Annie McCallum, The Roanoke Times

Annie McCallum

The Roanoke Times

Christiansburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Annie:

Accident on northbound Interstate 81 backing up traffic for two miles

An accident on northbound Interstate 81 in Botetourt County is expected to keep the left lane closed for a couple hours and traffic is currently backed up about two miles. → Read More

Police investigate body found near I-81 entrance ramp

Virginia State Police are investigating a body that was discovered near an entrance ramp to Interstate 81 in Roanoke County. → Read More

Roanoke snags most grant money for extending school year

Radford City Public Schools also won a grant to plan a year-round schools program. → Read More

Roanoke County posts superintendent job

Wanted: Leader for the Roanoke Valley’s largest school system. → Read More

Gilbert Linkous Elementary named a national Blue Ribbon School

The Blacksburg school is the only one in Western Virginia to receive the national honor this year. → Read More

Mike Altizer appointed to Roanoke County School Board

The new face on the Roanoke County School Board will be a familiar one. → Read More

Roanoke's graduation rate rises for the sixth consecutive year

Virginia releases on-time graduation rates for the class of 2014 by division and individual high schools. → Read More

Fishburn Park's Matthew Newton named regional Teacher of the Year

Matthew Newton has been teaching for five years after working initially in sales. → Read More

Number of schools accredited with warning rises

The number of schools that did not meet the state’s minimum standards for performance increased this year as years of tougher tests took a toll. → Read More

Woman, 83, dragged by truck after purse stolen in Roanoke, police say

An 83-year-old Roanoke woman’s purse was stolen in the parking lot of Sam’s Club on Saturday morning, and when she attempted to recover it, she was dragged a short distance by the suspect’s vehicle. → Read More

Crews response to a morning house fire in Elliston

No one was in a home on Day Lane in Elliston when crews responded to a house fire there this morning. → Read More

Laptops hopefully in the hands of Roanoke eighth-graders next month

Laptops for Roanoke’s eighth-graders have been ordered and school officials are hopeful they can get them into the hands of students by mid-October. → Read More

Stovall gets Roanoke County School Board's OK for transportation post

Last week he governed the school system. Next week he’ll work for it. → Read More

1 day after quitting school board, Stovall in line for school division job

Mike Stovall, who resigned his Roanoke County School Board seat Monday, has been tapped to lead the school system’s transportation department in a hiring decision that will go before his former colleagues Thursday. → Read More

Stovall resigns from Roanoke County School Board

After almost 20 years on the Roanoke County School Board, vice chairman Mike Stovall resigned this afternoon. → Read More

Warner stops at Virginia Western to talk college affordability

A statewide tour calling attention to student loan debt brought U.S. Sen. Mark Warner to Roanoke Thursday to a college focused on affordability. → Read More

Virginia students make gains on math SOLs, but English, science scores flat

Virginia students made more progress on tougher math tests introduced three years ago, but moving the needle on more difficult English and science tests that debuted two years ago has been more stubborn. → Read More

Virginia Western opens renovated Student Life Center

A new and improved Student Life Center officially opened at Virginia Western Community College today, making it one of five such centers in the state’s entire community college system. → Read More

Virginia Western announces plans for science, tech building

One year after opening a new building focused on health care education, Roanoke's community college has plans for a new science and technology building. → Read More

Virginia Western announces plans for a new multimillion dollar building

One year after opening a new building focused on health care education, Roanoke's community college has plans for a new science and technology building. → Read More