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Doomsday or Dumas Day?

by Mary E. Campagna

The 30th of June will be piping hot with activity in honor of the historic Dumas Hotel, an African American icon in this town since the 1930s; a place where a host of greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Domino performed. The week-end will kick off with two revival services: at 7pm June 28 at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Gainsboro and another at 7:00 p.m., June 29 at a church to be designated later this week. (Check the Dumas Legacy Facebook page). Continue reading Doomsday or Dumas Day?

Families who need safety–TAP Sabrina’s Place

by Stacey Sheppard,
TAP Dir. of Human Services

Families who are in crisis all over the state and even families from out of state seek safety and solace at a hidden space in Roanoke called Sabrina’s Place. The center, named in memory of Sabrina Reed, opened in 2006. Sabrina Reed was murdered by her estranged husband in 2005 during the exchange of her daughter. Sabrina was a daughter, a sister, a nurse, an athlete and a friend to many. Continue reading Families who need safety–TAP Sabrina’s Place