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Big Lick Beertopia in Salem a craft-brewed delight

By Correspondent
SALEM -On a gorgeous afternoon approximately 1400 people gathered together on the field of the Salem Red Sox Stadium to celebrate craft-brewed beer.  Big Lick Beertopia, now in its second year, was held this past Saturday, June 9.  The event, put on by the Roanoke Jaycees saw a large growth from its inaugural year.... »

Cave Spring brothers’ movie will be in Grandin Theatre next week

By Meg Hibbert
Roanoke– A film made by a Cave Spring High School graduate, which stars his brother, is hitting the big screen in Roanoke next week. “Blue Ridge” will be shown at the Grandin Theatre in Grandin Village on Thursday, June 14. Writer and director Vincent Sweeney, who filmed it in 2008 in what looked like... »

Chicken, Shrimp, and Andouille Jambalaya

By Correspondent
This is a recipe that I simply love, and I know you will too!  There are certain criteria that a recipe must meet in order to become a favorite in my kitchen: is it forgivable and adaptable and is it easy to make or will it make me insane because I have to watch... »

Red Velvet delights for Valentine’s Day

By Correspondent
When it comes to Valentine’s Day the color red is everywhere, symbolizing joy, passion, and love.  In honor of that, this week’s recipes are two takes on red velvet.  Red Velvet Cake has long been a Southern classic, but these recipes take a slightly different spin on them.    Red Velvet Cupcakes This recipe... »

It’s game time

By Correspondent
Super Bowl is quickly approaching.  Not only is it the biggest game of the year, but it is also one of the biggest food and eating days.  One of the things that makes Super Bowl so much fun when it comes to cooking is the variety that each year brings.  Sure, you have your... »

Mastering multi-tasking a rewarding experience for Charlotte Moore

By Correspondent
ROANOKE – Multi-tasking is something women were simply born to do.  It is something at which Charlotte Moore is very good.  Moore is not only on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, but she is also a realtor, owner of the landscaping company Dream Scapes, as well as a single mother to two now-grown children,... »

Cognitive therapy sessions provide ‘mental boot camp’ for brain-injured youth

By Correspondent
ROANOKE – While doctors recognize the importance of cognitive therapy, and educators talk about it, it is often a subject that is simply discussed.  The value of it is always acknowledged but, if you’re trying to seek out someone who offers cognitive learning skills, you can find yourself on a seemingly wild-goose hunt.  That was... »

Trash Collection to Resume Following Act of Vandalism

By Correspondent
ROANOKE COUNTY – Trash collection will resume on Wednesday, January 11 – one day after someone vandalized 15 of Roanoke County’s trash trucks. The windshields on the trucks were smashed with what appears to have been a baseball bat. Side mirrors on some of the trash trucks were also destroyed. The damage was discovered Tuesday morning, January... »

New library wows patrons of all ages

By Correspondent
"We've been very impressed with the response we've gotten." - Penny Lloyd, South County Marketing Manager »

Christmas tree on Bridle Lane is more than a yard ornament

By Correspondent
ROANOKE – Before Halloween has even arrived the stores begin filling with decorations and gifts for the upcoming Christmas season.  Americans spent $15.8 billion dollars on new decorations in 2005 alone.  Since that time more and more yards have become decorated with a variety of blow-up decorations.  Items which range from motorcycle riding Santas, scenes... »