TAP answers allegations regarding Dumas Hotel sale

Statement (and accompanying timeline) from TAP’s president and CEO, Annette Lewis, regarding allegations made about Dumas Hotel sale.  
Annette Lewis

“Let me begin by stating emphatically that TAP DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE and we always act in good faith.

“The facts are that before TAP accepted an offer, the Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. made an offer on June 7 that TAP responded to with a counter offer on June 20, 2017.  “Another offer was received from a different interested party by TAP on June 26.  Prior to accepting the offer, TAP’s realtor contacted the realtor for Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. to inform the group of the other party’s interest.  TAP’s realtor also wanted to find out the status of TAP’s counter offer. Though TAP was not required to notify Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. of the second party’s interest, TAP did.  TAP did not receive a response. Continue reading TAP answers allegations regarding Dumas Hotel sale

AYBA 2017 National Champs

TEAM – (front row from left) Jerel Rhodes II, Devin Johnson, Landon Trail, Brein Burch, Miles Wilson, Jaron Walker Jr., Satchel Venable. (Back row) Head Coach Richard Wilson, Stark Jones II, Elijah Mitchell, Coach Stark Jones, Jayden Smith, Louis English, Sidney Webb, Coach Omari Venable.

“The Virginia AllStars 2023”(the teams graduation year) won the 2017 AYBA National Championship in Ocean City, MD on July 28!  They were undefeated throughout the tournament to become National Champions!! The AllStars finished the season with a 61-10 record.  Congratulations AllStars!   (The Roanoke team is made up of 11 & 12-year-olds from the 6th & 7th grades.

Tribute to Barack Obama: New book showcases timeless achievements of “Number 44”

Researched and written by Jonathan Chawora, ‘Tribute to Barack Obama’ seals in history, forever, the personal and political achievements of who many rightfully consider to be the best world leader of all time. From his work banning torture by American troops to his crushing of gender pay gaps, and all the way to his quiet, dignified conviction as a man – this new volume pays fitting homage to a leader who operated in a class of his own. Continue reading Tribute to Barack Obama: New book showcases timeless achievements of “Number 44”

Kroger partners with Feeding America to fight flu

Kroger’s pharmacies are partnering with Feeding America to help feed the hungry this flu season. Kroger is donating one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot administered at a Kroger pharmacy. Kroger operates 119 pharmacies in the Mid-Atlantic Region of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, northeast Tennessee, southern Ohio and the Ashland, KY area. Continue reading Kroger partners with Feeding America to fight flu

The labor of Love . . .

Labor Day weekend throughout the nation this year includes an added dimension with all of the clean-up efforts that must surely remain in progress for months (if not years) to come from Hurricane Harvy’s recent record rainfall in Texas. Its lasting effect on national gas prices, however, may remain for some time. Otherwise for most least affected, we simply count our blessings and continue our holiday celebrations with holiday picnics and celebrations as usual–hopefully accompanied at some point by assistance wherever and however possible to those grossly affected areas in Texas and elsewhere. Continue reading The labor of Love . . .

With hurricane Harvey, a compassion deficit and Trump’s Paris problem

When hurricanes or floods strike, we often witness a remarkable mobilization of compassion through charitable giving and volunteerism. The instinctive response of many affirms the best of humanity, but we should also not miss how such devastating events frequently reveal a compassion deficit when it comes to the government policies and corporate practices that exacerbate the acts of Mother Nature. This was the lesson of not only the failed levees of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina twelve years ago, but also the past floods of Houston, including a flood last year when an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle responded with the title, “How Policy Fills Houston Living Rooms with Water.” Continue reading With hurricane Harvey, a compassion deficit and Trump’s Paris problem