| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Tim Worrell, the former chief of the Bent Mountain Fire Department in Roanoke County, died Sunday night.
Worrell was 52. He had been battling throat cancer for the past 4 1/2 years.
Worrell had worked at the department for more than three decades. A...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Thomas, Gordon MacDonald
Gordon MacDonald (Don) Thomas passed away in Newport Beach, California on Friday June 15th, 2012 after his heroic battle with throat cancer. As a Southern California native, he impacted the surfing, sailing and ocean community...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 2:46 PM
If he's doing his job, an NFL official will largely go unnoticed. He will make sure the rules are followed, of course, yet blend into the background as much as possible.
Tony Corrente is anything but invisible.
The longtime NFL referee learned that as...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The main run of NRBQ's career lasted from 1967 to 2004, and while the new lineup features only one original member, keyboardist Terry Adams, it's still exciting to see the NRBQ name back up on club marquees. The show this Saturday at StageOne comes just...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:01 PM
On the first tee of the first day of Ryder Cup practice this week at Medinah, the surprising intensity of the ovation touched Bubba Watson.
To touch Watson's soul, even slightly, is to reach deep inside and turn on his emotional faucet. He might be...
| Jul 24, 2012
Perseverance and diligence are two words ingrained into Nathan Thomas' life.
While he has the words tattooed on his forearms, the Aberdeen resident has lived them the last few months, training for a more than 650-mile bike ride from Aberdeen to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:12 AM
A former fugitive Indiana nose doctor agreed to a second plea deal Monday—and this time, the judge said it will stick.
Mark Weinberger of Merrillville faces 22 counts of health care fraud. According to the Merrillville Post-Tribune, the ex-doctor...
| Feb 15, 2012
It's common knowledge that HPV — or human papillomavirus — is linked with cervical cancer, thanks to the controversy over the vaccine. But far fewer people know that this same sexually transmitted viral strain is connected to oral cancers,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Typically, firefighters are physically strong, but one department in Roanoke County is emotionally weak these days.
It is the Bent Mountain Fire Department.
"It's been very rough for everybody. The department is a family. We consider this department a...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Levon Helm was the rarest of musical multi-taskers: an unflappable drummer and a singer who wrung soul out of every note. He also was a terrific team player and bandmate; he made the people around him sound good.
Helm was "the only drummer who could make...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:33 AM
NEW YORK -- Legendary drummer and singer for The Band, Levon Helm, died Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 71.
A note on Helms' Facebook page says simply: "Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family,...