Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event
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Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Urban League’s 32nd Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 7:30 … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Former Suffolk mayor gives archives to historical society

Former Suffolk mayor gives archives to historical society SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Historical Society will be using former Suffolk Mayor Andy Damiani’s personal archives to bulk up the society’s 20th century collection. Damiani tells the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1HSTaWc) that he’s saved decades of newspaper clippings, live radio records, videos and other items related to … Continue reading

MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton
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MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton

As the Mass Communications and Journalism Department at Norfolk State University celebrates their 40th anniversary, the department also mourns the loss of the founding chair of the original Mass Communications Department, Dr. Wilbert Edgerton. Lelia Burrell of Spartan Echo TV speaks with some of Dr. Edgerton’s colleagues who share their memories of Dr. Edgerton and … Continue reading

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Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot

DENVER (AP) — Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn’t solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement. A report from the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance released Wednesday showed that marijuana arrests in Colorado all but … Continue reading

Education / Health / International News / Lifestyle

Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The investments come as researchers harness recent scientific advances, including the mapping of … Continue reading

MEAC / Sports

Hampton Upsets Norfolk State 75-64 in MEAC semifinals

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Quinton Chievous had a season-high 23 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton upset No. 2 seed Norfolk State 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Saturday’s MEAC final will match sixth-seeded Hampton (15-17) with No. 5 seed Delaware State (18-16). The Hornets upset top-seeded North Carolina Central 63-57 … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

‘Snow Buddy’ program seeking volunteer snow shoveler’s

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — a program that helps residents of three Hampton Roads cities shovel out if they can’t is looking for volunteers. The Virginia Beach humanitarian organization Operation Blessing operates the “Snow Buddy” program in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Since a storm left parts of Virginia under nearly a foot of snow this … Continue reading


Out-of-state E-ZPass holders wrongly charged for Va. tunnels

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Some out-of-state motorists were charged additional fees for traveling through tunnels between Norfolk and Portsmouth because the transponders on their E-ZPass accounts were not read correctly, according to Elizabeth River Crossings. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1B1XYUG ) the company in charge of the electronic tolling system at the tunnels says it … Continue reading