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Snow spreads into parts of New River Valley, Blue Ridge south of Roanoke - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — UPDATE 8AM, 11/1: Not surprisingly, winter weather advisories have been added east of the winter storm warning for Carroll, Bland and Wythe counties for 1-4-inch accumulations of snow this morning, especially in higher elevations -- most of the counties would now qualify with snow levels dropping to near 2,000 feet.
Nov 01, 2014

Snow spreads into parts of #NRV, Blue Ridge south of Roanoke this AM. Winter weather advisories issued. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Snow developing west of I-77 ... rain, wind and maybe some snow elsewhere - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — UPDATE 11:30 PM, 10/31: The development of the storm system seems to be pretty much true to forecasts, with a couple waves of cold rain over Southwest Virginia, and, just about right on time, increasing reports of snow in the far southwest corner of the state.
Oct 31, 2014

Carroll, Floyd, Wythe, Pulaski & Bland may be on cusp of significant snow in AM. Better chances the higher up you are roanoke.com/weather/column…

Oct 31, 2014

Snow continues to spread eastward and into lower elev. west of I-77, where winter storm warning is posted. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

UVa opponent has taken itself to higher level - Roanoke Times: UVa Sports News

roanoke.com — Last season, Georgia Tech had 54.9 rushing attempts per game and finished 7-6. This year, the Yellow Jackets (6-2, 3-2 ACC) are averaging 52.9 rushing attempts as they prepare for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff today with visiting Virginia (4-4, 2-2).

Ron Willard Sr., nearing retirement, begins to exit golf business - Roanoke Times: Franklin County News

roanoke.com — He said he has been mulling over the idea of his retirement transition for about eight years, trying to determine how to go about setting up his holdings, controlled by The Willard Companies, for the future. "I think it's about time I used some golden years," Willard said.
Oct 31, 2014

Prominent Smith Mountain Lake developer Ron Willard is planning to exit the golf and country club business roanoke.com/news/local/fra… #swva

Virginia Tech or Boston College: Who has the edge? - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg (65,632) When: 12:30 p.m. ET, Saturday TV: ACC Network Records: Boston College 5-3, 2-2 ACC; Virginia Tech 4-4, 1-3 ACC Series: Hokies lead 15-7 Last meeting: Boston College won 34-27 last year in Chestnut Hill Line: Virginia Tech by 3.5 It hasn't been pretty lately.
Oct 31, 2014

A matchups post for Virginia Tech and Boston College, with a prediction at the end goo.gl/NJpx0v #Hokies

Appalachian Power indoor training facility comes to Pulaski County - Roanoke Times: Pulaski County News

roanoke.com — "Snow, ice, sleet, stuff like that, they don't stop, they just come right in here and keep working," Christiansburg District Distribution Manager Mike Wilson said.

Fridge Magnet: Sweet caramel-covered apples - Roanoke Times: Fridge Magnet

roanoke.com — They feel like the perfect fall treat of tart mixed with sweet; autumn's apples topped in cooked sugar and butter. They are at once a throwback to simpler times (they used to be a popular treat to hand out at Halloween) and a dessert that's pushing the gourmet envelope (think double chocolate peanut butter almond caramel apples).
Oct 31, 2014

Yes, it's Halloween. But it's also National Caramel Apple Day! Read on for trends and tips. #caramelapples #recipes tinyurl.com/pgahx2k

Save those pumpkin seeds - Roanoke Times: Fridge Magnet

roanoke.com — Why? Because they are tasty, of course. The perfect fall snack. They're also oh-so-good for you. (High in protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and copper as well as supplying needed good fats, cancer-fighting anti-oxidants and several forms of vitamin E.) You should also save those seeds because I have a tip for you that will make it easier than ever.

HALLOWEEN FICTION: The Vintage Dress: A Ghost Story - Roanoke Times: Arts

roanoke.com — After the ghost story I told last Halloween, I got several calls from readers who described their own ghostly encounters, some of which were pretty hair-raising. The most peculiar of them all, the one I'll share now, came from a gentleman I'm going to call Lucas.

Episode 21 of the Hokies Press Pass podcast - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Anyway, we talk about the Miami debacle, the state of the program and look ahead to the Boston College game. I've already flipped my prediction from when we recorded this Wednesday morning. I somewhat sheepishly picked Virginia Tech on the podcast, but the more I look at the matchups, I like Boston College more (and I went in that direction with my Fearless Forecasters pick).
Oct 31, 2014

Podcast: @aaronmcfarling and I talk about the Miami debacle, the state of the #Hokies program and look ahead to BC goo.gl/gcjPFg

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AndyBitterVT: Podcast: @aaronmcfarling and I talk about the Miami debacle, the state of the #Hokies program and look ahead to BC goo.gl/gcjPFg

Oct 30, 2014

Podcast: @aaronmcfarling and I talk about the Miami debacle, the state of the #Hokies program and look ahead to BC goo.gl/gcjPFg

