Category Archives: Archive Stories

Local publisher announces bid for City Council

by Mary Campagna

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

Community, fans get involved in CIAA title game

In Salem Stadium, the Stars & Stripes are unfurled before Fayetteville State met Virginia State in the CIAA Championship Game. A crowd of 3,766 was on hand for the game.

by Lut Williams
Special to the Roanoke Tribune

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

Glenvar graduate Jason Ford working towards a life of selfless service

Jason Ford with his mother (Susan Ford) and father (Kenny Ford).

by Shawn Nowlin

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.

Kenny Ford, Jason’s father, was a local police officer for 31 years. His mother, Susan Ford, has worked at Wells Fargo for nearly three decades. Continue reading Glenvar graduate Jason Ford working towards a life of selfless service

Civil Rights Leader Ruby Sales to speak

Ruby Sales

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

Pine Valley Golf Associations’ Annual Awards Banquet

Daryl Manns

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.

The over all first place champion for 2017 for the Pine Valley league was Daryl Manns and Chuck Blevins. Second Place was awared to Maurice and Grace Coffey. Continue reading Pine Valley Golf Associations’ Annual Awards Banquet

Canned goods collection initiative a great success!

Halesford and Epworth UMC members learn the technique of making cotton candy.

Rev. Kelvin Edwards, Sr., senior pastor of the Washington Cooperative Parish, was given a vision to collect 500 cases of canned string beans, corn and peas for area food banks by holding a concert.

By assisting his mother at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. food bank for over 20 years, Rev. Edwards has seen the need for such services. Halesford United Methodist Church (UMC) has been working with Rev. Edwards for 5 years with the string bean, corn and Peas Concert. Continue reading Canned goods collection initiative a great success!