Republican announces for Roanoke County Sheriff

Friday, July 30, 2010

Republican announces for Roanoke County Sheriff

Stephen Turner announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Roanoke County Sheriff Friday at the Roanoke County Courthouse. The special election will be held in November.  Thirty-five supporters including the County Treasurer, Kevin Hutchins and Commonwealth Attorney Randy Leach were there to support his nomination. Mike Bailey, Roanoke County Republican Chair introduced Turner. Turner, […]

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Countryside Swim Club Slideshow

Friday, July 30, 2010

Countryside Swim Club Slideshow

The pool served the children of the county before annexation brought them into the city in the early 70s. The parents and children of northwest city would gather at the pool on hot days in their usual neighborly communal fashion through the 80s and 90s. All that changed when the pool closed in 2003 and […]

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Cuccinelli gives $55,500 campaign donation to Virginia veterans charities

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cuccinelli gives $55,500 campaign donation to Virginia veterans charities

PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday, July 28 – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced his intentions to donate $55,500 to veterans’ charities around the Commonwealth. The funds were originally donated to the Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General Campaign in the summer and fall of 2009 by Bobby Thompson. In recent months, Thompson and a charity he directs, the United […]

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Cuccinelli hopeful that Arizona’s immigration law will prevail

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RICHMOND (July 28, 2010) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling by Judge Susan Bolton in the case of United States of America v. State of Arizona, et al.: “My office is currently reviewing Judge Bolton’s 36-page order regarding the United States’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction against Arizona’s […]

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Countryside: Let them eat hamburger!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Countryside: Let them eat hamburger!

Many of the area neighbors including myself have attended all the meetings with Planning Department Staff over the last several weeks. Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at William Fleming is the last community input meeting. What to do with Countryside Golf Course is the topic. Monday evening’s meeting at the Miller Court neighborhood (Dan Hale […]

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Updated: Meals tax paid by citizens is not a slush fund

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Updated: Meals tax paid by citizens is not a slush fund

UPDATED July 21, 2010: (See Trinkle responds below just prior to The Roanoke Star-Sentinel print deadline) Roanoke City’s Code of Ordinances says the meals tax citizens pay when dinning out is to be “held in trust by the seller until remitted to the treasurer.” It means exactly that according to Tim Spencer in the city […]

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Bestpitch says a thousand times “no” on consent agenda

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bestpitch says a thousand times “no” on consent agenda

At the first Roanoke City Council meeting on July 6 new council member Bill Bestpitch came onboard ready to take on the transparency challenge. To the surprise of his colleagues Bestpitch asked for the removal of a closed session on the consent agenda. He then explained to his puzzled colleagues that he wanted to add […]

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Roanoke City dodging risk of another bond downgrade

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Roanoke City dodging risk of another bond downgrade

There is a dark cloud of debt hanging over Roanoke City. In a communication from Roanoke City’s financial adviser Public Financial Management, Inc. warned that another year exceeding Roanoke’s self-imposed debt limit is risky. For fiscal year 2010 the 10% debt ceiling has been breached coming in at 10.2%. Another year over 10% risks another […]

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Cuccinelli joins other states in defending Arizona immigration law

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cuccinelli joins other states in defending Arizona immigration law

Cuccinelli in a press release says he will protect Virginia’s right to enforce federal immigration laws. RICHMOND (July 14, 2010) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced today that he has joined a coalition of nine states filing an amicus brief in federal court supporting Arizona’s new immigration reform law. Arizona’s law is the subject of […]

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South Peak development nears its launch date

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Formal action on the formation of the Community Development Authority (CDA) for South Peak is perking up with the help of Bonnie France of the McGuire Woods law firm in Richmond. France has been advising Roanoke County on bond issues for 25 years. James Smith, the developer will start first with a 120-unit condominium project […]

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Financial institutions affected by oil spill get help

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Regulators Issue Statement to Assist Financial Institutions and Customers Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill The federal financial regulatory agencies and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (the regulators) issued a statement today to assist financial institutions and their customers affected by the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit explosion and oil spill in […]

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Roanoke County police “bullet trap” and other business

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Roanoke County police

Roanoke County Law Enforcement received $217,141 to complete the firing range. The funds came from the police asset forfeiture account at no cost to tax payers. Jeff Altice in the Community Development Department came up with a “bullet trap system” designed to neutralize firing range bullets so they can be taken to a landfill easily. […]

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