, 2013 - ESPN The Magazine
U.S. announces team for road worlds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- National time trial champion Taylor Phinney, his Olympic teammates Tejay van Garderen and Chris Horner, and a bevy of youngsters will lead the U.S. into the road world championships in the Italian countryside near Florence later this month. The trio of Olympians will be joined in the men's race by Andrew Talansky, Peter Stetina, Alex Howes and national road race champio

September 4, 2013 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Habitat for Humanity CEO visits the Roanoke Valley
The Roanoke College "R" House is just one home Jonathan Reckford will tour on Wednesday on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Reckford is C.E.O. of Habitat for Humanity and spent Tuesday teaching classes and talking to Roanoke College students. The family is expected to move into the most recent Roanoke College built home by mid December.

September 3, 2013 - Staunton News Leader
Roanoke students build an 'R house'
ROANOKE — A two-story house is going up on Roanoke College's campus, and posted at the construction site is a cheerful-but-daunting hand-painted sign: "For every bent nail, (Justin) Bieber writes another song ? "the poster warns, offering incentive for those not fond of the perky pop star's oeuvre to hammer with care. "We try to keep it fun," said Jesse Griffin, director of the school's Cen

September 2, 2013 - WCAV CBS-19 Charlottesville
Roanoke College Freshmen Building 2-story House
Photo from Roanoke College Sept. 2, 2013 ROANOKE, Virginia (AP)? A two-story house is going up on Roanoke College's campus, and posted at the construction site is a cheerful-but-daunting hand-painted sign: "For every bent nail, (Justin) Bieber writes another song ... " the poster warns, offering incentive for those not fond of the perky pop st

September 1, 2013 - Roanoke Times
College sports: Roanoke rallies for men's soccer win
Tyler Carbaugh scored off of an assist from Adam Yesbeck in the 98th minute and Roanoke College went on to a 2-1 come-from-behind men's soccer victory over Richard Stockton on Saturday. The Maroons (2-0) trailed 1-0 at the half, but tied the score in the 56th minute on a Johnny Hughes goal. Roanoke outshot Richard Stockton 17-10. MEN'S SOCCER W&L 1, Case Western Reserve 1 GRANVILLE, Ohi

August 2013

August 29, 2013 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Local celebrations join millions across the country in remembering the dream
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech is just as powerful today coming from the lips of students at Roanoke College. Afterwards the crowd paused a moment to remember as college junior, Adrian Gillem rang the bells on campus. A ringing that he hopes will continue to sound across the country. "To me knowing the history, and looking at the history of him is insurmountable. To know that I was

August 28, 2013 - WFXR FOX 27 Lynchburg
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity Project wraps up
This year's R House Project for Habitat for Humanity wraps up on Roanoke College's campus Tuesday evening. Caleb Richmond from Bedford is a freshman. He says, "It is nice to actually meet friends. There are so many people from so many different areas here." Sky Weber is a twelve hour car ride from her home in Massachusetts. She is also a freshman and new to the area. She says, "I love

August 29, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity Project wraps up
This year's R House Project for Habitat for Humanity wraps up on Roanoke College's campus this evening. Caleb Richmond from Bedford is a freshman. He says, "It is nice to actually meet friends. There are so many people from so many different areas here." Sky Weber is a twelve hour car ride from her home in Massachusetts. She is also a freshman and new to the area. She says, "I love t

August 26, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College freshmen get first assignment: Build a house
A two-story house is going up this week on Roanoke College?s campus, and posted at the construction site is a cheerful-but-daunting hand-painted sign:?For every bent nail, [Justin] Bieber writes another song ... ? the poster warns, offering incentive for those not fond of the perky pop star?s oeuvre to hammer with care. ?We try to keep it fun,? said Jesse Griffin, director of the school?s Center

August 26, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College freshman build house (with video)
Roanoke College students are back on campus and this weekend marks the start of orientation. Over the next several days, new students will be working together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house from the ground up. This is the 7th year that this project, called R House, has taken place. It's something that project manager, Steve Davis says is truly incredible to watch happen. "Its

August 22, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Time to be honest about cheating
August is an exciting time for students embarking on college careers (my own daughter heads off this fall). As parents, we spend lots of energy getting them ready: We buy dorm ?essentials? from XL sheets to mini-fridges, purchase meal plans and load campus accounts for late-night pizza. Some have needed conversations about alcohol, safe sex and other adult realities. Another conversation should al

August 26, 2013 - roanoke.com
Roanoke College Poll indicates high consumer confidence among Virginians
Roanoke College published a poll regarding consumer sentiment, labor expectations and inflation expectations among Virginians. The poll, conducted by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, surveyed more than 600 Virginians from the southwest, southside, Shenandoah Valley, Central/Richmond, northern and Tidewater regions of the Commonwealth. The poll showed that consumer sentiment was

