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Deltas donate to St. Francis Service Dogs

Laurice Hampton, creator of The Doggy Fashion Show; Cabell Youell, executive director of Saint Francis Service Dogs, and Diane Jones, president of Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Laurice Hampton, creator of The Doggy Fashion Show; Cabell Youell, executive director of Saint Francis Service Dogs, and Diane Jones, president of Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently presented a $1,000 donation to Saint Francis Service Dogs, proceeds from the 3rd annual Doggy Fashion Show Fundraiser. The combination of generous sponsors and dazzling doggy models makes it possible for an exciting and rewarding event that is committed to the support of connecting disabled individuals and amazing dogs who are devoted to their care together. Continue reading Deltas donate to St. Francis Service Dogs

Jefferson College of Health Sciences launches inaugural Foundation Luncheon

JCHS Luncheon (from left): Nathaniel Bishop, president, JCHS; E.W. Tibbs, president, chief executive officer, Centra Health, Inc.; Professor Nikki Giovanni; Chief David Hoback, Roanoke Fire-EMS Dept.; Cornelius Powell, Dr. Albert G. Pavalonis and Nancy Howell Agee, president, CEO of Carilion Clinic.
JCHS Luncheon (from left): Nathaniel Bishop, president, JCHS; E.W. Tibbs, president, chief executive officer, Centra Health, Inc.; Professor Nikki Giovanni; Chief David Hoback, Roanoke Fire-EMS Dept.; Cornelius Powell, Dr. Albert G. Pavalonis and Nancy Howell Agee, president, CEO of Carilion Clinic.

by S. Rotan Hale

Most people don’t normally think of the vital services that doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers provide. As conscientious, compassionate and dedicated individuals they are the gatekeepers to the world of creature comfort when it comes to convalescence and often are the MVPs when life hangs in the balance.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences held its inaugural Education Foundation Luncheon May 12 that coincided with International Nurses Day, i.e., the birthday of Florence Nightingale–one of the most revered personalities in the field of nursing.

The affair, held at the Patrick Henry Ballroom in downtown Roanoke, focused on the accomplishments and the mission of the college itself and recognized 4 professionals in the field who received the institution’s first alumni awards. Continue reading Jefferson College of Health Sciences launches inaugural Foundation Luncheon

Meet local TV personality Brie Jackson . . .

Brie Jackson – Photo courtesy of WSLS 10
Brie Jackson – Photo courtesy of WSLS 10

by Staff Writer

Meet award-winning journalist Brie Jackson! She anchors the weekend news at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on WSLS Channel-10. Ms. Jackson covers breaking news, politics and other stories affecting the community that she has been  part of for only a year and a half. Yet she is interested in “getting to know it better and in finding out what makes it special.”

She started her news career as a video editor and associate producer at WJLA in Washington, DC and has worked as a television reporter in Myrtle Beach, SC and Salisbury, MD. Continue reading Meet local TV personality Brie Jackson . . .

New community restaurant up and ready to serve

Hers & Mine retaurant on Salem Turnpike
Hers & Mine retaurant on Salem Turnpike

by Shawn Nowlin

The chances of a restaurant being successful these days significantly increase when the owners are passionate about their product, service, not afraid to take chances and genuinely care about the consumers. The latest restaurant to fit that bill is Hers & Mine.

Located at 2004 Orange Avenue in northwest Roanoke, Twella Stewart (Hers) and Derrick Stewart (Mine) are primed and ready to the serve the community.  Before they were at their current location the husband and wife team did mobile catering for a several years. “We are doing real well so far and have served over 600 customers since opening a month ago,” Derrick said. “We still have Hers & Mine mobile units and will continue to serve certain areas about town.” Continue reading New community restaurant up and ready to serve

Mother of the Year Recognition

Rev. Dr. Cedric E. Malone and the church family of Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church recognized Deaconess Leslie Y. Terry as “Mother of the Year” on Sunday, May 10 during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Deaconess Terry was born and raised in Roanoke, the third child of Mrs. Shirley W. Ollie, educated in Roanoke City Public Schools and an alumnae  of Lucy Addison High School. She started her Christian journey as a child and was baptized at High Street Baptist Church. Continue reading Mother of the Year Recognition