Category Archives: Regional News

Native Roanokers honored with A&T sports center in their name

Darnell and Carolyn Glover

A sports performance center at North Carolina A&T State University will be named for alumni and longtime supporters Darnell and Carolyn Glover, of Roanoke.

Giving back to HBCU, a personal commitment for local couple.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have played a vital role in the history of U.S. education, helping Black Americans advance their education, pursue professional careers and earn graduate degrees. Continue reading Native Roanokers honored with A&T sports center in their name

New Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. N.L. Bishop appointed head

Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital has announced the creation of a new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and have named Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, senior vice president to lead it. As our first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, NL will continue the important work he has championed for years.

In developing this focus on health equity and social justice, we will expand our work to advance community and public health, in keeping with our mission. This office will collaborate with regional leaders to better understand and address social factors that influence health in our region, while working internally alongside our Human Resources Department to develop and deploy diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. Continue reading New Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

‘Lee’ Hill announces bid for City Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Lee Hill (left) with Sheriff Tim Allen

During a recent press conference LeMajor “Lee” Hill announced his bid for Roanoke City Sheriff.

“As a proud native of Roanoke City, I look forward to serving my community as I have done for the past 25+ years as a Deputy Sheriff,” he said during opening remarks.

Hill, a Patrick Henry High School graduate started his law enforcement career in 1995 working at the city jail and transferred to the court division in 2000. Continue reading ‘Lee’ Hill announces bid for City Sheriff

Roanoke community participation encouraged in Black History Month Historical Marker Contest

by Shawn Nowlin

In celebration of Black History Month, Governor Ralph Northam has invited Roanoke educators, students, and families to participate in the Second Annual Historical Marker Contest. Viewed as an effort to chronicle and recognize accomplishments, sacrifices, events and personalities of historical importance to the state’s story, Virginia’s Historical Highway Marker Program was established in 1927.

A classroom activity guide with further information, including a lesson plan, can be found on the contest’s web page, https://www.education.virginia.gov/bhm-marker-contest. Entries must be submitted by March 15, and all submissions will be reviewed by the Department of Historical Resources in consultation with Gov. Northam and members of his cabinet. Continue reading Roanoke community participation encouraged in Black History Month Historical Marker Contest