Roanoke Times

Former Roanoke Times editor, Ben Bowers, dies at age 82

Ben J. Bowers, editor of The Roanoke Times during a time when the clatter of typewriters filled the newsroom, died Wednesday. He was 82.Bowers died at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he worked in journalism before and after his tenure as editor of The Roanoke Times, which lasted from 1973 to 1982. At the time of his retirement in 1993, he was vice president and executive editor of the Greensboro News and Record.

Roanoke Times wins VPA Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service

The Roanoke Times has received the Virginia Press Association's Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service, recognizing the newspaper's coverage of large bills for helicopter medical transport services in the Roanoke Valley.

The award - the highest given by the association - was judged by Ander Gyllenhaal, vice president of news for McClatchy, and Julie Moos, senior digital editor in McClatchy's Washington bureau, and presented April 5 at the association's annual meeting in suburban Richmond.