It’s always a pleasure to read the Roanoke Star Sentinel newspaper. Not only does it publish the news you need to know, it also tries hard to cover some good and uplifting news from the Roanoke Valley. We certainly appreciate their effort to inform the public of what’s right in addition to what’s wrong.

For example, this article caught my eye last week. It’s about an increase in attendance at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in downtown Roanoke. Overall visitation increased by 32.6% in 2012, a figure that includes both locals and out-of-town visitors. It’s those out-of-town guests that we love the most. They are staying in our hotels and inns, shopping in our stores, dining in our restaurants and most likely visiting other attractions and museums. Let's hope this trend continues in 2013.

The museum has had its ups and downs over the years. I have always enjoyed taking visiting family and friends there. Seeing the museum thrive is certainly good news. Congratulations to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.


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