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Search for new VMI football coach under way - Roanoke Times: Colleges

roanoke.com — Ella Mae Cline Hedrick, age 98, of Rural Retreat, VA passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. She was born on September 28, 1916 and was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hedrick, daughter, Carolyn Snavley, daughter-in-law, Peggy Hedrick.Survivors included, three sons, Roger and Audrey Hedrick, Leon and Vanessa Hedrick, and Gary Hedrick, all of Rural Retreat; two sisters, Aileen Buck, of Atkins, and Mary Morris, of West Virginia;seven grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Thousands in Floyd County, NRV still without power - Roanoke Times: Floyd County News

roanoke.com — Frank Preston Wooding, 92, of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.Frank was born in Long Island, Va., on May 17, 1922 to James Richard and Jane Goodwin Wooding.

Is Frank Beamer's era at Virginia Tech reaching its end? - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — BLACKSBURG - Close to a year ago, in a rare public moment of introspection, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer spoke candidly about his future with the Hokies, saying he wanted to continue to make a contribution to the program but was "very sensitive to staying around too long."
Nov 27, 2014

In the paper: As #Hokies limp to the finish, will it lead to questions about Frank Beamer's future at Virginia Tech? goo.gl/Z0gZfI

Church surprises communities with Thanksgiving - Roanoke Times: Christiansburg News

roanoke.com — Charles Samuel Angle, 86, of Radford, passed away on Monday,November 24, 2014.He was preceded in death by his parents, Faye and Leo Angle; sister, Frances Knowles; brother, Lewis Angle; and nephew, Melvin Angle.He grew up in Floyd and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gwinn Angle; daughter, Donna

Winter storm knocks out power for more than 8,000 customers - Roanoke Times: Roanoke County News

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Nov 26, 2014

Thousands without power in SW Va due to morning snow, including more than 5,000 in Floyd County. roanoke.com/news/local/roa… #swvawx

Wednesday could have been a whopper; possibly some light snow on Thanksgiving - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — Lawrence Edward "Larry" Finckenor, 88, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his residence in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born September 3, 1926 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late George and Christina Hoffman Finckenor.
Nov 26, 2014

Maybe a brush with light snow on Thanksgiving AM in SW Va. Beyond that, looking less wintry into foreseeable future. roanoke.com/weather/column…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @roanoketimes: .@KevinMyattwx pop quiz: How much snow could #Rke have gotten if the atmosphere had been only slightly colder? >>> http:/…

Edmunds ruled out for the Virginia game; Report: Shane Beamer interviewed for Troy job - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Janet Mae (Coffey) Jones, originally from Avon, Va., went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 23, 2014.She is survived by her husband, David Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Susan Jones; grandson, Christian; granddaughters, Sarah and Bethany; and great-granddaughter, Ava.Janet is also survived by her brother, Howard and
Nov 26, 2014

RB Trey Edmunds ruled out for the Virginia game; Report: Shane Beamer interviewed for Troy job goo.gl/TXpzAK #Hokies

Read a replay of today's live Virginia Tech football chat - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Janet Mae (Coffey) Jones, originally from Avon, Va., went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 23, 2014.She is survived by her husband, David Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Susan Jones; grandson, Christian; granddaughters, Sarah and Bethany; and great-granddaughter, Ava.Janet is also survived by her brother, Howard and
Nov 26, 2014

If you missed the live Virginia Tech football chat from earlier, you can read a replay of it here: goo.gl/enq1Df #Hokies

Poll: Should holiday music continue through New Year's? - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — As I was dancing along to Ollie's Bargain Outlet's delightful mix of jazz and oldies, I got to thinking about the holiday shopping soundtracks that abruptly end on Christmas Day. In our house -- especially with visiting relatives -- the party continues all the way to New Year's.

