Category Archives: Archive Stories

Christmas Bells rang out with Joy

From left: Julian Brown and Jezell Barlow

On Friday, Dec. 21, at the Eureka Center’s Positive Learning and Adventure for Youth (PLAY) program. Julian Brown and Jezell Barlow were the lucky winners of bicycles donated by the Roanoke Chapter of Chums Inc., a national nonprofit organization comprised of 35 chapters in the continental United States whose theme is Listen to the Children …enrich their lives. Francine McLaughlin is local chapter president.

Taiwan – Heart of Asia

Bill and Sarah Kohler, the Poff family, John Thompson, and Gregory Cooper

On Sunday, Nov. 18 Dr. Bryan Smith, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Roanoke commissioned a team of eight for a short-term missions trip to Taipei, Taiwan. Among those sent by the church were Bill and Sarah Kohler, the Poff family, John Thompson, and Gregory S. Cooper, all First Baptist members. The team traveled to Taipei, Taiwan for two weeks (December 2–15, 2018). Continue reading Taiwan – Heart of Asia

Exciting event co-hosted by LWVRV, Hollins University & Roanoke NAACP!

The League of Women Voters of the Roanoke Valley is excited to be working with Hollins University to have a kick-off event at the beginning of the General Assembly to support the Equal Rights Amendment. VA Ratify ERA is hosting a Party for Parity in Richmond to celebrate the first day of the General Assembly. Continue reading Exciting event co-hosted by LWVRV, Hollins University & Roanoke NAACP!

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Banquet

Ramona L. Taylor Esq.

The Roanoke Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will host its 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Banquet on Friday Jan. 18, 2019 5:30p.m. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn located at 3315 Ordway Drive, N.W.

The banquet speaker will be Ramona Leigh Taylor Esq. the 1985 – 1991 Richmond Chapter SCLC Secretary, graduate of Duke University and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. Continue reading Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Banquet

Annual celebration provides holiday joy

Christmas–Daughters of Isis member, Terri Wheaton-Hairston serves refreshments to the kids at the Apple Ridge annual Christmas party held Saturday, Dec. 8 at Shriners Aladdin Temple #111. – Photos by S. Hale

by S. Rotan Hale

The world is full of kids that look forward to Christmas, understood by many as the most wonderful holiday of the year. And then there are those more unfortunate who never truly experience the joy’s and wonder of it all.

For ten years, Apple Ridge Farm (ARF) in conjunction with Aladdin Temple #111 and Daughters of Isis join forces for a Christmas party to lift the spirits of a group of lucky kids who gathered Saturday, Dec. 8 at the hall on Salem Turnpike in northwest. Continue reading Annual celebration provides holiday joy