• Featured

    Save Smarter

    It’s a quietly growing crime with often devastating consequences: financial fraud targeting older victims, often online. In 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department reported over 60,000 cases of elder financial abuse, a 19% increase over the previous year. If you’re among the millions of American women who provide some level of care to a parent or older relative, or if you just want to watch out for older family members, be on your guard with these tips from the Member One Fraud Team...

  • Bella Outdoors,  Featured

    Travel: Look Ahead to 2020

    Maybe your summer vacation has become a distant memory now that September is here, and football season is under way. But now is the ideal time to think about your vacation plan for summer 2020 if you haven’t already. Start organizing your itinerary with these practical tips. The more you do now, the less stress you deal with later...

  • Featured

    Anne Vaughan Designs

    Anne Vaughan Designs offers unique and affordable jewelry pieces to customers in over 300 stores across the nation. Their bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are created by artisan makers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. These memorable designs may travel far and wide, but the heart of the work remains rooted in the Roanoke and New River Valley! The venture began nearly fifteen years ago, when a brave mother chose to pursue her dreams...

  • Mind•Body•Soul

    Immune Support

    Back to school shopping? Don’t forget the most important school supply: Immune Support. Classically, the end of August kicks off “Flu Season” but perhaps you’re interested in ways to support your immune system naturally, or get the most out of your flu shot...

  • Featured

    5 Financial Tips for College Freshmen

    You’ve picked out your dorm decorations, emailed your roommate, and printed out your class schedule and campus map. But, you’re not really ready for freshman year unless you’ve considered your finances! Here are five tips to get you off on the right financial foot for the next four years and beyond...

  • Area Happenings,  Bella Outdoors

    Cirque du Floyd

    On August 16-17, local and regional performance artists will converge at Chantilly Farm in Floyd County for the third annual Cirque du Floyd. The two-day event showcases some of the most talented regional circus artists ranging from jugglers and hoopers, to acrobats and magicians. Stage performers, buskers, musicians and interactive schtick will be enjoyed by patrons throughout the weekend...

  • Mind•Body•Soul

    Your Body is Asking for a Break

    Maybe we can understand on an intellectual level we’re all a little maxed out, but these 5 bodily signs can present themselves even if we think we’re not stressed. Everyone hears the word “stress” and envisions a different picture. And everyone’s 100% looks a little different, but allow me to do a very watered down version of human physiology for you...