In 2010 a con man convinced the Virginia General Assembly to enact a law that helped him perpetuate his scam. Now, an engrossing new book describes how journalists in Florida exposed the con man and his history of fraud.
DISPUTANTA, Va. - Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin's Brandon Church.
When John Donald Cody, aka "Bobby Thompson," was arrested for running a veterans charity scam in Oregon in 2012, authorities seized a suitcase that held nearly $1 million in cash. Now, that money is going to legitimate veterans charities. One of Cody's biggest con games happened in Virginia, where he fooled the entire General Assembly into passing a law.
Thursday's column was about delicious, inexpensive diner out of town. What about the places in greater Roanoke area? Here are six that get hearty reader recommendations.
JAMESTOWN — The proof is in the bones. It’s in the shell beads. It’s in the etchings on a silver reliquary, the fragile remains of a captain’s…
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John Martin and his wife, Betty, both 71, got up before 6 Monday morning and gave themselves enough time to drive from Thaxton to their first …