In November, when the annual Good Neighbors Fund campaign to benefit Roanoke Area Ministries started up, we wrote these hopeful words: “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to set a new record for donations again this year? We’d love to see another miracle.”
Anyone who lives by the word might well think twice before bringing the hammer of criticism down when someone else’s mistake makes it into print.
King would never give upMartin Luther King Jr. preached both urgency and patience — nonviolent perseverance in the face of fire hoses, dogs, beatings, lynchings. Every second of marginalization was intolerable. Yet it took a decade after King’s 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott for Congr…
Virginia schools have a $25 billion problem — facilities in underfunded school districts that desperately need to be repaired or replaced.
Private equity executive Glenn Youngkin began his term as Virginia’s governor with a pair of speeches that suggest a willingness to reach across ideological divides, while at the same time signing several executive orders guaranteed to widen the chasm.
Sometimes, it almost seems as if our elected officials want to keep us in the dark.
A recent advisory from the surgeon general of the United States should act as an unambiguous alarm about a national crisis of mental health plaguing. More than ever this emergency requires our concern, our energy and every resource we can muster to address it. In December, Dr. Vivek H. Murth…
When Gov. Ralph Northam began his term in 2018, an estimated 660,000 Virginians lacked high-speed internet access. That staggering figure was a metric the governor took personally.
The tale of a man whose life was saved when a genetically modified pig’s heart was transplanted into his body sounds like a dose of science fiction with a rustic twist.
Elvir Berbic’s path to Roanoke passed through a refugee camp in Croatia, where his family stayed for a time after they fled the civil war in Bosnia.
Inconsistent COVID-19 guidelines confuse public
The statistics, while not surprising, are sobering nonetheless.
Yes, Roanoke, let’s have a statue honoring Henrietta Lacks.
THAT TRAFFIC in the Fredericksburg area along Interstate 95 is bad is hardly news to the people who live here.
When a major snowstorm closed Interstate 95 in Virginia and left hundreds of motorists stranded last week, a little bit of creative thinking mixed with a load of generosity helped some desperate people survive the ordeal. Most motorists didn’t bring supplies of food and water since no one co…
One of the reasons we enjoy watching professional sports is fair competition: In the case of football, it’s your team against my team; we see who can score the most points, qualify for the playoffs and win the Super Bowl.
The high road...
Broad assumptions can fall away when we take a new look at something we thought familiar.
U.S. falling behind in 5G tech
Our state legislators have two years to think about what the newly redrawn House and Senate districts will mean for them.
A year ago today, a Confederate flag flew inside the U.S. Capitol, something that never occurred during all four years of the American Civil War.
Jeffrey Epstein escaped justice. His co-conspirator did not. Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction Wednesday on five counts of conspiring to recruit girls for her perverted ex-paramour is the closest — for now — we will get to a reckoning in the Epstein case.
Hong Kong, a once-free bastion, is coming under that same boot.
The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of mind-blowing advances in human knowledge of deep space, largely on the shimmering back of the Hubble Space Telescope, in low Earth orbit since 1990. Last week, in a kind of Christmas gift for the world, NASA and its international counterparts…
People look to the new year as a time of hope and renewal.