Legendary pastor and civil rights leader heads get out the vote mission
by S. Hale
It was truly a red-letter day at High Street Baptist Church in northwest as a sizable crowd of civic-minded parishioners joined certain dignitaries to welcome Rev. Jessie Jackson to the area. The stop was one of several planned during Jackson’s “Healing and Rebuilding Tour” aimed at canvassing several central and western Virginia localities.
Cleveland of Diva’s House of Hair looks back on his life as one of the areas best stylists
by S. Hale
In the world of professional hair care there are beauticians, stylists, hairdressers etc. and then there is Yodie Swain.
Cleveland, as he is commonly referred to, is owner/operator of Diva’s House of Hair on Williamson Rd. in northwest, Roanoke.
Although presently celebrating 20 years in the business this past August, Cleveland has actually been in the industry for 23 years. The 44 year-old Roanoke native has been doing hair since he was a child and fondly remembers how he loved to brush his mother’s hair that “flowed down to the middle of her back.” Continue reading Hair specialist celebrates 20 years in the business→
As of Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11:00 am, an exhibit of 15 panels will be hung on Henry Street. The panels are 6’ by 8’ enlargements of some of David Ramey’s drawings used in his first book, “Life and Times on Henry Street,” printed in 2012. The panels cover the fence surrounding the construction site of the addition to the Claude Moore building, one of the only original buildings, remaining on the east side of Henry Street, the old Ebony Club. This new building will belong to the Virginia Western Community College as an extension to the already existing Culinary School. The exhibit is sponsored by the Roanoke Higher Education Center located in the old Norfolk and Western office building. Continue reading Life and Times on Henry Street, The Exhibit→