You missed a hell-of-a city council debate – videos

Friday, April 30, 2010

You missed a hell-of-a city council debate - videos

In round one and “Part One” video here the dreaded “MAILER” that Democratic candidate Bill Bestpitch sent to Roanoke citizens last week  provoked the three Republican candidates. You could almost hear someone yell out “you lie” as Congressman Joe Wilson did to President Barack Obama during the State of the Union Address. Bestpitch had quite […]

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Republican candidate for city council dissed – video

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Republican candidate for city council dissed - video

Prior to Thursday night’s forum hosted by the Roanoke Chapter of the NAACP the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women held their annual Wine and Cheese fundraiser at the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. One Democratic candidate took the opportunity to hit the Republican candidate(s) hard. As reported by Mason Adams of The Roanoke Times – on […]

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Governor announces housing policy advisory committee

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Governor announces housing policy advisory committee

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced a major initiative by his Administration aimed at reducing homelessness and expanding affordable housing in the Commonwealth. While touring the Better Housing Coalition’s Lincoln Mews apartments this morning, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the establishment of Virginia’s first executive housing policy framework, which will help guide the development of […]

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Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride Saturday

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride Saturday

Mayor David Bowers will lead the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 1. The two and one-half mile trek will take bikers from 210 Reserve Avenue downtown to the Mayor’s Monument in Elmwood Park. The Event will start at 10:00 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Cyclists of all ages and […]

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Round Hill/City School future

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Round Hill Montessori Primary School will likely be partially used for preschool. The newer addition can be used separately from the rest of the school said Deputy Superintendent Curt Baker Tuesday. The Roanoke City School Board will make a decision on Round Hill and City School’s future Wednesday morning.

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Roanoke City Schools set to change auditors

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

At a meeting of the School Board Audit Committee Tuesday the City Municipal Auditor Drew Harmon recommended that Brown Edwards & Co., LLC be selected as the school’s new independent auditors. If the School Board concurs then they will replace KPMG for the 2010-2011 school year. Brown Edwards & Co., LLC has an office in […]

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Council candidate forums before election day

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 4, IS ELECTION DAY. At a special meeting of the Roanoke Central Council PTA on Wednesday, April 28 Roanoke City Council candidates made their case on how they plan to fund education in Roanoke City. The three Democrats: Ray Ferris, Bill Bestpitch, incumbent David Trinkle – the three Republicans: Colonel Bob Craig, Mike […]

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Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia for corporate headquarters

Monday, April 26, 2010

Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia for corporate headquarters

RICHMOND: Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to Virginia, creating 300 new jobs in the Commonwealth. Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell commented, “The foremost priority of our Administration is creating new jobs and getting our economy back on […]

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Feda Morton racks up endorsements in Virginia’s 5th District

Monday, April 26, 2010

Feda Morton racks up endorsements in Virginia’s 5th District

Feda Morton, Fluvanna County biology teacher and Republican activist was endorsed Friday by the FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to Family Research Council Action. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council and Chairman of the FRC Action PAC in convinced that Morton “has proven that she is a true friend of […]

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For women only – which one tickles your estrogen?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

For women only - which one tickles your estrogen?

1. A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills… She has 14 kids but doesn’t really care. 2. One of life’s mysteries is how a 2-pound box of chocolates can make a woman gain 5 lbs. 3. My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely. 4. The best way to […]

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Where oh where has my golf ball gone …

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Where oh where has my golf ball gone ...

Just not giving up on free golf at Countryside. This man has a tough time finding his ball as the grass grows on the 12th fairway. If we just had a big enough mower the neighborhood would mow at least some of the fairways. Chris Whitley of WSLS channel 10 picked up on my post […]

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General Assembly approves 92% of Governor’s amendments

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

General Assembly approves 92% of Governor’s amendments

RICHMOND – At the reconvened session of the General Assembly today, Virginia legislators approved 92% of Governor Bob McDonnell’s 213 amendments to the budget and previously passed legislation. Sometimes called the “veto” session, this year’s one-day gathering featured no vetoes from the Governor, as the Governor and staff worked out many issues cooperating with legislators […]

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