The Reverend Sandy Webb and Minister of Communication Cara Modisett, who both have ties to Roanoke, Va., wrote a response to the WDBJ shootings of Wednesday, August 26. It was published in the Commercial Appeal Saturday, August 29 . Following is the text:
One Violent Act Can't Define a City
Neither of us were Roanoke natives. One of us was from 100 miles north, the other 700 miles. But we lived in Roanoke long enough to love it, and the mountains that define life there.