Delegate Sam Rasoul at podium/Ian Price photo

Roanoke welcomes everyone with open arms, understanding and tolerance. That was the word this morning as “Welcoming Week” events kicked off at the City Market Building.  Delegate Sam Rasoul and Mayor Sherman Lea were among  the speakers this morning. Its an annual national event; in Roanoke it runs through the 22nd. City Manager Bob Cowell:

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