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Roanoke: He Was Not One Of Us

Jaye Watson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Media
Jaye Watson

The live aspect of our business is just one of the many reasons that television news is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned. And in the hours after we found out that Adam and Alison's killer was someone who had been a journalist, I had one thought -- he wasn't one of us.

For Local TV Reporters, The Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward Are Intensely Personal

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Lindsay Ferrier

For legions of reporters and photographers out there, I doubt the horror of what happened yesterday morning will ever really go away. In big cities and small ones across the country, live reporting will never really be the same.

I'm A 24-Year-Old Small-Town Journalist And I Don't Want To Die

Abby Norman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Abby Norman

I always thought as long as I'm not reporting in a war-torn country, as long as I stay out of metropolitan areas, I'm safe aren't I? If Alison Parker -- who is my age and doing the same work I'm doing -- could be gunned down in broad daylight, then why should I feel safe?

Violence Is Our Good Teacher -- Can We Learn From It?

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Violence is big business. But we don't see how it operates or is sustained because we keep things in compartments without grasping how interconnected they really are. We slice and dice "causality" and correlation" without seeing that this is because that is.

Indecency, Politics and the FCC: A New Round in the Culture Wars?

Clay Calvert | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

Unlike abortion and health care, the new battle in the culture wars features a topic on which potential candidates from both sides of the political aisle are likely to agree: indecency is bad and parents today need all the help they can get from the government.

Twin WWII Pilots Celebrate 92nd Birthdays With Bird's Eye View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

These nonagenarians know how to celebrate in style. Twin brothers Dewey and Earl Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia, shared their passion for flight a...

PHOTOS: The Faded Motels Of The Rust Belt

Randy Fox | Posted 03.26.2013 | Travel
Randy Fox

As you travel through the Rust Belt, you can still come across the remains of hotels and motels still touting marketing innovations such as "Color TV" or "Air Conditioning."

A Cross-Country, Post-Election Pub Crawl

Fathom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel

El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.

Victory For Gay Dads And Son Turned Away At Swimming Pool

Posted 07.06.2012 | Gay Voices

A Virginia-based fitness club has changed its membership policies after being slapped with a lawsuit by two gay men who were stripped of a family memb...

Lost Colony's Location Revealed?

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 05.31.2012 | College

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared f...

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

Lea Lane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.

Man Dies After Secret 4-Year Battle With Gorilla

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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ROANOKE, VA—"He fought that terrible gorilla with every last ounce of strength he had, but in the end, David's body just couldn't handle it anym...

William White, guilty on 4 counts, not guilty on 3 counts | The Roanoke Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A federal jury has found Roanoke white supremacist William A. White guilty on four counts and not guilty on three counts. ...

Virginia Fever: Easy To Catch

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

An important job this year is doing election protection in the Richmond area, where African American voter turnout is expected in record numbers.

Obama Makes His Seventh Trip to Southwest Virginia

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Solod

Roanoke, Virginia -- To the music of Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" and against a backdrop of a huge contingent of screaming Virginia Tech students ...

Army of Youth Braves Rain to Work Obama Event

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

Roanoke, Virginia - For what or whom would you stand in line in the rain for over two hours? Anything? In Roanoke, Virginia yesterday thousands from...

Jim Webb blasts Palin, plumbers protest Obama rally

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at ROANOKE, Va. — Sen. Jim Webb introduced Democratic nominee Barack Obama this afternoon with praise for hi...