Day: August 4, 2014

McDonnell’s road to hell

Politics brings out large amounts of hypocrisy and bravado for those who also swear to religious contradictions simply multiply the problems for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. McDonnell followed up his schooling at Notre Dame and Boston by obtaining joint degrees from Regent University — the creation of questionable evangelist Pat Robertson. McDonnell used his

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Puppy days of August

The dogs of days of August are returning to the area with heat, humidity and some thunderstorms — at least for a while. Temperatures could reach the low 90s this week in Roanoke and other lower-lying areas. Heat returns after an extended cool period in July that set low-record levels for the month. But wait. 

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School starts Aug. 12

A warning for all students at Floyd County public schools:  Get your sun and fun in this week.  Hit the pool. This is the last week of the rapidly-vanishing item known as the summer recess. School starts on August 12 — next week — and means an end to fun, frolic, swimming pools and similar

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