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Local organizations host candidates’ forum

by S. Rotan Hale

The Roanoke Branch NAACP in conjunction with the Roanoke Alumni Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc held a candidates forum Friday, Oct. 13 at the Dumas Center on First St. NW. Among the seven candidates scheduled to appear, the three that showed up were candidate for Sheriff Tim Allen (D) and two candidates vying for Commonwealth Attorney, incumbent Donald Caldwell, (Ind.) and local attorney Melvin Hill, (D). Continue reading Local organizations host candidates’ forum

City officially cuts ribbon to Holton Plaza

Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton, Jr. (left smiles prior to receiving the Key to the City from City Councilman Bill Bestpitch as Mayor Serman Lea looks on. – Photos by S. Hale

The City of Roanoke held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 16 to officially open Holton Plaza to the public. The plaza honors former Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton, Jr., and features Dogwood Trees (a favorite of Governor Holton) seat walls engraved with his quotes, and a four-sided pedestal at the entrance which features important accomplishments and milestones of his life. Continue reading City officially cuts ribbon to Holton Plaza

Brighter Image Day Spa grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony

STAFF from right: Margaret Bright, owner and her staff Tawanda Stephens (daughter), Rachel Kessler, Hope Poff, Jamaica Pannell, Courtney Quigley and Kirsten Coles.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, Brighter Image celebrated its final phase of the expansion which added a Salon and Barber to the already existing Day Spa, offering an array of services (nails, pedicures, waxing, facial, massage, body scrubs and more). Continue reading Brighter Image Day Spa grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony

Local Chapter Omnia Bona hosts Conclave

The members of the Roanoke Chapter of Omnia Bona Club, Inc. ended their year on an eventful note as they hosted the 53rd Conclave at Holiday Inn Airport in June. The weekend was a tremendous success evidenced by the accolades and words of gratitude shared by visiting members and other guest in attendance. Especially rewarding was the collaboration with members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on their fun-filled “Night at the Races.” This was really a living reflection of the theme, “Hidden Treasures of Sisterhood.” Continue reading Local Chapter Omnia Bona hosts Conclave