🌱 Roanoke’s teacher is ahead of peril! + Canine cameo

Hi Roanoke folks! It’s me again, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your host of the Roanoke Daily.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

hotter ; an afternoon shower High: 58 Low: 49.


Here are the best stories today in Roanoke:

  1. After a 40-year journey, a Roanoke College teacher finally got the chance to compete on “Jeopardy!” and move on to the next round. Dr Gary Hollis has been teaching at college since 1995. He says he watched “Jeopardy!” since childhood and for decades trying to participate in the series. Eventually, he got a call in October and was flown to Los Angeles for recording. (WSLS 10)
  2. the Southwest Virginia Ballet will feature a canine cameo in this year’s performance of “The Nutcracker”. Luna was found abandoned, tied to a post last month. Animal control took her to Angels of Assisi, where she received hospitalization, veterinary care and TLC. The animal welfare agency says she is doing much better and is on the road to recovery. (WDBJ7)
  3. Last Thursday, nearly 1,000 pounds of game were donated to the Pantry of Christian soldiers in Roanoke. (WDBJ7)
  4. The chapter of the American Red Cross serving the Roanoke Valley gets a new vehicle to transport blood throughout the community, thanks to inspiration from Lionberger Construction. (Roanoke Times)
  5. Discover the events taking place in the Roanoke domain this weekend. (Roanoke patch)

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Today in Roanoke:

  • The Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas – Second night (6.30 p.m.)

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Nicole fallon-peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a graduate journalist and writer in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, editor and editorial director for various B2B media. She is currently the co-owner and operator of the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.


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