16 February 2013
The Roanoke Times

The first sign of trouble was scrawled in black marker across the office microwave, a boxy old thing with the number of the beast inscribed on its door.


At a nearby reception desk, Natalie Yager spoke with an insurance agent by telephone Thursday.

"Yes. Uh-huh. Well, there are male body parts," she said into the receiver. "I believe it was a couple of youth kids."

She paused.

"Uh-huh. It was unnecessary, completely unnecessary. OK, thank you."

In a nearby office, Celebration Church of God Pastor Sam Belisle still was making sense of why his church had been the target of overnight vandalism. But there it all was, regardless. The hallways strewn with debris ripped from church classrooms' walls, picture frames shattered, angry (and often misspelled) messages covering the walls.

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