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Salon owner continues inspiring tradition

Greg Addison, owner of Hair Attitudes

by S. Rotan Hale

The world is full of artists, among them are those who posses an innate ability to produce wonderful creations that emanate purely from their souls. Furthermore those most talented exemplify the epitome of expression as they transform the mundane into greatness. Hair stylist Greg Addison is one of those special artists.

Greg, for 25 years, has been sole-owner/operator of Hair Attitudes, an extremely popular area salon in Salem. His clients make up a long list of individuals from various backgrounds and, because of his professionalism and deep personal touch, they all love Greg! Continue reading Salon owner continues inspiring tradition

NC/A&T State U. Association supports local Child Development Center

NC A&T Alumni Association Chapter president Dr. Alan Bagby (left) and Melrose Adventist Child Care Center executive director Angela Williams with children of the center.

The Roanoke Chapter of NC A&T Alumni Association recently supported the Melrose Adventist Child Care Center by presenting it with (2) 50’ inch flat screen plasma televisions for the children. Continue reading NC/A&T State U. Association supports local Child Development Center

Clean Sweep Neighborhood Clean-Up a success

Community Volunteers in Saturday’s Clean Sweep.

by Melinda Mayo, Communications and Media Officer, City of Roanoke

On Saturday, July 14, the first city-sponsored neighborhood clean-up event took place. Titled “Clean Sweep,” the event was conducted in the neighborhoods within the Melrose-Orange-Loudon-Rugby sections of the City of Roanoke. The boundaries of the area cleaned were from Lafayette Boulevard, west to 10th Street NW east; and from Andrews Road, north to Shenandoah Avenue south. Continue reading Clean Sweep Neighborhood Clean-Up a success

Local Masonic Youth Group shines

Parent/Family Support Group (front row from left): Brigette Arrington, Brenda Shiflett, Rosalie Arrington, Christine Poindexter, Crystal Barnett. KOP Members. Back row from left: Keanu Arrington, Jordan Poindexter, Worshipful Master AD #109 Bernard Johnson (co-advisor), Jatavion Johnson, Ricky Shiflett Jr., John Vernon III, Past Worshipful Master AD #109 Demare Gill (Co-advisor), Marvin Fields Jr. Not pictured: Jinger Taylor (mother), Jason Taylor, Caleb and Ryan Foster (KOP)

Two years ago, Brother Demare Gill, MWPHGLVA, Alleghany-Dunbar Lodge 109 (AD #109), envisioned the reactivation of the AD #109 Prince Hall Mason Knights of Pythagoras (KOP) Youth Program here in Roanoke named E.S. Brown #2. Together with Brother Bernard Johnson, they transformed a small group of five outstanding young men into a highly successful group with an excellent parent/family support system. Continue reading Local Masonic Youth Group shines

The prison of self . . .

“O My servant! Free thyself from the fetters of this world and loose thy soul from the prison of self. Seize thy chance, for it will come to thee no more!”

This is but one of many thought-provoking passages gleaned from “Counsels of Perfection,” a priceless guide to mature living. “For if one is imbued with all good qualities, but be selfish, all the others will fade or pass away.” But the human ego is so subtle that often we do not recognize that certain acts are expressions of self-love. Some of the innumerable attitudes through which egotism is freely expressed include… Continue reading The prison of self . . .