“My Roanoke Nightmare” horror story leads to confusion in Google search results

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rolling Stone and Hollywood Take websites have a post about “My Roanoke Nightmare” and Google searches have led to over 3000 hits so far on an old Roanoke Free Press 2007 article titled “Two Year Anniversary of Our Nightmare.” It seems that the Rolling Stone and Hollywood Take websites have posted a YouTube trailer clip […]

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says gun lobby perpetuates fear resulting in gun presence

Friday, July 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – Mourning the tragic deaths of five Dallas police officers, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Josh Horwitz, issued the following statement noting the role of the gun lobby in perpetuating the cultural climate of circular fear in which guns, including highly lethal assault weapons, have become ever-present in this […]

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Badges for Baseball program launches – teams youth with law enforcement mentors

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Badges for Baseball program launches - teams youth with law enforcement mentors

United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. will and youth will throw out ceremonial first pitch in recognition of the launch of the Badges for Baseball program at Salem Red Sox tonight. The U.S. Attorney has been practicing with his sons Jack and Richard the last couple of days he said. In cooperation with officials […]

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Road closures around River’s Edge for July 4 fireworks – what you should consider

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Roanoke, VA – Celebrate an evening of red, white and boom with the City of Roanoke’s annual fireworks show at River’s Edge Sports Complex on July 4 beginning at 9:30 p.m. This year’s fireworks show is presented by the City of Roanoke, The Roanoke Times, WFXR, and Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Before the fireworks, enjoy patriotic […]

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NRA blames President Obama’s political correctness

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

By Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Americans were shocked and disgusted to learn of another act of terrorism on our soil – this time in Orlando, Florida. In the aftermath of this terrorist attack, President Obama and Hillary Clinton renewed their calls for more gun control, including a […]

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John Fredericks calls pledge insane – takes on @VA_GOP Chair

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

John Fredericks calls pledge insane - takes on @VA_GOP Chair

There has been a torrent of publicity surrounding Donald Trump’s tweets blasting the Republican Party of Virginia for requiring a “statement of affiliation” before voting in the Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday, March 1. Democrats have not instituted a pledge for their primary that takes place the same day. As the process has gone […]

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Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article – make threats

Friday, December 18, 2015

Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article - make threats

What sounds like a threat against the NAACP and more planned protests followed The Roanoke Times online post today. The Roanoke Times reporter, Matt Chittum, is a hit with the Confederate flag supporters who infiltrated the Roanoke Christmas parade December 11. Chittum interview good ol’ boy Daniel Highberger who founded Sons of Liberty Southwest Virginia […]

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Leaf collection begins in Roanoke – use paper leaf bags

Friday, November 13, 2015

Leaf collection begins in Roanoke - use paper leaf bags

Roanoke, VA – Citizens are reminded that leaf collection in the city begins next week. Crews will collect bagged leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags the weeks of Nov. 16, Nov. 30, and Dec. 14. Residents should put their bagged leaves at the curb on the same day as their regular trash collection. The city […]

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Roanoke County has been served well with McGraw as Circuit Court Clerk

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Roanoke County has been served well with McGraw as Circuit Court Clerk

LETTER: By any measure – and with 32 years of public service to his credit – Roanoke County Circuit Court Clerk Steve McGraw is the longest serving elected official in the Roanoke area, and he’s up for re-election to a fourth term on Tuesday, but this year’s contest has been decidedly different. After narrowly losing […]

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Report card for each local hospital in Virginia unveiled

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has unveiled its Quality & Patient Safety Scorecard. It is an interactive, online tool that enables users to review data showing hospital-specific performance on key quality, safety, and patient satisfaction measures. The scorecards have been developed at the behest of VHHA’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of […]

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Op-Ed: Melrose Community Policing Project a Win for Citizens and the City

Monday, August 3, 2015

Op-Ed: Melrose Community Policing Project a Win for Citizens and the City

This summer I embarked on a project to strengthen the relationship between the City of Roanoke, the Police Department, and most importantly the community. The results far exceeded my expectations. Before I talk about the results, let’s take a look back to the spring. I was invited to a community discussion to form a summer […]

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Parents testify about child deaths in unlicensed childcare facilities

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware of Virginia joined with parents and grandparents throughout the state to testify at 5 budget hearings before the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees to urge state legislators to protect children in child care last week. On January 7, public hearings were held in Richmond, Williamsburg, Manassas, Abingdon, and […]

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