August 19, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Libertarian looks to shake up Virginia governor's race
STAUNTON, Va. - Every morning, Robert Sarvis, a 36-year-old Harvard- and Cambridge-educated mathematician with a law license and a brand new economics degree, climbs into his family minivan with campaign yard signs jammed behind the two empty child seats and takes his Libertarian candidacy for governor to Virginia's roads. You don't amass such prestigious degrees and not grasp the simple math and

August 14, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College hires Daniel Ragsdale as women's tennis coach
Roanoke College has hired Daniel Ragsdale as its women?s tennis coach. Ragsdale has been the head tennis pro at Roanoke Country Club since 2011. He will also remain in that position. He succeeds Justin Fainter, who left the Maroons to become the men?s and women?s tennis coach at Pfeiffer (N.C.).

August 15, 2013 - The Washington Post
Former Roanoke College lacrosse star, coach to be buried with dirt from team's field
As John Pirro entered the final days of his agonizing 16-year battle with Huntington's disease, a call was put in to his fellow Roanoke College lacrosse legend, Bob Rotanz. "John's brother, Peter, called me," said Rotanz, a Salem businessman. "He said, 'Bob, I've got a very odd request.' He asked if I could go by the old lacrosse field and send him up some soil. "I went to both creases,

August 26, 2013 - LaxPower.com
Roanoke Lacrosse Legend John Pirro '77 Passes Away
John Pirro '77, arguably one of the best players to ever play lacrosse at Roanoke College, passed away today. "It is a sad day for every member of the Roanoke lacrosse family," said Bill Pilat '85, Roanoke men's lacrosse head coach, who played as a Maroon under Pirro. "John Pirro was a tremendous player, teammate, father, friend and coach." Pirro played lacrosse at Roanoke College from 19

August 12, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke pastor called to community
The Rev. Kenneth Wright can?t remember a time when he wanted to be anything other than a preacher. He said his parents encouraged him to live by Christian standards, and by the time he was 12, he had professed his belief in Jesus Christ. ?I received the call to preach in my second year of college,? Wright said. ?I always had a love of people.? But at the age of 71, Wright said he never envision

August 16, 2013 - roanoke.com
Doctor, who died at 94, was devoted to family, Roanoke brethren
Dr. Robert Bondurant, who died Sunday, provided "loving wisdom." When the comparatively young minister took the reins of one of Roanoke?s most influential churches and came to the job with some progressive ideas he relied heavily on what he described Wednesday as the "loving wisdom" of parishioner Dr. Robert Bondurant. The Rev. Clay Turner, now 74 years old and retired in North Carolina, sa

August 1, 2013 - Our Valley Org
City backs historical marker for Walter Biggs
SALEM ? Someday soon, there may be a Virginia historical marker at the corner of Boulevard and Second street, noting the former home of Salem’s most famous artist, the late illustrator Walter Biggs. At their July 22 work session before the council meeting, members of Salem City Council informally endorsed a proposal by retired state employee Don Gunter who spearheading a move for a Histori

August 2, 2013 - The Southwest Times
Assistant hired to run The Ratcliffe
A former intern for Roanoke's transportation museum has been hired to run the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski. William Travis Stilton of Elliston is a recent graduate of Roanoke College, where he majored in history. His duties at "The Ratcliffe" will include guiding visitors and helping to orient and coordinate volunteers. Although Stilton has a special intere

July 2013

July 30, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Salem Elderberry's store moving into much larger location owned by Roanoke College
Elderberry's, the smoothie and sandwich wrap chain, is moving its Salem store into a space owned by Roanoke College next month. The move, from a cramped 300-square-foot space at 304 E. Main St. to one more than five times larger less than a block away on College Avenue, will allow the Salem location to offer the full range of smoothies, wraps and soups available at the chain's Roanoke County and

July 31, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Elderberry's expanding, moving to Roanoke College campus
A Salem smoothie restaurant is moving to a larger space - across the street. Elderberry's is moving into a building on the Roanoke College campus on North College Avenue. The new location is triple the size of where it is now and will allow for a larger dining area, conference space and expanded menu options. While the space will no longer look like a classroom, Elderberry's hopes to maintai

July 31, 2013 - WSLS.com
Elderberry's in Salem plans to move locations
Elderberry's in Salem will be moving soon, but they're not going too far. Restaurant owner, Diane Elder tells WSLS the smoothie and wrap shop be moving right across the street. Head to Elderberry's at lunchtime and you'll notice a lot of people at the restaurant enjoying a variety of healthy smoothies and wraps. The healthier options are an idea that started nearly 13 years ago when the s

