Rebecca Barnett, The Roanoke Times

Rebecca Barnett

The Roanoke Times

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Past articles by Rebecca:

Week in Photos (Aug. 20 - 26, 2014)

Week in Photos features our best visual journalism of the week. → Read More

Sheryl Crow rocks Roanoke

Sheryl Crow performed at Elmwood Park's newly renovated 5,800-square-foot amphitheater in Roanoke Thursday night. → Read More

Family escapes harm when house catches fire in northwest Roanoke

Constance Smith said she, her husband, four children and their dog are all safe after a fire broke out in the home they rent in the 400 block of Cherryhill Road in northwest Roanoke on Thursday evening. → Read More

Week in Photos (July 9 - 15, 2014)

Week in Photos features our best visual journalism of the week. This week includes photos from the Parks and Arts event, iCan Bike camp, a dip in the Roanoke River and more. → Read More

Week in Photos (May 14 - 20, 2014)

Week in Photos features our best visual journalism of the week. Two local college graduations and springs sports are some of this week's highlights. → Read More

National Park Service will not take over D-Day Memorial

The National Park Service will not take over the National D-Day Memorial, the memorial foundation announced today. → Read More

Natural Bridge reopens Saturday with updates to hotel, new events

The Natural Bridge reopens this weekend for the first time since it was sold to new owners, and visitors will be able to hike on a new trail, sample a new menu and purchase works by Virginian artisans. → Read More

Hotels, motels fill up as nearby workers plan for snow

The snowstorm piled up customers for many hotels and motels in the region during a time of year when business often crawls. → Read More

Future math teachers put in prime position

Teacher Jordan Pinkard spent little time lecturing in the Roanoke classroom as students calculated the size of angles in different shapes. → Read More

Young philanthropist devotes art to animals

He’s part artist, part philanthropist. → Read More

4 people and 3 dogs displaced by house fire

Four people and three dogs escaped an early morning fire that destroyed a Chapman Avenue house early Sunday in southwest Roanoke. → Read More

Flyball: Not your ordinary game of ‘fetch’

The wait made him squirm, a jittery lean-forward before the much anticipated release. And then, a black-and-white blur rocketing over 51 feet of track and four hurdles to retrieve a ball and dash back. → Read More

Roanoke reassesses its busy bus terminal

Every 15 minutes past the hour, scores of people who don’t drive or have vehicles change buses at the Campbell Court station in a feat of personalized transportation as impressive and essential as any seen at Roanoke Regional Airport or on Interstate 81. → Read More

Deportation taking toll on Roanoke family

It’s been three months since Leo Urrea was deported from his Roanoke home to his native Mexico — to a village he hadn’t stepped foot in for two decades. → Read More