Rev. M. Sylvia Ball, 64, was born November 14, 1953 in Washington D.C. the 7th child of the late William Robert and Flossie Butler.
She was raised in a loving Christian home by her father who was Catholic and mother who was Protestant. Together they provided an environment that uniquely shaped her for ministry. Although Rev. Ball went to a Catholic school and regularly attended Catholic Church as a child, she also welcomed the opportunity to fellowship at a Baptist church with her mother several times a year. Continue reading Community mourns passing of two prominent local pastors→
They call them the Dynamic Duo. Toni Belton has been principal of Roanoke Academy for Math and Science (RAMS) for sixteen years. Michele Micael has been assistant principal for two years. Together, they make a powerful team.
With the global theme #PressForProgress for this year’s International Women’s Day, The League of Women Voters of the Roanoke Valley and the Roanoke County Public Library provided a diverse and inspiring program at the Vinton Library on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day.
by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Watterworth, Navy Office of Community Outreach
NORFOLK, VA – A Salem, VA, native and 1999 Salem High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Kearsarge. Senior Chief Adam Dickson is a master-at-arms aboard the amphibious transport dock operating out of Norfolk.
Kearsarge, one of the Navy’s most advanced amphibious ships, is designed to deliver Marines and their equipment where they are needed to support a variety of missions ranging from amphibious assaults to humanitarian relief efforts. A Navy master-at-arms chief is responsible for the operations of the police department. Continue reading Salem native serves aboard Navy warship in Norfolk→
For the fifth consecutive year, Lynchburg Roofing is partnering with the ‘No Roof Left Behind’ initiative to provide a new shingle roof for a deserving family in the Lynchburg region. For the first time in the history of the program, Lynchburg Roofing will also be giving away roofs in the Roanoke and Charlottesville regions. Nominations will be accepted March 3 through March 24. Continue reading Lynchburg Roofing giving away three roofs!→
“If Winter comes can Spring be far behind” is a familiar quote of old. According to the recent harsh weather patterns, not only within our immediate area but throughout the nation, it would certainly appear that Spring most certainly could not be far behind! Continue reading If Winter Comes . . .→