Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
ROANOKE, VA – Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group today announced the abandoned Huff Lane Elementary School and its 5.3-acres adjacent to Valley View Mall transferred from the City of Roanoke to NDRA II, LLC, a regional hotel and hospitality development company.
The purchaser, NDRA II, LLC, will commence development of the property immediately. The first phase of development will include a “Home-2-Suites”, a new Hilton Hotel product that has launched in other markets very successfully. Construction will also begin shortly on a new Mexican restaurant operated by the local El Rodeo / El Toreo group which will mark the growing brand’s first Valley View location. The new +/- 7,000 SF restaurant will feature a private dining area and outdoor patio for customers to enjoy.
“We are very proud of the significant role our firm played in making this redevelopment possible” commented Dennis Cronk, President/CEO of Poe & Cronk. “Efforts to make this a successful project began nearly two and a half years ago, and have now produced the $1.735M in sale proceeds which will go directly to funding new construction projects needed at nearby Round Hill Elementary School. In addition, the project, once completed, is anticipated to generate over $1,000,000 in additional tax revenue every year and provide needed new jobs for our city” according to Cronk.
Dennis Cronk and Matt Huff of Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group represented the developer in its transaction with the City. Thom Hubard of Poe & Cronk represented the purchaser of the restaurant site. Cronk and Huff also represented the developer as the Seller of the restaurant site.
Posted By Valerie Garner