Sen. John Edwards wins re-election in 21st senate district

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sen. John Edwards wins re-election in 21st senate district

Senator John Edwards of Roanoke won a tough race that turned negative at times. Edwards opponent was heavily backed by Republicans and outside PACs. Edwards was able to fend off Republican Dr. Nancy Dye and Commonwealth Attorney independent Don Caldwell. Caldwell was in the middle of a negative mailer battle by the Middle Resolution PAC […]

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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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Roanoke Business PAC Endorses Moore and Hooker for Roanoke County Supervisor

Monday, September 21, 2015

Roanoke Business PAC Endorses Moore and Hooker for Roanoke County Supervisor

The Business Leadership Fund (BLF), a political action committee (PAC) representing the regional business community, has endorsed two candidates in the upcoming election for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. Incumbent Supervisor Charlotte Moore (Cave Spring District-I) and Martha Hooker (Catawba District-R) received endorsements from the PAC. Charlotte Moore is seeking her third term on the […]

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Steve McGraw announces for re-election as Roanoke County Clerk of Circuit Court

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Steve McGraw announces for re-election as Roanoke County Clerk of Circuit Court

At a noon announcement outside the Roanoke County Courthouse Steve McGraw made his formal announcement for re-election that if elected will add to his 24-years of service as Clerk of Circuit Court that began in 1992. Prior to being elected to the Clerk of Circuit Court McGraw served on the Board of Supervisors for two […]

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Vice Mayor Dave Trinkle’s perceived conflict of interest addressed

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vice Mayor Dave Trinkle's perceived conflict of interest addressed

Tonight at Roanoke’s public hearing on the city’s budget and “revenue enhancements” Dr. Dave Trinkle read a statement prepared by the City Attorney, Dan Callaghan. In an email inquiry as to a possible conflict of interest with his ownership in two restaurants Callaghan said, “I will be discussing this matter with Dr. Trinkle today.” That […]

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Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff is running for election to the office of Roanoke County Sheriff for the first time. Poff was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the term of Sheriff Mike Winston who retired October 31, 2014 after 44 years of service. “I’m honored to serve the remainder of Sheriff Winston’s […]

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Mike Wray to run for Roanoke County School Board

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mike Wray to run for Roanoke County School Board

Mike Wray a former Cave Spring Roanoke County Board of Supervisor  plans to run for the Cave Spring Roanoke County School Board in November.  Fuzzy Minnix had announced that he will not run for re-election to the Roanoke County School Board. Minnix had served on the school board for six years and was on the […]

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Roanoke County Democratic Chair on Cabell Brand’s death

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Roanoke County Democratic Chair on Cabell Brand's death

Cabell Brand was born in Salem, educated at VMI, served his country in WW II, turned the family shoe business into a million-dollar operation, and started one of the most successful community action organizations in the south.  He spent his life finding ways to help people get back on their feet and onto a path of self-sufficiency, safety, […]

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Roanoke County Board of Supervisor candidate goes to the dogs

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Roanoke County Board of Supervisor candidate goes to the dogs

Brian Lang Democratic candidate for Roanoke County’s Hollins District held a picnic/dog park rally at Waldrond Park Wednesday to support his proposal to create dog parks in Roanoke County. Lang is shooting for 4 dog parks but would like to see 6 and have Roanoke County become known for having the highest per capita of […]

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Virginia Association of Counties wants relief from budget-busting mandates

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Virginia Association of Counties applauded Governor Bob McDonnell for strengthening Virginia’s economy Monday. The state closed FY 2013 with a $261.9 million surplus from general fund revenue collections. Total revenue collections rose by 5.3 percent in FY 2013, above the revised revenue forecast of 3.6 percent growth.  But there is much work to be […]

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Brian Lang formally announces for Board of Supervisors

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Brian Lang formally announces for Board of Supervisors

Besides being involved in Boy Scouts and tutoring at the Westend Center he has taught English as a second language said Senator John Edwards in his introduction of Brian Lang for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors in the Hollins District. Twenty supporters gathered at the Hollins Library with officials like Sheriff Michael Winston attending. “He’s […]

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Roanoke County Democrats nominate Board of Supervisors candidate for the Hollins District

Monday, June 10, 2013

Roanoke County Democrats nominate Board of Supervisors candidate for the Hollins District

Monday night at the 7:00 p.m. Roanoke County Democratic caucus Brian Lang was nominated as the Democratic candidate for the Board of Supervisors seat in the Hollins District. This creates a three-way race between the Republican candidate Al Bedrosian and independent Gary Jarrell. Brian Lang is chair of the Roanoke County Democratic Committee. Lang in […]

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