Jeff Artis’ Big Annoucement – 3-way 11th District race?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jeff Artis' Big Annoucement - 3-way 11th District race?

From the Jeff Artis blog: “I’M TAKING A LITTLE BREAK TO SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH MY FAMILY.  I’LL BE BACK WITH A NEW ARTIS BLOG ON THE 16’TH WITH A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.” If you have not read Jeff’s column in The Tribune, The Roanoke Star-Sentinel, and now on his blog at jeffartis.com then take a look below. Jeff […]

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Girl Scout Office Hosts Roanoke Artists

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Girl Scout Office Hosts Roanoke Artists

An Outside “Artists Clearing House” event had to be moved indoors Saturday at the Girl Scout Headquarters on Peter’s Creek Road. Artists brought their portfolios, chairs, and tables for an art show but were forced inside due to the weather. It was dreary outside but not inside the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council Office. […]

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Terry McAuliffe Raising Big Bucks!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Terry McAuliffe Raising Big Bucks!

Terry McAuliffe at Town Hall Meeting Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia is accumulating a war chest from high-rolling democrats outside of Virginia. According to the Washington Post McAuliffe left a March 4th economic  roundtable in Roanoke to dash off to Phoenix to attend an event hosted by an Arizona Democratic activist, Jim […]

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Shifting Gears

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time marches on. I can’t really remember when I began this blog. I think it was in April of 2007. However, my interest in Countryside Golf Course dates back 40 years. I’ve been writing about the course ever since I can remember. As the events of 2005 unfolded, I found myself becoming more vocal and […]

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Candidate Gwen Mason at Roanoke County Gathering

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Candidate Gwen Mason at Roanoke County Gathering

Presumptive Democratic candidate and Roanoke City Councilwoman, Gwen Mason was a guest at the community meeting hosted by Angie and Barry Beckner Monday night. Board of Supervisors member Charlotte Moore introduced Mason by telling the story about her confrontation with a motorist who “flicked” their cigarette butt out the window. Mason is known for her […]

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Roanoke County Administrator – 11 Days on the Job

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Roanoke County Administrator - 11 Days on the Job

The new County Administrator, B. Clayton (Clay) Goodman, III, learned conservative revenue forecasting from his first manager who told him “you can spend a surplus but you can’t spend a deficit.” Goodman plans to be very conservative in his revenue estimates. Goodman committed to having an “open door policy” while speaking to a group of […]

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GOP Candidate, Troy Bird Announces for the 11th District

Sunday, March 29, 2009

BREAKING: Twenty-six year-old Troy Bird will  run against the winner of Democratic primary to be held June 9. Incumbent Democrat Onzlee Ware is defending his 11th District seat against Martin Jeffreys who announced a month ago. Bird is the only GOP candidate to announce to date in this predominantly Democratic district. Click here to read […]

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Art Venture Opening At The Taubman Museum

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Art Venture Opening At The Taubman Museum

A perfect sunny day brought out 100s to the opening of Art Venture  that offers exhibits and programs for children throughout the week. Parents visiting with children no more would be left wondering what’s in it for the children. The whole family now has something to do and see at the Taubman Museum. The opening reception held in […]

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Singing Mayor Bowers Proclaims Dr. Edward T. Burton Day – Video

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Singing Mayor Bowers Proclaims Dr. Edward T. Burton Day - Video

On Sunday Mayor David Bowers sang a variety of songs before settling on an old tune by Frank Sinatra. Bowers modified the lyrics a bit to fit the occasion to the delight of everyone in the congregation. Bowers sang his rendition of Sinatra’s “Thanks for the Memories” and received a standing ovation afterwards. Bowers then […]

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Last Chance to be Heard on School Attendance Zones

Friday, March 27, 2009

Last Chance to be Heard on School Attendance Zones

Thursday night was the public’s last chance to be heard on the City School attendance zone changes. Over 100 people attended with about 20 speaking. Following the Ruffner Middle School and Raleigh Court Elementary School closings major shifts in attendance zones unchanged since 1971 have some saying it is a return to segregation while others say it is long overdue. […]

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Joint School Board/City Council Meeting Tense Moments

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Joint School Board/City Council Meeting Tense Moments

Today at a noon lunch and joint meeting, the Roanoke City School Board asked City Council for $3.7 million toward their budget shortfall. Rita Bishop, RCPS Administrator pleaded for 81  positions that included teachers,  assistants, nurses. and guidance counselors.  A long and arduous dollar for dollar discrepancy ensued in what Curt Baker, Deputy Superintendent of Operations presented […]

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Chris Head – A Common Sense Conservative for the 17th – Video

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chris Head - A Common Sense Conservative for the 17th - Video

Government is going in the wrong direction, said Chris Head as he announced for the Republican nomination to fill the seat being vacated by William Fralin in the 17th District of Virginia. Mark Lucas, a Roanoke city resident introduced him. Lucas was rumored to be a candidate but later said it was not a good […]

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