Consumer News: Can you spot a scam?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Consumer News: Can you spot a scam?

  Con artists are very good at tricking consumers into parting with money or divulging personal information that can be used to commit fraud. To help test people’s knowledge about financial scams, the Fall 2010 issue of FDIC Consumer News, published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, features a quiz on common frauds and their […]

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VCOG Executive Director asks “Is this real reform?” (video)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

VCOG Executive Director asks “Is this real reform?” (video)

Megan Rhyne, Executive Director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government has posted her thoughts on elimination of the FOIA Advisory Council. In an email she stated that she hopes that “the governor’s office is not eager to kill off the council.” The VCOG committee will meet Friday and decide on how to proceed based on […]

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Roanoke City sales tax shows signs of improvement

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Roanoke City sales tax shows signs of improvement

September was the “first month of positive performance since November of 2008,” said Ann Shawver, Roanoke City’s Director of Finance. This follows news that the September meals tax increased 2.6% over September 2009. Overall the meals tax has increased slightly at .5% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 compared to 2010. The conservative […]

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Rare 1936 Siebert Ambulance/Hearse at VMT

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rare 1936 Siebert Ambulance/Hearse at VMT

(Roanoke, VA)-The Virginia Museum of Transportation announces the arrival of a rare vehicle that holds a unique place in Virginia history, a 1936 Siebert Ford Combination Ambulance/ Hearse. The exhibit now on display in the Museum’s Advance Auto Parts Auto Gallery is made possible by Mickey Seagle of Pulaski, VA. Purchased by the Seagle Brothers […]

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Cuccinelli puts stamp of approval on candidate Bill Stanley

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cuccinelli puts stamp of approval on candidate Bill Stanley

Bill Stanley announced the endorsement of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Friday as he campaigns to fill the remaining term of Robert Hurt’s 19th district Senate seat. “Ken Cuccinelli isn’t just a great Attorney General for Virginia,” said Stanley in a statement, “he is quickly becoming a national conservative leader in defense of liberty, as seen […]

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Habeeb gains endorsements and Democratic challenger

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Democrat Ginger Mumpower, 50 has officially  filed with the Democratic Nominating Committee and will challenge Republican Greg Habeeb for the 8th district House of Delegates seat. Congressman-elect Morgan Griffith defeated Rick Boucher in a surprise victory for the 9th district leaving the seat to be filled by special election on January 11, 2011 – only one […]

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Retired attorney Mary Hatch will be missed

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Retired attorney Mary Hatch will be missed

Retired attorney Mary Hatch (pictured  left) graduated from Georgetown in 1959 with a law degree. She served in the Navy and worked for 4 members of congress in Washington DC for six years. Hatch recounted a story about declining a chance to work for then Senator John F. Kennedy because his office was in the […]

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Democratic Party call to caucus Virginia 8th HOD District

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DATE: 11/16/10 – Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Party Nominating Committee Call to Caucus Whereas, it is the duty of the Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the office of 8th District Delegate to the […]

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Greater Deyerle neighborhood plan overruled

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Greater Deyerle neighborhood plan overruled

At Monday evening’s Roanoke City council meeting fifteen speakers signed up either in support or opposition to rezoning an APCO encumbered parcel of land. The 2.2 acres sits behind Lewis Gale Medical Center off of 419 at the intersection of Keagy Road and Crestmoor Drive. This part of Keagy Road is used as a cut […]

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Stanley receives Lynchburg Tea Party endorsement

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stanley receives Lynchburg Tea Party endorsement

Press Release: Bill Stanley is proud to announce he has earned the endorsement of the Lynchburg Tea Party in his campaign for the Republican nomination for the 19th district Senate seat. “I truly appreciate the faith these great patriots have placed in me and my campaign,” said Stanley. “Our vision of rekindling the spirit of […]

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McDonnell sets special election date for Griffith/Hurt seats

Monday, November 15, 2010

McDonnell sets special election date for Griffith/Hurt seats

RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following press release Monday regarding the date for special elections for the purposes of electing representatives to fill the seats of State Senator Robert Hurt and State Delegate Morgan Griffith, both of whom were elected to the United States Congress in the most recent election. McDonnell has spoken to […]

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AG Cuccinelli opinion on issuance of driver’s licenses to non citizens

Monday, November 15, 2010

AG Cuccinelli opinion on issuance of driver's licenses to non citizens

Attorney General opinion in a nutshell: DMV can choose not to giveth but they can’t taketh away.  Press release: RICHMOND (November 15, 2010) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an official opinion Friday informing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that it is not required to accept federal work permit cards as proof of […]

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