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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IRS provides clarity to Virginia firefighters and police on clothing taxation

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner has cleared up what would seem obvious to most of us – that clothing provided by an employer and require to be worn on the job is not taxable. Evidently there has been some “miscalculation” by the IRS who want to tax our uniformed public servants and forcing them or […]

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Octavia Johnson announces her candidacy for the 11th district HOD

Friday, November 15, 2013

Octavia Johnson announces her candidacy for the 11th district HOD

ROANOKE, VA – Roanoke City Sheriff Octavia Johnson announced her candidacy Friday for the 11th District Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, following the announcement that Delegate Onzlee Ware would be retiring. “It has been an honor to serve as Roanoke City Sheriff for the past eight years. Working with the people of the […]

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Travis Akins independent Roanoke City sheriff candidate sets priorities

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Travis Akins independent Roanoke City sheriff candidate sets priorities

Sheriff deputies “don’t feel respected or valued or appreciated” said Travis Akins independent Roanoke City Sheriff candidate following the Riverland/Walnut Hill neighborhood meeting Monday evening. On his website Akins has a “RSO (Roanoke Sheriff Office) employees” tab where sheriff deputies can anonymously submit their concerns. About thirty deputies have used the method of communication, some […]

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Tim Allen prevails in Democratic Primary for Roanoke City Sheriff

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tim Allen prevails in Democratic Primary for Roanoke City Sheriff

Roanokers may not have been familiar with the statewide candidates in Tuesday’s Democratic primary but they were paying attention to the sheriff’s race. Many of the 291 voters at Tim Allen’s precinct at Ruffner (Peters Creek Precinct) didn’t know the names of the other statewide candidates but were there to vote for Tim Allen. The […]

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June 11 Democratic Primary candidate lineup

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 11 Democratic Primary candidate lineup

On Tuesday June 11 four statewide candidates will be hoping you vote for them. Democrats say they are all viable candidate who will give Republicans quite a challenge. The Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe has no opponent. However, the Lieutenant Governor primary candidates are Senator Virginia Senator Ralph Northam and Aneesh Chopra and the […]

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Roanoke City Sheriff Primary candidates at RVDW annual event

Friday, April 26, 2013

Roanoke City Sheriff Primary candidates at RVDW annual event

Roanokers may be paying little attention to the local Democratic Primary Sheriff race scheduled for June 11. Octavia Johnson the incumbent Republican is seeking her third term as Roanoke City’s sheriff. She squeaked out a win in her last run against Democrat Frank Garrett in 2009. Thursday evening was the annual Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s […]

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Roanoke County Sheriff kicks off reelection campaign

Monday, March 28, 2011

Roanoke County Sheriff kicks off reelection campaign

Roanoke County Sheriff Mike Winston will kick off his reelection campaign with a fundraiser on Thursday. Winston, a Democrat became acting sheriff when Gerald Holt retired. Holt was sworn in to be the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia on June 02, 2010. Winston who won over Independent Mike Stovall in a special election last […]

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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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Democratic nominee for sheriff made clear

Monday, September 13, 2010

UPDATE: Unnamed source has FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) endorsing Independent Mike Stovall for Roanoke County Sheriff soon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roanoke County Democratic chair Brian Lang says that the Independent opponent running against the Democrat’s nominee Sheriff Mike Winston is the object of recent rumors. Without mentioning Mike Stovall by name Lang says that Stovall is claiming to be “a staunch […]

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Republican announces for Roanoke County Sheriff

Friday, July 30, 2010

Republican announces for Roanoke County Sheriff

Stephen Turner announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Roanoke County Sheriff Friday at the Roanoke County Courthouse. The special election will be held in November.  Thirty-five supporters including the County Treasurer, Kevin Hutchins and Commonwealth Attorney Randy Leach were there to support his nomination. Mike Bailey, Roanoke County Republican Chair introduced Turner. Turner, […]

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Republicans emboldened by Democrats loss – video

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Republicans emboldened by Democrats loss - video

In the waning days of the Virginia’s gubernatorial campaigns Democrats felt victory slip-sliding away. Some tried to keep their enthusiasm but each poll was like a dagger in their heart. Pundits were already beginning to do postmortems as the Deeds Wagner Shannon ticket sank further with each poll. The State Democratic ticket never developed a […]

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