Roanoke

A Region on the Rise (above – An early morning hike on McAfee Knob can provide a breathtaking view of the sunrise. Brent McGuirt Photography – Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge) Just as Lynchburg has seen major business and tourism growth over the past two decades, Roanoke has also experienced a gentrification that truly transformed the region’s identity. What once existed as a faded Appalachian city riddled with vacant buildings and overgrown railroad tracks is now a budding metropolis flush with opportunity. The Star City has become an incubator for some of the foremost thinkers, creators, crafters and explorers in...

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