August 2013

August 2, 2013 - OurValley.org
Deaf dog Nitro, owners, recognized in national magazine
For Nitro, it might be just a few more pictures in a magazine. But for owners Christina and Chris Lee, who live near Masons Cove in the Salem area, having their deaf dog recognized in not one but two national magazines is a pretty big deal. Not because the articles are about them, but because it helps bring even more attention to what smart pets and amazing therapy dogs deaf pups can be ? an

August 2, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal
Polls Show Tight Race for Virginia Governor
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are still slugging it out for the lead in the Virginia governor?s race, according to two new polls, with many voters still undecided ahead the candidates? first debate Saturday. A Roanoke College poll has Mr. Cuccinelli leading Mr. McAuliffe 37% to 31% among registered voters, but 27% are undecided. A third-party ca

August 2, 2013 - roanoke.com
Family creates Good Shepherd Endowment Fund at Roanoke College
When Ben White ?11 was a student at Roanoke College, one of the most powerful experiences he had was to work with a small group of students to study the use of green roofs on buildings owned by the City of Roanoke. These efforts were not only educational, but the students presented their ideas to the city, received recognition from the sustainability board and helped the city confirm its path

August 2, 2013 - roanoke.com
Local college enriches not only students but the community
Exciting things are happening in the Roanoke Valley. I read about them on a weekly basis. From the biomedical boom, to the enriching cultural organizations, to the greenway, to our identity as an outdoor recreational destination, our renewed local vitality is something we can all celebrate. That vitality includes the sustained and accelerating progress at Roanoke College. Recently, the college

August 2, 2013 - roanoke.com
Roanoke College expands footprint by purchasing 2 buildings in Salem
Roanoke College is expanding its presence on Salem?s East Main Street with the purchase of two buildings at prominent downtown intersections last month. The college bought the historic old post office building on the northeast corner of East Main and Market streets and the former bank building on the northwest corner of East Main and College Avenue. The school paid $2.2 million for the ban

January 2014

January 6, 2014 - DailyMail.co.uk
High achievers are more likely to be jealous in relationships because they feel out of control when their partners flirt
Clever and high-achieving people are more jealous than their under-achieving peers, according to new research, and this is especially the case with women. A study from Roanoke College in Virginia found that the higher a student's grades, the more prone they were to feelings of romantic 'Facebook jealousy' - jealous feelings caused by Facebook posts made by, or sent to, their sexual partne

January 6, 2014 - CNBC.com
For Millions of Workers, Getting Sick Doesn't Pay
"If workers go in sick, they have the chance of getting others sick and reduce productivity," said Alice Kassens, an economics professor at Roanoke College. "But many people don't feel they have the option of staying home to get well."

June 2013

June 30, 2013 - Bicycling
Giro Rosa: Wild Wins Stage 1
Photo: Marianne Vos of Rabobank-Liv/giant leads the 2013 Giro Rosa after Stage 1. (Nicola Ianuale) RELATED CONTENT PRO CYCLING: 2013 Giro Rosa Preview Sunday?s opening stage of the Giro Rosa ended with a bunch sprint along the beach in Margherita di Savoia. Kirsten Wild (Dutch National Team) won the day ahead of World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/giant). It was a flat, fast stage, and

June 30, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Schapiro: Rolex-wearing governor is political time bomb
Virginia??(tm)s Rolex-wearing governor is a political time bomb. Bob McDonnell??(tm)s career is badly damaged, if not destroyed. It is a casualty of his continuing dissembling over tens of thousands of dollars in undisclosed gifts to him; his wife, Maureen; and their children from Jonnie Williams Sr., the dietary supplement executive. This includes a $6,500 Rolex watch that has vanished from McDo

June 29, 2013 - Our Valley Org
'Antiques Road Show' appraiser son will open auction house in Salem
SALEM ??" It won’t exactly be the “Antiques Road Show,” but Salem will soon have a related antique appraisal business. Will Farmer, son of Ken Farmer who is an antiques appraiser and evaluator for the PBS television series “Antiques Road Show,” received zoning approval June 24 to locate an antiques auction business at 1701 Midland Rd. in the Intervale Industrial Par

July 2013

July 1, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Prices of many prescription drugs are going up
In tonight's Hometown Dollars and Sense, WDBJ 7's Nadine Maeser is here to tell us what's driving up the prices

July 1, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Administrators hoping some student loan rates don't double on July 1
Today, members of congress proposed a deal that would prevent some student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. Students from many families rely on Stafford Student loans from the government

June 2013

June 26, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College honors longtime educator Doris Ennis
Longtime Roanoke educator Doris Ennis recently received the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award. The annual honor is given on the final day of Roanoke College?s Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning, a three-day training program for teachers and administrators. The institute, named for retired Richmond teacher Margaret Sue Copenhaver, is given to an educat

