Video – Virgil Goode Speech

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Stocks Tumble in 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The DOW and S&P post their 5th straight quarterly loss. While the clock counts down the final hours of 2008, stock market investors count big losses in their portfolios. The financial advisor’s slogan of “buy and hold” is of small comfort to those who have watched their retirement savings take a 40% hit. Year 2008 […]

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“Poison Ivy” at Forest Park Academy

Friday, December 19, 2008

“At night when you’re sleeping poison ivy comes a creeping around.” No, there were no students twitchin’ and itchin’ in Forest Park Academy’s gym Friday but 14 students danced to tunes like the song “Poison Ivy” originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. The Forest Park Academy gym is where Donna Dilley teaches what started […]

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Roanoke City Reaches Debt Limit

Friday, December 19, 2008

Roanoke City Reaches Debt Limit

10% DEBT LIMIT! Council members had their first peek at the dismal preliminary budget outlook at a Monday morning briefing presented by the Director of Finance, Ann Shawver. A previous Council’s self-imposed debt policy looms large. The policy states that tax-supported general obligation debt service will not exceed 10% of General Fund expenditures. Growth assumptions […]

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December 15th Council Meeting Briefs

Friday, December 19, 2008

Formal Presentation of Roanoke City’s Citizen of the Year: Estelle McCadden, 82, was formally presented and proclaimed Citizen of the Year for 2008. McCadden smiled as her long list of accomplishments were read by the City Clerk. McCadden is a neighborhood activist and well known by all the neighborhood organizations. Bob Clement, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, […]

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Kisumu Sister City Committee Honors Chairwoman

Friday, December 19, 2008

Roanoke’s sister city, Kisumu, is located just 60 miles from Kogelo, the ancestral home of President-Elect Barack Obama, where his eighty-seven year old grandmother, Sarah Onyango Obama, lives along with other family members. They are guarded by Kenyan police these days as the matriarch spends most of her day receiving guests. Kisumu is an important […]

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Market Tenants Say Clean Up The Trash

Friday, December 19, 2008

Anita Wilson, President of the Tenants Association and co-owner of Burger in the Square with her husband, Louis, pleaded with Council Monday to tell them precisely how their businesses would factor into the extensive renovations of the Market Building. Wilson wanted “straight answers” on whether the City even wanted them to remain in the Market […]

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Forest Park – “Dances With The Stars”

Friday, December 19, 2008

On Thursday, December 18th, seven students were recognized as graduates of Forest Park Academy at the Hotel Roanoke. Among them was Charneice Davis, 18, who just passed the Algebra SOL test and will graduate as the first semester ends in January. This was only a few weeks after her older brother, Chaz, passed the same […]

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“Poison Ivy” at Forest Park Academy

Saturday, December 13, 2008

“At night when you’re sleeping poison ivy comes a creeping around.” No, there were no students twitchin’ and itchin’ in Forest Park Academy’s gym Friday but 14 students danced to tunes like the song “Poison Ivy” originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. The Forest Park Academy gym is where Donna Dilley teaches what started […]

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Fishwick/Patterson Democratic Candidates

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Democrats are excited at the prospect of increasing Democratic representation at the State and local levels. The Democratic Committees of Botetourt County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem, held a Christmas party Friday at the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Patrick Patterson is vying for the Democratic nomination for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors […]

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Market Tenant President To Speak at Council

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anita Wilson, President of the City Market Building Tenants Association, has been sponsored by Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea and Councilwoman Anita Price to address Roanoke City Council on Monday at 2:00 PM. Wilson will emphasize the impact that the March 2009 closure of the Market Building will have on the tenants livelihoods. March 2009 is the […]

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“Poison Ivy” at Forest Park Academy

Saturday, December 13, 2008

“At night when you’re sleeping poison ivy comes a creeping around.” No, there were no students twitchin’ and itchin’ in Forest Park Academy’s gym Friday but 14 students danced to tunes like the song “Poison Ivy” originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. The Forest Park Academy gym is where Donna Dilley teaches what started […]

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