Category Archives: Archive Stories

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

Deltas & pet owners prepare for Doggy Fashion Show

Participants at orientation for show

The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is preparing to present its 6th Annual Doggy Fashion Show, “Dogs For A Cause” on Sunday, Sept.10, at the Ramada Inn located at 1927 Franklin Rd.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, Saint Francis Service Event Coordinator, Lisa Caldwell, along with service dogs, Deltas and dog owners, attended the orientation session where everyone, including the dogs, met each other in the park. Continue reading Deltas & pet owners prepare for Doggy Fashion Show

AAU Track Team Roanoke Tiger shares summer experience

Arianna Simon

Arianna Simon, daughter of De’andra and Eric Simon, had a good summer while completing the 9-10 year-old age group with the Roanoke Valley Tigers Track and Field Team. She placed 2nd in the 200m in Richmond, VA as well as in the 100m in Atlanta, GA; where she also won the 4×1 relay; placed 5th in 100m and 2nd in the High Jump.

In Greensboro, NC she placed 3rd in 100m and 200m; in Charlotte, NC, placed 3rd in 200m and 100m and won the Long Jump. Continue reading AAU Track Team Roanoke Tiger shares summer experience

Native Roanoker leads international choir to stardom

Jean Bulls and choir bring down the house at Britain’s Got Talent contest.

The 100 Voices of Gospel Choir, an international choir– brought down the house at Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals in London, England.

by S. Rotan Hale

For many the art of music is a force that, under certain circumstances, has the power to uplift and heal the most hardened heart.

For the most part it is a limitless medium that transcends cultures, boundaries and as the 18th Century English playwright coined it, “… hath charms to sooth the savage beast.”

Equally transforming is the human voice in all its many styles through which powerful performances may deliver listeners from the doldrums of despair to harmonious bliss.

Such was the case as the 100 Voices of Gospel–an international choir– brought down the house at Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals in London, England. Continue reading Native Roanoker leads international choir to stardom

Hurt Park Elementary celebrates rededication

Celebration: Newly installed Hurt Park principal Regina Gregory passes out scissors to students preparing to cut the ribbon to the site of a new gym to be erected at the school.

Mayor Sherman Lea, Roanoke City Schools Superintendent Rita Bishop, City Council and School Board members joined a sizable gathering of community members August 17 at Hurt Park Elementary School (HPES) for the rededication of the School, named after Welford Hurt in 1959, the first African-American from Roanoke to die in World War II. Continue reading Hurt Park Elementary celebrates rededication