June 25, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals to move to Salem
Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals is re locating its Radford business to Salem with an anticipated opening date of Sept. 1. Salem City Council unanimously approved a "use not provided for" permit to allow the company to move into a building the auction house intends to lease on Midland Road, near the intersection of Apperson Drive and Virginia 419. Ken Farmer, known for his appearances as an ap

June 19, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Trees downed at Roanoke College
Here are a few pictures from Roanoke College after the storm on Thursday, June 13. Power was knocked out to most of campus. High St. was closed because of downed power lines. Several trees and limbs were blown down. The College closed early Thursday to allow for cleanup and for employees to get home safely. In the attached photos, the street scene is High St., where trees knocked down power lines

June 18, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Lexington horse enthusiast, Roanoke Valley Horse Show veteran turns hobby into career
The knees went, not the know-how. J.T. Tallon's career as a horseman in the hunter classes wound down as all that pounding that goes with jumping over fence after fence took its toll on the knees. It was about that same time that things really started getting interesting for Tallon, a Lexington resident and long-time veteran of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show that runs through Saturday at Salem Ci

June 17, 2013 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Late opening right on time for Olds at Nature Valley Grand Prix

July 2013

July 1, 2013 - Everyday Health
Companies Should Pay You to Stay Home With the Flu, Study Says
Dragging yourself out of bed, sneezing through rush hour traffic, and coughing your way from 9 to 5 instead of taking a sick day or two could be causing an increase in workplace flu cases as large as 40 percent, according to an analysis ...

June 2013

June 11, 2013 - New York Times
At U.S. Open Course, Weather Could Be Game Changer
ARDMORE, Pa. ? After a downpour suspended practice rounds Monday morning at Merion Golf Club, more saturating rain arrived in the early afternoon. Umbrellas sprouted like mushrooms. ?It?s like we?re at the British Open, not the U.S. Open,? said Nick Norris, a spectator from Roanoke College in Virginia. In midafternoon, another drenching storm halted practice in suburban Philade

June 7, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Hinlicky receives fellowship to study 20th century theologian and philosopher
A professor of philosophy and religion at Roanoke College plans to uncover the details of the life of a 20th century theologian and philosopher, with help from a prestigious research fellowship. Starting this summer through next year, Dr. Paul Hinlicky, who is Roanoke?s Tise Professor in Lutheran Studies, will research Slovak philosopher, Samuel Stefan Osusky. Hinlicky?s research is funded by the

June 7, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
Masters ahead of time with two-career family
At a time when most married couples followed the tradition of a husband working while his wife stayed home to raise the kids, Robert Sherman Masters set an example. His wife was in college when they met, and they both went on to earn master's degrees, and she progressed to a doctorate. ?Without his support, what I did would have been impossible because of the prejudice against women at the time,

June 7, 2013 - The New American
Nations Largest Lutheran Denomination Elects First Homosexual Bishop
Four years after voting to allow openly homosexual clergy, the four million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first openly homosexual bishop. The ELCA announced June 1 that the Rev. R. Guy Erwin (shown), who holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a doctorate from Yale, was elected at the annual meeting of the ELCA's Southwest California Synod to serve the nex

June 5, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal
The Fed's Policies and the Disappointingly Low Growth
David Malpass attempts to perpetuate the myth that the Fed's quantitative easing does not involve money creation ("Fed Policy Is a Drag on Recovery," op-ed, May 31). He claims the Federal Reserve buys securities directly from banks, increasing its excess reserves with "no creation of new money in the private sector." This is false: Commercial banks held about $2.5 trillion in securities in May 200

June 1, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Getting to know: Nicole Riley
Title: Virginia state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, leading small-business advocacy association Born: Augusta County, 1973 Education: Bachelor of arts in political science with certification in secondary education, Roanoke College, 1995 Career: Worked as legislative assistant for Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Augusta, 1997-2001; worked on Jerry Kilgore?s campaign for

May 2013

May 31, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Rev. Chris Bowen named as Timothy L. Pickle Dean of the Chapel
Salem, Va ? President Michael Maxey is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Chris Bowen as Roanoke College?s new Timothy L. Pickle Dean of the Chapel. Bowen will arrive at Roanoke on July 1. He succeeds the Rev. R. Paul Henrickson, who is retiring this summer after 30 years in this calling. Bowen has been an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 2001. He i

June 2013

June 6, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Getting to know: Tim Miller
Title: Chief operating officer at Richmond 2015, the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships Education: St. Christopher?s School, 1988; University of South Carolina; Roanoke College, 1993 Career: Medalist Sports, 1993-96; CapTech Ventures, 2000-06; Red Five Sports Group, 2006-07; TechTurn, 2007; SyCom Technologies, 2007-10; and Richmond 2015, 2010-present Where do y

