Take it to the grave: Roanoke man wants to be buried in Wrigley’s Gum casket - and it looks like he’ll get his wish
That’s the case for one Roanoke man who’s known to share Wrigley’s Gum with everyone he meets. John has been in Roanoke for a few months to be by Suttie’s side as his health declines. Suttie asked Sammy Oakey at Oakey’s Funeral Home to have his casket painted like the iconic gum box. And before he knew it, hundreds of packs of gum were on their way to Roanoke, and he had good news to share. Suttie’s family said his health is improving, and that’s a good thing, because they need someone to give away all the gum.
US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak
Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard shed be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Krispy Kreme saves Valentine's Day with 'Conversation Donuts'
ROANOKE, Va. – A Sweethearts shortage is expected on Valentine's Day this year, but Krispy Kreme has swooped in to save the day! Krispy Kreme's Conversation Donuts come with more than a dozen modern-day expressions of love, including "DM ME," "ALL THE FEELS" and "BE MINE." The doughnuts will feature four classic fillings -- cake batter, strawberries and kreme, raspberry filled and chocolate kreme. If you're a Krispy Kreme rewards member, this deal gets even sweeter because you can get a free Conversation doughnut with any purchase Wednesday, February 6. The doughnuts will be available starting January 30 through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.