It was early April, and the trial date was looming in a $3 million wrongful death lawsuit against Carilion Clinic.
The James River is a growth industry.
BLACKSBURG — NuSpark Director Sherry Walker stepped down from the position she has held since the downtown Blacksburg-based shared workspace opened during the winter of 2014.
The feds know already that the Mountain Valley Pipeline, like any major infrastructure project, will damage the environment if it gets built.
Federal officials unveiled higher safety standards on Friday for tanker cars that will go into effect Oct. 1.
The irony rings clear for David Seriff.
A Giles County veteran who lives more than 40 miles from the Salem VA Medical Center could see a doctor closer to home if only he could find one willing to participate in the Veterans Choice Program.
The parent company of HomeTown Bank in Roanoke earned $790,000 during the first quarter of the year, a slight dip from a year ago.
Carilion Clinic returned to a healthy profit margin a year sooner than it had forecast.
Virginia Forge, a steel processing plant in Buchanan, is planning to invest $4.6 million to expand its operations and hire 38 additional employees.
After nearly two years of fits, starts and finally a stall, Roanoke’s Valley AFC soccer club is on the brink of buying a 35-acre site in southeast Roanoke where it plans to develop a $7.6 million complex with up to 16 fields.
NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $310 million.
BLACKSBURG — An Italian company’s purchase of a regional maker of electrical motor parts resulted in the creation of 20 new jobs in the New River Valley.
Downtown Roanoke restaurant Stefano’s on the Market is going to keep its liquor license.
The U.S. Forest Service’s regional office received roughly 3,700 comments about whether it should allow Mountain Valley Pipeline to survey portions of the Jefferson National Forest for possible routes for a natural gas pipeline.
BEDFORD — When Helen Maxwell first started practicing yoga, many people in Bedford hadn’t heard of it.
The hope is that public investment in high-speed Internet infrastructure will spur private innovation and bring down the cost of Internet access.
The parent company of Roanoke’s Valley Bank said it earned $1.9 million during the first quarter of the year and beat last year’s January-March profit by 27 percent.
Instructor Jordan Hill described the unconventional class as being essentially laggard free.
From its creaky old floors to the rolling wooden ladder that reaches the highest shelves, nearly everything about Bedford Hardware is reminiscent of the old-fashioned hardware shops that were ubiquitous in small towns years ago.
Old Virginia Brick has suspended operations and furloughed the majority of its workforce until further notice, according to a letter from company President C.W. McNeely posted on the door of the 125-year-old Salem business.
BLACKSBURG — Bob Summers has been almost unable to wipe the grin off his face these past few days.
A party of six Roanoke restaurateurs pressed Roanoke City Council to take a cleaver to their proposed meals tax Thursday night.
eBay will expand its operations in Henry County, adding 191 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of more than $4 million and investing $5.8 million in capital improvements, officials announced Thursday.
BLACKSBURG — They’ve long left, but a bunch of them still want a hand in some of the most ambitious and promising ventures coming out of their alma mater.
The landmark Hotel Roanoke reopened 20 years ago this month, after years of being shuttered, following a $42 million renovation and the addition of a conference center.
Roanoke County’s director of economic development described the expansion of Apptech Solutions as a prime example of the fruits that regional entrepreneurship can yield.
After first hoping to lease out its excess office space, Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. revealed Wednesday it now prefers to vacate its longtime home office on Brambleton Avenue for another user or use.
BLACKSBURG — Building a website that could, umm, arrange endless deliveries of those college-staple ramen noodles to a dorm room is not all that hard to do for some computer whizzes.
On a drizzly spring afternoon with Catawba Mountain in the background and fields of bright yellow wildflowers sprouting seemingly everywhere, a group of Virginia Tech students planted trees in the Catawba Valley.
The possibility of a commercial wind farm in Botetourt County will get its first public reaction on Tuesday.
There was a time when everyone thought The Park was dead.
If anyone happened to see an unusually large crowd outside of Target this morning, the ladies there were not in line for orange juice.
BLACKSBURG — As if a past investment from a Forbes-ranked billionaire wasn’t an indication of its potential, digital marketing firm Heyo now believes that it can go toe-to-toe with Amazon.com.
CHRISTIANSBURG — Geosciences professor Bob Bodnar chose the O’Charley’s eatery for lunch, but his choice had nothing to do with the menu.
Dominion Virginia Power said Friday it plans to close all of the coal ash ponds at its Virginia power stations, including the company’s Chesterfield Power Station in Chesterfield County, where a new landfill for coal ash is in the works.
The Georgia-Pacific plant in Big Island is undergoing about $50 million in improvements with its biggest expense being an upgrade to its pulp mill.
The matriarch of a Catawba Valley farm family grilled Paul Friedman during an open house held April 7 in Craig County by Mountain Valley Pipeline.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech students almost never run dry of neat ideas.
The federal government on Thursday made it easier to compare one hospital with another by instituting a new star rating system on its Hospital Compare website.
On Tuesday April 21st, the Roanoke Law Foundation will present its annual program aimed at clarifying legal issues of general interest, particularly for seniors.
After years of protests and political lobbying, this week the U.S. Postal Service plans to begin moving operations from the Rutherford Avenue mail processing center in Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina.
Emergency responders strived Wednesday to master the skill of capping a leaking tank of chemicals on a rail car.
DUBLIN — More Polish candles with a Pulaski County twist will be available in Wal-Mart stores around the country, following a ramp up of production at the Korona S.A. Candle factory.
The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has proposed more than $6 million in capital improvements to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport next year, including purchasing the nearby BB&T call center.
A new public campaign to expand passenger train service, this time to the New River Valley, is underway.
One goal: Make engineering technology sexy.
Back in 1970, Bobby Moon was a toddler tagging along with his father as he worked to erect steel for Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Jake Roy tightly grips a waist strap with his powerful hands as he barks at the teenager in front of him to sprint down the artificial turf.
One of agriculture's greatest forces in pollination, the honeybee is on the decline. Private and commercial beekeepers are seeing a significant loss in their honeybee populations. Karl Hunter, 60, and his wife, Beth, work to contribute to bee populations with their own hives, and by rearing and shipping queen bees to other beekeepers nationwide.
Gladys Mae Melanson, 89, of Roanoke, "The Sun rose on August 28, 1925 and the Sun set on May 3, 2015". She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Johnson, her husband, Charlie Melanson, her son, Gary Lewis Myers, her brothers, Frank Clingenpeel and Gratton Clingenpeel, and her sister, Noni Crawford.
James Douglas Collins Sr., 74, of Pembroke, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Arrangements by Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow Street, Pembroke, VA.
Jeffrey John Martin, 35, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015. A gathering of family and friends will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Simpson Funeral Home. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, 366-0707.
Tony Leonard Hall, 53, of Axton, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at McKee-Stone Funeral Home Chapel, Martinsville.