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 Board member, Al Bedrosian is clueless say Roanoke County teachers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Roanoke County Board member, Al Bedrosian is clueless say Roanoke County teachers

Al Bedrosian’s insensitive disrespectful comments about teachers at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting elicited hurt feeling from teachers today at a rally held at the Roanoke Administration building. “Recall Al” read one sign – another spelled CLUELESS vertically Careless, Lying, Uneducated, Laughable, Egregious, Self-serving and Shameful. Board of Supervisor member Al Bedrosian has stepped […]

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Roanoke County School Board candidate forum and RCEA endorsements

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Roanoke County School Board candidate forum and RCEA endorsements

Monday night about 60 people attended a candidate forum at Cave Spring Middle School hosted by the Roanoke County Council of PTAs. Of the five candidates only Tim Greenway is running unopposed in the Vinton District. (See Roanoke County Education Association endorsements at the end.) Greenway runs Greenway Construction Inc. and works as a real […]

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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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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 Supervisors Republican Candidate Forum

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Republican Candidate Forum

Monday night, about 75 people came to the Roanoke County Administration Building to hear from the four candidates running as Republicans for two seats on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.  The two candidates for the Hollins district are Mike Bailey and Al Bedrosian.  The two candidates for the Windsor Hills district are RoxAnne Christley […]

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“Fuzzy” Minnix asks for four more years on school board

Friday, May 27, 2011

I am asking the voters of the Cave Spring Magisterial District of Roanoke County to allow me to work for them on the Roanoke County School Board as their representative for another four years. It has been an honor to serve them for the past four years. Even though we have faced serious financial constraints […]

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Roanoke County’s sheriff race has some mischief afoot

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An e-mail pops in my “info” mailbox titled “Candidate Makes False Claims.” It was a claim against Mike Stovall. Someone don’t like him my brilliant journalistic instincts quickly surmised. Mike Stovall is the Independent running against Democrat Mike Winston who is serving as the current Roanoke County Sheriff. Former Sheriff Gerald Holt left office to become […]

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Pat Patterson recognized in State Scholars Initiative Newsletter

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pat Patterson recognized in State Scholars Initiative Newsletter

Each year Commonwealth Scholars participant William Byrd High School (WBHS) brings almost 100 percent of its students and their parents to join teachers, advisors, and community leaders for an event called One Day Registration, where students can review their course of study and become familiar with additional resources and opportunities for help. One result of […]

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