Six month extension to manage Countryside Golf Course

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Six month extension to manage Countryside Golf Course

A snail race would still outpace Roanoke City government when it comes to making decisions and finalizing contracts. On Friday Florida based Meadowbrook, Inc. signed a six-month extension to manage the city-owned Countryside Golf Course. Meadowbrook, the current operators of the golf course have had four consecutive yearly leases each ending on October 31. The six-month contract […]

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Nine banks closed by federal and state bank regulators

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with U.S. Bank, NA, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, to assume all of the deposits and essentially all of the assets of nine failed banks. The nine banks were closed this evening by federal and state bank regulators, […]

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Martin Jeffrey says vote for Troy Bird November 3

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Martin Jeffrey says vote for Troy Bird November 3

Martin Jeffrey who lost his bid to incumbent Democrat Onzlee Ware (D-11) in the June primary threw his support behind the Republican candidate Troy Bird. Bird a Republican will face Ware on November 3. Jeffrey in a press release: These are extraordinary times, and we face extraordinary challenges in our country and in the Commonwealth. […]

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Senator Creigh Deeds phone banks at Roanoke headquarters – video

Friday, October 30, 2009

Senator Creigh Deeds phone banks at Roanoke headquarters - video

A crowd of about 70 supporters cheered as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds arrived at the Roanoke headquarters. Deeds traveled with Jon Bowerbank who once was a Democratic primary candidate for Lt. Governor. Deeds told supporters that “the only poll that matters is the one on November 3.” He trails in the polls with […]

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The Virginian-Pilot recognizes Virginia’s campaign expenditure loophole

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Virginian-Pilot recognizes Virginia’s campaign expenditure loophole

In an October 20 editorial, “Campaign accounts could get personal” The Virginian-Pilot implied that a “loophole in law gives politicians free rein with campaign donations.” Click here for the full PilotOnline.com editorial. As reported by the Roanoke Free Press a citizen complaint alleged that Delegate Onzlee Ware used his campaign funds for personal use. Mark Powell had inadvertently […]

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Roanoke City’s full-service library in high-traffic location

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Roanoke City's full-service library in high-traffic location

Tuesday afternoon huddled under tents with rain dripping between cracks an enthusiastic gathering of officials and library supporters listen to details for a full-service library. The location at 2903 Peters Creek road is comprised of two parcels equaling a little over 11 acres. The cost as best as Brian Townsend, assistant city manager could recall […]

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Panic turns to promise for Countryside Golf Club

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Panic turns to promise for Countryside Golf Club

The end is nigh to the current management agreement between Roanoke City and Florida based Meadowbrook, Inc. October 31 is the drop-dead date and by coincidence Halloween. The Countryside Golf Course on life-support since 2005 is coming out of its five-year comma. There will be no more year to year anxiety and emotional roller coaster […]

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FDIC Chair reassures depositors as bank failures escalate – video

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FDIC Chair reassures depositors as bank failures escalate - video

DO YOU KNOW THE HEALTH OF YOUR BANK? Over one hundred (100) banks have failed so far in 2009. Below is just a sample of the latest bank failure on October 23. In comparison there were 25 bank failures in 2008. There were only four in 2007. In the video Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chair, Sheila Bair reassures […]

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Hispanic community favors Creigh Deeds for Governor – Washington Hispanic endorsement

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hispanic community favors Creigh Deeds for Governor - Washington Hispanic endorsement

Hispanics favor Democrat Creigh Deeds by 60 – 70 % margin according to Ricardo Ramirez, ethnic press liaison for the Deeds campaign. At Saturday morning’s GOTV (Get Out The Vote) rally held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. monument a contingent of Hispanic voters lined up for a group photo with U.S. Senator Mark […]

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It’s down to the wire for Creigh Deeds – GOTV fires up supporters – video

Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's down to the wire for Creigh Deeds - GOTV fires up supporters - video

“We’ve been down before and come back strong,” said Deeds to 100 supporters who had gathered at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. monument Saturday morning. It was the Democratic party faithful who gathered to snatch the election from the Republican candidate Bob McDonnell who is leading in all polls. State Senator John Edwards set […]

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Sunday SPCA “Howl O’Ween” Walk for the Animals – video

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday SPCA “Howl O’Ween” Walk for the Animals - video

PICTURE IS LAST YEAR’S WALK FOR THE ANIMALS: Again this year on Sunday, October 25 starting at 12:30 PM  in Elmwood Park the SPCA will hold another walk and fundraiser CLICK HERE for more. Pictured left: At the mercy of his owners this Saint Bernard was dressed like a cow that even included cow utters. Oct. 26, […]

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Candidate Douglas Walker responds to political attack

Friday, October 23, 2009

Candidate Douglas Walker responds to political attack

DOUGLAS WALKER(R) is running for Roanoke City Commissioner of Revenue against incumbent Sherman Holland (D). Hank Bostwick of the Star City Harbinger went to great lengths uncovering what he perceived as unsubstantiated claims of improper operation and audits of the Commissioner of Revenue’s office during Hollands tenure. The audits went back to 2005. His defense […]

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