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Roanoke Deltas bring Holiday cheer to NICU

Local Delta members and Ms. Jabberwock 2015, Sydnee Evans (3rd from left) at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Local Delta members and Ms. Jabberwock 2015, Sydnee Evans (3rd from left) at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

On Christmas Day, 2015, members of the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Ms. Jabberwock 2015, Sydnee Evans brought Christmas Cheer to families who have infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Continue reading Roanoke Deltas bring Holiday cheer to NICU

Scam Alert! Callers claiming to be from Appalachian Power using new tactics

CHARLESTON, WV — Customers of Appalachian Power in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee continue to be targets of scam artists. The latest scam instructs customers to make an immediate payment or have their service disconnected. Customers are ordered to purchase prepaid debit cards, such as a Vanilla or Green Dot, and call a toll-free number to provide the card information. Continue reading Scam Alert! Callers claiming to be from Appalachian Power using new tactics

Riding life’s emotional rollercoasters. . .

…Everybody rides them from physical and spiritual infancy to the grave. “…riding high in April, shot down in May” we find included in the lyrics of the ever popular “That’s Life” made most famous by Frank Sinatra. But reverse moodswings can also happen within moments. An infant can sometimes be brought from tears to smiles within minutes. Even adults can sometimes do practically the same. But “That’s Life! Continue reading Riding life’s emotional rollercoasters. . .

The HIV Epidemic isn’t over, but it could be

Michael Schuenemeyer,
Executive for Health & Wholeness Advocacy

What happens in 2016 will make a significant difference in the struggle to end HIV as a public health threat. Scientific models projecting the course of the epidemic indicate that we are in a five-year window for aggressively addressing HIV. These models show that failure to reach the targets identified by experts in this time period will lead to a significant and devastating reversal of progress against the epidemic. Continue reading The HIV Epidemic isn’t over, but it could be

Two more candidates vie for City Council

Freeda Cathcart: “People need to stop struggling and start connecting!”
Freeda Cathcart
Freeda Cathcart

A small group of supporters gathered at Market Square Walkway (glass overpass between Downtown and Hotel Roanoke) as Democrat Freeda Cathcart announced her bid for Roanoke City Council.

With major emphasis on “connecting citizens to work, cooperate, connect and collaborate together, Cathcart hopes to “make Roanoke even better considering the great potential that it has.” Continue reading Two more candidates vie for City Council