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Roanoke City Council has new vision

Democratic sweep brings winds of change

Joe Cobb

by Devon Burch

Roanoke Democrats have reached an incredible milestone by taking the majority of the Roanoke City Council.

This win brings promise of diversity and change to a council that local residents feel hasn’t been reaching out and understanding the entire city completely. Joe Cobb, who won the most votes, is the first openly gay person elected to council. Continue reading Roanoke City Council has new vision

Jefferson College president receives VHHA Meritorious Service Award

Chief Executive Officer Steve Arner, left and Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min, president of Jefferson College of Health. Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences President, Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min, was honored with the Meritorious Service Award at the 2018 annual conference for The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA). Continue reading Jefferson College president receives VHHA Meritorious Service Award

Teens learn how to deal with adversity, peer pressure at summit

Monique Ingram conducts exercises with youth at the Team Summit held April 21 at the Countryside Sportsplex.

by Shawn Nowlin

Approximately 30 Roanoke teenagers played basketball, listened to hip-hop music and talked about Marvel films, but it wasn’t all fun and games though. Those same teens also participated in a community teen summit, organized by TAP Acting Home-Based Coordinator Darlene Bannister. High school students Mafiq Jones, D’Angelo Nichols, Saffire Pullens, Daequan Nichols and Sherie Johnson, according to Darlene, were also vital in organizing the summit. Continue reading Teens learn how to deal with adversity, peer pressure at summit