by S. Rotan Hale
During an unprecedented visit to Roanoke, Wednesday, July 9, Michael Botticelli, White House Drug Policy Director was joined by various federal, city and state officials at a news conference that highlighted the Obama administration’s National Drug Control Strategy.
As President Obama’s top drug policy advisor, Botticelli delivered a comprehensive address that outlined “the administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the US.”
The news conference was held at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare a facility that provides adult and family developmental services located in the historic Burrell Memorial Hospital in northwest. While there, Botticelli met with some of the facility’s clients and heard their stories of recovery.
After the conference, Botticelli and his entourage toured certain areas in the Hurt Park district of southwest Roanoke. The area has been the subject of much controversy regarding its transition from an open-air drug market to its present state as a viable and thriving community.
by Shawn Nowlin
Certain game show consistently provide such great theatre that millions of people worldwide tune in each week to see what will happen next. Historically, “The Price is Right” has fallen into that category.
by Charlene Sarmiento
ROCKVILLE, MD – Devin Williams doesn’t shy away from telling his story, which includes substance abuse and time in prison, because he hopes he can help others who may have taken a similar path.
Hampton University was named the HBCU of the Year at the fourth annual HBCU Awards ceremony presented by Dillard University on July 11. The award was one of three of the evening for Hampton, which also won top honors for research and women’s athletics.