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Pence meeting with vets in Norfolk before Williamsburg rally

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump’s running mate is meeting with veterans aboard a historic battleship at a Norfolk museum before an evening rally in Colonial Williamsburg. Local media outlets report that Mike Pence will hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday afternoon with about 30 veterans aboard the USS Wisconsin, which is anchored in Norfolk. The … Continue reading

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Norfolk police to increase internal affairs transparency

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Norfolk Police Department is changing its internal affairs policy and will start telling members of the public whether internal affairs investigators found enough evidence to back up their complaints. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2cEyXaQ) reports Chief Michael Goldsmith told City Council members Monday that people will be told whether their complaints were … Continue reading

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Updated with North Carolina state of emergency and details of rescues and evacuations, plus rainfall totals for NC Rescues, evacuations and school closings after days of rain

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — More than 60 people had to be rescued on boats because of flooding in parts of North Carolina on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia lingered off the Atlantic Coast with days of rain. Schools in North Carolina and Virginia also cancelled classes as localized flooding blocked roads and … Continue reading

Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial
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Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial

George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.” “From his infancy, I have discovered an almost unconquerable disposition to indolence in everything that did not tend to his amusements,” the founding father wrote. At … Continue reading

Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting
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Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting

The trick now for Virginia Tech is not believing the hype. Fresh off a 49-0 victory against Boston College that matched their largest victory margin in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, the Hokies welcome East Carolina this weekend. The Pirates (2-1) figure to be especially motivated after a 20-15 loss to South Carolina in which … Continue reading

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Major power outage affects Norfolk airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Power has been restored to the Norfolk International Airport after an outage in the city affected the facility and thousands of citizens. Dominion Virginia Power spokesman Rob Richardson tells local news organizations that Sunday, September 18, afternoon’s outage was caused by two crows that got stuck on a powerline. Airport spokesman … Continue reading

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Norfolk police to increase internal affairs transparency

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Norfolk Police Department is changing its internal affairs policy and will start telling members of the public whether internal affairs investigators found enough evidence to back up their complaints. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2cEyXaQ) reports Chief Michael Goldsmith told City Council members Monday, September 19 that people will be told whether their … Continue reading

Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State
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Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State

by Omar Ross, news editor On Friday, Sept. 16, Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was invested as the sixth president of Norfolk State University. The Board of Visitors appointed Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as President and CEO of Norfolk State University on December 11, 2015. The Investiture Ceremony is to inaugurate Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as the … Continue reading

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Virginia launches online portal to help ITT Tech students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has created a new online portal to help students impacted by the closure of the for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute. The website includes information about where students can seek loan forgiveness or continue their education at another institution. ITT shuttered all 130 of its U.S. campuses earlier this month, … Continue reading

Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast
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Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast

by Tiana K. Allen, editor in chief On Sept. 14, host and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now Roland S. Martin spoke as the keynote speaker at Norfolk State’s 2016 Founders Day breakfast. During the breakfast, he touched on the subjects of the importance of HBCUs, black unity and alumni giving back to … Continue reading