June 6, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Former Roanoke College coach hired for North Cross boys basketball team
North Cross has replaced one boys basketball coach with a college coaching background with another one. Ed Green , who coached Roanoke College to the 1983 NCAA Division III final four, has been hired by North Cross to replace Bill Hodges. Hodges, who took an Indiana State team led by Larry Bird to the 1979 NCAA championship game, ended a two-year tenure at North Cross earlier this month when

June 6, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Stories from Normandy resonate with crowd
A topic saved for this Memorial Day: ?History books don?t usually show Landing Crafts.? So began Tom Carter?s (no relation) presentation to a rapt Roanoke College ElderScholar audience. But thorough research and writing by the RC associate professor of communications and English gives due respect to a U.S. Navy craft and crew. Rightfully, lovingly so: Because his dad served on an LCT vess

June 10, 2013 - Virginia Conversations
Virginia Conversations: The Gubernatorial Race
On this edition of "Virginia Conversations," a discussion on the race for Governor between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Our political pundits weigh in on the issues facing ... and dogging, the two candidates. Plus we'll have reaction to last weekend's GOP convention in Richmond. Join host May-Lily Lee.

May 2013

May 23, 2013 - WVTF.org
Consumer Sentiment Mixed Among Virginians
Roanoke College is out with a new poll detailing how Virginians view their financial situation and general business conditions now and in the future. It?s the second time this year the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College conducted its consumer sentiment survey, and Senior Analyst Alice Kassens says there were some surprises. ?I was surprised to see the indexes conti

May 16, 2013 - Staunton News Leader
Six-member Class of 2013 is enshrined
WAYNESBORO — Five former players and a coach were inducted Wednesday night at Waynesboro High School?s annual hall of fame banquet. Held in the school?s cafeteria, the ceremonies also included recognition of athletic achievements for the year, scholarship presentations and the naming of the male and female athletes of the year. Guest speaker for the occasion was Dr. Robin Crowder, the reti

May 23, 2013 - VirginiaBusiness.com
Roanoke College names general counsel
G. Michael Pace Jr., the former managing partner of Roanoke-based Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, has been appointed Roanoke College?s first general counsel. Pace will join the college full time on July 1. He already is an adjunct professor at the Salem-based school. Pace was managing partner at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore from 1999 through 2012. He will continue his relationship with the law fi

May 15, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Scholarship a 'dream come true' for Franklin County High golfer
Kolton Cooper likes to tell people that he?s just a regular old teenager from the hills of Franklin County. Well, the self-described country boy found a jackpot Tuesday morning in the main ballroom of Roanoke Country Club. Cooper, a 17-year-old senior at Franklin County High, was named the recipient of the prestigious $20,000 Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship, the largest golf-related grant awarde

May 23, 2013 - Huffington Post
Gun Control Advocates Look To Keep Issue Alive In Congress
Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers. With Congress back from a weeklong recess, the bottom line remains familiar: Advocates of broadened checks lack the new votes they need and Congress has moved on to other is

May 7, 2013 - TMC Net
Ikanos Communications Names Stu Krometis as Vice President of Sales
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/13 -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that Stu Krometis has joined the company as its new vice president of sales. Mr. Krometis will report to Omid Tahernia, president and CEO, and will lead the

May 7, 2013 - Washington Post
Gun control forces struggle to switch votes, resurrect issue as Congress tackles other topics
WASHINGTON — Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers. With Congress back from a weeklong recess, the bottom line remains familiar: Advocates of broadened checks lack the new votes they need and Congress has

May 13, 2013 - WDBJ7.com
Salem Museum exhibit lets kids explore a past life
"Learn to Play Grandma's Way" is a new exhibit that displays life before technology Little Carrie in 1896 had to feed the chickens and learn to sew by lamplight. Her son Jim in the 1920s listened to baseball games on the radio. Reggie, growing up in the nearby African American neighborhood in the 1940s, had to haul water from the town pump. But little Jack in 2013 surfs the internet and alrea

May 13, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College chaplain has led a charmed life
Chaplain Paul Henrickson has been at Roanoke College since 1982. His career came to a close after delivering the commencement address to the class of 2013. When the student fell from her dorm room window and died, he was there to tell her boyfriend. When the basketball player collapsed on the court, he delivered word of his passing to his friends waiting in the emergency room. Midnight p

April 2013

April 26, 2013 - New York Times
Venture Threatens to Backfire in Virginia Governor??(tm)s Race
CLIFTON FORGE, Va. — When Terry McAuliffe appeared with his good friend Bill Clinton at the ribbon-cutting for Mr. McAuliffe's electric car company in July 2012, the campaign-style event, complete with "Born in the U.S.A."; blaring, was meant to supply the top line of his résumé as he positioned himself to run for governor of Virginia. But less th

