Day: March 3, 2014


Another round of hype

In what is the norm this winter, the “winter storm” forecast with such ferocity for a while turned into the event that wasn’t. Even the usually-accurate Kevin Myatt of The Roanoke Times missed the call, predicting snow accumulations that never fell, ice that didn’t arrive and problems that disappeared faster than expected. Still the storm

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Winter returns…sort of

A winter storm watch for the area became a storm warning Monday morning as sleet moved into the area, schools closed and both the Virginia Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies urged those who don’t have to go out to stay home. After a day of springlike weather and temperatures in the 60s, the

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Kids saving our music

A constant pleasure since my return in 2004 to the mountain home of my youth is documenting the music culture of Southwestern Virginia. It’s also heartwarming to see traditional music played by young groups who are determined to keep the area’s heritage alive. Two such groups are The Blackberries and Gravel Road. I recently completed

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