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Free (and cheap) things to do around Roanoke this weekend - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Sarah Elizabeth Sprague Roberts, 28, of Auburn, Ala., and formerly of Blacksburg, Va., died unexpectedly on Monday, October 20, 2014.She is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Kenneth Roberts; mother, Patty Chitwood of Blacksburg; father and stepmother, Dennis and Cindy Sprague of Newport; brother, Colin Sprague of

Book giveaway: 'Under Cover of the Night' - Roanoke Times: Back Cover

roanoke.com — In 2007, the family of Jocelyn Earnest had the worst Christmas of their lives: Just before the holiday, she was found dead in her home in Bedford County. Her husband, Wesley, was convicted of her murder.
Oct 23, 2014

The latest book giveaway deals with a true crime book about a murder in Bedford Co., not far from #Rke >>> bit.ly/ZJjUTm

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

roanoke.com — Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg (65,632) When: 8 p.m. ET, Thursday TV: ESPN Records: Miami 4-3, 1-2 ACC; Virginia Tech 4-3, 1-2 ACC Series: Hurricanes lead 18-13 Last meeting: Virginia Tech won 42-24 last year in Miami Gardens Line: Miami by 3 It took a while last week, but this was about the only thing the Hokies offense had going for it.
Oct 23, 2014

Breaking down the matchups between VT & Miami, and trying to make a prediction with two unpredictable teams goo.gl/4De7Fx #Hokies

Be the office hero with this no-bake, $6 Halloween treat - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — Jones Patsy Marie Heldreth Patsy Marie Heldreth Jones, 96, of Coble Healthcare, Twin Lakes Community, Burlington, N.C., died at the Hospice Home at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, after several years of declining health and a two week critical illness.

All comparisons aside, UVa men's basketball getting top-10 attention - Roanoke Times: UVa Sports News

roanoke.com — CHARLOTTESVILLE - Tony Bennett's message to his Virginia men's basketball team is to avoid comparisons to the team that won the 2014 ACC championship. That's not to say UVa is expecting a drop-off. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.