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WDBJ7 ReporterMartinsville City Council will display a quilt that's been the center of a heated racial debate. Tuesday night's meeting was the city's first full council meeting since this whole thing started. More than a dozen people spoke either for or against...
WDBJ7 ReporterA city councilwoman says a quilt made by a group of students should not be allowed to hang in the Martinsville City administration building. She says the quilt is offensive to African Americans. But the students who made it say it showcases what...
WDBJ7 ReporterSeveral black former employees of a Danville school say it discriminated and intimidated black workers. Those employees went public with their claims late Monday afternoon. More than half a dozen black former workers say leaders at the Hughes Center...
ReporterFolks from our area are travelling to the nation's capital to witness the inauguration first hand. One local civil rights leader is experiencing what some call a once in a lifetime opportunity - for the second time. Brenda Hale is president of the...
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)-The Ku Klux Klan call themselves the invisible empire, but they have certainly been reaching out to Richmond area residents, some who have received recruitment flyers twice within two months. Two men who profess to be members of...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterUranium mining is one of the most important and contentious issues Virginia lawmakers will tackle during the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The opening round of the battle played out Monday in Richmond. Supporters of the plan to develop a...
ReporterIt was a defining moment in American history-- the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Before the 13th Amendment ended slavery throughout the entire nation, the 5-page Emancipation Proclamation began the process 2 years earlier. The Roanoke NAACP...
ReporterThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been around for just over a century. Today members of the Roanoke NAACP welcomed a special guest for their annual banquet and fundraiser. Appalachian Power President and CEO Charles Patton...
The drafting of proposed uranium mining legislation is expected to be completed this week in Richmond as yet another study on the subject makes its debut. Sen. John Watkins has proposed legislation that could open the door to the mining of a 119-...
ReporterRoanoke NAACP President Brenda Hale is urging members of the community to attend a 7 p.m city council meeting. The meeting will be an opportunity to voice concern about a proposed plan to reduce the number of voting precincts in Roanoke from 33 to 19....
Tags: Politics, Local Elections, Voting, Elections
ReporterTwo weeks after the election we're still talking about problems at the polls. Item #3 on the Roanoke City Council meeting agenda Monday night was a plan to slash the number of voting precincts from 32 to 19. This realignment plan, according to some...
WDBJ7 ReporterOne organization representing the black community in Martinsville City is demanding leaders not to join Henry County. Reverting the city into a town has been a debate for more than a decade. If it happens now, a leader with the Martinsville-Henry County...
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