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When Our Lights Go Out, God’s Light Comes On – by Mark Graham

When Our Lights Go Out, God’s Light Comes On – by Mark Graham

It’s been just a few short weeks since the sudden and frightening storm now so commonly known as a “Derecho” blew through our area leaving thousands of people for several days without power. Until that unexpected night, most of us had never experienced a summer event quite like it. But when our lights went out […]

A Small Town, A Different Day

A Small Town, A Different Day

byFrances Stebbins The day lilies my mother planted more than 70 years ago are still blooming beside the south wall of the house in which I grew up. The clematis vine which shaded the porch with its hammock where I spent hours as as teenager reading is still there too. But a garage with a […]

Veteran Principal Set To Move On At Oak Grove

Veteran Principal Set To Move On At Oak Grove

by Gene Marrano As an early retiree at 58, Oak Grove Elementary School Principal Cris Flippen must still come back about 30 days per school year for the next five years, but for the most part she will close the book on a 37 year career on June 30, when she leaves Oak Grove as […]

Notes From Home

Notes From Home

by Lucky Garvin Sabrina seemed a bit preoccupied that morning. I watched for a while, then asked, “You seem to have something on your mind.” “I hired a lady to help straighten up the animal room, and she’s coming today.” That I could understand. After the months of frenetic activity rehabbing wild critters, the winter […]

River House Takes Shape In Wasena

River House Takes Shape In Wasena

by Gene Marrano Roanoke developer Ed Walker has said that the River House project he is undertaking at 806 Wasena Avenue might be the “last” major one for the man behind the Patrick Henry Hotel, the Cotton Mill and the Hancock building make-overs. If so he intends to go out with a bang. Sitting adjacent […]

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 […]

Warner Frustrated With House Stalling “Must Do” Federal Transportation Bill

Warner Frustrated With House Stalling “Must Do” Federal Transportation Bill

by Valerie Garner The already strained transportation funding in Virginia is “going to be exacerbated by the federal government,” said Virginia’s U.S. Senator Mark Warner. He was frustrated as he and VDOT commissioner Philip Shucet laid out the consequences in a conference call last week. “People will lose their jobs as funding expires,” Warner said. […]

The Key To Remembering – Focus!

The Key To Remembering – Focus!

by Mary Jo Shannon I suppose we all misplace our keys occasionally. Yes, I know the cure – establish a habit, by putting them in the same place each time and you’ll always know where they are. I’m better than I used to be, but sometimes I have something else on my mind and fail to […]

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

by Bill Turner Well, March Madness proceeds to the round of sixteen tonight as the pretenders will separate from the contenders like gas and water. I’m calling it the round of sixteen, because all the monikers we’re pounded with at this stage of the tournament start sounding like the scripted cliches we’ll hear throughout next […]

Cotton Hill – 221 Renovations Could Include Bike Paths / Greenways

Cotton Hill – 221 Renovations Could Include Bike Paths / Greenways

Residents who live off busy Cotton Hill Road in southwest Roanoke County got a glimpse of a plan that could make their lives easier last week, at an open house held at the new South County library. VDOT plans to widen the road from the portion of Cotton Hill Road that comes off Route 221 […]


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