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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tech Motorcycle Team Races to Next Level of World Competition

Tech Motorcycle Team Races to Next Level of World Competition

A team of Virginia Tech College of Engineering undergraduate students this week will take its self-built electric-powered motorcycle to the third-round race of the North American TTXGP eGrandPrIx competition. If the team finishes in one of the top slots, as it did at the second round in late June, the Battery Operated Land Transportation team could […]

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

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 along with this gag. And, she […]

Blue Ridge Music Center To Feature James King with the Cana Ramblers

Blue Ridge Music Center To Feature James King with the Cana Ramblers

Bluegrass fans will be glad to hear of the James King Homecoming at the Blue Ridge Music Center August 5th featuring the James King Band and the Cana Ramblers. This Sunday evening concert at the Music Center will kick off the following great week of music at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax. Virginia native, James King, […]



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