Roanoke, VA Elections

Early voting begins across Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Blue skies and a sea of signs greeted the first early voters in the city of Roanoke. Paulette Lawson was number four. “Voting is such a privilege, and this election is so very important,” Lawson told WDBJ7. “I just wanted to get my vote in and counted.”
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Early Voting for November 22 Election

Just a reminder: Early voting for the November 2022 election begins on Friday, September 23, 2022. Office hours for the Elections and General Registrar Office are as follows:. Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2022: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022: 8:30 a.m. -...
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Salem City Council candidates meet in Kiwanis forum

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - In Salem, four candidates are vying for two seats on City Council. Tuesday afternoon, they came together for their first joint appearance of the campaign. The field includes two incumbents, Randy Foley and John Saunders. “We have some big decisions that are coming up,” Foley told...
Franklin News Post

Angle, Perdue vie for Rocky Mount mayor

Incumbent Steven Angle and challenger C. Holland Perdue III will appear on the ballot for the Rocky Mount mayoral election in November. Angle, 69, has lived in Rocky Mount his entire life and he has served the community as an elected representative in some form or fashion since being elected to the town council in 1990. After 16 years on the council, he was elected mayor in 2006, an office he has held since then.
Franklin News Post

6 candidates seeking 2 seats on Rocky Mount Town Council

Six candidates are competing for two seats on the Rocky Mount Town Council. The two council seats up for election are currently held by Bobby Moyer and A. Ralph Casey, both of whom are running in the election. “Bobby Moyer joined Town Council in July 2010. Moyer is a former...

Roanoke College poll shows Virginians’ opinions on political topics

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Between Aug. 7 and Aug. 16, the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research (IPOR) at Roanoke College conducted interviewed 640 Virginians as part of a poll about topics ranging from the state level to the international level. According to Roanoke College’s IPOR, the survey had a margin of error of 4.5% […]

Candidates sought for two school board seats

Two seats are set to expire on the Salem School Board at the end of the year. The two seats are. currently held by Artice Ledbetter and Andy Raines. The Salem City Council is currently seeking citizens who are interested in serving on the board. Both seats are for three-year...
Collegiate Times

Board of Visitors votes to renew President Sands' contract

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors met in Newport News and voted to maintain Sands’ position as president until 2027. “As Virginia Tech’s 16th president since 2014, Sands, has successfully advanced Virginia Tech’s role as a leading global land-grant institution, focusing the teaching, research, and outreach mission to solve the most challenging problems facing the commonwealth, the nation, and the world,” said a statement published by VTx.