April 25, 2013 - Roanoke.com
Roanoke College's venerable tree ready for its final bow
by Matt Chittum 981-3331 Wednesday, April 24, 2013 SALEM ? Don't call it a funeral. The remembered was, in fact, still standing there. "A tall friend," in the words of Roanoke College President Mike Maxey. "Our teacher." "Our steadfast sentinel," said Professor Mark Miller. But the patient is critical, not to mention beyond old, and today, harsh as it sounds, it will be cut do

April 25, 2013 - The Washington Post
Deemed a safety risk, Roanoke College's ancient 'Bittle Tree' to be felled this week
A tulip poplar that dates to Roanoke College's founding president has been deemed a safety risk and will be removed this week. First, there'll be a brief ceremony on the Salem campus Wednesday in honor of the "Bittle Tree." The ancient tree is believed to be more than 150 years old. Its name stems from the college?s founding president, the Rev. David Bittle. He planted the tree, too. At th

May 2013

May 13, 2013 - The New York Times
Venture Threatens to Backfire in Virginia Governor's Race
When Terry McAuliffe appeared with his good friend Bill Clinton at the ribbon-cutting for Mr. McAuliffe?s electric car company in July 2012, the campaign-style event, complete with ?Born in the U.S.A.? blaring, was meant to supply the top line of his r?sum? as he positioned himself to run for governor of Virginia. But less than a year later, the company, GreenTech Automotive, has become a potenti

April 2013

April 25, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
College campuses make changes to improve student safety
SALEM, Va.— School safety - two words you hear all the time these days. There's been a lot of attention on elementary, middle and high schools.

April 25, 2013 - WSET.com
Roanoke College Says Goodbye to Historic Tree
Roanoke College is about to lose its last physical link to the school's first President Reverend David Bittle. Crews are preparing to cut down the historic "Bittle Tree" and nearly 100 people came out to honor the tree Wednesday afternoon. The tree is set to be removed starting Thursday because it has been deemed unsafe due to age and disease. The job is expected to take more than a day.

April 25, 2013 - WSLS.com
Roanoke College removes 150-year-old tree
Roanoke College is losing one of it's most historic staples. A tree thought to be more than 150 years old, is scheduled to be removed later this week. Lightning struck the tree and since then it has been considered a safety risk. "We were all kind of stunned and had the same type of reaction. Wait a minute can't we squeeze some more life out of it? Or are you sure it's dead? It looks g

April 24, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College gets rid of historic tree
ROANOKE, Va.— Roanoke College is losing one of its historic icons, a tulip poplar tree thought to be more than 150 years old, that has been coined "Bittle Tree" in honor of the College's founding president who planted it, Rev. David Bittle

April 24, 2013 - WRIC 8 Richmond
Roanoke College to remove ancient 'Bittle Tree'
SALEM, Va. (AP) - A tulip poplar that dates to Roanoke College's founding president has been deemed a safety risk and will be removed this week. First, there'll be a brief ceremony on the Salem campus Wednesday in honor of the "Bittle Tree." The ancient tree is believed to be more than 150 years old. Its name stems from the college's founding president, the Rev. Dav

April 23, 2013 - Staunton News Leader
Elizabethan heirloom apples planted in Staunton
STAUNTON — Jon Cawly carefully slices into a 1,000-year-old apple sapling descendant. He first learned how to graft, or merge, apple trees when he was 12 and his grandfather taught him. Now an environmental studies professor at Roanoke College, he and his students have mustered up a large collection of rare apple trees to be planted in the area. One, in particular ? a bardsey apple ? is s

April 21, 2013 - Washington Post
Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe off to negative start in Virginia governor's race
Its easy to see why the Virginia governors race between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe has suffered from such a negative, insubstantial debut. Neither candidate wants to run on his record. And who can blame them? Cuccinelli (R), the states attorney general, doesnt want to alienate moderate voters by playing up the red-meat conservative positions that have made him a tea party star. In a

April 18, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College poll shows Virginians undecided in gubernatorial election
SALEM, Va.— New poll results released Wednesday night show the race for Virginia's governor is far from decided.            Roanoke College's Institute for Policy and Opinion Research

April 23, 2013 - The Washington Post
Family pledges $25M to Roanoke College, record gift kicks off $200M capital campaign
Roanoke College has kicked off a new capital campaign with the largest single gift in its history. Media outlets report that President Michael Maxey announced the $25 million pledge from the Mulheren family during a weekend event to launch the ?Roanoke Rising? campaign. The college says it already has met half the campaign?s goal. Nancy Mulheren is a 1972 graduate of Roanoke College. Her

