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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘family’

Ownership Transition at Martin Brothers Contracting Completed

Ownership Transition at Martin Brothers Contracting Completed

 The ownership transition of MB Contractors, Inc. that began six years ago is officially complete as President Todd Morgan and Executive Vice President Mike Cagle acquired the remaining shares from CEO Jed Hammer on July 17. Employees, clients, and business partners will see no change in day-to-day operations and dealings. “When Morgan and Cagle bought […]

It’s Always “Ssunny” In Roanoke For Hotelier

It’s Always “Ssunny” In Roanoke For Hotelier

When he first came to America in 1990, Ssunny Shah (yes, he spells his first name with two S’s) had only $400 in his pocket.  Born in Bombay, India, Shah’s father owned a successful textile business and family tradition directed that the son continue in that business.  Shah had other ambitions. “Instead, I decided to […]

Local Soap Box Derby Racers Compete for Spot in 75th Anniversary Race

Local Soap Box Derby Racers Compete for Spot in 75th Anniversary Race

by Beverly Amsler Instead of staying indoors this summer and playing video games, some kids are on the track-race track, that is-competing for a world title.  The local Soap Box Derby competition was held Saturday at Roanoke County’s Walrond Park with 24 drivers-boys and girls-competing for two spots in the 75th Anniversary of the All […]

“I just don’t think I could love a child who isn’t mine.” By Ed Dunnington

“I just don’t think I could love a child who isn’t mine.” By Ed Dunnington

That wasn’t what I expected to hear from Christian friends when we announced we were pursuing adoption.  However, it’s not an uncommon response.  In fact, before I began looking at what the Scriptures taught, I was indifferent towards adoption. This month we will celebrate Father’s Day.  For many children in America, this day is not […]

Creative Builders Gather at Indoor Robot Parade

Creative Builders Gather at Indoor Robot Parade

by Beverly Amsler Several children and their parents put their model building skills together and built a robot during the annual Indoor Robot Parade at the Science Museum of Western Virginia in the Tanglewood Mall. The event began with a robot workshop and ended with those robots being part of the tabletop parade. Henry Bass […]

Championship Chili Cook-Off Serves It Up Hot & Spicy

Championship Chili Cook-Off Serves It Up Hot & Spicy

Nothing can stop the roar of the Harley Davidson motorcycles to start the annual Virginia chili cook-off.  Every time the engines rev, more chili is ready to be tasted. The annual event brought close to 10,000 people to the Railside Plaza on Salem Avenue in downtown Roanoke last weekend.  The cook-off is sanctioned by the […]

A President’s Best Friend

A President’s Best Friend

by Nick Thomas Most presidents welcome the company of a dog in the White House. The reason is simple: every Commander-in-Chief needs at least one faithful friend in Washington. For our current president, that loyal pal is Bo, a black and white Portuguese water dog the Obamas added to the family in 2009. Trained on […]

Three Hidden Valley Athletes Sign To Play At College Level

Three Hidden Valley Athletes Sign To Play At College Level

by Bill Turner A ceremony in the school library last Wednesday saw three Hidden Valley athletes commit to play their respective sport at the college level. Hayden Smith will attend Alleghany College in Meadville,Pa. where he will play baseball. A four-year player for Hidden Valley, including two as a member of the varsity squad, Smith […]

YMCA Hosts 80th Annual Father-Son & Family Banquet

YMCA Hosts 80th Annual  Father-Son & Family Banquet

The YMCA’s Father-Son & Family banquet began amidst the Great Depression, when a gallon of gas cost only 10 cents.  It endured through the Depression, a World War, the 60s, disco and the internet.  Now, celebrating its 80th year, this time-honored celebration of family was held on Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall. […]

Mentoring Program Shows The Way For Youngsters

Mentoring Program Shows The Way For Youngsters

by Gene Marrano Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia, which covers the Roanoke and New River Valleys, is part of a century-old organization that pairs adult mentors with young boys and girls. In the Roanoke Valley more than 100 children are seeking those mentors on a regular basis, children that often come from single […]


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