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Live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m. - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

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Dec 18, 2014

We're firing up the ol' live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m. today. Hope you can make it. goo.gl/id6nck #Hokies

Significant snow looking doubtful for Saturday -- new Inclement Conditions Index - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — As I had hoped in my last post, forecast guidance has converged on what is likely to happen Saturday. As you may or may not have hoped ... that is now pointing AWAY from significant snow in Southwest Virginia, and perhaps toward not even much significant precipitation at all.
Dec 18, 2014

Some light snow/sleet/rain still possible Sat in SW Va. Amounts likely to be very light. roanoke.com/weather/column…

Need a last-minute gift? Consider a book - Roanoke Times: Back Cover

roanoke.com — It's the week before Christmas, you've finished shopping, and you're about to relax on the sofa with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate and "It's A Wonderful Life." Suddenly, you splutter and sit upright. You just realized: You forgot Aunt Fifi/cousin Bill/your best friend's sister's uncle's dad.
Dec 18, 2014

Need a last-minute #Christmas or #hannukkah gift? Consider a book. One for every genre on the blog >>> bit.ly/1AKiPI5

Cornershot: Baby, it's cold outside - Roanoke Times: Cornershot

roanoke.com — Roanoke County actress Jen Lilley plays born-to-be-bad Theresa Donovan on NBC's "Days of Our Lives," whose latest escapades include a spur of the moment Las Vegas marriage to equally troubled Brady Black, portrayed by Eric Martsolf. The couple even have their own single word Twitter hashtag, #thrady.
Dec 17, 2014

'Days of Our Lives' actress (& #rke county native) @Jen_Lilley really can't stay…but it's cold outside ow.ly/G4clh @roanoketimes

Bud Foster says he's had no contact with other schools about jobs - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Iverson Myers (Buddy) Cash, Jr. celebrated the Victory of the Resurrection on Sunday, December 14, 2014, after a blessed life of 95 years. Buddy was born in Roanoke on August 22, 1919, to the late Iverson M. Cash, Sr. (Red) and Addie Jones Cash Strange. He was the stepson of James W.
Dec 17, 2014

Coordinator odds and ends: #Hokies DC Bud Foster says he's had no contact with other schools about jobs goo.gl/nw44cm

Another experience gift idea: Roanoke County recreation gift cards - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

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Mommy Time playground (with drop-off service) opens inside Tanglewood Mall - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Joetta Carr, of Virginia Beach, Va., and formerly of Roanoke, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel D. Carr Jr.; and son, Ronald Carr.She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Jones; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Earl Jones and Duane Jones.Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m.

Cookie recipes? I got 'em! - Roanoke Times: Fridge Magnet

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Fridge Magnet: Cookies make the holidays special - Roanoke Times: Fridge Magnet

roanoke.com — Iverson Myers (Buddy) Cash, Jr. celebrated the Victory of the Resurrection on Sunday, December 14, 2014, after a blessed life of 95 years. Buddy was born in Roanoke on August 22, 1919, to the late Iverson M. Cash, Sr. (Red) and Addie Jones Cash Strange. He was the stepson of James W.

Coaching, offensive openings could bring growth to UVa football - Roanoke Times: UVa Sports News

roanoke.com — Thomas Arthur Brizendine, 97, of Glasgow, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Hackettstown Memorial Hospital in Hackettstown, N.J.Born December 2, 1917 in Bedford County, Va. the son of the late Henry Arthur Brizendine and Connie Elizabeth Padgett Brizendine. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Elizabeth Milam Brizendine.

Parents: Need some alone time to finish up holiday shopping? - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Duane Emery (D.E.) Ward, Jr., 83, of Galax, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Commonwealth Assisted Living. He was preceded in death by his parents, Duane E. Ward, Sr.

Hokies nab Fork Union lineman Joshua Nijman; Kendall Fuller 3rd team All-American by AP - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

Dec 16, 2014

#Hokies nab Fork Union lineman Joshua Nijman; Kendall Fuller a 3rd team All-American by the Associated Press goo.gl/gw0kWJ

What do you give your coworkers for the holidays? - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Allan Misao Wada, 53, of Wirtz, died Sunday, December 14, 2014.Surviving are his parents, David and Ruby Atkins, of Wirtz; three children, Crislan Wada, Daralan Wada, and Allan Edmond Stone, all of Hawaii; brothers, James, Dennis, Randall, Mark, Michael and Jojit Wada, all of Hawaii, Dominic Wada, of Kuwait, and Jefferson Wada, of Wirtz; sisters, Patricia (Ron) McBride, of Iowa, Jacqueline (Dan) Macugay, of Hawaii; aunts, Emma Peralta, Barbara Corpuz and Mae Bueno, all of Hawaii; uncle, Carl (Kalani) Agayan, of Hawaii.

Showers today; still looking ahead to possible Saturday snow - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — We're seeing showers this morning in Southwest Virginia ahead of a cold front. Once it passes, it will become breezy and temperatures will remain fairly cold with highs mostly in the 40s and lows in the 20s to low 30s through the remainder of the work week.
Dec 16, 2014

Some showers today in SW Va, but much interest continues to focus on weekend snow potential. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Dec 16, 2014

Early thinking on Saturday snow for SW Va: Yes, it will probably happen, though likely not a huge dump of it. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Virginia Tech's Willie Byrn wraps up an unlikely career - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — Margaret Susin Wells Fitzgerald, 86, of Buchanan, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Heritage Hall in Lexington. She was the last member of her family and preceded in death by her husband, Woody; and sons, Leonard and Doodle.
Dec 16, 2014

In today's paper: #Hokies receiver Willie Byrn wrapping up an unlikely college career goo.gl/ohUJSI #Hokies

Theater Review: American dream at the center of Star City's 'Cuban Swimmer' - Roanoke Times: Theater Review

roanoke.com — Juanita Spraker Groseclose, 93 , of Wytheville, passed away Saturday December 13, 2014. She was born January 12, 1921, daughter of the late Thomas Ulysses Spraker and Laura Sue Welch Spraker; and was preceded in death by her husband, of 65 years, Garland Ashworth; three sisters, Viola Gurtrude Eversole, Lucy Ollivine Crigger and Mary Leona Midkiff.
Dec 15, 2014

Theater review: Star City Playhouse CUBAN SWIMMER>"thoughtful interlude from a theater that cares" ow.ly/FVCGi @roanoketimes #rke

Beautiful deals happening this week at ULTA - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Fred B. Sink, 82, of Bedford, passed away Sunday December 14, 2014, at Elks National Home. He was born on Saturday March 5, 1932, in Roanoke, a son of the late Jesse Henry Sink and Nannie Rebecca Pugh Sink.

Monday hodgepodge: ACC over/underachievers; Ranking the league's bowl games - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Thomas Richard (Rick) Ould, Jr., 59 of Glen Lyn, passed away Friday, December 12th, 2014.He was born in Pearisburg, Virginia on August 5th, 1955 and was the son of Violet Buck Ould and the late Thomas Richard Ould, Sr.A 1973 graduate of Narrows High School, Rick was a retired employee of Appalachian Power in Glen Lyn where he worked as a supervisor.
Dec 15, 2014

Monday hodgepodge: ACC over/underachievers; Ranking the league's bowl games goo.gl/lW3zWJ #Hokies