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Laurence Hammack, who covers the business of medicine in Southwest Virginia for The Roanoke Times, blogs about medical issues, research and the business side of the health care industry.
Amanda Codispoti covers news on the retail, shopping and real estate industries in Southwest Virginia.
Blue Ridge Caucus
Roanoke Times reporters keep you up to date on Virginia, General Assembly and Roanoke Valley politics with a historical perspective on issues and positions, and money and campaign finance.
The Ticker delivers business news and events in Central and Southwest Virginia.
Dan Casey's blog
Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things.
Kevin Myatt brings you the weather, straight up. He chases tornados, too.
Annie McCallum blogs about school-related news with a focus on Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem.
This is a community gathering place to help you connect with us -- and other readers.
What's on Your Mind?
Tom Landon tries to answer the questions that make readers curious.
The Botetourt View
Cathy Benson shares the most up-to-date news, events and stories in Botetourt County.
Avery Eliades blogs about news and events from around Salem.
Elizabeth Jones covers happenings in southwest Roanoke County.
Mike Shaw and Travis Williams share updates and stories from the New River Valley.
The Roanoke Times editorial staff engages readers in a respectful dialogue and exchange of opinion, including our virtual editorial board where you can discuss tomorrow's editorials today.
Andy Bitter is on the Virginia Tech Hokies football beat every day.
Aaron McFarling is your first take on the morning's sports news.
Veteran sports reporter Doug Doughty has the latest on UVa sports, college recruiting and more.
Mark Berman keeps you up to date with Virginia Tech men's basketball, plus the ACC and the national scene as an AP Top 25 voter.
High school sports
Veteran sportswriter Robert Anderson shares breaking news, commentary and other happenings in Timesland sports.
Mark Taylor takes you out to the best of the region's hunting and fishing.
Roanoke Times photographers share their best photos.
Food writer Lindsey Nair shares successes and failures in the kitchen, passes on recipes and restaurant news and generally muses about her very favorite thing to do: eat.
David Verde shares photos of 21st century street fashion as seen in Southwest Virginia, from the classic to the eccentric.
The Back Cover
Books editor Nona Nelson and book lover Dana Bailey share reviews, signings, events and news from the page-turning crowd in the valleys and beyond.
Down to Earth
Karen Hager is an avid gardener who grows vegetables and flowers for her family of three. She encourages experimenting and sharing.
The Happy Wag
Pet lover Nona Nelson writes a resource for pet parents in the Roanoke Valley and provides a local community forum of news and information about pets.
Music reporter Tad Dickens enjoys pickin' and grinnin' and drummin', and he likes to write about music, too.
Arts & Extras
Mike Allen blogs about the regional arts community, as well as those curious and quirky things that can only be classified as "culture."
Rebecca Holland and friends bring you the kind of deals and coupons only a shopaholic can.
The Edge blog is a companion to the weekly page produced by teens from the Roanoke and New River valleys.
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