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Fridge Magnet: Sourdough starter - Roanoke Times: Fridge Magnet — Recipe courtesy Carla Brindle Keep your starter in a quart-sized Mason jar or other vessel. Do not screw the lid on tight; gasses need to be able to escape. You can store starter in the refrigerator until you're ready to wake it up and use it again.

Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, relocate 500 jobs - Roanoke Times: Roanoke — NEW SUBSCRIBERS: As a Sunday subscriber, you'll get the week's largest paper plus digital access for $9.79 for the first month. Digital access includes unlimited access to and the eTimes. After the first month, your total subscription price will be $15.47 per month.
Jan 27, 2015

Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, move 500 jobs to Norfolk, Atlanta H/T @rmathieson…

Jan 27, 2015

End of an era in #rke? RT @roanoketimes: Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office building, move 500 jobs.

UNC-Wake agreement might not start a trend but at least puts spotlight on ACC's scheduling problem - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — Bertha Furrow Lafon, 89, of Newport died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at English Meadows, Christiansburg. She was born in Giles County, Va. on May 22, 1925 to the late William Henry and Delia Shepherd Furrow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Yancy R.
Jan 27, 2015

UNC-Wake agreement might not start a trend but at least puts spotlight on #ACC's scheduling problem

22 free (or cheap) ways to make February a little cooler - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist — Clifford Wade (Buck) Shorter, 77, of Lexington, Va., died Sunday, January 25, 2015. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Lexington Baptist Church. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va., 540-463-2912.

Blizzard for New England, but no big deals in SW Virginia through work week, at least - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal — The blizzard is ongoing for New England on this Tuesday morning. The storm's track shifted east from some earlier forecasts, and that has resulted in a much less imposing winter storm for New York City -- you'll probably hear a little bit about that today in the media/social media.
Jan 27, 2015

Blizzard pounding New England this AM, but no "big deals" of any kind forecast for SW Va thru at least Fri.… #swvawx

Arts & Extras: 'Interstellar' art show next month at Roanoke's Wonderland Gallery - Roanoke Times: Arts & Extras — The Wonderland Gallery will be featuring 'Interstellar', a color and light interactive installation by sculptor Darcy Meeker from Feb. 1-28, 2014. Meeker's latest work features alcohol inks on metal as it relates to subtractive/additive color theory. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, February 6 from 5-9 pm.
Jan 27, 2015

At next week's Art by Night in #Rke, Wonderland Gallery @poproanoke will open "Interstellar" show @roanoketimes

Cornershot - Roanoke Times: Home — Owner of Copper Creek Records in Roanoke County, Reid has spent decades researching Ralph Stanley and his late brother, Carter Stanley. "The Music of the Stanley Brothers," released this month by University of Illinois Press, gathers anecdotes, interviews, pictures and discographies in a chronicle that begins with the brothers' first recordings in 1946 and ends with Carter Stanley's death from alcohol abuse in 1966.
Jan 26, 2015

Copper Creek Records owner Gary Reid shares all he knows about the Stanley Brothers @roanoketimes #rke @cutnscratch

Appeals court says Bob McDonnell can remain free pending appeal - Roanoke Times: Politics — On Sunday, lawyers for McDonnell reiterated their request he be freed on bond pending the appeal of his corruption convictions. Prosecutors opposed bond and told the appeals court that McDonnell should begin serving his two-year prison sentence on Feb. 9 as ordered by U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer.

Don't forget: Eat tofu Sofritas at Chipotle today, get a free burrito - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist — Dr. Laud O. Vaught, 89, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Dr. Vaught was a long time Educator. He served for 17 years as the President of Northwest Bible College and many years as Academic Dean at Lee University in Cleveland.

Readers dish about favorite downtown Roanoke lunch values - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist — David Wayne Stull, 57, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, following a brief illness. He worked in floor covering sales for over 30 years. He was predeceased by his mother, Virginia Stull.Surviving family includes his wife, Joyce Stull; son and daughter-in-law, John and Amanda Stull; father, Joseph Stull; brother, Gary Stull; and grandchildren, Taylor, Lexi, Morgan and Matthew Stull.A Memorial service will be held at 1 P.M.

