Dan Casey, The Roanoke Times

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The Roanoke Times

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Past articles by Dan:

Bristol Virginia Utilities shows culture of corruption, entitlement and greed

So far, nine former executives, board members and contractors for the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority have pleaded guilty or been convicted in wide-ranging — and in some cases, unrelated — corruption schemes. → Read More

Casey: Business lessons from the Roanoke River

In April 2014, Terri Patterson launched On The Greenway Bicycle and Tube Rentals from a location along the Roanoke River in Salem. And that small-business adventure has taught her a lot of lessons. → Read More

Casey: It's walker vs. biker on the Huckleberry Trail

Every now and then a reader roars. Such was the case with a rather innocuous and recent column about a couple of new tools to promote bicycle awareness and safety. → Read More

Roanoke Tea Party president lands a government job

If you read yesterday's post about News Guardians' infatuation with Tuesday's column, you might have noticed a familiar name missing: Chip Tarbutton. → Read More

Casey: Of closed minds and closed meetings

Closed meetings of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors have been much in the news lately. → Read More

Casey: Couple's sky-high electric bills are a mystery

CHAMBLISSBURG — One recent and warm evening in Bedford County, the dim light in Tim and Jennifer Mayhew’s dining room made it difficult to read the not-so-fine print on their electric bills. The bulb in the ceiling lamp was burned out. The Mayhews haven’t replaced it in a while. → Read More

Casey: Merciful judge gives paralyzed man a break

Cooler heads did not prevail on April 25, when a posse of Roanoke County police officers tackled and arrested a paralyzed man for riding his motorized scooter the wrong way on Electric Road near Tanglewood Mall. → Read More

Casey: Petty politics may block Virginia's first female Hispanic judge

The Danville Bar Association has passed a special resolution urging the General Assembly to appoint Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap to a judgeship, amid word that a state senator's pettiness about a remark made by her father was going to cost her the job. → Read More

Casey: Bike shops say Virginia Tech's Bike Hub is hogging the road

Imagine if the city of Roanoke used some of its parking revenue to establish a bike repair shop in a city-owned parking garage. And that the shop was stocked with high-quality, expensive bike tools for cyclists to use at no charge, along with professional quality bicycle repair stands, which are costly, too. → Read More

Casey: Roanoke County schools hiring leaves unanswered questions

Remember last fall, when part-time Roanoke County Supervisor Butch Church applied for the full-time county public information officer position? → Read More

Casey: Stench around Kilgore family growing

Imagine you’re a high school science teacher, and you’re judging student projects. The best three will go on to the prestigious districtwide science fair, and college scholarships are on the line. You winnow the list down to the four. → Read More

Dan Casey: Larry Dodson was in court today

Remember Larry Dodson? He's the Roanoke man paralyzed from the chest down who, back in April, was arrested by four Roanoke County police officers for riding his electric scooter the wrong way on Electric Road. They also charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. → Read More

Casey: At $40 a pill, Viagra's no cheap thrill

A reader in her 70s is upset about the price her husband has to pay for Viagra — it's almost $40 per pill. → Read More

Casey: Expert teaches ABCs of surviving in the wild

Reggie Bennett, of the world's foremost survival-in-the-wild experts, lives in Craig County, where he operates Mountain Shepherd Survival School. A character in bestselling author's newest work is based in part on him. → Read More

Casey: They wanted their deposit back

One of the fun things about this job is that occasionally I’m able to advocate for people who believe they’ve been ripped off. Some of my colleagues rib me about this. They call it “Dan on your side” — ho, ho. → Read More

Baring boobs vs. bearing guns UPDATED

I wish I could embed the video that relates to this story, but this is a family newspaper and website. So you'll have to go elsewhere to see it, and I urge you to do that. Because it's HYSTERICAL. → Read More

Casey: Photo IDs may hamper senior voting

Getting a photo ID is an issue many Virginia seniors may soon be facing. According to the Virginia Department of Elections, Anna Marie Trapani is one of 43,887 registered Virginia voters who are 90 or older. And there are  another 191,291 voters aged 80-89. → Read More

Water authority extends boat-rental deadlines at Carvins Cove

The Western Virginia Water Authority has decided to extend its boat-rental and return deadlines to 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. respectively through the end of the summer. → Read More

More on 'Don't Tread on Me' tags

Wow. I had no idea a little blog post on Virginia's Tea Party-inspired Gadsden license plates would generate so much reader interest. → Read More

A showdown in gun paradise

Yesterday, Georgia's new "guns everywhere" law, which has been heralded by the National Rifle Association, went into effect. → Read More