Clarence G. Grier has been named Deputy City Manager for the City of Roanoke. Following the retirement of Deputy City Manager Sherman Stovall in June 2021, Grier will assume the responsibility of managing and directing City departments, public safety agencies, and programs based on general direction and City Manager and City Council policy. Continue reading Grier tapped as new Deputy City Manager
by Shawn Nowlin
Former educator and tennis coach Carnis Poindexter recently received one of the highest accomplishments a city resident can earn – induction into the Roanoke Regional Tennis Hall of Fame in front of a court named in their honor.
A group of former students, city officials, family members and longtime friends gathered Thursday(4/15) at River’s Edge Sports Complex to show their support for Poindexter and his career milestone. Continue reading Retired educator, coach recognized for decades of selfless service
FERRUM, VA – Ferrum College is pleased to announce that Anthony Swann, Virginia’s 2021 “Teacher of the Year,” will be the keynote speaker for the class of 2020’s in-person commencement ceremony planned for Friday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. During the ceremony, the class of 2020 graduates will don regalia and cross the commencement stage set up in Adams Stadium to take a photo with Ferrum College President David Johns. Continue reading VA Teacher of the Year to speak at Ferrum College Class of 2020 Commencement
On Saturday, April 17, 17 people gathered at the Hurt Park Community Garden on Salem Avenue NW in Roanoke to bless the garden and to participate in a planting activity. Rev. Don Shovely, Evangelist Mabel Jones, and Minister Jimmy Cook led the proceedings. Participants prayed, sang, and reminisced about the history of the garden, which was established 10 years ago. The garden is now organized by LEAP (Local Environmental Agriculture Project) and John McNamara of LEAP organized a planting activity after the blessing. Participants planted kale and lettuce in a prepared bed and discussed their hopes for the future of the garden. Continue reading RAISE combines faith with the earth for garden blessings
Every alternating year, Habitat organizes a collaborative Apostles Build where churches of all sizes and denominations from all over the Greater Roanoke Valley pledge financial support and send volunteers from the congregation to help build a home for a hard-working, vulnerable family in need of safe, fair, affordable homeownership. Continue reading Apostles build Wall of Faith for Habitat for Humanity