Warren Buffett adds to his newspaper holdings with purchase of The Roanoke Times

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Warren Buffett adds to his newspaper holdings with purchase of The Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times reported today that Warren Buffett’s BH Media Group will finalize purchase of the daily newspaper tomorrow. The purchase is not a surprise as its owner Landmark Media CEO, Frank Batten Jr. has expressed interest in divesting its holding since 2008. Landmark has owned the Times since 1969. Buffett has said he is […]

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BBB advisory on misleading ad saying free silver coins

Thursday, May 30, 2013

BBB advisory on misleading ad saying free silver coins

The headline reads “State Zip codes determine who get free Silver coins” but there’s nothing free in a new misleading advertisement currently hitting Virginia newsstands. The BBB serving Western VA has issued an advisory for consumers in reference to a misleading advertising campaign by World Reserve Monetary Exchange, Inc. currently being published in western Virginia […]

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PPP poll shows voter confusion on Virginia candidates

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Terry McAuliffe is not popular but Ken Cuccinelli is more unpopular. The PPP poll says that 33% of voters hold a negative opinion of  McAuliffe and 29% of voters hold a favorable opinion of him. Cuccinelli on the other hand is viewed as 44% negative and 32%  positive. McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by 5 points, 42/37. McAuliffe […]

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McDonnell announces automatic restoration of voting rights for non-violent felons

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

McDonnell announces automatic restoration of voting rights for non-violent felons

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that he will automatically restore, on an individualized basis, civil rights to non-violent felons by July 15 for those who meet the following specific conditions: 1) completion of their sentence, probation or parole;  2) payment of all court costs, fines, restitution, and completion of court-ordered conditions, and 3) have no pending […]

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Democrat’s attack Cuccinelli’s felon rights record and flip-flop

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It didn’t take long for Democrats to respond to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s announcement of the Rights Restoration Advisory Committee report. See Cuccinelli’s past record below. Brian Gottstein, Communications Director defended Cuccinelli’s initially opposition against restoration of felons rights when he was in the Virginia Senate. He said he gradually changed his position, in part, due […]

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Felon Rights Restoration Advisory Committee releases report

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some on the committee do not share Cuccinelli’s view on the subject.  Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli released the report of his bipartisan Rights Restoration Advisory Committee that studied legal alternatives to a constitutional amendment to streamline the restoration of rights process for certain nonviolent felons. Restoration of civil rights is a way to bring those […]

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Memorial Day at Lee Plaza is always special

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day at Lee Plaza is always special

It was 9:47 a.m. Monday as a bus full of veterans pulled up to Roanoke Valley War Memorial  at Lee Plaza across from the Municipal Building. Veterans, their families, officials and Roanoke citizens took time out of their holiday to honor all who served our country. Sitting with former Roanoke City Sheriff and Councilman Alvin […]

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Candidate Sen. Mark Herring visits Roanoke and the Harrison Museum

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Candidate Sen. Mark Herring visits Roanoke and the Harrison Museum

The June Democratic primary is two weeks away and candidates are making their last stops in Southside this week. State Senator Mark Herring who is seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general was at a Meet and Greet at Thelma’s Chicken & Waffles Saturday. Senator John Edwards took Herring to the Harrison Museum of African […]

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Terry McAuliffe officially opens his Roanoke campaign office

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Terry McAuliffe officially opens his Roanoke campaign office

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor told 70 supporters and volunteers Saturday that the race between him and his opponent, Republican and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is possibly the starkest contrast between two gubernatorial candidates in the history of the Commonwealth. At the office opening was his wife Dorothy, Jack Kennedy, board member of […]

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“The Bridges” is the first phase of the Riverside development project

Friday, May 24, 2013

Developers today broke ground on a multi-year, mixed-use development that includes new apartments, restaurants, offices and retail space on the site of a former mill and scrap yard – the largest development of its kind in Roanoke. The 22-acre project, named The Bridges, will expand downtown Roanoke along South Jefferson Street, complementing the Virginia Tech-Carilion […]

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Special – Spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Special - Spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens

ROANOKE/CHRISTIANSBURG – Did you know that kittens can go into heat and get pregnant as early as 4 months old and puppies around 5 months old?  If not sterilized, puppies and kittens can get pregnant and have a litter of their own just two months later. And it’s these accidental litters that end up in […]

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The Virginia Big Brother and Big Sister of year announced

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Virginia Big Brother and Big Sister of year announced

There is a long list of Little Brothers and Little Sisters waiting for a mentor and friend said the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Charles Pierson. Many of the youngsters suffer from neglect or traumatic circumstances in the home. Through BBBS, “I don’t know of a better way to help kids face […]

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