Fans, and pans, for the column on Dave ‘Mudcat’ Saunders
Good article on a great guy.
The buildings Dave bought and restored were a deteriorating hulk, when he bought them.
He gets a lot of credit for helping the City Market area come back to life.
There is no way to imagine a successful revitalization on the Market Square without the restoration of Dave’s buildings.
(Bern Ewert is the former city manager of Roanoke)
There’s a different take from a former high school classmate of Mudcat’s after the jump.
I was amused by your story about Mudcat on Sunday.
Having attended Cave Spring High School with him, I suspect the lie he allegedly told to get the job at the paper may not have been an isolated instance.
He was perfect for Johnny Boy Edwards’ campaign.
In short, my own recollections of him are that he was so FOS that his eyes were brown.
Mike (not the “Mike” who posts frequently on this blog).