Cuccinelli hires former GOP Executive Director to manage his campaign

Monday, December 31, 2012

Cuccinelli hires former GOP Executive Director to manage his campaign

Richmond – Presumptive GOP nominee for Governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, announced today that Dave Rexrode, former executive director of the state GOP, has joined his campaign as Campaign Manager. “I am pleased Dave has joined our effort as campaign manager. Dave’s knowledge of the Commonwealth, his work ethic and vast experience with the grassroots […]

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Huff Lane school property rezoning in question

Monday, December 24, 2012

Huff Lane school property rezoning in question

At the December 20 Planning Commission meeting NDRA II, LLC the potential purchasers of the 5.3-acre former Huff Lane Elementary school property reached a final hurtle in ensuring the two hotels and a restaurant would take the school’s place. The seven-member Planning Commission was asked to recommended to council rezoning the property to a Commercial […]

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Rev. Carl Tinsley is 2012 Citizen of the Year

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rev. Carl Tinsley is 2012 Citizen of the Year

Roanoke City Council has named the Reverend Carl T. Tinsley, Sr., as the 2012 Citizen of the Year for the City of Roanoke. In recognition of this honor, Mayor David A. Bowers bestowed the prestigious Key to the City to Rev. Tinsley at the city’s Annual Volunteer Reception on Nov. 14. In addition, City Council announced his selection at the […]

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Voter precinct consolidation plan gets pushed to a task force

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Voter precinct consolidation plan gets pushed to a task force

On Monday Councilman Bill Bestpitch suggested drafting a resolution for the January 7 council meeting to form a task force consisting of a member each from the NAACP, SCLC, Roanoke City School Board, Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates, Blue Ridge Independent Living, one Democrat and one Republican from their respective committees. Two poll workers will also be […]

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Mill Mountain Advisory Committee dodges the Grinch

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mill Mountain Advisory Committee dodges the Grinch

Councilman Ray Ferris withdrew his motion to dissolve the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee Monday but did not concede his assertion that it is an “ad hoc” committee. “City council has failed to give it any particular assignment – that’s certainly not the fault of the committee,” he said. The MMAC will continue in a contradictory […]

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Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling opposes lifting uranium mining ban

Saturday, December 15, 2012

In Danville today Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling as previously reported pronounced his opposition to lifting the ban on uranium mining. He joined local legislators, officials and businessmen. Bolling could be the tie-breaking vote in the Senate that will kill Senator Watkins bill to lift the ban. Next Tuesday, Wednesday he is scheduled on radio stations […]

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McDonnell tells HHS no Virginia Health Benefits Exchange

Friday, December 14, 2012

McDonnell tells HHS no Virginia Health Benefits Exchange

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today submitted a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, declaring that Virginia will not be pursuing a state-based health benefits exchange for 2014. States were required to submit no later than today, a blueprint application requesting conditional approval for a state-based exchange. States have until Feb. 15, 2013 […]

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Governor McDonnell on Connecticut School Shootings

Friday, December 14, 2012

RICHMOND—Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement following news of a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. “It is with a heavy heart and the deepest of sympathies that I learned earlier today of the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those impacted by […]

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Kaine’s statement on Connecticut shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

Richmond, VA – Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding today’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “Words fail to express the profound sadness I feel for the families of those who were lost and those who will carry the scars of this tragedy. Our Commonwealth knows too well the pain of senseless gun violence. Like […]

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Cuccinelli takes EPA to court for regulating water as pollutant

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cuccinelli takes EPA to court for regulating water as pollutant

Cuccinelli says plan is illegal land takeover, would cost Virginia estimated $300 million plus RICHMOND (December 14, 2012)-Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli argued in federal district court in Alexandria on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and joined by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

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Groundhog Day – Councilman asks for dissolution of Mill Mountain Advisory Committee

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Groundhog Day - Councilman asks for dissolution of Mill Mountain Advisory Committee

Here we go again. Another 2:00 council meeting Monday going round and round on the legality of the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee. Ray Ferris and as a little birdie told me Court Rosen, who actually started the ball rolling, are hell-bent on getting rid of the MMAC. Ferris has prepared a “brief.” A brief is a […]

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Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Regency Room is getting a facelift

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Regency Room is getting a facelift

ROANOKE, Va. (Dec. 10, 2012) – To mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Regency Room, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel will be renovating and refreshing the restaurant beginning Wednesday, January 2. Dining operations will continue throughout the renovations but will be temporarily relocated to the Shenandoah […]

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