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Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

Wild Bill’s Weekly Sports Roundup

    By Bill Turner      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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lining the pockets of gun makers and their lobby

Lining the pockets of gun makers and their lobby

Another mass killing with ordnance that can only be classified as “murder weapons.” The sound of silence from our representatives is deafening. The National Rifle Association has succeeded in painting a yellow streak down the backs of our legislators and 2012 candidates. Our Founding Fathers who wrote the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are […]

Animal Control Center Operations Being Investigated

Animal Control Center Operations Being Investigated

UPDATE: at 4:33 PM on Thursday July 26th the SPCA made the following announcement: Today, the Roanoke Valley SPCA (RVSPCA) Board of Directors announced that William M. Watson, Jr. has resigned as Executive Director, effective July 31, 2012. The search has begun for a new Executive Director. Members of the Executive committee, who are very well-educated on RVSPCA […]

Democrats Begin Announcing For 2013 State Elections

Democrats Begin Announcing For 2013 State Elections

by Valerie Garner The 2012 national elections are heating up in preparation for November 6 election day. That comes as no surprise to Virginians deluged with campaign TV ads as the Commonwealth has become a critical presidential swing state. There is also the close race for Virginia U.S. Senate between governor Tim Kaine and former […]

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 […]

Roanoke Ranks Among Nation’s Top Ten Digital Counties

Roanoke Ranks Among Nation’s Top Ten Digital Counties

For the tenth time in as many years Roanoke bested most other counties in the entire country in information and communications technology use, according to the results of a survey the National Association of Counties announced this week. Roanoke County ranked third nationwide among counties with a population under 150,000. Each survey sheds light on […]

City Manager’s Brother-In-Law Hired as New Roanoke City Attorney

City Manager’s Brother-In-Law Hired as New Roanoke City Attorney

by Valerie Garner New City Attorney “Was Not First Choice” Daniel Callaghan is Roanoke’s new city attorney but it was not a unanimous decision. He is city manager Chris Morrill’s brother-in-law. He starts with the city October 17 with a salary of $150,000. Callaghan, 57 hails from Manchester, New Hampshire where he is a partner […]

Studio Roanoke Can’t Overcome Debt; Closes Doors

Studio Roanoke Can’t Overcome Debt; Closes Doors

by Gene Marrano Studio Roanoke opened its doors in April 2009, a small theater space on Campbell Avenue that would cater to new plays, readings and emerging playwrights. One thought was that very new works could work out the kinks there before going on to venues like Mill Mountain Theatre just down the block. Of […]



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