Snow likely west of I-77 ... rain, wind and maybe some snow elsewhere - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — Much of the focus of the storm system affecting our region tonight and Saturday has been about snow ... and that is understandable, considering any kind of snow event beyond flurries is unusual for the end of October and start of November.
Oct 31, 2014

Trick or treaters in Roanoke/NRV: Take rain gear & go early. Some chance of gap or just-showery period early evening. roanoke.com/weather/column…

Oct 31, 2014

For Roanoke/New River valleys, mostly a cold, windy, wet Halloween night, with maybe a few flakes by Sat AM roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Oct 31, 2014

Winter storm warning for a few inches of wet snow, especially 3,000+ feet, west of I-77 tonight/Saturday. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Oct 31, 2014

Snow likely west of I-77 late tonight/early Sat ... but for most in SW Va, primarily a rain/wind/cold event roanoke.com/weather/column…#swvawx

October ends with a winter storm warning for far Southwest Virginia - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — UPDATE 4:50 PM, 10/30: The winter storm watch west of Interstate 77 has been upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING with 3-6 inches of snow expected in much of those areas between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Oct 30, 2014

Anywhere in SW Va outside winter storm watch gets more rain than snow. Gusty winds, cold temps everywhere. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Oct 30, 2014

Farther east: #NRV perhaps a spotty inch or 2, mostly less; Roanoke Valley, early Sat snow showers. roanoke.com/weather/column… #Rke #swvawx

Oct 30, 2014

Winter storm watch upgraded to a warning west of I-77 for Friday night and Saturday. 3-6 inches possible. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

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

roanoke.com — Jayne Cox Terry,68, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.Jayne was born on June 27, 1946, in Radfordto the late Thomas M. and Louise Cox of Roanoke.She grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Patrick Henry High School in the Class of 1964.She is survived by husband, W.
Oct 30, 2014

If you missed it, you can read a replay of today's live #Hokies football chat. Heck, read it even if you were there. goo.gl/7emJYI

NaNoWriMo, aka do all your laundry before Saturday - Roanoke Times: Back Cover

roanoke.com — NaNoWriMo, as it's popularly called, is a challenge to write 50,000 words in a month. That's 1,667 words a day. If it sounds impossible, it's not. A few famous first drafts have come out of past NaNoWriMos, including "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen and "Anna and the French Kiss" by Stephanie Perkins.

Free things to do around Roanoke this Halloween weekend - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — 6 p.m., Main Library, Roanoke From Tad Dickens and this week's Top Tickets live music roundup: "Here's a great way to get your Halloween weekend going. Roanoke-based but nationally respected indie rock band Eternal Summers is playing for free at the newly renovated library.

Arts & Extras: BeijingDance/LDTX brings Chinese modern dance to Southwest Virginia - Roanoke Times: Arts & Extras

roanoke.com — BeijingDance/LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia, literally translated as "thunder rumbles under heaven") was founded in 2005, during a time of rapid cultural change in China. The first professional dance company founded independently from the government, it caught widespread international attention and captured the imagination of Chinese artists.

October ends with a winter storm watch for far Southwest Virginia - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal

roanoke.com — Can it be called a "winter" storm watch in the middle of fall? The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has had quite a bit of practice issuing non-winter winter storm watches and warnings the past few years -- in late March and early April of 2013, plus winter storm watches for at least part of its region during late October in both 2011 and 2012.
Oct 30, 2014

Keep an eye out in all of SW Va Fri PM-Sat AM, still some time for shifts/changes in forecasts. And surprises roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx

Oct 30, 2014

Weather Predict Ctr 50% chance of 1-inch line goes barely west of Blacksburg. Less to east, more to west roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx #NRV

Oct 30, 2014

For VT-BC game at Blacksburg Sat, expect windy/cold, temps in 30s. Snow showers possible. roanoke.com/weather/column… #swvawx #VT #NRV

Oct 30, 2014

For trick or treating/HS ftball on Fri PM, rain showers & blustery winds with 30s/40s temps. Maybe snowflakes late. roanoke.com/weather/column…

Oct 30, 2014

Snow possible New River/ Roanoke valleys late Fri PM into Sat AM. Patchy light accumulation mostly higher elevations. roanoke.com/weather/column…

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

roanoke.com — Mary Vivian Hylton Radford, 88, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from Jeannie's Elderly Care.She retired July 24, 1984 from C & P Telephone Company with 30 years service as a long distance and service assistance operator.
Oct 30, 2014

The live Virginia Tech football chat is a go RIGHT NOW. Don't be like the #Hokies and show up an hour in. goo.gl/1rkCT1

Oct 30, 2014

Only 20 minutes until today's live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m. goo.gl/1rkCT1 #Hokies

Oct 30, 2014

The live Virginia Tech chat is back to its usual spot on Thursday. We'll get it started at 12:30 p.m. today goo.gl/1rkCT1 #Hokies