| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:02 PM
My wife and I were visiting family in Virginia when the big storm hit.
The weather there was cold on Friday and rainy on Saturday, but it wasn't crazy like in the Northeast. I stayed in touch with the news by using The Courant's smart phone app and...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Tabb blitzed Lake Braddock 6-0 Saturday to win the Herndon Invitational field hockey tournament in Fairfax County.
The Tigers won their four games by a combined 26 goals to none. Beating Lake Braddock in the final was especially sweet since the Bruins...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Two of the regions big healthcare systems have struck a deal that will give some Medicare patients more choices.
Patients who are signed up for Carilion's Medicare Advantage Plans will soon have access to LewisGale facilities and doctors.
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Bullying is a big problem. A recent survey shows 77% of students say they've been bullied.
A nationwide anti-bullying program is in Roanoke this week. It is called Rachel's Challenge. It is inspired by Rachel Scott, the first person killed at...
| Dec 22, 2011
As the shortest day of the year closed late Wednesday night, this is the second day of the new solar year, the second day of winter.
For many, even through the last-minute holiday rush, this is a sad time, too.
Days so short remind us of the...
| Jan 5, 2012
It all begins Thursday evening — the Battle of Hancock Sesquicentennial Commemoration, a four-day event of speeches, presentations, music, lectures, re-enactments and memorial services.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church is the epicenter of this...
| Jan 12, 2012
It was quite a weekend in Hancock.
Young Lily Wolford’s dream of hosting the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Hancock came true with all the trimmings.
A committee chaired by the 16-year-old began meeting a year ago, and the folks who...
| May 24, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Roanoke firefighters were called to Stonewall Jackson Middle School Tuesday afternoon because of smoke in the auditorium. The school was evacuated for a time but classes have now resumed.
The incident was reported just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. ...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:31 PM
The Peninsula District has an individual state track champion and a relay winner. Daniel Mcfadden of Heritage won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.0 and his teammate, Jamar Bateman, finished sixth in the event at Saturday's Virginia High School...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The controversy over the Confederate flag waving in Lexington will now be fought in a federal courtroom.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans filed its lawsuit on Thursday at the Federal Building in Roanoke.
Here's the interesting thing, the judge presiding...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Lee-Jackson Day is celebrated in Virginia and is always observed on the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The holiday honors confederate leaders Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
The meaning behind the Confederate flag all depends on who...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Carilion Clinic announced that it will add a third medical transport helicopter to its Lifeguard fleet. This one will be based in Lexington. Carilion already operates two other medical helicopters - one in Roanoke and the other in the New River...