Sara Gregory, The Roanoke Times

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Past articles by Sara:

Salem High automotive technology teacher wins district's teacher of the year honors

Automotive technology teacher Derek Wray was named 2016 teacher of the year by Salem schools Tuesday night. → Read More

Botetourt chosen for 200-employee community colleges' services center

The Virginia Community College System has signed a lease in Daleville for a building that will centralize many of the administrative services now being provided at each of the state's 23 community colleges. → Read More

Roanoke County asks for 2 percent raise for teachers

Roanoke County school officials are asking for at least a 2 percent raise for all employees in the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, with potentially larger increases for employees whose salaries aren’t at market value. → Read More

Mount Pleasant students create own March Madness bracket

Peyton Leftwich and Colin Murtaugh took their bracket selection very seriously. → Read More

Parents raise concerns about 'quality and culture' of Roanoke schools

Stephanie Martin says Roanoke parents and teachers gave her warnings when she told them she planned to tell the school board about the way some of them feel intimidated by district administrators. → Read More

Roanoke School Board tells teacher to resign or be dismissed

After a lengthy employee grievance hearing Wednesday night, a Roanoke middle school teacher was told either to resign or be dismissed. → Read More

Search warrant: Ex-Salem schools worker admits possessing explicit images of student

A former part-time staff member at two Salem schools has confessed to viewing sexually explicit images of a male student who spent a week at his home, according to a search warrant filed last week in Salem Circuit Court. → Read More

Northside parents share comments, concerns at community forum

A nearly full auditorium of parents and students peppered Roanoke County school officials Monday night over how a report of a shooting threat at Northside High School was handled as administrators apologized and promised to make changes. → Read More

Northside parents invited to share comments, concerns at community forum Monday night

Northside High School parents with worries about recent administrative changes at the school and how a threat was handled last week are invited to share their thoughts at a community meeting Monday night with school district leaders. → Read More

Bill calling for cameras in special education classrooms tabled for year

A bill to require cameras in classrooms with special education students stalled Thursday after the patron requested more time to discuss the issue with stakeholders and determine its financial impact. → Read More

Roanoke County board will submit to background checks

Elected school board members in Roanoke County say they plan to voluntarily submit to background checks, fulfilling a campaign pledge made by new school board member Tom McCracken. → Read More

1 man killed, 1 injured in Alleghany County car crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a Sunday night car crash in Alleghany County that left one man dead and another injured. → Read More

AG Mark Herring to screen new heroin documentary in Roanoke Thursday

Attorney General Mark Herring will host a viewing in Roanoke Thursday of a new documentary about the effect of heroin on Virginians. → Read More

Roanoke Co. reports food service turnaround

For three years, the school breakfast and lunch program in Roanoke County bled money. → Read More

Roanoke schools get grant for summer program

Three Roanoke City Schools earned new funding from the state for extended-year summer programs. → Read More

Supreme Court rules in favor of drunken driving victim's children

The family of a highway construction worker killed in a crash caused by two drunken drivers is entitled to liability coverage held by several insurance companies, Virginia’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday. → Read More

Bowers pushes job growth, second ice rink in State of City address

Mayor David Bowers reeled off a long list of accomplishments at his annual State of the City address Thursday morning. → Read More

Roanoke teachers kick off new school year with 'students-first' theme

Roanoke’s public school teachers and staff got a locker room-style pep talk Monday morning to mark the start of the new school year. → Read More

North Cross School to open campus in China

The new school North Cross will open this fall is about an 18-hour plane ride away from its Colonial Avenue campus — smack dab in the center of bustling Shanghai. → Read More

Charles Day had a way of making students feel welcome

The career educator was a steady and calming force as principal of Lucy Addison High School during Roanoke's integration era. → Read More