Mayor Sherman Lea, Roanoke City Schools Superintendent Rita Bishop, City Council and School Board members joined a sizable gathering of community members August 17 at Hurt Park Elementary School (HPES) for the rededication of the School, named after Welford Hurt in 1959, the first African-American from Roanoke to die in World War II. Continue reading Hurt Park Elementary celebrates rededication→
The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was honored to receive the Guiding Star of Excellence Award presented by Vision of Faith Bible College of Garden of Prayer #7 Church at a luncheon held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, Aug. 5. The Roanoke Delta Chapter was recognized for its dedication and commitment in serving the community and promoting awareness. Continue reading Deltas Receive 2017 Guiding Star of Excellence Award→
The Alpha Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. contacted a book drive to collect children’s books to be shipped to Africa. The mission of Books for Africa is to “help alleviate poverty of the imagination where imagination is most needed where war and hunger, corruption and injustice seek to crush inspiration.” Continue reading Alpha Book Drive→
On August 1, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia launched the 60 Men in 60 Days recruitment campaign. As of August 19, 19 men have inquired about becoming Big Brothers. This is a huge influx of volunteers and we are so thankful, but we are not stopping now! Continue reading 60 Men in 60 Days recruitment campaign→
Appalachian Power customers can receive a $50 incentive reward through the Appliance Recycling Program simply by getting rid of an old secondary refrigerator or freezer.
Appalachian’s Appliance Recycling Program provides customers with the opportunity to have inefficient refrigerators and freezers picked up at their home at no cost. In addition to the $50 incentive, participants can save as much as $150 annually through lower household energy usage. Older refrigerators and freezers can require as much as three times the amount of energy as newer, more energy-efficient models. Continue reading Appalachian Power offers recycling incentive→