April 23, 2013 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Two Virginia Colleges Receive $20-Million-Plus Donations
A family of Roanoke College alumni has pledged $25-million to the Virginia institution, the largest single gift in its history, according to the Associated Press and Roanoke TV station WSLS. The liberal-arts college in Salem, Va., announced the pledge from the Mulheren family Saturday in conjunction with the public launch of a $200-million campaign. Nancy Mulheren, a Roanoke trustee, graduated

April 23, 2013 - The Roanoke Times
Roanoke College aims for a new image
Expect Roanoke College to look different in the coming years. Look for a massive new athletic center on the north end of campus - twice the size of any building now on campus. And if President Michael Maxey has his way, look for "as many '92 Chevys in the parking lot as 2012 BMWs" - a visual manifestation of the more socioeconomically diverse student body Maxey wants to bring to campus via

April 14, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College Children's Choir Planning to be Non-Profit
Roanoke,Va.— Roanoke, Va. After 26 years, the Roanoke College Children's Choir will soon change its name. For more than a quarter century, their voices have been heard all over the world. They've performed at places such as Carnegie

April 13, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College makes a huge announcement
Salem, Va.— A big announcement tonight from Roanoke College. Tonight, the school announced the start of its project called "Roanoke Rising: The Campaign for Roanoke College." Officials say it's the school's largest campaign in its 1

April 6, 2013 - WTOP News D.C.
Poll gauges how Virginians feel about new laws
Kathy Stewart, wtop.com WASHINGTON - The Virginia General Assembly session might be over for this year, but citizens have provided their feedback and reactions to new laws thanks to a poll conducted by Roanoke College. The issue of texting while driving was a major change in Virginia this year. The state now has made it a primary offense meaning a driver can be pulled over if an offic

February 2013

February 28, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Math, science and art come together at Roanoke College and it's all held together with a little yarn
SALEM, Va.— It's no day at the beach, even though there's aquatic life everywhere you look. "I thought it was pretty cool actually," says Roanoke Catholic senior Alex Wall. Senior Laurie George agrees, "I thought it was really unique, I

February 21, 2013 - National Public Radio
Meet The Virginian Shaping The House GOP's Immigration Plan
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., checks his phone before a hearing on Capitol Hill in September. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., checks his phone before a hearing on Capitol Hill in September. Comprehensive immigration reform seems to top every

February 19, 2013 - Washington Post
Justice Ginsburg's SOTU verdict
President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday was hardly one that would have kept Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - and most likely many others - from nodding off from time to time. Ginsburg, who was seated in the first row, arrived looking ready for a party - sporting a glamorous gold statement necklace over her black robe and a pair of what looked like black mesh gloves.

February 5, 2013 - CNN
Loaded language poisons gun debate
(CNN) -- It's the biggest, fiercest debate taking place across America. But it's poisoned from the get-go by a Tower of Babel predicament.In disputes over the future of gun laws, people espousing different positions often literally don't understand each other. "The sides are speaking different languages," says Harry Wilson, author of "Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of

January 2013

January 7, 2013 - Roanoke Times
Foundation's watch party has Downton; fans dress the part
MATT GENTRY The Roanoke Times Jazz music played while women in long dresses and men in tuxedos stepped back into the 1920s as they walked into the Patrick Henry building's ballroom on Sunday night. They gathered in their finest furs and best vintage jewels to watch the premiere of the third season of PBS' popular television show "Downton Abbey." The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation hos

November 2012

November 11, 2012 - Las Vegas Review Journal
Nevadan at Work: Cosmo exec crafts catchy slogan, edgy TV ads
Lisa Marchese's wanderlust has taken her to practically every corner of the globe, but she chose Las Vegas as her home to pursue what she calls "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" - the role of chief marketing officer for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Marchese never expected a career in the gaming and hospitality business, much less overseeing the marketing of a new $3.9 billion hotel-casino in L

January 2013

January 9, 2013 - Associated Press TV
One City Reeling from Political TV Ad Crush
As election day looms, the campaign ads are filling television airwaves around the country. The AP's Lee Powell profiles one not-so-big market, Roanoke, Va., that's setting national records for the volume of spots. (Sept. 27)

September 2012

September 14, 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle
David Fink expands his luxury portfolio
It's the little things. Like a chilled glass of rose-infused watermelon juice placed in your hand when you check in. A delicate coconut gelato made by a machine that costs more than most cars. Or discovering a gift of bath salts discreetly placed in the car by the valet. Carmel hotelier and restaurateur David Fink has built his portfolio by focusing his attention on the details. "Sometimes peop

June 2012

June 13, 2012 - USA Today
Students converting 1939 Pontiac to run on electricity
At Roanoke College in Salem, Va., something old is going to become new again. Or, to put it more directly, a 73-year-old car is going to become a model of cutting-edge technology. A 1939 Pontiac is going electric. Roanoke students came up with the idea in an environmental science class, the college reports. In 2010, they created RC Electric club to ensure the project's completion. Buying

