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Hunger Action Day created Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Kroger are joining to bring awareness to the plight of the more than 144,000 Southwest Virginians who are food insecure – including more than 40,000 children. This year, Kroger brings the power of its “Zero Hunger, Zero Waste” initiative as a sponsor of FASWVA’s hunger-fighting activities during Hunger Action Month, starting with: Hunger Action Day®, the second Thursday in September, is a day where efforts across the country are focused for greater impact. Continue reading Hunger Action Day created

Colonels gather for wildly successful weekend

William Fleming alumni revive school spirit at multi-class reunion
Reunion– Members of several hundred alumni who gathered for the William Fleming High School reunion held August 24 – 26 in Washington Park.

see by Deborah Johns Moir Keith Johnson wrestled for William Fleming (WF) as a student under Coach George C. “Kila” Miller. The 1988 graduate is now a head wrestling coach at Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia and has never forgotten the lessons of Coach Miller or the beauty of Roanoke.

watch For the last three years or so, Johnson has watched multiple classes coming back together in Georgia and was inspired to organize a reunion; he invited multiple classes of Fleming alumni to come together for the first time August 24 – 26, 2018. Continue reading Colonels gather for wildly successful weekend

WFXR Launches New Lifestyle Show, “Living Local”

Kianna Price Marshall WFXR is pleased to announce the launching of a new lifestyle show, “Living Local,” an original, lifestyle show and online resource focused on providing audiences with informative, useful and FUN content! It features a variety of community organizations, local businesses and events going on throughout Southwest and Central Virginia. Continue reading WFXR Launches New Lifestyle Show, “Living Local”

Local Office on Aging (LOA) celebrates New Headquarters

Retrofitted office provides opportunity to unify staff and better serve older persons in the region.
Mayor Sherman Lea Local Office on Aging (LOA) welcomed special guests and community partners in celebration of its new central office at 4932 Frontage Road, NW. The long-awaited ribbon cutting and open house officially introduced the community to the new regional headquarters of the historic non-profit focused on senior care in Virginia’s 5th Planning District. Continue reading Local Office on Aging (LOA) celebrates New Headquarters

Warren Street Festival celebrates 18th year! by Claudia A. Whitworth

viagra generico 50 mg miglior prezzo pagamento online a Parma “Heroes Today/History Tomorrow” was the theme of the 18th Annual Warren Street Festival held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 under the Big Tent at the Farmer’s Market on Franklin Street in Rocky Mount, VA.

clomid fertility drugs The historic event kicked off with a letter of congratulations to Festival originator Darlene Swain from Rocky Mount Town Council Mayor Steven C. Angle and Vice Mayor Billie W. Stockton. Continue reading Warren Street Festival celebrates 18th year!

Organization empowers youth with “humility and the spirit of hustle

Xaiver Duckett is on a mission to lift kids and communities

Xavier Duckett With the express mission to enable children with critical life skills, Xaiver Duckett created “Humble Hustles,” a non-profit organization launched with the intent of giving back to the community.

Duckett’s prior lifestyle has always been relatively active. He went from attending Radford University to coaching for the Virginia Wolverines, to counseling at William Fleming High School, Roanoke Academy and Hurt Park. But regardless of his demanding schedule he always found time to serve the community. Continue reading Organization empowers youth with “humility and the spirit of hustle