Category: The Roanoke Times

Dec - 07

McCloskeys anticipate settlement

STAUNTON — Money will never compensate John McCloskey’s family, who for 14 months watched the Rockbridge County teenager suffer from grievous internal injuries that eventually took his life. Nor will a lawsuit answer the question that torments them: Who at…

Oct - 31

Judge rules search of festivalgoer was illegal

There was something suspicious about Sean Moore. Maybe it was Moore’s being “way too nice” during a traffic stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Or maybe it was because he was attending FloydFest, a four-day concert heavy on sandals, tie-dye…

Jun - 21

Stewart estate battle escalates

The fight over former Montgomery County politician Joe Stewart’s multimillion-dollar estate progressed Thursday as one of his daughters responded to the other’s attempt to get more than her father’s will left her. Julia Milton, the Stewart daughter who is executrix…

Jun - 09

Estate auction canceled amid heirs’ dispute

Auctioneer Carl McNeil was angry Saturday morning as he set a lunch box-sized public address system on a folding table and turned the “on” switch. The man with the white straw gambler’s hat told the 40-some people gathered under and…