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NAACP honors Citizens of the Year

Pareena Lawrence, president of Hollins College delivers her speech at the 20th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards program. – Photos by S. Hale

by D. Van Burch

May is here! And with it comes recognition of the Annual Roanoke Branch NAACP Citizen of the Year awards recipients.

Held on May 4, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the local event, charismatically hosted by Kianna Price with a list of recipients that included a who’s who of local noteworthy personalities. Continue reading NAACP honors Citizens of the Year

Local group tours new Feeding America facility

by S. Rotan Hale

Members of a northwest community got a sneak peak Monday, April 30 as Feeding America Southwest Virginia (FASWV) opened its doors allowing several members of the area (including members of the press) to tour their new facility in northwest.

Among the small contingent of pastors attending the “preview” was Rev. Charles Calloway, pastor Maple St. Baptist Church who in June of 2016, joined several other local ministers at a vigil held outside what was once a troubled night spot to pray for its deliverance. Continue reading Local group tours new Feeding America facility

Hill Streets’ Annual Car Show

Winners in the automotive division

The Hill Street Baptist Church Family congratulates winners of the Annual Car/Motorcycle Show held Saturday, May 5 at the church. (Pictured above) Winners in the car category (left to right): 2nd place James Giles, 1st place Thomas Nichols and 3rd place James Beatty.

Winners in the motorcycle division

Winners in the motorcycle category (Pictured to left to right) are: 1st place Mike Wells, 2nd place Jesse Mahala and 3rd place Randy Riddle.

Local Colors

“There may be conflicts in the world, but here in the Roanoke Valley, our ‘local colors’ work together in peace and harmony. Mexicans are working with Venezuelans; Syrians with Lebanese, etc. Local Colors continue spreading its mission of peace and good will!”

FEATURED COUNTRY: this year is India at the festival on Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Continue reading Local Colors

NALC’s largest single-day food drive set for May 12

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 12. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides postal customers with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Continue reading NALC’s largest single-day food drive set for May 12