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  • Virginia doctor murdered while vacationing with family in Belize

    06/26/2019 5:14:57 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 June 2019 | Gerren Keith Gaynor
    A Virginia doctor on vacation with his wife and three children was reportedly murdered on Sunday while fly fishing in Belize. Dr. Gary Swank, a cardiologist from Roanoke, Va., and his tour guide were shot and killed while fly-fishing in a lagoon west of San Pedro Town, according to local media reports. Both men were reportedly shot multiple times in the body and head. San Pedro police believe the tour guide, Mario Graniel, 53, was the intended target of the gunmen, according to The Reporter. Graniel had previously called the authorities to his home on Saturday after an unknown gunman...
  • This Day in History: Virginia Dare is Born

    08/18/2018 9:34:58 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    North Carolina History ^ | 8/18/18 | Anon
    Virginia Dare was born on August 18, 1587 at Roanoke Island in colonial Virginia (present-day North Carolina). Virginia Dare was the first English-born child in the Americas. She was the daughter of Ananias Dare and Eleanor Dare and the granddaughter of Governor John White. Ananias Dare served on the twelve-member board of directors for the Roanoke Colony. Virginia’s mother Eleanor was the daughter of Governor John White. The name Virginia was chosen to signify that she was the first English child born in Virginia. She was baptized into the Church of England on August 24, 1587 and was the first...
  • Search For Lost Colony Goes High-Tech

    02/04/2008 10:26:23 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 84+ views
    News Observer ^ | 2-4-2008 | Catherine Kozak
    Search for Lost Colony goes high-tech By CATHERINE KOZAK, The Virginian-Pilot MANTEO, N.C. - An innocuous-looking golf course tractor pushing a platform on wheels could help illustrate the nation's oldest mystery. In the quest for the Lost Colony, the vanished 1587 English settlement on Roanoke Island, archaeologists have conducted numerous explorations in Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, digging and surveying and scanning and scoping. But they've never used high-tech radar tomography that can produce 3-D images out of data collected from 6 feet, more or less, under ground. The refined technology, which can also use sound and light waves, gained...
  • Fire destroys Lost Colony buildings [and costumes] Roanoke Island, NC

    09/11/2007 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Joya · 25 replies · 1,101+ views
    Outer Banks Sentinel ^ | 11 September 2007 | Sandy Semans
    At 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, a Villa Dunes resident spotted a fire across the sound on Roanoke Island and called 911. Part of The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre was in flames. All fire departments north of Oregon Inlet responded. Fire crews worked swiftly and efficiently to control the blaze and take necessary precautions to save the nearby men’s dressing room structure. Despite of the efforts, the maintenance shed, thought to be at or near the source of the fire, was completely destroyed. Charred pieces of framing in a flimsy skeleton, pointing irregularly toward the star-lighted sky, appear to...
  • Archaeologists getting closer to figuring out what happened to Lost Colony, expert says

    03/01/2019 12:56:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 18, 2019 | Bob Ruegsegger
    Luccketti's presentation in late January at the Isle of Wight County Museum in Smithfield focused on the "possible relocation" of some of the Roanoke Island colonists to a site in eastern North Carolina named Site X. But he said others from the Lost Colony, maybe even a large group, might have migrated to somewhere near Site X. "Now we have things pointing us in the right direction," he said. "We have Site X. We've got the map (Virginea Pars). We have a published article by a very prominent, deceased North Carolina historian Tom Parramore." Explorers, historians and archaeologists have been...
  • Reporter’s innocent comments deemed racist by on-air killer

    08/28/2015 3:59:51 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 7/28/15 | By Marisa Schultz and Frank Rosario
    Reporter’s innocent comments deemed racist by on-air killer By Marisa Schultz and Frank Rosario ROANOKE, Va. — The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.” But in the twisted mind of Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II, they were pure racism — and saying them became a death sentence for Alison Parker. The 24-year-old white reporter, who was murdered on live TV along with her cameraman, used the phrases as an intern at ­WDBJ TV in Roanoke in 2012, according to an internal complaint filed by Flanagan, who was...
  • Song sparks 200-person brawl at Virginia skating rink (video)

