Del. Ben Cline (R) and challenger Ellen Arthur (D) will share the stage during at least three events between now and Election Day.
State Senate candidate Mike Hamlar has canceled a fundraiser planned for tonight, citing respect for the victims of Wednesday's stunning on-air shooting of a WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) news crew.
On Thursday night, citizens once again paid their respects to Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, the two WDBJ-TV journalists fatally shot while reporting live from Smith Mountain Lake on Wednesday morning.
Robert Earl (Bob) Eanes, 95, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home, Roanoke, Va., 540-366-0707.
Ralph Edward Vaughan, 87, of Fries, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
Belva Hurd Sabo, 85, of Christiansburg, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
November 16, 1943 - August 25, 2015William W. (Bill) Bolling answered the call of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Bill was the beloved son of Conley and June Bolling and esteemed and loved by his brothers, Doyt Y. Bolling, of Denver, Colo. and Larry C. Bolling, of Dublin, Va. Bill grew up in Dublin and graduated from Dublin High School participating in all sports. After serving in the United States Army, Bill attended Virginia Tech and graduated in 1970 with a B. S. degree in Forestry and Wild Life. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with the Farm Home Administration and moved to Lebanon, Va. He later worked as a paralegal with the Law Firm of Schelin & Herrell.Most notable of all his endeavors, however, was his venture into the restaurant business for the last 30 years. Teaming with his friend and business partner, Gary Farmer they bought the old grist mill in 1979 and set about renovating it into a restaurant called the "Old Mill Restaurant". They opened business on June 16, 1980, creating a thriving business that served as a notable dining and meeting place for the residents and visitors of Lebanon. As a restaurant owner he set the standard for recycling by reducing solid waste by a full 50 percent. In so doing he encouraged the town and county to work together in setting up recycling programs on a widespread basis.In conjunction with the restaurant business Bill was elected to the Lebanon Town Council where he served diligently and faithfully for 31 years. His greatest passion was to see the Town of Lebanon prosper and grow. He was highly respected and recognized for his dedicated service. He was active in supporting all community outreaches and was highly sensitive to the needs of others especially those who have fallen on hard times. The following quote aptly describes Bill, "Those who impress us the most watch out for themselves the least. They notice our needs and reach out to help, honestly concerned about our welfare and how they can help."Survivors include brothers and their wives, Doyt and Elizabeth Ann Bolling, Larry and Sally Bolling; nieces, Stephanie Bolling Penenberg and Courtney Bunn; nephews, Shane Bolling, Brian Bolling and Bill's name sake Dr. William Seth Bolling.A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Doyt Bolling officiating. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Bill.Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.combsfuneralservice.com