Lynchburg will continue its new tradition of female leadership for two more years as City Council has selected Treney Tweedy as mayor and MaryJane Dolan as vice mayor for the 2018-2020 term.
“I want to be inclusive of us growing as a city. I also want to continue the economic growth of our city and ensure that the businesses have the workforce that they need,” said Tweedy, who was selected over fellow council member Turner Perrow in a 4-3 vote. I want to work with our education system to support economic development and to make sure our neighborhoods are supported — not just in our urban core, but across our city.” Continue reading Lynchburg gets first female African American mayor→
After completing 12 years in the United States Army, Julio Battistini decided to try his hand at a new career: the food truck industry. The Salem resident debuted his new business on Friday, June 1.
“I always wanted to cook and had a natural ability to create unique and tasteful items. The hardest part was actually taking that step into making my dream a reality,” Battistini said. “The start was not easy. It took a lot of work and commitment. I plan on taking five percent of my profit and giving it to Veteran-owned organizations. I am really excited about the future.” Continue reading Veteran achieves a dream, opens food truck business→
The Family Strengthening Committee of Beta Chi Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® implemented a healthy living activity at Hurt Park Community Center on Saturday, June 30. Neighborhood children and their parents were invited to come learn how to make wise choices to maintain healthy lifestyles. Continue reading AKA’s Implement Healthy Living→
Members of the Roanoke Chapter Moles recently attended the 68th Conclave held June 13-17, in Baltimore, MD. Mole Carolyn Patterson was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her 4 years of service as National Recording Secretary. Stella Carpenter the Board of Directors for the Roanoke Chapter, and Brenda DeBose served as delegate. Continue reading 68th Conclave Attendees→
The City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Arts Commission announce the selection of Stephen Fairfield of St. David, AZ, to create a special work of art celebrating 10 years of public art in Roanoke. The piece, titled Global Harmony, will be placed in Entranceway Park at 114 Wells Ave. NW. The city issued a Request for Qualifications seeking an artist or artist team to design artwork that would reflect the inclusivity and diversity of the population of the City of Roanoke. Fairfield was selected out of four finalists who presented proposals. Continue reading ‘Tenth Year of Pubic Art’ celebration to conclude with Newly Commissioned Art→