Commentary

Salem V-A Health Care System to hold Veteran Town Hall

The Salem VA Health Care System will hold a Town Hall for Veterans Friday, March 26 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Bldg. 5 Auditorium. Hospital leadership as well...

Just Imagine . . .

I want to ask you to use your imagination for a couple of minutes while...

What Younger Voters Would Like to See in Candidates / Elections

As November rapidly approaches, voters must quickly decide which candidate they will cast their ballot...

Gratitude Is Owned To Brave “Roanoke 10” Lady Swimmers

Female swimmers of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference who recently concluded their championship meet need...

Victory Alert: Despite Left-Wing Chaos, Victories Are in Hand!

Richmond, Feb. 16 I won’t sugar coat it. The new Left-Wing majorities in the General Assembly...

Commentary: Regarding Explore Park – Enough Already!

After 25 agonizing years and approximately Million poured down the drain, Explore Park remains the same as it was in 1985, -...

Commentary: Public Servants Less than Helpful

Most valley residents are familiar with the plight of my son-in-law, Mike Gentry.  On Feb. 7, 2009, Mike fell 12 ft. from the...

Commentary: Earthquakes and Economic Development

Every natural disaster, like the proverbial dark cloud, supposedly has a silver lining. Images of the devastation visited on Haiti by the major earthquake...

Commentary: Democratic Process Tainted in Roanoke

In regard to Mark Powell's commentary, "A New Year, a New Democratic Party?" I fearfully use the same words I shouted out at...

Commentary: Roanoke City Needs to Wake Up to Financial Reality

I noted with interest a recent newspaper article regarding Roanoke City "Officials' "concern" about Roanoke's Bond rating." "Concern" is a "weak" word and...

Commentary: A New Year, a New Democratic Party?

The Democratic party of the city of Roanoke recently reorganized, as it does every two years.  The party claims to exist to encourage...