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Roanoke College poll: Biden leads Trump in state as Virginians weigh in on race

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

Kiwanis Club cuts ribbon to new heights

Kiwanis Playground committee members, (from left) Don Whitt and committee co-chair Jackie Bledsoe with Mayor Sherman Lea holding scissors and Michael Clark, dir. City Parks and Recreation all preparing to cut the ribbon to the new Kiwanis Centennial Playground Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. — photos by S. Hale

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

ROC-H Command Center picks former Roanoker to head Missile Test Site

Col. Eugene Poindexter

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

Ronald McDonald House Charities launch Keys of Hope™ program

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