About 50 people gathered at Roanoke’s Higher Education Center Tuesday to support Democrat Robert Jeffrey Jr.’s intended run for Roanoke City Council next May. Delegate-Elect to the 12th District of Virginia’s House of Delegates, Chris Hurst, introduced his long-time friend with a reference to the recent “blue wave” of leaders who espouse liberal and progressive values; those who will make Virginia more inclusive and diverse. Continue reading Local publisher announces bid for City Council→
Salem Stadium hosted its second Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) football championship Saturday and it was obvious the league had much longer to plan this one.
This year’s championship game, pitting the undefeated North Division champion Virginia State University Trojans vs. the South Division champ Fayetteville State University Broncos on Veterans Day weekend, was the first of a three-year deal the conference inked after last year’s game was brought to the area in a last-minute decision. The league moved a host of championship events out of North Carolina last year based on its opposition to the controversial HB2 law, better known as the ‘Bathroom Bill.’ Continue reading Community, fans get involved in CIAA title game→
Some people know what they want to do in life by the time they reach high school. One such individual is Jason Ford. As a senior at Glenvar High School, he was regularly asked what was he going to do after graduation.
“I’ve always wanted to join the military since I was a little kid,” he said.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Civil rights leader Ruby Sales will visit Charlottesville at the end of November to participate in a public conversation on social justice and spirituality hosted by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH).
The event, “Every One of Us: A Conversation with Ruby Sales on Race, Spirituality, and Public Life,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St. NW in Charlottesville. Continue reading Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales to speak→
The Pine Valley Golf Association held its Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 10 with League Chair Nicky Wright and Vice President Freddie Delbridge President. J.C. Taylor was the presiding official.