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Medical examiner: Hampton Roads jail inmate hanged himself

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has concluded that the 20-year-old who died at Hampton Roads Regional Jail hanged himself. Donna Price, administrator of the chief medical examiner’s Norfolk office, told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2mXh7Tm) Wednesday that Jakim Shareike Funderburk’s cause of death was hanging, and the manner was suicide. Jail staff found Funderburk the … Continue reading

NSU Athletics unveils new weight room
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NSU Athletics unveils new weight room

From NSUSpartans.com — Norfolk State University unveiled its new weight room in James D. Gill Gymnasium earlier this month. The room, located on the first floor of Gill Gymnasium, includes all brand new equipment from Hammer Strength and will service all NSU student-athletes in addition to the University’s ROTC program and physical education department. Click … Continue reading

Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap
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Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap

by Barry X. Campbell In 2014, there were more than 99,000 engineering graduates from American colleges. Among them, only 3,500 were African American. African Americans are a rarity in the tech space and it’s calling for a change. This low statistic of involvement has even prompted the government to involve themselves. Why are blacks not … Continue reading

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Allfirst to invest $130,000 in Suffolk headquarters and add jobs

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, March 21, that Allfirst, L.L.C., an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk. The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and retrain up to 62 existing employees to operate the equipment and perform other functions. Allfirst … Continue reading

Justices won’t hear Menendez appeal in corruption case
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Justices won’t hear Menendez appeal in corruption case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. … Continue reading

Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year
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Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted at its regular meeting on Friday, March 17, to set tuition and fee rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The board approved a $160 increase in tuition and a $138 increase in mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students. The tuition for graduate students increased $850 and mandatory … Continue reading

Fontaine named Vice President for University Advancement
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Fontaine named Vice President for University Advancement

Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has selected Dr. Deborah C. Fontaine as the university’s Vice President for University Advancement. She provides leadership and administrative oversight for the departments of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, Communications and Marketing, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising, Development Services, University Events and the L. Douglas … Continue reading

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Strawberry farmers rush to protect crop from cold weather

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Strawberry farmers are rushing to protect their crop from the cold temperatures. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2nkSaoF) that buds have sprouted in Hampton Roads after the second-hottest February on record. The plants are now vulnerable to this week’s sub-freezing temperatures. Strawberry grower Barbara Henley in Virginia Beach said strawberry plants are … Continue reading

Trump set to challenge Obama-era fuel standards in Detroit
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Trump set to challenge Obama-era fuel standards in Detroit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental rules, President Donald Trump is set to announce in Michigan plans to re-examine federal requirements that regulate the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks. Trump is expected to reveal his plans during an appearance Wednesday at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he’ll … Continue reading