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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 […]

Racers Don High Heels For A Good Cause

 Apple Ridge Farm, which provides outdoor recreational opportunities for underprivileged children, held its first “High Heel Charity Race” at the City Market building last Saturday. The race – run by women and men in high-heeled shoes – raised funds for Apple Ridge Farm’s summer camp programs.  Non-participants could eat or drink at The Quarter Restaurant […]

ACLU: Where Are You?

ACLU: Where Are You?

The Roanoke Star Letters to the Editor July 22, 2012  On Friday, July 13, President Obama, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, and U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine spoke at a political rally in downtown Roanoke. According to reporter Valerie Garner, “At the start of the event Councilman Sherman Lea gave the invocation.” Why is it perfectly […]

Obama Campaigns in Roanoke

Obama Campaigns in Roanoke

by Valerie Garner The lines began forming by 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon for the people holding tickets to see President Barack Obama at historic Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Roanoke. The weather was threatening and some light rain fell followed by smothering humidity. That combined with over 3000 people pressing up against each other […]

Bob Goodlatte’s Response to President Obama’s Roanoke Address

Bob Goodlatte’s Response to President Obama’s Roanoke Address

What Built America At an event in Roanoke last week, President Obama made a telling statement. “If you’ve got a business,” he said to a crowd of cheering supporters, “you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” It’s an admission that serves as a window into President Obama’s impression of America, and it explains […]

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup From White Sulphur Springs, WV

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup From White Sulphur Springs, WV

by Bill Turner First Tee Roanoke Valley was front and center at The Greenbrier Resort Tuesday as our local chapter participated in day-long activities in conjunction with Youth Day at The Greenbrier Classic PGA TOUR stop. It was the third consecutive year First Tee Roanoke joined First Tee West Virginia chapters at the posh White […]

Wind, Heat Keep Numbers Down But It was Still Motor Madness

Wind, Heat Keep Numbers Down But It was Still Motor Madness

by Gene Marrano Scorching hot temperatures and a freak windstorm that knocked out power to thousands of homes locally may have kept some of the numbers down, but plenty of vintage car owners and aficionados turned out anyway for the 11th annual Star City Motor Madness last weekend. Many were watching on Williamson Road last […]

Roanoke Pastor to Lead Church’s National Conference

Roanoke Pastor to Lead Church’s National Conference

Tim Harvey, pastor of Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke will serve as moderator of the Church of the Brethren’s Annual Conference. The event is July 7-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. It will be the 226th recorded annual meeting of the denomination. Harvey will serve in the highest elected position in the Church of […]

Romney Calls on Roanoke

by Valerie Garner Romney Brings Message of Free Enterprise / Less Goverment  There was little advance notice but tickets to see Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were all spoken for by Monday night. There were 1500 tickets available and something just over that number filled the gated area behind Carter Machinery, Inc. by the time […]

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

by Bill Turner A huge surprise in pro golf last Sunday as Webb Simpson survived the fog-covered Olympic Club in San Francisco to capture the U.S. Open by one shot over Michael Thompson and Graeme McDowell. Simpson has some great ties to the Roanoke Valley. Ten years ago, in May 2002, Simpson won the age […]



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