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Franklin County appoints new school superintendent

Dr. Bernice Cobbs

Dr. Bernice Cobbs was appointed as the next superintendent of Franklin County Public Schools at today’s school board meeting. The school board conducted a nationwide search that included 15 applicants and a strong pool of candidates. Dr. Cobbs will formally assume the role of Superintendent on December 1, 2020.

Dr. Cobbs currently serves as assistant principal of Franklin County High School and has previously served as principal of Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Director of K-5 Curriculum and Instruction, principal of Boone Mill Elementary School and principal of Snow Creek Elementary School in Franklin County Public Schools. Continue reading Franklin County appoints new school superintendent

Delegate Sam Rasoul launches statewide campaign for Lieutenant Governor

Sam Rasoul

Democratic House of Delegates member Sam Rasoul announced Tuesday, Nov. 10, that his campaign for Lieutenant Governor will rely entirely on individual donors, forgoing cash from political action committees, companies, and industry interest groups.

In 2017, the delegate from Roanoke became the first member of the current Virginia General Assembly to pledge to abstain from special interest PAC donations. Today’s statement reaffirms his public commitment to refuse money from organizations and businesses seeking to influence elected officials in the state government. Continue reading Delegate Sam Rasoul launches statewide campaign for Lieutenant Governor

How to stay safe in high burden COVID-19 area

Dr. Cynthia Morrow

by Dr. Cynthia Morrow

In light of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, we are encouraging the public to take extra precautions to stay safe and stop the spread of disease. Please consider your risk tolerance and adjust your behavior to avoid spreading disease.

COVID-19 presents a significant challenge to our health and our healthcare systems beyond the annual cold and flu seasons. First, COVID-19 is a novel virus for which we have not developed immunity. We do not yet fully understand its transmission or long-term health implications. Continue reading How to stay safe in high burden COVID-19 area

Local Non-Profit seeks coat donations

The Humble Hustle, Inc. is hosting its 4th annual “#KeepGiving Initiative Coat Drive” to collect new coats for local children. Area residents are invited to help make a difference in our local community by donating to the drive.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic, we know the need will be even greater than in the past, said Xavier Duckett, CEO and Founder of The Humble Hustle, Inc. This year we want to do better and serve even more of the community.” Continue reading Local Non-Profit seeks coat donations

Through the eyes of Love…

Having just passed another birthday, which always falls during political time frames, I perceive a nation and a world at the precipice of the most critical period in the history of man. In mankind’s infancy the effects of inherited prejudices, whether national, religious, political, racial, cultural or economic, were generally confined to limited territories due to lack of knowledge, coupled with lack of scientific and technological advancement. A sharp allusion to such fact was made during one of the two presidential debates preceding this week’s historic election as one candidate cited huge reduction in our nation’s weakened military. Continue reading Through the eyes of Love…