Spending is polarizing issue in Roanoke City Council race

Are we talking about the same city here? : Roanoke.com

Investigation continues into Friday shooting on greenway

Police continued their investigation today into the Friday shooting of a man on the Roanoke River Greenway. : Roanoke.com

Young, female pastor inspires a renewal of faith

<div class=”ftpimagefix” style=”float:left;”><a class=”colorbox” href=”http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/young-female-pastor-inspires-a-renewal-of-faith/article_3568d7d6-c81a-11e3-b050-0017a43b2370.html” ><img width=”350″ src=”http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/roanoke.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/bd/dbd5885e-c819-11e3-a358-0017a43b2370/535306257a7d8.preview-300.jpg”> FAIRLAWN — The Rev. Allison Unroe will preach her first Easter Sunday service today to a congregation of third-, fourth- and fifth-generation families. Ears will fixate on the message of the Richmond- : Roanoke.com

Buy a box lunch — and help seniors eat better

Many of the folks reading this will sit down later today with family members for a big feast. They’ll start with a prayer and conclude with a scrumptious dessert. There will be no shortage of leftovers.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie…and it’s Earth Month!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie…and it’s Earth Month!

Did you know it’s Earth Month? Did you even know there IS an Earth Month?: Doughmesstic

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Roanoke County torn on green initiatives

For a place that has long embraced the mountains and greenery, Roanoke County finds itself halfway through the wood. : Roanoke.com

He Is Risen Indeed!

He Is Risen Indeed!

Regularly in the news the last several months has been Russia, a nation which many Americans view as unfriendly or even an enemy of the United States. Gabriela Baczynska wrote last month in Reuters, “With the Russian Orthodox Church counting 165 million people in its flock, it may be [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s best tool(…)

SAVE THE DATE Join Hands Day

A national day of service that brings youth and adults together to plan and complete volunteer service projects in the community. : Roanoke.com

Certified lymphedema therapist joins Peak Rehabilitation in Floyd

Certified lymphedema therapist joins Peak Rehabilitation in Floyd

Peak Rehabilitation, Inc., which provides a variety of services for all ages, recently added another specialist: Brandi Puckett, a Physical Therapist Assistant, who is a certified lymphedema therapist: Floyd Press

Big budget decisions at hand in Floyd County

Floyd County schools are facing staffing cuts and larger class sizes as officials wrestle with a tight budget: Roanoke.com

Man sentenced after Christiansburg online sting

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison after pleading guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to procuring a sex act by communication.: Roanoke.com

Serenity: Bird Watch

Serenity: Bird Watch

This morning as I stumbled into the kitchen, set up the coffee maker I became enraptured with the birds feeding outside the breakfast nook big window. While the coffee was cooking in the Kurig cooker with my “Fog Chaser ™” brand I sat down to watch the birds and turned on the PBS classical station(…)

Christiansburg skate center shuttered; financial issues blamed

Christiansburg skate center shuttered; financial issues blamed

Adventure World Skate & Fun Center abruptly closed this week, as the owner of the New River Valley’s only commercial skating rink facility enters bankruptcy. The property owner, Midway Plaza 6, LLC, faced foreclosure last month. But on March 7, the same day a public auction was to be held, Midway filed for bankruptcy, avoiding(…)

Sheriff’s Office, Triad plan Drug Take Back Program

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Triad Program will have a Drug Take Back Program on April 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Floyd courthouse. : Floyd Press

Playmakers & Company actors to return to stage

Playmakers & Company actors to return to stage

Director Mike Vaughn gives instruction to Florence (Kaity Aigner) during a rehearsal of “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” Former members of an historic New River Valley community theater group are about to make an encore. Beginning April 25, cast and crew from the former Playmakers. Read more

Traffic Pattern Changes for Clearview Drive on Thursday, April 24

Traffic Pattern Changes for Clearview Drive on Thursday, April 24

Flaggers will maintain one way traffic through the work zone.: Christiansburg.org

Celebrate Virginia Caves Week

Virginia Cave Week, now in its 15th year, is the annual celebration of : Floyd Press

Dayspring Christian Edges Parkway

Dayspring Christian Edges Parkway

Justin Burch’s game-winning RBI single in the fifth inning scored Jacob Rose to propel Dayspring Christian Academy to 4-3 baseball win against visiting Parkway Christian on Thursday afternoon. Source: NRVSports

Burleson Leads Blue Demons Past Titans

Burleson Leads Blue Demons Past Titans

Jesse Burleson banged out four hits and drove in five runs in helping lead Christiansburg to a 7-2 River Ridge District softball win against visiting Hidden Valley Thursday afternoon. Source: NRVSports

Glenvar Cruises Past Giles

Glenvar Cruises Past Giles

Zach Duncan had the hot bat in this one, as he helped lead Glenvar to 10-1 Three Rivers District baseball win against Giles Thursday afternoon in Pearisburg. Source: NRVSports

Phillips Hurls One-Hitter In Raddord’s Win Against Auburn

Phillips Hurls One-Hitter In Raddord’s Win Against Auburn

Luke Phillips hurled a one-hitter in leading Radford to a 10-0 Three Rivers District baseball win against Auburn Thursday afternoon in Riner. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Source: NRVSports