Marines hike the Appalachian Trail for wounded veterans

Monday, April 30, 2012

Marines hike the Appalachian Trail for wounded veterans

Warrior Hike is a non-profit fundraising effort whose mission is to help wounded veterans. Marine Captains Mark Silvers 26, of Danville and Marine Captain Sean Goblin, 36 of Rhode Island have recently returned from Afghanistan. Dan Karnes President of the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council brought Silvers and Goblin by the DAV in Salem Friday. Salem […]

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Mark Lucas’ past donation to Tea Party candidate

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mark Lucas' past donation to Tea Party candidate

With all the speculation on why Republican Peter Via has given $75,000 to incumbent Democrat Mayor David Bowers it is only fair to look back on the donation history of his opponent. Either it has slipped by the daily newspaper or has been conveniently brushed under a rug. Lucas has portrayed himself as somewhat of an […]

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George Allen plays it safe at primary debate

Sunday, April 29, 2012

George Allen plays it safe at primary debate

Former governor and U.S. senator George Allen had the most to lose with a gaff at Saturday’s primary debate. His challengers for the nomination are Bishop E. W. Jackson, Delegate Bob Marshall and former President of the Richmond Tea Party Jamie Radtke. Jay Warren, WSLS channel 10 anchor moderated the debate at the Sheraton Hotel […]

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Bowers says all that sizzles is not steak of his opponent (video)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bowers says all that sizzles is not steak of his opponent (video)

At noon Friday the incumbent Mayor David Bowers held a rally at Thelma’s Chicken and Waffles at Church and Market Street. Along with about 40 supporters was DPVA Chair Brian Moran, Virginia Senator John Edwards, former DPVA Chair Dick Cranwell, former VA Senator Granger MacFarlane and former Delegate Chip Woodrum.  Councilman Sherman Lea was by […]

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Both mayoral candidates tout support from business – past interview with Mark Lucas

Friday, April 27, 2012

Both mayoral candidates tout support from business - past interview with Mark Lucas

According to Mark Lucas’ facebook page he has garnered  endorsements from the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors, the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leadership Fund with donations of at least $17,000. Congressman Bob Goodlatte and The Roanoke Times have also endorsed Lucas. All pointed to his plans for entrepreneurial job growth for Roanoke City. Lucas also says that […]

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The seven Huff Lane property offers included National College

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The seven Huff Lane property offers included National College

UPDATE 4/25 2:00 p.m. from Frank Longaker, President, National College: “We felt that our proposal for a medical careers campus was not only more forward-thinking than yet another commercial development, but also much more in keeping with the nature of the surrounding neighborhoods and original school on the site. There’s more the city can benefit […]

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Inexperience and hot air accusations heat up the May election

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inexperience and hot air accusations heat up the May election

Monday was cold and windy but the gloves came off as Democrats for council rallied around incumbent Mayor David Bowers. A few supporters braved the elements outside William Fleming High School. Republican challenger Mark Lucas has been bolster by a poll his campaign conducted that shows that “it is close but Mark is ahead by […]

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AG Cuccinelli gives advice on protecting seniors from scams and abuse

Friday, April 20, 2012

FRONT ROYAL (April 20, 2012)–Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joined seniors, law enforcement, and advocates at the annual Front Royal TRIAD conference for seniors. The attorney general shared some of the best strategies for seniors to protect themselves against current scams targeting physical and financial wellness. “TRIAD cooperatives are partnerships between senior citizens, law enforcement, […]

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Innovative Leadership graduates build community connections

Friday, April 20, 2012

Innovative Leadership graduates build community connections

Thursday was graduation night for four teams comprised of 18 Roanoke citizens participating in the first Innovative Leadership program. The program was a partnership between Virginia Cooperative Extension, Roanoke’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates. Stephen Niamke was instrumental in getting Dr. Martha Walker Community Visibility Specialist with the VCE to conduct […]

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Gov. McDonnell praises Democratic Sen. Colgan for breaking the budget impasse

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RICHMOND—Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon following General Assembly passage of the new biennial budget. “I want to thank the members of the House of Delegates and the State Senate who came together, across party lines, to pass the biennial budget today. In the House, there was broad bipartisan support for the […]

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DPVA Chair Brian Moran hits governor on his transportation failure

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Richmond, VA — Yesterday the Virginia Senate voted to reject a conference report on the Virginia budget due to Senate Democrats’ refusal to allow Governor Bob McDonnell and Republicans to pass the cost of extending the Metro line to Dulles Airport on to Virginia families and potentially endanger the future of the project altogether. “Let […]

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Roanoke City’s budget ready for public hearing

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Roanoke City’s budget ready for public hearing

City manager Chris Morrill said that the city’s economic recovery is at least four years away and the one percent growth in revenue of $2.5 million was due in large part by improvements in the prepared food, lodging and business license tax. Allowing for inflation it keeps high priority services level funded. Few supplemental requests […]

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