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TV Reporter Whose Girlfriend Was Killed In On-Air Shooting Quits

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

A year and a half after a gunman killed his girlfriend and a cameraman during a live television broadcast, TV reporter Chris Hurst has decided it’s ...

The Real Horror Story Behind Those 'AHS' Killer Nurses

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment

Caution: Mild spoilers ahead for “American Horror Story: Roanoke.” Welcome to “American Horror Story: M-U-R-D-E House.” You laugh, I laugh, bu...

Video Premiere: Meet Roanoke, the Band That Stays Together, Plays Together

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.13.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

How many new bands would dare to test fate and release their debut album on Friday the 13th?   Roanoke, for one. And the Nashville-based outfit named...

What WWII and Japanese Americans Teach Us About Syrian Refugees

Eileen Purcell | Posted 11.25.2016 | Politics
Eileen Purcell

Fear is a powerful drug. Those who would act out of fear (and in some cases political opportunism and bigotry) have disregarded the lessons of WWII and the world's shame at the treatment of refugees, especially Jewish refugees, who were turned away and sent back to death at the hands of the Nazis.

Roanoke: He Was Not One Of Us

Jaye Watson | Posted 08.28.2016 | 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 08.27.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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 anymore,...

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.

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...

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 ...

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 his pa...