Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Salem City and Franklin County had Decembers largest employment gain in Virginia coming in at an increase of 600 jobs.
Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment data is being produced for nine metropolitan areas. In December, five metropolitan areas experienced over-the-month job gains and four metropolitan areas experienced employment losses. The largest absolute job gain occurred in the Roanoke metropolitan area, with an increase of 600 jobs. The Northern Virginia metropolitan area experienced the next largest increase, with a gain of 400 jobs. The other metropolitan areas
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dan Casey Challenged to Bare It All
With the first @WSLS “breaking news” tweet I thought of one person. No it wasn’t River Laker. It wasn’t the victims of the prank at 202 Market – though I expect they are totally pissed at being charged by the ABC board.
No alcohol in combination with stripping is allowed in Virginia.
My first thoughts were of Dan Casey, The Roanoke Times columnist, blogger, and lover of the naked male physique. Before you think that I have a hankering to see Dan naked let me dispel that notion [gasp] now.
Dan must have tripped over, stepped on, and made audible screeching sounds in a breakneck blog post about 202 Market getting charged for River Laker’s surprise striptease Valentine’s fundraiser.
However, Dan is beginning to worry me with his preoccupation with Mr. Laker’s nakedness. Art is in the eye of the beholder and Dan doth “behold” too much me thinketh.
I can see Dan will milk this for all it’s worth and he will have plenty of opportunity as this issue works through to the ABC hearing. Then if 202 Market is fined – will they sue Mr. Laker, then as an employee of Roanoke City will he be reprimanded or worse?
What say we have Dan perform a striptease fundraiser at a NON-alcoholic establishment for the charity of his choice. If Roanoke City doesn’t mind their employee stripping on his own time I’m sure Debbie Meade would be OK with Dan doing the same. It would be good for circulation – I think. Give it a try Dan. A worthy charity awaits.
I’ll start the bidding at $2! Do I hear $3?
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Commentary, Local Events