The judge wrote that the defamation claim against Bridgette Craighead and Black Lives Matter Franklin County lacks “foundation in fact or law,” and he ordered that their attorney fees be paid by the plaintiffs.
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Republicans nominate Obenshain for House district that covers parts of Roanoke County and Montgomery County
This fall he will face Democrat Lily Franklin in the most competitive House race in the western part of the state.
Meet the two Republicans running in Southwest Virginia’s only competitive House district
House district 41, which encompasses Roanoke and Montgomery counties, is rated the most competitive district in the western region of Virginia. Republicans will choose between candidates Lowell Bowman and Chris Obenshain during a mass meeting on May 4.
The psychology of ghosting
A Roanoke College researcher has been studying the phenomenon for years to better understand those who ghost — and those who get left on read.
Macy addresses ‘scourge’ of opioid crisis – and glimmers of hope – at Clifton Forge talk
Author Beth Macy, joined by several community leaders, led a discussion about how bad the opioid problem has become, and how advocates are fighting back.
Boones Mill residents sue D.C. ABC station, employees and Franklin County activist after their house was shown in TV report on racism
The suit also names the Franklin County branch of Black Lives Matter as a defendant.
Violent crime is up in Roanoke from 2019 levels. Here’s what the city is doing about it.
Police have cut back on traffic offenses. However, the police department is also facing an unusual number of vacancies.