WJTV News Channel 12 - Roanoke nominated for best trail, beer town

Roanoke nominated for best trail, beer town

Posted: Updated:
ROANOKE -

Roanoke needs your help if it wants to be named one of the best town's in the Mid-Atlantic.

Blue Ridge Magazine nominated Roanoke for two categories in its 2nd annual poll, Best Trail Town and Best Beer Town.

Since there are more than 1,000 miles of trails within a one hour radius of the Star City, being nominated for Best Trail Town came as no surprise to Roanoke's Director of Outdoor Branding Pete Eshelman.

But the Best Beer Town nomination was unexpected.

"It's a welcome surprise," Eshelman said. "I think we are in the beginning phases of really developing our beer culture here and our wine culture. Parkway Brewery has opened up, Flying Mouse is about to open up."

Until Virginia's Brewery Law took affect in July 2012, Roanoke Railhouse was the only brewery in the Roanoke Valley.

Lynchburg is also nominated for Best River Town.

To see the categories and tally your vote CLICK HERE.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
  • Roanoke City Police taking another look at 1981 cold case

    Roanoke City Police looking into 33-year-old cold case

    Roanoke City Police looking into 33-year-old cold case

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:07:59 GMT
    June West was 22 years old when she was murdered.June West was 22 years old when she was murdered.
    The unsolved murder case of a woman found dead over 30 years ago is getting another look by Roanoke City Police.
    The unsolved murder case of a woman found dead over 30 years ago is getting another look by Roanoke City Police.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.