A return to familiar territory
By Michael Sluss
While driving from Roanoke to Christiansburg Monday evening, mindful that I had this column to write, I rattled the memory bank for recollections of the two years I worked in this newspaper’s New River Valley Bureau before leaving to cover the state Capitol in 2000.
Dozens of news stories came to mind — fun features, horrific accidents, big court cases, amazing research at Virginia Tech. What stood out, though, were memories of the places I visited and the people I met while living and working here.
Sluss is a member of the editorial board of The Roanoke Times.