Erica Yoon, The Roanoke Times

Erica Yoon

The Roanoke Times

Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Erica:

Gallery: Fans give Beamer warm welcome for final game at Lane Stadium

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Virginia Science Festival

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A Day of Remembrance at Bridgewater Plaza

Community members and supporters turned out for a Day of Remembrance at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta on Saturday to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of WDBJ (Channel 7) and for the continued healing of Vicki Gardner, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. The day included a dedication for a permanent memorial, a "circle of support"… → Read More

Battle flag removed after stealth appearance atop cell tower in Roanoke

The flash of red and blue fluttering overhead caught Grant Holly’s eye. → Read More

Hundreds take a Polar Plunge into the New River

Hundreds of people took a plunge into the icy New River today during the sixth annual Highlander Polar Plunge Celebration at Bisset Park. Participants raised money towards the Special Olympics within the region and across the state of Virginia. → Read More

Week in Photos (Feb. 18-24, 2015)

This week's photography highlights include Leroy Robinson's second chance at life through Pulaski County's new drug court program, an Ash Wednesday service at St. John's Episcopal Church, World War II Navy veteran Marion Noel, the old time music jam at the Floyd Country Store and more. → Read More

Ash Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent in Christianity, a period of 40 days leading up to Easter. It is a time for self-examination and repentance through prayer, fasting, self-denial and meditation on scripture. "What a joy it is to be in a place of grace, where we can be. Where we can spend the next season of Lent in introspection and deep, real honesty and confession," the Rev. Eric Long… → Read More

A tour through the Early Inn at The Grove in Rocky Mount

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take a tour through the recently opened Early Inn at The Grove in Rocky Mount on Floyd Avenue with columnist Dan Casey. Bryan Hochstein and his business partners have invested about $1 million into the place, counting the real estate property at $535,000. The Early Inn includes five rooms for rent, which rent up to $175 per night. As I walked through the… → Read More

Photos of 2014 - Roanoke Times: Photo

The year has almost come to a close and it's time to take a look back at some of the moments that our photography staff has had the privilege to encounter in 2014. Please take a look at the gallery, which also includes some thoughts in our image-making process. → Read More

Week in Photos (Nov. 12 - 18, 2014)

Week in Photos features our best visual journalism of the week. → Read More

VMI celebrates 175th birthday

Virginia Military Institute on Tuesday marked the 175th anniversary of its founding on Nov. 11, 1839 in Lexington, Virginia. The day included a Founder's Day convocation ceremony as well as a parade by the VMI Corps of Cadets. → Read More

Election Day in Roanoke

I spent a majority of the day documenting voters casting their ballots in the Roanoke area. The five precincts that I visited proceeded the process smoothly. Community members lined up in fire stations, school cafeterias and gyms to practice their right to vote. → Read More

Week in Photos (Oct. 1-14, 2014)

Week in Photos features our best visual journalism of the week. → Read More

Continuing the Tobacco Tradition

ERICA YOON | The Roanoke Times Taylor Ray Amos, left, his wife Heather, center, and their ten month old son Walker, spend time together in between baling tobacco as Joaquin Perez Medina, third from left, watches. Heather said she started bringing out Walker to see his dad work about a month ago and loves to ride in the tractor with him. → Read More

The Copper Crosses of St. Andrew's Catholic Church

Two 6-foot-2-inch copper crosses were installed atop the newly reconstructed steeples at St. Andrew's Catholic Church Tuesday morning, Sept. 23, 2014. The installation was the final piece to the $2.4 million update for the church. → Read More

Lyle Lovett performs at Jefferson Center

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band performed last night at Jefferson Center. Tad Dickens was there to listen and review the sold-out show. Read the review here. → Read More

Roanoke Symphony comes to Elmwood Park

Roanoke Symphony debuted their first solo performance at Elmwood Park's new amphitheater Sunday afternoon featuring musical scores by John Williams, well known for creating music in movies such as E.T., Indiana Jones, Mission: Impossible and Star Wars. More than 1500 people turned out for the concert. The opening act included The Fat Tuesdays Band and a special guest appearance from Plastic Musik. → Read More

Time with Kameron

A story by reporter Amy Friedenberger is in today's paper about Kameron Copeland, a nine-year-old girl who has a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program here in Roanoke. Kameron's father, Daniel, thought she would benefit by having a positive female role model while her mother serves out a prison sentence. → Read More

Rock Climbing on Bald Mountain in Craig County

Last Friday I had the opportunity to tag along with a group of seven 11-13 year olds on their second week of camp through Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing for our summer-themed photography column, Summer Rituals. → Read More

Rescue Mission Ministries' Back 2 School Blast

An estimated 1500 students registered for the eighth annual Back 2 School Blast at Parkway Wesleyan Church on Sunday. A long line was visible in the parking lot upon arrival. Rescue Mission Ministries organized the event, with several local organizations and churches volunteering their services to help distribute school supplies and more for children in need. → Read More