Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by 14 percentage points (53%-39%) in Virginia according to The Roanoke College Poll. Only 5% said they were undecided about their vote, and 3% percent said they would vote for another candidate. Almost 90% of those who support either candidate are very certain of their vote intention. Continue reading Roanoke College poll: Biden leads Trump in state as Virginians weigh in on race
by S. Rotan Hale
As part of the fanfare in celebration of its 100th anniversary the Roanoke Kiwanis Club cut the ribbon Sunday, Aug. 30 to a new playground in northwest Roanoke near the intersection of Melrose Ave. and 24th Street NW adjacent to the new Melrose Branch Library.
After years of preparation involving deliberations, planning and a capital campaign that secured major funding through federal community development block grants, area businesses, organizations and many churches. Through all funds, the dream has become a reality for area residents. Continue reading Kiwanis Club cuts ribbon to new heights
by Jason B. Cutshaw,
USASMDC Public Affairs
Redstone Arsenal, AL – The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command welcomes a new leader who will command facilities located more than 7,000 miles away in the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of the Rocket City.
Col. Eugene M. Poindexter, director, Ronald Reagan Test Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, arrived at the RTS Operations Center-Huntsville, or ROC-H, in May and has since been leading his team, which plays a vital role in the research, development, test and evaluation in support of America’s defense and space programs. Continue reading ROC-H Command Center picks former Roanoker to head Missile Test Site
Due to Covid-19, the live Jabberwock 2020 performance had to be cancelled. However, come join us for a virtual show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, with tickets to the Virtual Show available on Eventbrite.com. Continue reading Jabberwock 2020 Virtual Showcase
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC of SW VA) is excited to announce the launch of a new fundraising program, Keys of Hope™, beginning Thursday, Aug. 27.
Through this new program, any participating real estate team or car dealership will donate a portion of each home or car sale to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia! One hundred percent of these proceeds will stay local to help keep families close to their children as they receive medical treatment in the area! Our hope is that as these customers get settled into their new home and cruise around in their new car, they can be proud to know that they are also helping provide hope and the comforts of home for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Continue reading Ronald McDonald House Charities launch Keys of Hope™ program
The Roanoke Branch NAACP is proud to announce the NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics) National Medal winners from Roanoke. Congratulations to London Paige for winning a National Bronze Medal in Biology/Microbiology. Last year, she won a Bronze medal in the category of Chemistry/Biochemistry. Continue reading Local Branch NAACP ACT-SO 2020 winners announced