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  • North Carolina Lost Colony
    North Carolina Lost Colony: Historic map hid clue to lost North Carolina colony?
    An historic map may point to the Lost Colony of North Carolina – The Roanoke Colony that disappeared during the 16th-century Anglo-Spanish war. Three years after England sent the colony its last supply shipment, the colonists disappeared,...
  • Bones of Bison Hole
    Time Team America plunges us into the way it was. Get ready for getting dirty
    Digging for some interesting DVDs?Go on a dig with PBS Distribution's Time Team America: Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. These shows plunge viewers into the grime and glory of real-life archaeology: epiphany and exhaustion, discovery, and...
  • Trail work at Carvin's Cove
    Volunteer for Nature This Weekend: Trail Work Day at Carvin's Cove
    This Saturday, April 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pathfinders for Greenways will host a volunteer trail work day at Carvin's Cove to do some maintenance on the Four Gorges Trail.Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the Bennett...
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival sees record attendance
    St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival sees record attendance
    The streets of downtown Roanoke were packed with people of all ages decked out in green for the 25th annual McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival.Nearly 24,000 people attended the parade and subsequent festival on...
  • The wedding of Pocahontas with John Rolfe
    Days that changed America: Tobacco (1614)
    The first English settlement in the New World disappeared. The second attempt nearly ended in catastrophe. The Jamestown colony followed the Roanoke failure and nearly followed its predecessor into oblivion. However, the colonists persevered...
  •  Southwest Virginia Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
    Holiday happenings in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    A month of celebrations in Virginia's Blue Ridge area begins November 22 when the Capitol Christmas tree stops in Roanoke on its way from Washington State to Washington DC. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. it will be on display on Franklin Road in...
  • Jack the Ripper the nemesis
    History's mysteries part 1
    People love good mysteries and history is replete with them. Sometimes, they evolve into conspiracy theories such as the death of Pope John Paul I. However, a good mystery does not need a conspiracy to challenge the mind. The following are some of...
  • St. Elias 15th Annual Lebanese Festival
    Roanoke Lebanese Festival Fails to Disappoint!
    Saint Elias has done it again! They just keep getting better and better every year. This year was no exception as they wrapped up their 15th Annual Festival at their location on Cove Road.Haven’t made it there yet? You”ll have to wait...
  • The Blue Marble
    Roanoke Earth Day event scheduled for Saturday, April 20
    This Saturday, April 20, Roanoke will celebrate Earth Day with a free festival from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Grandin Village.The Earth Day Roanoke 2013 festival will include something for everyone in the family:Environmental Education - booths...
  •  New River Valley Mall
    Shooting at Virginia college housed in mall
    Police in Virginia have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting on Friday afternoon at a community college inside of the New River Valley Mall inChristianburg, Virginia.Witnesses told local news sources that a gunman walked into the lobby...
  • Holiday 2012 Dickens of a Christmas- Roanoke, VA
    Dickens of a Christmas- Roanoke VA
    Celebrate a historic time during the holiday season with a trip to The Star City. The annual Dickens of a Christmas is a festive event that is a combination of old and new. The sights and sounds of ‘Dickens’ takes you back to a door to...
  •  Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery in Roanoke
    Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery now open in Roanoke
    The Virginia Museum of Transportation's Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery has opened in downtown Roanoke.The Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery opened Nov. 1 and traces the history and future of aviation in Virginia. Visitors can explore...
  • 2012 StellarOne Drumstick Dash
    A Dashing Venture
    Want to do something to help those in need this Thanksgiving that’s a little different or maybe a little “dashing”? Well, here’s your chance. The 2012 StellarOne Drumstick Dash will take place in Roanoke, Virginia...
  • world's largest man-made star
    See the world's largest man-made star in Roanoke, Virginia
    I’m standing at the Roanoke Outlook, just beneath the Mill Mountain Star. It’s the world's largest freestanding illuminated man-made star constructed in 1949 and I’m looking out on the magnificent Roanoke Valley. It’s...
  • “You didn't build that” takes on a life of its own
    “You didn't build that” takes on life of its own
    It appears the president himself is leading the all-out rebuttal over his ill-fated July 13th words, "You didn't build that" remark.He is not only going from one stump speech to another with the familiar war cry of “my words...