Earlier this year, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a pardon to Robert Davis – a man convicted of a brutal double murder after he falsely confessed to the crime.  McAuliffe did not pardon another convicted killer, a former UVA honors student from Germany.  Jens Soering insists he also gave a false confession, hoping to save the real killer from execution. The fatal love story of Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom will soon be told in a documentary called The Promise.  Sandy Hausman has details.

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With rain still falling and heavy fog surrounding the Shenandoah National Park, firefighters took a break, announcing that the blaze is largely contained and many of the trees have survived. 

Starting a food business can be tough because of the expense of operating out of a licensed space. A new project in Roanoke is hoping to lower that barrier to entry for early-stage food businesses in the region.

A Year with Chickens: Wisdom from the Flock

Apr 28, 2016

It’s been about a year now since a quick stop at the hardware store to pick up some duct tape and grass seed turned us into part-time poultry farmers.

Not that I blame my husband. Those little balls-of-fluff are enough to melt any man into a can’t-say-no-kind-of puddle. 

But I had no idea what I was in for when I let my overjoyed children carry three peeping to-go boxes inside my kitchen.

A new play will explore the connection between this region’s Scots –Irish population and their ancestors in Scotland; their conceptions of personal freedom, responsibility and the meaning of home.