Shape It Up

Monday, January 28, 2008

Shape It Up Another View If you’ve been hanging around on this site for a while, you may have noticed Scott Beasley’s letter to Mr. Brian K. Brown, Roanoke City Economic Development Administrator. There’s a lot of truth in what Mr. Beasley wrote about course conditions, but there are a few points where I would […]

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Homeowners Have Right To Expect Golf Course To Continue

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In today’s Roanoke Times article: “Botetourt Co. supervisors vote to preserve golf course” – Supervisor Steve Clinton said residents who purchased homes next to the golf course land proposed for a change of use had every right to “expect a golf course to remain a golf course.”Now let us see Roanoke City’s Council feel the […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Banquet

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday evening I was so honored to have received the Dr. Perneller Chubb-Wilson Humanitarian Award. It really was a humbling experience I will never forget. I was nervous being among so many deserving award winners. I gave my brief remarks and my friends comforted me with kind kudos as they always do. This is my […]

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Countryside Property Too Noisy …

Saturday, January 12, 2008

September 27, 1982, Roanoke City Council Minutes – Airport-Sale/Purchase of Property: The City Manager (Bern Ewert) submitted a written report advising that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report done in conjunction with planning for the Runway extension identified areas with high noise impact and encouraged the City to apply for a grant to acquire properties affected […]

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Councilman Lea’s Position On Countryside

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Here is word for word Councilman Sherman Lea’s response to my request for his position on the Countryside Golf Course Property:.. “Before I comment directly on Countryside, let me state that during the campaign season all citizens will have to separate the two R’s. They are record and rhetoric. I stand on my record of […]

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Roanoke takes option on Countryside Golf Course – December 1982

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Roanoke takes option on Countryside Golf Course - December 1982

Roanoke takes option to buy golf course for $1.5 million – By Mag Poff, Senior Writer – December 28, 1982. Roanoke City Council has taken an option on Countryside Golf Course as part of a deal for purchase of 14 parcels from the same owners for airport use.. Councilman James Trout, chairman of the Economic […]

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New Art Museum Poll

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Vote here on whether you think the Art Museum will be a BOOM to downtown bringing tourists and dollars to Roanoke City? Or will it be a BUST and suck money from Roanoke City taxpayers?Will the Art Museum be named after Taubman as The Roanoke Times article “Couple give $15 million to museum” suggests – […]

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