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Tim Kaine selects Gwen Mason for Roanoke Office

Tim Kaine selects Gwen Mason for Roanoke Office

By Valerie Garner Former city council member, Gwen Mason has been selected as a member of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s staff. Mason will serve as Regional Director for the Roanoke area. A Roanoke office location has yet to be selected. Mason is scheduled to  start work for Senator Kaine on May 6th.  “The Regional Directors […]

Roanoke City School Board Selection Process Dilemma Solved

Roanoke City School Board Selection Process Dilemma Solved

After much gnashing of teeth and consultation with City Attorney Dan Callaghan, Roanoke City Council decided that the replacement of school board chairman Dave Carson will be advertised and applications taken until May 3 and reviewed by council on May 6. Carson has been appointed to the 23rd District Circuit Court and will take the […]

Carson Elected to 23rd District Circuit Court

Carson Elected to 23rd District Circuit Court

A funding push by area legislators has saved judgeships vacated by retiring judges in the 23rd District Circuit Court and David Carson was one of two area judges elected to the available seats. Carson will replace retiring Judge Jonathan Apgar. Leisa Ciaffone was selected as a judge in Roanoke’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court replacing […]

Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan Rolls Over for Passenger Rail

Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan Rolls Over for Passenger Rail

Mayor Bowers’ fiscal cliff for Roanoke City Public Schools comes to fruition In January of this year Mayor Bowers and Vice Mayor Court Rosen had a bit of a tiff. Bowers saw a fiscal cliff looming for Roanoke City Public Schools and the arts. Rosen on the other hand was confident that the city had […]

Voting Precincts / May Elections Still on Agenda

Voting Precincts / May Elections Still on Agenda

by Valerie Garner As requested by Roanoke City Council, Electoral Board member Melvin Williams gave a status update on reducing voting precincts from the current 32 to 19. His initial presentation was at a September 2011 briefing to council. Williams was then asked to form a task force comprised of constituencies that included the Roanoke […]

Council Struggles With Moving Elections

Council Struggles With Moving Elections

by Valerie Garner It was a roundabout that had no exit signs at Monday’s Roanoke City Council meeting as the topic of moving the city’s elections from May to November. The state has given cities the authority to enact a resolution to change it. Following a May election is the optimum opportunity. Councilman Sherman Lea […]

Colonel Robert Craig Remembered

Colonel Robert Craig Remembered

by Valerie Garner Marine Colonel Robert Craig passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012. He is survived by two sons Michael and Richard. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Ginny) in May 2010. According to a long-time friend Anita Wilson, co-owner of Burger in the Square, Colonel Craig died at the UVA hospital in Charlottesville. […]

Huff Lane Property Sale Approved By City Council

by Valerie Garner Roanoke City Council voted unanimously to sell the 5.3-acre Huff Lane Elementary School property adjacent to Valley View Boulevard to NDRA II, LLC.  Monday’s public hearing was uneventful compared to the agitated crowd who objected to the school’s closing in 2010. NDRA II, LLC is the limited liability parent company of Poe […]

Ice Advocates Say Rink Will Fill Void In Roanoke

Ice Advocates Say Rink Will Fill Void In Roanoke

by Valerie Garner Dr. Matt Skelton, co-vice president of Roanoke Valley Ice Advocates, a non-profit organization, said Monday that they are still searching for a location for an ice rink. It could be in the city, county or wherever they can be accommodated. They’ve already looked at locations including city-owned Countryside Golf Course according to […]

Elmwood Park Moves Forward with Funding

Elmwood Park Moves Forward with Funding

by Valerie Garner In April 2011 Roanoke City Council reached consensus on another study for Elmwood Park that included the Park in its entirety and a $300,000 maximum figure for plans that would result in documents “ready to be put out for bids.” The completed Master Plan on display to the public in January by […]



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