Howl O’Ween RVSPCA 19th annual walk for the animals

Monday, October 31, 2011

Howl O’Ween RVSPCA 19th annual walk for the animals

Four-month old William wasn’t too sure what was going on Sunday afternoon in Elmwood Park. His parents Kristen and Scott Miller of Blacksburg were struggling to get everyone in place as Grandma Beth Via snapped pictures. William in Grandma’s arms seemed to look puzzled as if to say, “who let the dogs out, Grandma?” The […]

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Cuccinelli talks eminent domain abuses, property rights at NAACP event

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli RICHMOND (October 29, 2011) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli addressed more than 200 attendees today at the NAACP State Convention in Richmond, discussing government abuses of eminent domain and the property rights constitutional amendment currently pending in the General Assembly.  The attorney general spoke about eminent domain and urban renewal, […]

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Roanoke city attorney wins prestigious Edward J. Finnegan Award

Friday, October 28, 2011

Roanoke city attorney wins prestigious Edward J. Finnegan Award

ROANOKE, VA – William M. “Bill” Hackworth, City Attorney for the City of Roanoke, has been named the 2011 winner of the prestigious Edward J. Finnegan Award from the Local Government Attorneys (LGA) of Virginia Inc. The award is presented to an individual in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has made significant contributions to local […]

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Sen. Brandon Bell receives endorsement of US Sen. Mark Warner

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sen. Brandon Bell receives endorsement of US Sen. Mark Warner

Roanoke County – Brandon Bell’s VA Senate Campaign today announced that Senator Bell has received the endorsement of US Senator Mark Warner. Warner will also headline a local fundraiser for Senator Bell on Friday, November 4th. “I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of Senator Warner”, said Bell. “Mark Warner is very popular in the […]

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Rep. Bobby Scott on $1.25 billion black farmers settlement

Friday, October 28, 2011

Rep. Bobby Scott on $1.25 billion black farmers settlement

Judge Paul L. Friedman in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a civil class action discrimination  lawsuit opinion Thursday. The Class Action Complaint was comprised of at least 400,000 black farmers. In Judge Friedman’s opinion he stated the farmers were “victims of race discrimination whose complaints have gone unanswered for decades. The […]

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Sen. Smith attacks Bell for supporting tax increases

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Press Release: Campaigns with former Sen. John Chichester Chief Advocate of Virginia’s Record Setting $4 Billion Tax Increase ROANOKE, VA– Senator Ralph Smith’s (R) re-election campaign today noted the featured guests at tonight’s fundraiser to benefit the campaign of J. Brandon Bell II as illustrative of the former senator’s longstanding record of supporting higher taxes […]

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Recycle and Win can net a $50 Kroger gift card

Monday, October 24, 2011

Recycle and Win can net a $50 Kroger gift card

The sticker is in the mail. Not recycling yet? There is still time to ask Waste Management for a recycle bin. Monday the program to increase recycling rates in Roanoke City, Salem City and the town of Vinton kicked off with a ceremonial recycle of “overgrown” soda bottles. Roanoke Mayor David Bowers, Vinton Mayor Brad […]

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Sen. Bell asks Sen. Smith to show up for forum

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sen. Bell asks Sen. Smith to show up for forum

So far Bell and Smith have been debating at a distance. Well actually Bell has been debating with Smith who so far has avoided direct confrontation with his Independent opponent. Sen. Smith is using the “ignore your opponent” campaign tactic. Whether this is a “winning” strategy for Smith only time will tell. Bell has prodded Smith just […]

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Catawba district candidate Carter Turner wants answers

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Catawba district candidate Carter Turner wants answers

There are many fundamental tenets of a democracy, although one is perfectly clear: the public has a right to know. And now the public of Roanoke County has a right to know about payments made and procedures followed in the management and mis-management of Chairman Burch Church. I call on Chairman Church to face the […]

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Citigroup fined for not disclosing short positions to investors

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

“Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 2011” – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Citigroup’s principal U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary with misleading investors about a $1 billion collateralized debt obligation (CDO) tied to the U.S. housing market in which Citigroup bet against investors as the housing market showed signs of distress. The CDO defaulted within months, leaving […]

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Congressman Bobby Scott on 3.6% COLA increase for seniors

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Social Security Administration announced a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of 3.6% for Social Security beneficiaries in 2012. This is the first increase for beneficiaries in two years. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement: “The statutory calculation that Social Security is required to use to determine the COLA […]

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Candidate forum covers a few new topics

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Candidate forum covers a few new topics

Hollani Davis, channel 7 news anchor moderated a forum with Republican Del. Dave Nutter and Incumbent Democrat John Edwards vying for the 21st district Senate seat. In their first real forum for the 17th House of Delegates district Democrat Freeda Cathcart and Republican Chris Head had a chance to differentiate themselves on the issues. Two […]

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