Carmen Forman, The Roanoke Times

Carmen Forman

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Past articles by Carmen:

Craig County alum lands highly sought Google internship

A former Craig County student will intern at Google this summer. → Read More

Craig County landowners sue over paddling, property rights

Several Craig County landowners are determined to keep kayakers and canoeists off their property and are taking their fight to the courts in a complex legal battle that involves stream navigability and land grants dating to the 1700s. → Read More

Roanoke County eyes economic development changes as Smith moves company to Charleston

As Jim Smith, head of real estate company Smith/Packett, moves his private equity firm to Charleston, South Carolina, and prepares to invest more than $80 million in South Carolina next year, he’s reexamining some of his local projects, including the South Peak development in Roanoke County. → Read More

Disputed waterway in Craig County open to public

Imagine a creek on the edge of the Roanoke Valley that when it roars to life has top-notch rapids rivaling those at premier whitewater spots across the East Coast. → Read More

Roanoke County signs contract for new Explore Park master plan

Roanoke County has hired a Philadelphia firm to develop a master plan that could pave the way for more than $20 million in private investment in Explore Park. → Read More

Lottery ticket worth $1 million bought in Salem

A lottery ticket worth $1 million was purchased in Salem and chosen during the June 12 drawing. → Read More

Lake half full again for Boy Scouts at Camp Powhatan

HIWASSEE — After months of emptiness and uncertainty at Camp Powhatan, the camp’s lake was full of whoops and splashing Sunday as Boy Scouts jumped into the newly filled body of water ready to prove their swimming skills. → Read More

Roanoke County to count primary ballots by hand

Roanoke County will count primary ballots by hand next month after state voting officials said current voting machines weren’t reliable. → Read More

Ferrum College senior nears finish line

Sarah Tomlinson never thought she would graduate from college, and she really never thought she would become a police officer. → Read More

Ex-Roanoke County sheriff's bailiff Pamela Huff becomes plaintiff

Pamela Huff guarded the Roanoke County courthouse for years, and now her wrongful termination lawsuit against the county sheriff’s office may have her as a plaintiff in one of the same courtrooms she protected. → Read More

Catawba Sustainability Center seeks to nurture budding farmers

On a drizzly spring afternoon with Catawba Mountain in the background and fields of bright yellow wildflowers sprouting seemingly everywhere, a group of Virginia Tech students planted trees in the Catawba Valley. → Read More

Roanoke County man convicted in sexual assault, murder-for-hire plot

Ryan Heith Darter changed his plea from not guilty to no contest to three felony charges against him. → Read More

Kissito Healthcare plans to purchase former Roanoke County library

A local health care nonprofit plans to buy a former Roanoke County library building for a new elderly care center and corporate offices. → Read More

Roanoke County HR director resigns

Roanoke County’s human resources director, who had been disciplined in July for misuse of county time and funds, has resigned. → Read More

Roslyn Brock, NAACP chairwoman, tells young people to keep faith in Martin Luther King's legacy

College students and young activists need to keep faith and courage to finish carrying out the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr., a national black leader said at Washington and Lee University on Sunday. → Read More

Roanoke County supervisors work toward unity, vision

For members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, who spend much of their bimonthly meetings arguing among themselves and making personal attacks, Saturday’s board retreat was a chance to build some cohesion and understanding. → Read More

Police identify man found shot in Roanoke alley

Police have identified the man found shot to death in a Roanoke alley Saturday morning. → Read More

Five-car accident slows I-81 southbound

Virginia State Police have closed one lane of traffic on southbound I-81 in Salem after a five-car accident. → Read More

Vinton fire displaces three people

A fire in Vinton this morning displaced the three people living in the single-story home and caused $20,000 in damages. → Read More

Morgan Griffith reelected in 9th Congressional District

Republican incumbent Morgan Griffith was reelected to serve Virginia's 9th Congressional District after beating his independent opponent Tuesday. → Read More