Amy Friedenberger, The Roanoke Times

Amy Friedenberger

The Roanoke Times

Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Trump supporters, opponents feel the heat during Roanoke stop

The candidate was sweating, and it wasn’t from the pressure of the campaign. → Read More

Wreck causing major delays on I-581 in Roanoke

A vehicle crash on Interstate 581 north in Roanoke near the Orange Avenue exit is causing major delays for drivers Wednesday night. → Read More

History project strives to empower Southwest Virginia LGBT community

The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project is archiving materials to tell the stories of the LGBT community in the region. → Read More

U.S. Senate passes bill to fight heroin, opioid addiction

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act authorizes federal grants to state and local programs aimed at treatment for addicts and expanding prevention efforts. → Read More

Henry County woman, 80, dies after locked out of house over weekend

An 80-year-old Henry County woman died of hypothermia after someone found her lying outside her residence Sunday afternoon, police said. → Read More

Pedestrian killed by Norfolk Southern train in Roanoke County

A pedestrian died Monday night in Roanoke County after being struck by a Norfolk Southern train, police said. → Read More

Roanoke attorney Fishwick confirmed as U.S. attorney for Western District

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Roanoke attorney John Fishwick as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. → Read More

State police to increase patrol during Thanksgiving weekend

An increase in traffic deaths on the state's highways compared to last year coupled with the anticipated increase in the number of vehicles traveling this holiday week has the state police responding with efforts to increase traffic safety. → Read More

Southwest Virginia gears up for another round of heavy rain

Hurricane Joaquin could pass Virginia, but agencies are still bracing for heavy rain and serious flooding by working to have services available when needed. → Read More

Thousands lose power as storms hit region

Thousands of people have lost people in the Roanoke and New River Valleys after thunderstorms hit the region. → Read More

Roanoke mother reaches out about danger of leaving kids in hot cars

River Jackson died last summer after being left in a hot car, and now her mother is trying to prevent that from happening to other children. → Read More

Salem attorney gets committee approval for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Salem attorney Elizabeth Dillon for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. → Read More

Tombstones reportedly vandalized at St. Andrew's cemetery

About a dozen upright slabs were tipped over at the cemetery in northwest Roanoke. → Read More

After nearly four decades of service, Roanoke County sheriff's major retires

The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office will lose 37 years of law enforcement experience. → Read More

Fire forces evacuation at Melrose Towers

No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. → Read More

Two people dead in vehicle wreck on U.S. 460 in Giles County

Multiple lanes are closed while crews respond. → Read More

2 people hospitalized with gunshot wounds

Two people were in the hospital Tuesday night with gunshot wounds, Roanoke police said. → Read More

Thousands lose power as storm hits area

About 3,600 Appalachian Power Co. customers in Virginia have lost power. → Read More

Roanoke police dog dies of cancer

K-9 Officer Mia died from bone cancer on Tuesday. → Read More

Person wounded in apparent shooting in northwest Roanoke

Roanoke police have a suspect in custody. → Read More