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ReporterFormer Delegate Chip Woodrum has died. A Roanoke attorney, Woodrum represented western Virginia in the General Assembly for 24 years. He was 74 years old. Woodrum first ran for the House of Delegates in 1979, winning the seat he would hold for over...
If you're into science fiction and crazy costumes, then SheVaCon is the place to be. The annual event kicked off Friday at the Hotel Roanoke. It celebrates everything fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and paranormal. This year, there was a retro costume...
An electorate roundtable scheduled for Tuesday night at Virginia Tech has been canceled. Virginia Tech decided to cancel the event because of the weather. Here was the original news release from Virginia Tech about the event: Exactly one week before...
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...
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reporterWhether it was Dr. Who, Star Trek or even Battlestar Galactica - fans of all ages were on hand this weekend. Some guests of the 2012 MystiCon were greeted by a talking cake. Lovers of science fiction, fantasy and pop-culture came together at the Holiday...
Multimedia JournalistIf you love Star Wars, science fiction or just love to dress in costumes, this is the place for you and it's happening all weekend. Shevacon is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a science fiction, fantasy and horror convention all weekend at the...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSome Lynchburg students are getting special attention for their unique talents. Heritage High School's literary and arts magazine, Avant Garde, is ranked among the nation's best student publications. It was one of 20 in Virginia to be recognized this...
When Showtime debuted "Dexter" way back in 2006, people couldn't quite grasp what they were seeing. A serial killer? As a sympathetic leading man? Were those the flames of Sodom burning distantly behind us? "Silence of the Lambs" had whet our appetite...
ReutersBy Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) - A new novel about a neo-Nazi plot to assassinate Germany's first Jewish candidate for Chancellor has shed a timely light on the right-wing extremist violence that has plagued the country since 1990 and was...
ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's leading online social network was briefly banned on Friday, in a move dismissed as a "mistake" but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company as President Vladimir Putin consolidates his power. VKontakte (www....
ReutersOSLO, May 23 (Reuters) - Defying the stereotype of the tight-lipped Scandinavian, popular Norwegian crime writer Hans Olav Lahlum set the world record for the longest interview on Thursday after spending more than 30 non-stop hours chatting in an online...
Joy Umansky, chief baker at the Dorothea's Breads business she co-owned for a decade, died May 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fractured hip. She was 85 and lived in Pikesville. Born Margaret Joy Ward-Walker in Birmingham, England,...
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