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West End Revitalization Project Gets Underway

West End Revitalization Project Gets Underway

Credit union, community kitchen, and garden to replace former Patterson Avenue restaurant. The former Villa Sorrento property in Mountain View is poised to begin a radical transformation, thanks to the West End Center for Youth, Freedom First Credit Union, the City of Roanoke, and grants from the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Housing and Urban […]

Roanoke’s New Electric Parking Enforcement Vehicle Debuts

Roanoke’s New Electric Parking Enforcement Vehicle Debuts

by Valerie Garner This week Roanoke City began using an all-electric parking enforcement vehicle called the “Firefly,” a three-wheeled parking enforcement vehicle built by Good Earth Electric Vehicles. This vehicle will replace one of the city’s aged, gasoline-powered “Go-4 Interceptor” units. The company that made the gasoline units went out of business and one is […]

Football Preview: William Fleming Returning Four Starters

Football Preview: William Fleming Returning Four Starters

By David Grimes With only four returning starters William Fleming will be lacking experience when it hits the gridiron this fall in a tough Western Valley District, which is in its last year of existence. Starting in the 2013 season, the WVD will dissolve, and those teams will be playing in new districts and new […]

Kaine/Allen Agree on Forum Schedule

Kaine/Allen Agree on Forum Schedule

by Valerie Garner The only debate confirmed so far near Roanoke will be held in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech on October 18. WSLS Channel 10 in Roanoke will stream the debate live which will be moderated by Jay Warren along with political analyst Dr. Bob Denton. This will be the last debate they will have […]

General Wesley Clark Holds Meeting at Vinton War Memorial

General Wesley Clark Holds Meeting at Vinton War Memorial

by Valerie Garner Wednesday, August 1st Retired General Wesley Clark held a town hall meeting with over two dozen veterans and military families at the Vinton War Memorial in Vinton, Va. The event marked the launch of “Military and Defense Leaders for Obama”—a group of high ranking retired and former military and defense officials who […]

Nunnenkamp, Proffitt capture Hall of Fame Senior Titles

Nunnenkamp, Proffitt capture Hall of Fame Senior Titles

     Blue Hills golfer Bill Nunnenkamp broke away from a first-round tie with Ashley Plantation’s David Vest and Blacksburg’s Roger Young to win the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame Senior Men’s Championship Tuesday afternoon at Hanging Rock. Nunnenkamp posted a two-round total of 140 to win the senior division. In the 65-and-over Super Senior […]

RVAA City-County Swim Meet

By Bill Turner      Stonegate Swim Club made it two-in-a-row Saturday afternoon, winning the annual RVAA City-County by outscoring second-place Hunting Hills 20,802 to 15,097.      Stonegate sent over 200 swimmers into the Salem YMCA pool over the weekend to secure the win. Stonegate also captured the adjusted season championship that factors in the six […]

The Reel Deal – “The Dark Knight Rises”

The Reel Deal – “The Dark Knight Rises”

When Christopher Nolan took the helm of reviving the Batman franchise after ‘Batman and Robin,’ nobody could have predicted how much of an impact ‘Batman Begins’ made when it was released. Dark, emotionally grounded and surprisingly down-to-earth, ‘Batman Begins’ was a great movie that eventually led to the critically acclaimed sequel ‘The Dark Knight,’ a […]

Democrat Andy Schmookler Will Debate Goodlatte

Democrat Andy Schmookler Will Debate Goodlatte

by Valerie Garner Republican incumbent 6th district congressman Bob Goodlatte has agreed to debate his Democratic opponent Andy Schmooker. Dr. Schmookler is a writer living in Shenandoah County two miles from West Virginia near Orkney Springs. Schmookler has been hammering Goodlatte in recent months to debate him. It’s not clear how many debates Goodlatte will […]

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

    By Bill Turner      It’s London Olympics time in the Wild Bill studios, and I must admit these games have already shown their exceptional flavor.      I was hooked from the opening shenanigans when the Queen herself, dropped everything to join James Bond. Got to admit, the Queen was quite the sport to play […]



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