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  • Slowly the wall between church and state crumbles

    By a 5 to 4 conservative majority the Supreme Court has emasculated labor unions, campaign finance regulations, the Voting Rights Act of 2006 and what's left of affirmative action in its campaign to reshape American society. Here I will limit my discussion to a case decided in early May of this year concerning religious invocations at city council meetings. I take a special interest in the separation of church and state as guaranteed by the First Amendment as a result of personal trauma that I experienced as a child and teenager.
  • Alcohol sales at Virginia ABC stores rise for 14th consecutive year

    Alcohol sales at Virginia ABC stores rise for 14th consecutive year
    A new report says Virginia alcohol sales went up for the 14th consecutive year in 2012. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control brought in $41 million more than last year. There are 8 ABC stores in the Roanoke area, and every single...

    Online Dish: Porn Star Fights to Become EMT Amid UPrising

    Online Dish: Porn Star Fights to Become EMT Amid UPrising
    She definitely knows how to get your pulsehigh and your blood flowing. Ex-porn star, Harmony Rose, AKA Tracy Rolan, has left the biz after being featured in more than 200 porn videos between 2004 and 2010. Her videos include "Masturbation Nation 3,"...

    Friday's tornadoes too close for comfort

    Friday's tornadoes too close for comfort
    The images of the Hampton, Virginia tornado seem sureal. The ominous clouds and spinning debris. National Weather Service (NWS) rated the waterspout/tornado near Hampton an EF-1, with 98mph winds. According to the NWS, the tornado began as a waterspout...

    Roanoke County History

    Founded: 1838 History:   Roanoke County was established by the Virginia Legislature. It was named Roanoke County because of the Roanoke River passing through the area. During early settlement Roanoke had many trains passing through this area. Later,...