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Living Democracy 2019

July 11, 2016
Graves Hardware is fixture in downtown Collinsville
Graves Hardware is fixture in downtown Collinsville

Graves Hardware store has been a part of Collinsville’s history for decades.  Store employee Thomas Barksdale, describing the store as “the soul of the community”, said Graves Hardware has been in Collinsville for 85 years and is currently operated by the third generation of Graves.

By Madison Chamblee
July 11, 2016
Roanoke City Council works as a team
Roanoke City Council works as a team

In 2016, four polo-shirt wearing men and one woman with red glasses sit ready for a recent meeting of the Roanoke City Council. All members of the Council are present for this meeting except for Mike Parmer, who is absent due to sickness.

By Weston Sims
July 7, 2016
Collinsville Historical Association's marquee-lighting ceremony
Collinsville Historical Association's marquee-lighting ceremony

The Collinsville Historical Association will host, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016, a ceremony to mark the initial lighting of the completely refurbished and recently re-installed neon marquee on Collinsville's historic Cricket Theatre.  Everyone is invited to attend.

By Madison Chamblee
July 7, 2016
Linden firefighters always ready to roll into action​
Linden firefighters always ready to roll into action​

Living in the B.W. Creel Fire Station in Linden can be exciting. A man came from outside of the fire station and told me to jump in the cab of the command car.  I was not about to miss this opportunity. 

By Hamilton Wasnick
July 7, 2016
Rusty's Feed & Seed stays busy despite changes in farming
Rusty's Feed & Seed stays busy despite changes in farming

Last week I enjoyed learning more about rural life and farming when I visited Rusty’s Feed & Seed. I discovered Rusty’s does more than simply sell products. It is a place where people smile at one another and know each other by name.

By Randy Whitten

Last Updated: April 04, 2019