Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Draft’

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Jefferson Center Continues Tradition of Diverse Offerings With New Season

Jefferson Center Continues Tradition of Diverse Offerings With New Season

Jefferson Center’s new season continues a tradition that began more than a decade ago. Four distinctly different series, Star City, Jazz, Family and Jazz Club will feature world class art that will be accessible to all who want to experience inspirational live art. “We’re inviting everyone to celebrate the arts renaissance in Virginia’s Blue Ridge […]

The Story Of The Dying Man

The Story Of The Dying Man

 Two weeks ago, he was working at a very high-tech job. Yes, he had metastatic cancer, but he had hope; he was on a powerful anti-cancer drug. Now he lay in front of me, wife and college-age son in attendance; and he was dying…  He complained of stomach pain; he was in shock. In time, […]

Floyd Fest Rocks On Despite A Few Growing Pains

Yes, there were grumblings from some about the lack of paid-for electricity at their campsites and the long queuing time required for the shuttle bus on Sunday (closing day) but for the most part about 12,000 people a day seemed to have a pretty good time at the four days of Floyd Fest 11. Dubbed […]



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