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“Rescue Roanoke Now” Candidates Embraced By Roanoke Citizens

Under Rescue Roanoke Now, Mayoral candidate David Bowers and two City Council candidates, property developer Nick Hagen and veteran / businessman, Jim Garrett were embraced by a crowd on...

BOB BROWN: The Law of Love

“Love” means many things to many people. Like other important terms, we can find specific...

RANDY HUFF: Life, Love and Our Search For Meaning

Life is a bank of memories that pays priceless dividends forever. Or at least for...

ROBERT L. MARONIC: Why Do I Dislike Joe Biden So Much?

I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. If Joe Biden is the Democratic presidential...

MIKE KEELER: It May Not Solve All The World’s Problems, But . . .

If the day’s news has got you down, what you need is a jolt of...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Perfect Apple Pie

Last year I put an apple pie recipe that I had been using for years in the Happy Chef. It was a very...

Handing Off the Future: What Will We Leave Behind?

I lift two heavy buckets of green beans fresh from the garden up onto the kitchen sink. The knees of my old worn khakis are...

Ch…Ch…Ch…Charlie!

It was early autumn many years ago when my oldest son said a tearful goodbye to Charlie. Charlie had been his best friend for...

How Can I Make Friends?

How can I make friends?  What a great question.  Unfortunately this is not the question that most kids ask when they are struggling socially. ...

More Than Coincidence

Coincidence,” Webster says, “is the occurrence of two events that happen at the same time by accident, but seem to have some connection.” I...

The Changing Face of Medicine

When I entered medical school a long time ago my classmates and I had a number of things in common:  We liked science and...