Winter weather leads to wreck in Montgomery County - Roanoke Times: Montgomery County

roanoke.com — Bonnie McCulley Quesenberry, 69, of Goodview, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 23, 2014.She was a member of Lake Drive Church of Christ. She was preceded in deathby her parents, Raymond and Dessie McCulley; and siblings, Ruth, Ray, Maxine, Bob, Charles and Betty.Bonnie is survived by her husband, Frank D.
Nov 26, 2014

Car flips, ends in creek on Pilot Road near Christiansburg but no injuries. @roanoketimes coverage by @RobbyKorth bit.ly/1uHP0mp

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

roanoke.com — Robert William Terhune, 88, of Blacksburg, Va., died at midnight on November 20, 2014, at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital.He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Gloria; his father, John Terhune; stepmother, Camilla; his mother, Ann and stepfather, George McFetridge. Robert is survived by his older brother, John E.
Nov 26, 2014

13-minute warning for the live Virginia Tech football chat, which I'm sure will be packed full of sunshine goo.gl/nr06bW #Hokies

Nov 26, 2014

I'll assume everyone is A) bored at work, or B) stuck at home in snow, so the VT live chat is on at 12:30 goo.gl/nr06bW #Hokies

Just in case my baby has a meltdown on the airplane ... - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Lawrence Edward "Larry" Finckenor, 88, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his residence in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born September 3, 1926 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late George and Christina Hoffman Finckenor.

Episode 25 of the Hokies Press Pass podcast - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — We'll get the podcast up a little bit earlier than usual this week. Much thanks to colleague Katrina Waugh for putting it together with our regular producer on vacation. We nearly lost this 33 minutes of podcastin' gold to bad timing.
Nov 26, 2014

Also, @aaronmcfarling and I did another podcast looking forward to the bizarrely high-staked Commonwealth Cup goo.gl/47LYCu #Hokies

Nov 25, 2014

RT @AndyBitterVT: Podcast: @aaronmcfarling and I discuss the Wake debacle & look ahead to the high-stakes Commonwealth Cup http://t.co/lYhO…

Nov 25, 2014

Podcast: @aaronmcfarling and I discuss the Wake debacle & look ahead to the high-stakes Commonwealth Cup goo.gl/47LYCu #Hokies

Video: Loeffler talks after Tuesday's practice - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Edward Eugene Groff, Sr., 85, of Roanoke, passed peacefully in Richmond on Saturday, November 22, 2014.He was born July 10, 1929 in Harrisburg, Pa. to Park A.
Nov 26, 2014

Video from last night: #Hokies offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler talks after Tuesday's practice goo.gl/6PdN3F

Nov 25, 2014

Video: #Hokies offensive coordiantor Scot Loeffler talks after Tuesday's practice goo.gl/6PdN3F

Rain/snow mix spreads in overnight, Wed AM - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — Maude Elmore Whitten Dodson, 94, widow of Gordon Elmer Dodson, died Sunday, November 23, 2014. She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Mary Ella and James Ollie Whitten.
Nov 25, 2014

Speculation time is nearly over for Wed. Moisture streaming into SW Va on radar, though much is evaporating aloft. roanoke.com/weather/column…

Virginia Tech readies QBs Brewer, Motley for UVa - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — Timothy Hayes, 56, of Mauldin, S.C., formerly of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord and Savior after battling cancer for over a year on Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was the son of the late Lindy Hayes.He is survived by children, Taylor and Tiffany.
Nov 26, 2014

In today's paper: Virginia Tech readies QBs Brewer, Motley for UVa goo.gl/a564Ky #Hokies

Take 5 -- Loeffler: 'We’re going to use everything we’ve got' - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Carl McKinley Wimmer Sr., 88, of Copper Hill, Va.,passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014.He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of World War II, Pacific Theatre.He was a member of Pippin Hill Church.Mr. Wimmer was preceded in death by his parents,Thomas and Hattie DeWeese Wimmer; and by seven siblings.He loved life and family.Surviving are his wife of 65 years,Lucy Claudine Wimmer;a daughter and son-in-law,Joan and Harvey Nichols;a son and daughter-in-law,Carl M.Jr.
Nov 26, 2014

Takeaways from coordinator interviews last night -- Loeffler: 'We’re going to use everything we’ve got' goo.gl/SPeMTc #Hokies

Nov 25, 2014

Takeaways from coordinator interviews Tuesday night -- Loeffler: 'We’re going to use everything we’ve got' goo.gl/SPeMTc #Hokies

Winter weather advisories expanded; borderline slushy snow event on Wednesday - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — Jo Ann ( Jo Jo ) Bolling Hollins, age 80, of Roanoke, died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at her home.She retired from General Electric after 29years of service and was preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. Bolling and Odessa Manning Bolling and also by her husband, Glenn W.
Nov 25, 2014

Winter weather advisories expanded to include all of #NRV for potential 1-4 inches, locally more, per @NWSBlacksburg. roanoke.com/weather/column…

Membership sale starts Black Friday at Science Museum of Western Virginia - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

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