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MELIMDA MYERS: Grow Vertically for Added Beauty / Productivity

Expand your planting space, grow a living screen, or add vertical interest to your garden beds. Train vines up a decorative support, onto a fence, or allow them to...

MORGAN GRIFFITH: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time for celebrations across the Ninth District, only a few of...

SERWAN ZANGANA: Marijuana: A Silent Destroyer of Virginia Communities

The outcome of legalizing marijuana by Virginia lawmakers can be observed negatively in Roanoke City....

MIKE KEELER: A Genius in 236 Words

OK aspiring writers, this one’s easy. Maybe too easy.Your assignment today is to write a story...

Cats Do Not Manipulate Us Like The Current White House Administration

Many years ago, I thought the idea of having a cat as a pet, specifically...

What’s in a Name?

Early in the academic year, I led my junior-level biology students into the forest behind North Cross School to identify some of the native...

A Tale of Two Historians

How does this sound for the beginning of a successful, productive life? You are scheduled to take holy orders, you study fervently and devotedly...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Nine Bean Soup

I went into my daughter’s room last night all full of emotion and I said with tears in my eyes, “I am going...

The LivingTradition of God by George C. Anderson

Psalm 1 says,“Happy are those who do not fol- low the advice of the wicked... but are like trees planted by streams of...

God is Here Among Us . . . By Tupper Garden

Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place that the Lord has made known to us.  Luke...

The Recipe of the Week from the Happy Chef: Christmas Cheer

Wow – what an amazing snowfall! I grew up in West Virginia, so it certainly brings back great memories. When I watch my...