How the Roanoke Valley nearly lured Sierra Nevada

How the Roanoke Valley nearly lured Sierra Nevada

The water bottles went from Roanoke to Chico by UPS. Perhaps the full case of drinking water from Spring Hollow Reservoir in west Roanoke County would remind the rock star-like ...

Roanoke County chairman exercises influence

Roanoke County chairman exercises influence

Butch Church insists to those who ask that he’s only one-fifth of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. No single board members can make a decision, and anything the board ...

Process of Floyd County superintendent’s salary increases queried

Process of Floyd County superintendent’s salary increases queried

The Floyd County School Board has nearly doubled Superintendent Terry Arbogast’s salary since 1993 through phone conversations and unwritten agreements — a process that may be in violation of his ...

Floyd County school superintendent to step down early

Floyd County school superintendent to step down early

FLOYD — Terry Arbogast announced Monday that he will step down as superintendent of Floyd County Public Schools on Sept. 30, three months before his planned retirement. His early departure ...

Watching, waiting as storm rolls closer

Watching, waiting as storm rolls closer

Tony Winstead’s Wednesday at the beach went much like normal. The Salem man, his wife, three children and brother’s family awoke in their orange house on Emerald Isle on the ...

Giles County Ten Commandments display stirs up fight

Giles County Ten Commandments display stirs up fight

Lewis Webb said he spent days and nights brooding over arguments of hanging the Ten Commandments in schools. On Tuesday, Webb was one of two Giles County School Board members ...

Multiple reports show officials knew gym had structural problems

Multiple reports show officials knew gym had structural problems

For more than 10 years leading up to Blacksburg High School’s gym roof collapse, school administrators knew of significant structural problems inside the school and, particularly, the gym. Three separate ...