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Share the light of the holiday season!

Festivities – One of many spectacular holiday displays, this one adds a seasonal flair to the stately and ultra classic Hermitage Assisted Living Community on Old Country Club Road just off Melrose Avenue in northwest Roanoke. The display is the first of its type and size for the facility established in 1964. – Photo by S. Hale

This has been a challenging year for all of us, and a very bad year for freedom. Politicians have used COVID-19 as a massive power grab, usurping the Constitution while exempting themselves from their own draconian mandates. With schools closed, arbitrary shut down of businesses and church services interrupted, families struggle with the pressures of this new world that now threaten the very spirit of Christmas, the most treasured holiday. Continue reading Share the light of the holiday season!

Gentry Locke opens Consulting Firm, hires Roanoke native

Patrice L. Lewis

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke announced the opening of Gentry Locke Consulting and the expansion of its Richmond office with the hiring of Patrice Lewis, an experienced public affairs and communications professional.

Gentry Locke Consulting will be a full-service public affairs, communications and marketing firm that will bring together talented professionals to serve clients and take a ‘mission-driven approach’ that emphasizes the organization’s core commitment to public service, uplifting voices, and helping clients make meaningful change. Continue reading Gentry Locke opens Consulting Firm, hires Roanoke native

First “Woman of Labor Award” Recipient

Alma Lee

Alma Lee, president of AFGE’s National Veterans Affairs Council, was recently honored by AFGE’s Women’s and Fair Practices Departments this year with the first-ever Woman of Labor Award. AFGE National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Jeremy Lannan bestowed the honor on Lee during the closing session of WFP’s Virtual Sister’s Keeper training. Continue reading First “Woman of Labor Award” Recipient

Church Women United-RV Bestows Recognitions

During the December “World Day of Prayer” meeting, Roanoke Valley Church Women United awarded recognitions to outstanding members.

The “Valiant Woman” recognition is presented to a woman who has given service to CWU, her church, and her community for an extended period of time. The 2020 “Valiant Women” are Donna Hornsby and Marlena Dickerson. Continue reading Church Women United-RV Bestows Recognitions