African-American lawmakers surprised by redistricting suit - Roanoke Times: State — But many of the African-American lawmakers who represent those districts said they weren't consulted about the lawsuit before it was filed. "We certainly weren't told. It would have been good if someone had shared with us that they had this great concern," said Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Chesterfield County.
Jan 26, 2015

Black lawmakers surprised by #VA congressional redistricting lawsuit, say they weren't consulted:…. #vagov

2014 in review: Once again, Hokies' defensive line produced in bunches - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — The Hokies' strange 2014 season, which included a win against the eventual national champion but also six occasionally head-scratching losses, is in the books. We'll spend the next couple weeks taking a look back at what happened last season and what it might mean for the future.
Jan 26, 2015

2014 in review: Once again, #Hokies' defensive line produced in bunches

Some windy cold with flakes for us as big storm lashes Northeast - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal — The Northeast corridor is preparing for a historic snowstorm that could dump 2 feet of snow in many locations, combined with coastal flooding and near-hurricane-force winds on the shore. Our weather with the Alberta clipper system that will transform into this mighty winter tempest looks comparatively calm, but there will be windy cold with perhaps some snowflakes in the air through early Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2015

Major winter storm stays well NE of SW Va. Becoming windy with periods of light snow/flurries here this PM/Tues AM.…

Floyd County sheriff, chief investigator to retire together - Roanoke Times: Floyd County News — FLOYD - Sheriff Shannon Zeman did had a simple message for his fellow Republicans who grumbled after he participated in a television commercial in support of the re-election of Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Their complaints had nothing to do with him not seeking out re-election as Floyd County Sheriff.

Teen finds passion in falconry - Roanoke Times: Blacksburg News — MATT GENTRY | The Roanoke Times Kennet Manley, 16, is an apprentice falconer works with Shultz in his home near the New River in McCoy. MATT GENTRY | The Roanoke Times Kennet Manley, 16, is an apprentice falconer works with Shultz in his home near the New River in McCoy.

Clipper turns into huge winter storm ... but not for SW Virginia - Roanoke Times: Weather Journal — David Paul Kavanaugh, 83, died December 31, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va. He was born in Roanoke, Va., April 6, 1931, the son of the late James Gibboney Kavanaugh Sr. and Lois Spangler Kavanaugh.David is survived by two sons, Matthew D. Kavanaugh and Robert E.
Jan 25, 2015

SW Va will miss blizzard, but we'll have gusty winds & snow showers Mon-Tues just for tiny bit of windy flakes mood.…

Jan 25, 2015

What SW Va will get is rain/snow showers tonight, & windy, snow showery periods Mon-Tues. Any accumulations light.…

Jan 25, 2015

Alberta clipper will turn into huge winter storm ... but not for SW VIrginia.… #swvawx

Sunday links: Duane Brown representing Virginia Tech in tonight's Pro Bowl - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — Darlo S. Webb, 81, of Morrisville, N.C., died on January 19, 2015, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. She was born in Hillsville, Va., on July 5, 1933, to the late Marvin R. and Myrta Alderman Surratt.
Jan 25, 2015

Sunday links: Duane Brown representing Virginia Tech in tonight's Pro Bowl #Hokies

McFarling: Old friends meet as rivals in Lea's Winter Classic - Roanoke Times: Aaron McFarling — Bernard Leon (Bunny) Perdue, 72, of Blacksburg, Va., departed this life on Friday, January 23, 2015.Bunny was born in the Luster's Gate Community of Blacksburg on January 8, 1943, and was the sixth of seven children of the late Houston Thomas and Margie Morehead Perdue.
Jan 25, 2015

Old pals Curtis Staples (#UVa) and Troy Manns (#Hokies) catch up on opposite benches in Roanoke…