    12/26/2018 3:26:22 PM PST · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/2018 | Mohammed Hassan
    <p>A brawl involving 200 people erupted at a Virginia roller skating rink around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, WDBJ reported.</p> <p>Witnesses told WFXR that a song ignited local gang tensions that led to the fight involving both teens and adults at the Star City Skate Center in Roanoke.</p>
  • Frederick [County, Virginia] concerned it may not get I-81 fixes it needs

    11/21/2018 10:44:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Winchester Star ^ | October 23, 2018 | Josh Janney
    WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Transportation Committee on Monday expressed concerns that the county may not get the Interstate 81 improvements it needs to reduce traffic congestion and accidents. The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation are studying the entire length of the I-81 corridor in the Virginia, as directed by the General Assembly, to identify changes that will reduce traffic backups and crashes as well as find the funding to make those changes. The I-81 study team identified 105 projects — valued at $4.25 billion —...
  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of RED Hen controversy

    09/03/2018 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Drango · 73 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Sept 3 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer. The regional tourism board, with members from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, met with the Lexington City Council on Thursday for an update on tourism initiatives and numbers. The board had initially approved the recovery plan soon after news of The Red Hen controversy was spreading across the country. At the end of June, the restaurant’s owner declined to serve presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she visited the...
  • VDOT asks local residents to 'hack' road construction

    08/24/2018 11:09:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Martinsville Bulletin ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian Carlton
    MARTINSVILLE-How do you build Interstate 73? How would you expand U.S. 220 in either direction? The Virginia Department of Transportation is open for suggestions, for these or any other road projects in the commonwealth. To do that, the department is holding a series of “hack-a-thon” events throughout the commonwealth, setting up one in each region. For Martinsville and Henry County, the regional meeting will be this Friday and Saturday at CoLab Roanoke, 1327 Grandin Road SW. “Data and technology are changing how we do business,” saidVDOT Chief Deputy Commissioner Rob Cary in a statement. “These hackathons are opportunities for innovators...
  • Brick thrown through Dem senator's Va. office window

    07/23/2018 11:46:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/18 | Aris Folley
    Virginia police are investigating what appears to be an attack on Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) regional office in Roanoke after a brick was reportedly thrown through the office’s front window before it opened Monday morning. "This morning prior to 8 a.m., an individual threw a brick through the front office window of Sen. Warner's Roanoke office," Warner's communications director Rachel Cohen said in a statement to CNN. "Thankfully due to the early hour no one was in the office at the time. Local police were reportedly called to the office after being notified of an individual carrying bricks walking around...
  • Pro-Gun Advocate Ted Nugent Was Forced To Turned Away Firearms At His Latest Concert.

    07/22/2018 2:06:14 PM PDT · by Hugin · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 21, 2018 2:40 PM | Beth Baumann
    Ted Nugent on Tuesday. Dear God in heaven & damn the fakenews lying bastards! I gave the direct order tonight that guns were absolutely welcome to my concert. The media cannot be trusted. They are consumed with hate and dishonesty. We had a phenomenal concert tonight as I offered prayers for the soulless crazed hateful protesters. America be aware that the media is infested with America haters and liars. Meanwhile thank you Roanoke for a wonderful #6703 ultimate rockout! God bless you all. To hell with the lying punks. https://www.wsls.com/…/pro-gun-rocker-ted-nugent-turns-away…
  • Man dead after shooting on Blue Ridge Parkway (Roanoke, VA)

    04/10/2018 10:33:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 10, 2018 | Amy Friedenberger
    Facebook Twitter Email Print Save A man died after being shot on the Blue Ridge Parkway Tuesday during what an official described as a possible road rage incident. Chief Ranger Neal Labrie said two men were driving near mile marker 116, near Explore Park, about 10:15 a.m. when a road rage incident resulted in a shooting. Roanoke County police arrived to the scene within about 15 minutes. “We understand that one presented a weapon and the other responded with shooting,” Labrie said. One man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released,...
  • Two sent to hospital in downtown Roanoke (VA) dog attack

