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Upcoming Community Forum The Ivies Incorporated of Roanoke Valley, in partnership with Roanoke College’s Office of Community Programs & Office of Multicultural Affairs, is launching its first Community Forum on Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:30 pm in the Roanoke College, Colket Center Ballroom. The presenting sponsor of this event is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (UUCR). Continue reading Upcoming Community Forum

Sisters’ life of service honored

Bethel Sisters celebrated for years of community activism

Tribute: Sisters Evelyn Bethel (left) and Helen Davis at the celebration held in their honor Thursday, October 25 at the Gainsboro Library. – Photos by S. Hale by S. Rotan Hale

see It’s a known fact that communities are unfortunately inhabited by many individuals who, for a host of reasons, are totally unaware of what goes on in and around their respective neighborhoods. However thanks to the efforts of certain citizens–many on a deeper level of awareness–fight the good fight–rising up against or at least call attention to the various injustices befalling said communities.

watch Woven into the DNA of such individuals is their intrinsic duty to rise up against a host of issues whether it’s: historic neighborhood preservation, basic civil rights infringement or fighting procedures beneficial to some, yet counter-productive to the good of all. Continue reading Sisters’ life of service honored

New Eagle Scout for Troop 456

Kyle Dunnings New Eagle Scout for Troop 456 at the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church,(UMC) the Charter Organization. Kyle D. Dunnings, who started in Scouting in Cub Pack 111 and was chartered by American Legion Post 111 of Rocky Mount in 2008, moved on to Boy Scout Troop 111 in 2012. After Troop 111 shut down in 2014, Kyle continued in Scouting by joining Troop 456. There he continued his advancement of Star Scout, Life Scout and now the top of Scout Advancement, Eagle Scout, in October of this year! He built beautiful picnic tables for American Legion Post 111 for his Eagle Scout Project. Continue reading New Eagle Scout for Troop 456

Hale receives Annual Hope Award

Dr. Brenda Hale Total Action for Progress (TAP) held its 53rd Annual Lunch on October 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke. The event, emceed by WDBJ7’s Neesey Payne, featured a delicious lunch, silent auction fundraiser, a visit from TAP Head Start students, speech from board member Kevin Lockhart and the presentation of this year’s Cabell Brand Hope Award to Dr. Brenda Hale.

viagra generico 50 mg miglior prezzo pagamento online a Parma This award is presented in honor of TAP’s founder a tireless advocate for a wide spectrum of concerns within the community. Continue reading Hale receives Annual Hope Award

New CD release

Divine Assignment Women of Worship from left: Evang. Dana Pannell, Evang. Nicole Ross and Janet Norwood-Smith “Delayed don’t mean denied.” Over 30 years of working on her self-titled CD Songs of Praise Evangelist Dana Pannell, with Divine Assignment Women of Worship, will debut at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Shiloh Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Pannell has performed from the East coast, to Midwest Oklahoma City. Continue reading New CD release

Statement of Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. regarding October 27 shooting in Pittsburgh, PA

american online drugstore discount accutane Gun violence has again come to our country; this time the attack was especially heinous as the attacker stormed a house of worship in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday. Eleven worshipers were senselessly killed while attending Jewish services at Tree of Life synagogue. Several more persons were injured including four courageous police officers who ran toward the attack and no doubt their bravery saved many. The alleged attacker apparently espoused antisemitism and law enforcement officials are investigating this attack as a hate crime. Continue reading Statement of Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. regarding October 27 shooting in Pittsburgh, PA