Ray Ferris struggles to explain Mayor Bowers transgression vs. Court Rosen’s legal troubles

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ray Ferris struggles to explain Mayor Bowers transgression vs. Court Rosen's legal troubles

VIDEO: Following the special council meeting called to have Roanoke Mayor David Bowers apologize for his statement on Syrian refugees and his comparison to Japanese-American internment in World War II another issue broke out. As reported in The Roanoke Times Lortab, a Schedule II controlled substance opioid, was found in councilman Rosen’s vehicle that was […]

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Roanoke City citizens don’t vote for the city manager

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roanoke City citizens don't vote for the city manager

Roanoke city council is showing its city manager, Chris Morrill, a lot of love lately by showering him with power meant for elected officials. City council members claiming to be Democrats, Independent Democrats or “Democrats In Name Only” keep giving more power to Mr. Morrill. Are not Democrats suppose to be the ethical “checks and […]

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Court Rosen entered the 11th district HOD race early

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Court Rosen entered the 11th district HOD race early

Court Rosen is Roanoke City’s Vice Mayor. He was elected to city council in 2008. Rosen is most known for leading the “Eat for Education” campaign. Along with his colleagues on city council he lobbied and won support for a two-cent increase in the meals tax for a two-year period to aid the financial struggling […]

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Roanoke Councilmania May 2014 – seating is still available

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Roanoke Councilmania May 2014 - seating is still available

You may remember the nighttime infomercial that advertised the amazing slicer/dicer do-anything kitchen utility the “Veg-O-Matic.” You may have even bought one and it still languishes in the dark recesses of your kitchen cupboard. The “Delect-O-Matic” has been slicing, dicing and grooming Delegate Onzlee Ware’s successor for months. Ware’s resignation has been known to a […]

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City Council give Huff Lane neighbors a park now

Monday, February 25, 2013

City Council give Huff Lane neighbors a park now

The vote is in and there goes the neighborhood said Amy Cosner resident and secretary of the Dorchester Court Neighborhood Watch Association in her op-ed. The Dorchester and Grandview Court neighbors feel betrayed and deceived. They were sold a bill of goods in March of 2011 when three council members visited the Dorchester Court neighborhood […]

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Close vote replaces the Huff Lane school with hotels

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Close vote replaces the Huff Lane school with hotels

Updated with statement from Councilman Sherman Lea in italic. The vote was 4-3 Tuesday evening leaving Dorchester and Grandview neighbors disappointed that the now vacant Huff Lane school will be rezoned to Commercial Large Scale (CLS) to accommodate two hotels and a restaurant. It’s not quite final. The measure needed 5 votes to pass on […]

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Panic strikes Roanoke citizens as fiscal cliff looms

Monday, January 14, 2013

Panic strikes Roanoke citizens as fiscal cliff looms

Mayor David Bowers’ comment was a bit of a head-scratcher at last Monday’s joint meeting with the Roanoke City School Board. “I’m becoming concerned that Roanoke’s fiscal cliff is looming just beyond the horizon,” said Bowers. Bowers claimed that other civic organizations were in the same boat. The fiscal cliff not only pertains to Roanoke’s […]

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Huff Lane residents launch last ditch effort to preserve neighborhood

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Huff Lane residents launch last ditch effort to preserve neighborhood

Dorchester Court Neighborhood banded together, passed out flyers over several weeks and invited city council members to a public meeting Wednesday night at the VFW on Grandview Road. The 60 or so area neighbors wanted answers. In March of 2011 Councilman Court Rosen with council members Anita Price and Bill Bestpitch attended a Dorchester neighborhood […]

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Some council members against moving elections to November

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Some council members against moving elections to November

It was at first “a no-brainer” to move Roanoke City’s local elections from May to November said Dr. Harry Wilson Director of Institute for Policy and Opinion Research and professor at Roanoke College. But on Tuesday he waivered on that opinion after studying the pros and cons of local elections. Dr. Wilson admitted to primarily […]

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Mr. Councilman you were not invited

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mr. Councilman you were not invited

Many years ago Councilman Court Rosen popped into our Countryside Neighborhood Alliance meeting uninvited and unannounced. He was asked to leave but stood up befuddling the members asking “do you all want me to leave?” I told him that he needs to let me know and that it may not be a discussion we wished him to hear. Last […]

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The seven Huff Lane property offers included National College

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The seven Huff Lane property offers included National College

UPDATE 4/25 2:00 p.m. from Frank Longaker, President, National College: “We felt that our proposal for a medical careers campus was not only more forward-thinking than yet another commercial development, but also much more in keeping with the nature of the surrounding neighborhoods and original school on the site. There’s more the city can benefit […]

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Huff Lane Elementary School property sale approved by city council

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Huff Lane Elementary School property sale approved by city council

CORRECTION as indicated: Roanoke City Council voted unanimously to sell the 5.3-acre Huff Lane Elementary School property adjacent to Valley View Boulevard to NDRA II, LLC. Monday’s public hearing was uneventful compared to the agitated crowd who objected to the school’s closing in 2010. NDRA II, LLC is the parent limited liability company of and […]

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