    03/29/2018 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WSLS TV 10 ^ | March 29, 2018 | Thom Brewer
    ROANOKE, Va. - Two people are in the hospital after a dog attacked them on the streets of downtown Roanoke Thursday morning. Witnesses say a man and woman were standing on 1st Street near Campbell Avenue when the dog approached them. They said the dog seemed friendly at first but then attacked the woman. The pair tried to fight it off but it would not release the woman. The dog attacked another man who tried to help. It tore his arm and refused to let go. Bystanders unsuccessfully used a cane, a hammer, and pepper spray on the animal. It...
  • Virginia Social Worker: I Was Fired Over My Concealed Carry Permit

    03/10/2018 7:14:17 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/10/2018 | Matt Vespa
    The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit over Florida’s new gun law, which increases the age to buy rifles in the state from 18 to 21. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill yesterday. Yet, the pro-Second Amendment organization should consider joining another lawsuit in Virginia, where a social worker was reportedly fired for being a concealed carry holder. On Facebook yesterday, Storm Durham, a social services worker, described how three Roanoke police officers escorted her out of her office. She said some of the officers had accompanied her on child services visits. Durham was also not allowed to...
  • Pro-Life 15-Year-Old Punched in Face

    12/03/2017 12:58:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Students for Life of America has released a disgusting new video showing a 15-year-old pro-life student who was punched in the face by an unidentified woman after standing outside a Planned Parenthood in an effort to prevent abortions. Purity Thomas is a member of Students for Life of America, in Roanoke, Virginia. On Saturday, she was praying and speaking to women in hopes of changing their hearts and saving their children from abortion near a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Suddenly, a bystander walked up threateningly to Purity. The woman claimed she would "beat her up" and "f**k her up", according...
  • Humm Kombucha to establish East Coast HQ in Roanoke, create 50 new jobs (Virginia)

    11/01/2017 10:41:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jessica Jewell
    Ultimately, company is expected to create total of 110 additional jobs ROANOKE, Va. - A $10 million investment and 50 new jobs are coming to Roanoke. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday afternoon that Humm Kombucha, a kombucha tea company, will be opening a facility in Roanoke. Excitement is already brewing about Humm establishing its East Coast headquarters in Roanoke. The company started looking at the Star City about four months ago and said Roanoke is the perfect place to grow the company. Humm Kombucha is one of the fastest-growing kombucha companies in the country and is expected to have a...
  • (Vanity/Various) Vegas Shooter Has Department of Defense Connections

    10/04/2017 4:56:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 120 replies
    If you look at the website flightaware.com and search a tail number N5343M you will see that the number belongs to a SR 20 that at one time was registered to Stephen C. Paddock of Mesquite, TX and Henderson, NV. Our shooter. You will see that it is currently registered to a company out of Roanoke, VA named Volant LLC. This company works with the "Defense/Intelligence" community per their website. http://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N5343M It gets better. The registration is listed as active, but the last flight for the aircraft was three years ago. They only show the flight when a flight plan...
  • Vandalism strikes Roanoke's (VA) Robert E. Lee monument

    09/14/2017 7:14:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 14, 2017 | Luanne Rife and Matt Chittum
    To remove the vandalism, city crews power-washed the Robert E. Lee monument in downtown Roanoke. The Robert E. Lee monument across from the Roanoke municipal building was vandalized overnight with the message “Rest in power Heather Heyer” scrawled across the face of the obelisk in red paint, according to a Roanoke official. Citing a police report, Assistant Roanoke City Manager Sherman Stovall said an employee of WSLS (Channel 10) noticed the vandalism and reported to police at 4:46 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived minutes later and contacted city maintenance workers. By 9 a.m., city crews had power-washed the monument and...