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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! "
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! " « Show less

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  • Local woodcarver makes something beautiful from the sight of so much devastation

    Local woodcarver makes something beautiful from the sight of so much devastation
    It was a storm that killed three people and destroyed dozens of homes.  But now, nearly a year after the Glade Spring tornado struck in Washington County, a local artist is using his skill to help the town heal. He takes something broken and makes...
  • A musician's dream: Patrick Henry High School's orchestra takes the stage at Carnegie Hall

    A musician's dream: Patrick Henry High School's orchestra takes the stage at Carnegie Hall
    How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Just ask anyone at Patrick Henry High School. Its orchestra had the performance of a lifetime Friday evening. When we first told you about the Patrick Henry orchestra, they were the throes of rehearsal. Senior...
  • Kiwanis Clubs honor local basketball players

    Kiwanis Clubs honor local basketball players
    The Kiwanis Clubs of the Roanoke area put a finishing touch on the high school basketball season Sunday night with their annual awards banquet. Thirteen different schools were represented as the coaches gave an unsung hero award for each team. Player of...
  • UPDATED: Residents pick up the pieces after Roanoke County apartment fire

    UPDATED:  Residents pick up the pieces after Roanoke County apartment fire
    WDBJ7 is hearing stories from the people who escaped a fire at an apartment complex in Roanoke County  Tuesday night. Residents are picking up the pieces after a fire at the Cedar Point Apartment complex. It started on a second-floor balcony and then...
  • Patrick Henry blows out Halifax in soccer

    Patrick Henry blows out Halifax in soccer
    Patrick Henry played host to Halifax on Monday night. Tyler Linkous put the Patriots on top 1-0 after picking off a pass. A couple minutes later, the Patriots were trying to add to the lead. Emmanuel Scere's header went off the crossbar, but Patrick...
  • A look at how social media is affecting Roanoke area yearbook sales

    A look at how social media is affecting Roanoke area yearbook sales
    This story should bring back a lot of memories. Just about every high school senior buys a yearbook. But what is a popular way to capture the past may be becoming a thing of the past. We picked Salem High School because the yearbook staff recently...
  • Alan Fiddler Era Underway at Patrick Henry

    Alan Fiddler Era Underway at Patrick Henry
          Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke hasn't been to the playoffs in 11 years.  But new head coach Alan Fiddler is out to change that trend.  Fiddler takes over for Brad Bradley who spent 2 seasons at the school.  He comes from a small college...
  • Henry County History

    Founded: 1777 History:    Henry County was once part of Pittsylvania County, before separating and becoming Patrick Henry County, which was named after Patrick Henry. In 1785, parts northern Patrick Henry County and parts of Bedford County were merged...
  • Campbell County History

    Founded: 1781 History:  Campbell County came about in 1781, and emerged as a major tobacco producer, later moving into the manufacturing business. Throughout the years, there land make-up has changed from a mainly agricultural community into a mixture...
  • Patrick Henry vs. Hidden Valley

    Patrick Henry vs. Hidden Valley
    Hidden Valley is another team that was winless in 2010.  Friday night the Titans had quarterback Michael Simonic back under center, a year removed from a knee injury as they welcomed Patrick Henry and new head coach Alan Fiddler to Dwight Bogle Stadium....
  • Christiansburg Blue Demons Loaded for Another Playoff Run

    Christiansburg Blue Demons Loaded for Another Playoff Run
        The Christiansburg Blue Demons open their season Friday night at Floyd County.  Tim Cromer's team returns a boatload of talent from last year's team that went all the way to the state semifinals, including senior quarterback Brendan Motley who...