Market Building’s Charter Hall will transform into Sunday morning church service

Friday, October 14, 2016

Market Building's Charter Hall will transform into Sunday morning church service

Sunday, October 16, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Charter Hall in the third story of the Roanoke City Market Building will become the location for the grand opening of The Collective at Roanoke Church founded by Pastor Marshall Frasier and his wife Rebecca Frasier. The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Lea and others are attending […]

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Full transcript of Pope Francis’ address to Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Full transcript of Pope Francis' address to Congress

“Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine on Pope Francis’ address to Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sen. Tim Kaine on Pope Francis' address to Congress

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine attended Pope Francis’ address to a joint meeting of Congress Thursday. Sen. Kaine who is Catholic graduated from an all-boys Jesuit high school, in 1976. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope. Kaine entered Harvard Law School, but then took a year off to work with the Jesuit order as a Romanic […]

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George “Kila” Miller brings challenge to men at Sweet Union Baptist Church

Monday, September 28, 2009

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Sunday was Men’s Day at Sweet Union Baptist Church on Madison Avenue Northwest. It was the first time that the retired Rev. E. T. Burton was a guest speaker. Burton retired in March of this year after serving as Sweet Union’s pastor for 50 years. Rev. L. Rodney Bennett presented Miller with framed artwork from the […]

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God Bless Our Service Men and Women Today! Lee Plaza Memorial Service Photos/Video

Monday, May 25, 2009

God Bless Our Service Men and Women Today! Lee Plaza Memorial Service Photos/Video

LEE MEMORIAL PLAZA Memorial Day 2009 – Taps always brings a lump to my throat. Watching 4 Veterans of the “Greatest Generation” stand up to be recognized brought back memories of my father’s WWII stories. He was wounded in “Operation Nordwind” which is sometimes confused with the “Battle of the Bulge.” This offensive was launched by […]

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Moving Law Enforcement Memorial Service – Photos

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Moving Law Enforcement Memorial Service - Photos

Roll call of the fallen, bagpipes during the posting of the colors,  a touching song by Lt. Brian Geiser of the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office, and Taps played by Max Leach. These were just a few of the moments that paid respects to those who serve and protect in a remembrance held Thursday at First Christian Church […]

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Thank God for Your Son, Jesus Christ – Invocation Guidelines Ignored – Mayor Bowers Responds

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

UPDATE: Mayor David Bowers said in a phone call that prayer prior to public meetings is a custom dating back to the early days of the pilgrims and our founding fathers. Bowers believes their should be balance. He advocates for all denominations to have an opportunity to participate in Roanoke City Council meeting invocations. Bowers […]

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Singing Mayor Bowers Proclaims Dr. Edward T. Burton Day – Video

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Singing Mayor Bowers Proclaims Dr. Edward T. Burton Day - Video

On Sunday Mayor David Bowers sang a variety of songs before settling on an old tune by Frank Sinatra. Bowers modified the lyrics a bit to fit the occasion to the delight of everyone in the congregation. Bowers sang his rendition of Sinatra’s “Thanks for the Memories” and received a standing ovation afterwards. Bowers then […]

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Bishop Shadrack Brown Invocation at General Assembly- Video

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Loudon Ave Christian & Sweet Union Baptist “Get On Their Bus”

Friday, January 23, 2009

Two Abbott buses organized by Loudon Avenue Christian Church were scheduled for a midnight departure at the Walmart Valley View Parking lot. It was a tight squeeze with heavy coats and “survival gear” as they settled into their seats. Sylvia Journiette of Roanoke began the roll call then joked as she tried to arrange passengers […]

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Vice Mayor Lea receives criticism and support for stance on prayer

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bishop Shadrack Brown, Jr., Pastor and Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea, Sr. “Men in Black” Chorus Cheer for Lea! When the topic of religious freedom comes into conflict with civil liberties the debate heats up on message boards, blogs, and letters to the editor. The online Star City Harbinger authored by attorney, Hank Bostwick, evoked the ire […]

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Alternative Gifts Fair – Christ Episcopal Church

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Donna Bollinger (above) of Native Grace at Her Table. Faye Dundore (left) in front of Peru School Building model. Christ Episcopal Church held its second annual Alternative Gifts Fair Sunday as part of their commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. United Nations Member States, groups of States and civil society partners, have defined […]

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