The gloves came off Thursday in the Roanoke Mayor’s race. Incumbent Sherman Lea and challenger David Bowers met during a virtual forum presented by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. During a sharp exchange on several issues, they questioned each other’s record as mayor.
A sign on the wall of the Roanoke City Registrar’s Office serves as a countdown to Election Day. But with early voting in person now under way and absentee ballots arriving at the registrar’s office by the hundreds, the race is on.