Roanoke’s addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roanoke's addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

At Roanoke City Council’s work session Tuesday council began work on the 2017 legislative package to be presented to area legislators later this fall. One addition to the package received an outcry from council member Ray Ferris on adding Roanoke City to the list of cities that prohibits carrying loaded semi-automatic rifles or pistols with […]

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Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

Monday, August 1, 2016

Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

On Jun 6 Waste Management began pick up of  intermediate size brush piles as small as 2′ x 3′. City manager Chris Morrill said, “the goal is to get crap off the street by keeping brush and bulk off the street” Skip Decker, manager of Waste Management listened to citizens concerns and council had instructed […]

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Acting Police Chief Tim Jones selected as new Police Chief

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Acting Police Chief Tim Jones selected as new Police Chief

A flyer distributed to some citzens leaked that Acting Chief Tm Jones would be Roanoke City’s new Police Chief. The prnted flyer advertised that “Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones” and Mayor Sherman Lea are holding a “Stop the Violence” community event on July 18. Roanoke: At a press conference held in the north lobby of […]

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Reception for Mayor Bowers and Councilman Rosen – Investiture Ceremony date

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Vice-Mayor David B. Trinkle and Members of Roanoke City Council cordially invite you to a reception in honor of The Honorable David A. Bowers and The Honorable Court G. Rosen In recognition of their public service to the citizens of the City of Roanoke Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Blue 5 — White […]

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Mayor David Bowers closes chapter that started as high school dream

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mayor David Bowers closes chapter that started as high school dream

Leaving the “Catbird Seat” (see photo slideshow bottom) Mayor David Bowers has practiced law for 38 years, has been on city council for 24 years with 16 of those years serving as mayor. As a youngster he was inspired to become mayor when he met Mayor Benton Dillard at the Civic Center groundbreaking. Bowers was […]

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Not all is lost for the Roanoke Community Garden Association at budget adoption

Monday, May 9, 2016

Not all is lost for the Roanoke Community Garden Association at budget adoption

Word certainly got around this past week about the defunding of Roanoke Community Garden Association at the May 2 morning council briefing. RCGA had been approved for a $10,000 grant but was stripped of it in a motion and resolution by councilman Bill Bestpitch. The vote was 5-2. Emails and phone calls followed. The public […]

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Unprecedented resolution at council briefing cuts community garden funding

Monday, May 9, 2016

Unprecedented resolution at council briefing cuts community garden funding

All was going well with this year’s 2017 fiscal year budget. The tax increases on real estate and meals has put millions of new dollars in the city’s coffers. There was plenty of money for services, added personnel, raises for employees and funding for outside agencies. The public hearing had no one complain about the […]

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Top spots go to Mayor-elect Sherman Lea and Vice Mayor-elect Anita Price

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Top spots go to Mayor-elect Sherman Lea and Vice Mayor-elect Anita Price

Sherman Lea Sr. was the only candidate on the ballot but write-in candidate Martin Jeffrey nipped a bit into his totals. It is suspected that some of the write-in numbers went to Dave Trinkle. Lea though received the lions-share at over 82 percent. The Democrat’s party was held at the Taaza restaurant in Grandin Village. […]

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South Roanoke Neighborhood forum puts questions to council candidates

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

South Roanoke Neighborhood forum puts questions to council candidates

South Roanoke Neighborhood president Barbara Duerk began the candidate forum with a “listen and learn” to give attendees a chance to voice concerns they had that candidates should take into consideration. They ran the gamut from speeding on Avenham Avenue to the expected traffic congestion from the Carilion Clinic expansion. Mr. Bradshaw, a resident, summed […]

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Late write-in candidate for Roanoke city council enters the race

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Late write-in candidate for Roanoke city council enters the race

Jim Garrett, 58, is a 21 year infantry veteran who began an Internet company named HOVAC.COM, that he later sold to Ntelos. He then founded Kinex Telecom. Garrett ran as a Republican in 2014 with Roger Malouf and Hank Benson. They lost to independent incumbents Ray Ferris, Bill Bestpitch and Democrat Dave Trinkle. He explained […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Sen. Suetterlein’s local party affiliation ballot bill

Friday, April 8, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Sen. David R. Suetterlein’s Senate Bill 767. In requiring party identification of candidates for local offices, the bill would unnecessarily inject an element of partisanship into historically nonpartisan municipal elections. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: April 8, 2016 Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the […]

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Dykstra, Garland, Price for council and Lea for mayor endorsed by Business Leaders Fund

Friday, April 8, 2016

Dykstra, Garland, Price for council and Lea for mayor endorsed by Business Leaders Fund

In a press release today the Business Leadership Fund (BLF), a political action committee representing the regional business community, is pleased to announce its endorsement of the following Roanoke City candidates: Michelle Dykstra, John Garland and incumbent Anita Price for city council and Sherman Lea for mayor. Mr. Victor Iannello, chairman of the Business Leadership […]

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