Roanoke Valley Volkswagen Club presents donation to the transportation museum

Monday, November 30, 2009

Roanoke Valley Volkswagen Club presents donation to the transportation museum

A highly successful First Annual Car Show sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Volkswagen Club has turned into a very generous donation to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Club President David Montgomery recently presented a “Big Check” to Museum Executive Director Beverly T. Fitzpatrick. The $1,000 Club donation is designated for the Museum’s Advance Auto Parts […]

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Governor-elect Bob McDonnell on the passing of former Speaker of the House

Sunday, November 29, 2009

RICHMOND- Virginia Governor-elect Bob McDonnell issued the following statement Sunday afternoon following news of the passing yesterday of former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker John Warren Cooke at his home in Mathews. He was 94. “John Warren Cooke was a son of Virginia. As a public servant, newspaperman and private citizen he was warmly regarded […]

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Virginia State Board of Elections has $1 million of fines and fees to collect

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Virginia State Board of Elections has $1 million of fines and fees to collect

Virginia’s cash-strapped General Fund needs feeding and all state agencies have been summoned to the trough. Agencies must take “all appropriate and cost-effective actions to aggressively collect all accounts receivable.” The State Board of Elections is no exception. Unpaid fines levied as far back as 1998 are targeted for collection. CLICK HERE for the excel […]

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SBE reduces Delegate Onzlee Ware’s fine to $500

Monday, November 23, 2009

RICHMOND: Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-11) made the trip to Richmond to appear at a meeting of Virginia’s State Board of Elections Monday. In a phone call Campaign Finance Manager, David Allen confirmed that Ware did not contest the allegation but asked for a reduction in the $1000 fine. The $1000 was assessed as a resulted of […]

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Campaign Finance Reporting 2009: 99 pages of “oops” on the wall

Friday, November 20, 2009

Campaign Finance Reporting 2009: 99 pages of “oops” on the wall

Be careful what you ask for from the Virginia State Board of Elections in Richmond. You might just get it and get it I did. Take a gander at the collapsible spreadsheet that David Allen, Campaign Finance Manager sent me last week. The spreadsheet had some hidden rows and columns that are now viewable. The […]

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Roanoke City Council members reconsider support for Civil War Sesquicentennial

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Roanoke City Council members reconsider support for Civil War Sesquicentennial

In a 3-3 vote on November 2 a resolution failed that would allow the Historical Society of Western Virginia to apply for state funding from the Virginia Commission and the Tourism Corporation to help fund programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The programs would begin in 2011. Without the resolution the Historical […]

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Delegate Onzlee Ware faces $1000 fine per the SBE

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Delegate Onzlee Ware faces $1000 fine per the SBE

Virginia’s State Board of Elections will take up a recommendation by David Allen, Campaign Finance Manager and either confirm or dismiss the allegation at the November 23 meeting of the Board. The $1000 fine in plain English though full of technicalities is for failure of Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-11) to add a disclosure statement on […]

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Council member Rupert Cutler on Capitol Hill for Local Climate Action Week

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Council member Rupert Cutler on Capitol Hill for Local Climate Action Week

Senator Warner, Southeast Local Elected Leaders to Highlight Case for Congressional Clean Energy and Climate Action    Roanoke City Council Member Rupert Cutler is joining dozens of local elected leaders on November 18  for Local Climate Action Week on Capitol Hill. Council Member Cutler will speak at a Senate briefing along with Senator Mark Warner on […]

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You don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone says Market building tenants

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone says Market building tenants

After Louis and Anita Wilson opened their second Burger in the Square at Cave Spring Corners in Roanoke County I suspect Council members were relieved. However, Anita Wilson the outspoken leader for the Market tenants hasn’t gone away. Realtors and malls are reaching out to the tenants – “they see the value … they just […]

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Vacant Countryside tennis building may have a tenant

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vacant Countryside tennis building may have a tenant

Nov. 16 Update: At the 7:00 PM Council  meeting Brian Townsend confirmed that the tennis building was not included in the contract being negotiated with Meadowbrook. Nov. 15: Roanoke’s municipal golf course has a tennis building on it. The Countryside Golf Course tennis building that sits close to Highland Farm Road and William Fleming High […]

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Vinton Town Council candidate has a young strong voice – video

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vinton Town Council candidate has a young strong voice - video

Aaron Lyles, a senior at William Byrd High School will be 18 years old in March 2010. He will vote for the first time in May. Sunday afternoon before a group of 35 people Lyles declared himself a candidate for Vinton Town Council. Introduction was made by Andrew Thacker Lyles World History II teacher in […]

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Washington Park pool makeover taken down a notch

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Washington Park pool makeover taken down a notch

Nov. 16 Update: The ordinance passed unanimously to allocate the $1.9 million on Option 2 renovation for Washington Park Pool. Nov. 14: The grandiose “regional” aquatic pool makeover for Washington Park has been scaled back to the lesser of three options. Steve Boucher, Director of Parks and Recreation made a third pitch at a council briefing […]

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