RSS Syndication Feeds
What is RSS?
"Really Simple Syndication," or RSS, is an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based format for content distribution. This free service is offered by The Roanoke Times for users to view headlines, blog content, podcasts and the latest episode of the TimesCast using a news aggregator.
You may access the RSS feed for any of our sections by downloading the aggregator software, or by using a Web-based service such as Google, Yahoo! or MSN. Some browers -- Mozilla, Firefox, Opera and Safari (Apple only) -- have integrated RSS capabilities. Most of these aggregators allow the user to scan many of headlines at once, and automatically refresh as new content is posted.
After setting up your aggregator, simply click the name of the section you wish to view and copy that page's URI into the specified field. This process works for most readers, but may vary depending on the program used.
RSS feeds from The Roanoke Times divided into sections such as "news," sports" and "entertainment." There are also subsections of each section that allow you to narrow your subscription.
About the icon
This icon, present on the smithmountainlake.com home page and on each section page, represents an RSS feed. This icon is also used in many modern Web browers, and on most Web sites that publish a feed.