Senator Mark Warner hits Roanoke on State reelection tour

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Senator Mark Warner hits Roanoke on State reelection tour

U.S. Senator Mark Warner picked a perfect day Saturday to kick off his reelection campaign. Over 100 officials and supporters showed up at Century Plaza. He hit his  10th stop in Roanoke shortly after 12:30 p.m. after a stint in Lynchburg. “Will you help me get rehired this fall,” Warner asked. The resounding response was […]

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Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as VA Secretary

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gen. Eric Shinseki resigns as VA Secretary

General Eric Shinseki, Veterans Affairs Secretary offers his resignation to Presidnet Obama at 11:15 a.m. today. President Obama accepts Shinseki’s resignation. “Everyone out there waiting … make sure they get the help that they need,” says President Obama. “What is the realistic time before they get an appointment.” Gen. Shensiki said “He was too trusting […]

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Senator Mark Warner says Shinseki should step aside

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Senator Mark Warner says Shinseki should step aside

Calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki is growing. The American Legion, and one other veterans group, Concerned Veterans for America have called for his resignation. The list of U.S. Senators calling for Shinseki now includes Virginia Senator Mark Warner. Shinseki has remained silent. It has been reported that separate lists of […]

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Roanoke’s Parks and Arts begins its second year

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Roanoke's Parks and Arts begins its second year

Parks and Arts is designed to celebrate Roanoke’s neighborhoods by taking performing and visual arts directly to communities. This year funding came through a grant from the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. Executive Director Alan Ronk was at today’s announcement held at Countryside Park on Ranch Road. Ronk said, “as a student I financed my summer […]

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Graduates of web-based financial education program honored

Monday, May 19, 2014

Graduates of web-based financial education program honored

Vinton, Virginia – May 19, 2014 – Today, Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange, Union First Market Bank and educators from William Byrd High School honored graduates from the My Money, My Future program, a financial education course designed to empower young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Union First Market Bank […]

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Virginia’s employment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent

Friday, May 16, 2014

In April, private sector employment decreased by 2,400 jobs, while public sector payrolls increased by 2,200 jobs Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 4.9 percent. The March unemployment rate was revised down 0.1 percentage point, leaving it unchanged from February’s 4.9 percent rate. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues below the […]

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Winner gets lunch with Karl Rove

Friday, May 16, 2014

Winner gets lunch with Karl Rove

This is becoming a popular way to raise money. See Senator Mark Warner’s contest for lunch with him and Tim Kaine HERE. What would you talk about with Karl Rove, “the Architect?” “The deadline to enter your name to win a lunch with me at the NRSC is almost here. We wanted to make sure […]

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Forest fire vehicles on display at the VMT thru June 30

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Virginia Department of Forestry to display wildfire vehicles at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from May 10 through June 30, 2014  Five vehicles used to battle wildfires in the Commonwealth will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation beginning this Saturday as part of the Virginia Department of Forestry’s (VDOF) 100th anniversary as […]

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Virginia Museum of Transportation Emergency Services Tribute Day

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Virginia Museum of Transportation, Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans announce Emergency Services Tribute Day on Saturday, May 17 Sponsored by Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans, the day celebrates and honors Virginia’s EMS workers who provide essential lifesaving services in our communities. The event coincides with the start of the National EMS Week. Emergency Services […]

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Win lunch with Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Win lunch with Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine

OOPS! CORRECTION: Per Senator Mark Warner’s Press Secretary the location for the lunch is yet to be determined. It sure sounded like lunch at the Weiner Stand to me. I think I’m actually disappointed and hope they will consider Roanoke’s favorite eatery for the losers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EARLIER: I thought this was an interesting contest for […]

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Memorial Day Pet Road Trip Tips

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Memorial Day Pet Road Trip Tips

Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer for you and your pet. Before you start planning trips to the beach and summer getaways, keep in mind that it’s important to plan ahead for pet travel and always keep the best interests of your furry, four-legged friend in mind.  Traveling with your pet can be a wonderful […]

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BBB: Debit card phone/text scam – think don’t act

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Roanoke, VA (May 15, 2014) – BBB is issuing an alert on a debit card phone scam that has been making its way across the country. Residents in Alaska, Florida, Idaho, and Missouri have all reported being contacted via phone calls and text messages from someone claiming to represent their bank asking for personal information. […]

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