June 13, 2012 - Autoweek
College students electrify 1939 Pontiac
Jake Lingeman's Big Rhonda, this ain't. However, like our associate editor's 1963 Star Chief, this 1939 Pontiac DeLuxe Eight bears a long-departed Pontiac nameplate and is currently undergoing a refresh. Students at Roanoke College in Virginia are in the process of taking the tired old Pontiac from ruin to roadworthy?with a twist. They've pulled the Silver Streak straight-eight and are plan

May 2012

May 12, 2012 - Washington Post
Stuttering clergy spread the Word
The Rev. Tom Sherrod loathed to "declare"; a couple man and wife. As a stutterer, Sherrod always had problems with hard “c sounds, and the “c in “declare” was a doozy. “P sounds werent easy either, and the Bible is full of them. “If I tried to read, I would lock onto words,” said Sherrod, a North Carolina hospital chaplain who is an ordain

May 25, 2012 - Discovery.com
Students Convert a 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak Into an EV
The motto of Roanoke College is ?Classic for Tomorrow,? and the students in the Environmental program have taken it to heart: They?re in the process of converting a dilapidated 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak into a functioning electric car. Members of RC Electric, a student organization, are well on the way to creating the first of what they hope will be a fleet of EVs on the Salem, Virginia campus.

April 2012

April 12, 2012 - Washington Post
The nation?s 10 most popular governors ? and why
Its hard out there for a governor. (With apologies to the Three 6 Mafia.) Tough economic times are rough on all politicians, but even more difficult for governors who have to find ways to balance their budgets. And, not surprisingly, most governors have paid a political price for the difficult budgeting decisions they have had to make. Governors like Floridas Rick Scott (R), Ohios John Kasi

February 2012

February 14, 2012 - Sporting News
Elevate: Journey of Senegalese players offers uplifting basketball story; DVD hits shelves
In Dakar, Senegal, sits SEEDS Academy, an institution for the best young basketball players in the country. The young men at SEEDS are put through a disciplined curriculum of academics and athletics, and the best and the brightest move on with full scholarships to United States prep schools. The academy was founded by Amadou Gallo Fall, a former scout with the Dallas Mavericks who now serves as vi

February 13, 2012 - Virginia Business Journal
Virginians generally optimistic about financial future, poll shows
About 28 percent of Virginians feel they are better off financially than they were a year ago, according to a poll conducted by The Roanoke College Institute for Policy and Opinion Research. In addition, more than one-third of respondents believe they will be better off financially a year from now. The Virginia Index of Current Conditions (VAICC) is based on household financial situations com

February 17, 2012 - The Huffington Post
CPAC Attendees Say Mitt Romney Acceptable If Obama Is The Alternative
WASHINGTON ? If Mitt Romney needs some good news in an otherwise lousy week, he might find it in an improbable place: the packed hallways of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Interviews with nearly two dozen attendees Thursday found virtually no passion for the former Massachusetts governor, widely seen as insufficiently conservative for activists on the right. Not a s

February 3, 2012 - Roanoke Times
Rumsfeld defends legacy on book tour
Donald Rumsfeld mused on the future while defending his past during a sprawling, one-hour conversation in Roanoke on Thursday. The two-time former U.S. secretary of defense and architect of last decade's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under President George W. Bush appeared at Jefferson Center to promote his memoir "Known and Unknown." More than 350 people listened as Rumsfeld spoke with Roano

November 2011

November 8, 2011 - Sporting News
Journey of Senegalese players offers uplifting basketball story
As wealthy NBA players and even wealthier owners remain embroiled in a nearly four-month old lockout, here?s a story that will make you feel good about basketball again. In Dakar, Senegal, sits SEEDS Academy, an institution for the best young basketball players in the country. The young men at SEEDS are put through a disciplined curriculum of academics and athletics, and the best and the brigh

September 2011

September 2, 2011 - USA Today
How 9/11 changed us: Person by person
The terrorist attack on America 10 years ago is one of the few events in U.S. history big enough to claim its date as its name. But Sept. 11, 2001, did not change the nation as abruptly as Dec. 7, 1941, or as dramatically as July 4, 1776. This time, there was no declaration of war or independence, just a warning that if we altered our ways, the terrorists would have won.And so we entered a new er

October 2010

October 31, 2010 - CBS news
Investigating the Afterlife
(CBS) Clint Eastwood has made a new movie about the afterlife. Does he know anything about that? Katie Couric decided to find out ... When asked what he thinks happens when you die, Clint Eastwood responds, "I haven't the foggiest idea." Generally, when Clint Eastwood wants you dead, you're dead. But in "Hereafter," the new movie directed by Eastwood, death is only the beginning.