If you require a newspaper article, and we have no access to it (online, in print, or in microforms), you can request the article through interlibrary loan. To make that request, you will need a complete citation, including date and page number(s). Most local papers have no index (online or in print), making finding a citation difficult.
Try searching a news database or the newspaper's online archive for the citation. (Some newspaper allow searching their archive even when accessing the full-text article requires payment. Simply use the citation from your search results to fill in your ILL request.)
Full-text index of local newspapers. Covers Virginia Tech, Southwest Virginia and the New River Valley, from the Roanoke Times and World News (Jan 1, 1992-Feb 28, 1997), the News Messenger (1963 to June 1998), The Collegiate Times (1970 to June 1998), the Virginia Tech Spectrum (Fall 1994-Spring 2005).