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Monday, May 29, 2017

A Father’s Day Poem For Dad

For all the times you made me hold that darned ladder; For all the times you said, "if you throw that tennis racquet again, we're...

Hey Coach! No One’s Calling Me Back…

Readers: A dad and I have been emailing recently.  He’s extremely involved in his daughter’s recruiting.  I believe he’s at the point where he may...

The Joy of Still Livin’ in Roanoke

Whenever I run into him on the trails of Mill Mountain we chat for a few minutes. I admire his old dog. We let...

Waiting for Fireflies

It’s that time again.  Time for the fireflies to arrive.  Every year I find myself anxiously anticipating the first sighting and last week ---...

Why is Complaining a Sin?

I hate spinach sandwiches," says Todd, 7. Although I admit the thought of a spinach sandwich is revolting, Todd, I'm afraid you misunderstood my question. I...

Honoring the Bedford Boys

Across a vast ocean, 11 boys from Bedford, Virginia are buried overlooking the windswept beaches of Normandy.  Bedford lost 19 during the D-Day liberation…the...

General Assembly Continues to Help Crooks Steal Your Identity

The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in 2007 requiring that certain public records be posted online, even those containing your Social Security number,...

Commentary: School Board Apologizes

This past school year has been a challenging one for all employees of the Roanoke City Public School system (“RCPS”).  On top of the...

Our Take: Tough Decisions for Those Voting Next Week

Roanoke area voters may have some tough decisions to make June 9, for those who venture out to their polling place. Historically, voter turnout...

Peewee’s Legacy – The Final Gift

PeeWee died today; there was no other choice. He died because he had to. Even Sabrina, with all her art and God-given instincts as...