A chapter of Roanoke history with national significance is receiving fresh attention. On Monday, the city unveiled a new Virginia historical marker highlighting the Hunton Lifesaving and First Aid Crew.
Natural Bridge State Park unveiled a “LOVE” sign up by the Visitors Center. It was designed and created by Rockbridge County artist Mark Cline, and joins over two-hundred other LOVE signs across the commonwealth funded by a special state grant program from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
The Washington and Lee English for Speakers of Other Languages Program and 50 Ways Rockbridge are reaching out via social media for gently used laptops and iPads that they can recondition and get to people who need access to equipment, but can’t afford it.
“We miss Adam and Alison every day, but they are still a part of our newsroom. We remember how they lived each day, with powerful smiles, a positive spirit and love for life that continue to inspire us.”
A coalition of area organizations is supporting the Walker Program, a new community initiative that will help jumpstart businesses owned by people of color in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County.