By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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Two years ago, during a speech before the Booker T. Washington High School (BTW) student band,  alumna Sabrina Walker-Vann said she gave the members a pep talk about dedicating themselves  to work hard and continue the band’s legacy of excellence.

She used  James A. Moe Clark and Reginald D. Walker as  two examples  of people who dedicated themselves to the band and the students.

Clark and Walker were icons in the eyes and hearts of band members and other students who attended BTW when the two led the Marching Bookers from the 1950s to the 1980s into  becoming one of the most respected high  school bands in the nation . 

 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:53
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By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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On Monday June 2, Ashley Branch and her family were about to  sit down to dinner when she heard a loud noise down the hall from their apartment in Ocean View.

When she and her husband  opened their front door, they noticed a neighbor going door-to-door alerting fellow residents to vacate the premises because a fire was engulfing  his apartment at the other end of the hall.

 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:42
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By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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Since April 14 the  media  and western powers have  focused attention  on Nigeria and its  government’s efforts to  retrieve the 276 school girls kidnapped from  a rural school in the  northern part of the country by Islamic radicals, Boko Haram.

Since the kidnappings, Boko Haram  has gone on a rampage. Two cars loaded with explosive killed 118 people in the city of Jos. Another blast at an inside market killed more than 120 people in Abuja, the capital city; 25 were killed in the northern city of Kano; and one in the village of Borno state where the girls were kidnapped.

 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:26
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By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor
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What do you do for an encore after producing 40 hit students in 30 years?
Hugh Copeland, the founder and artistic director of Hurrah Players Inc., has at least 40 former students who are performing on Broadway. So, for his next act, he is expanding. For example, his company will offer a Michael Jackson workshop on July 15-17. Students will perform on July 18.
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:43
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NORFOLK

As part of Food Lion’s new Community Platform, Food Lion Feeds, the grocer is partnering with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore as part of a Five Days of Giving campaign that launched recently in Salisbury, NC.  

The Foodbank was one of five food banks chosen as part of Food Lion’s new commitment to donate 500 million meals by 2020.  On Tuesday, June 10, Food Lion President Beth Newlands Campbell and other leaders distributed to customers at a Foodbank Mobile Pantry in Chesapeake. It is estimated that thousands of meals will be provided to families and veterans facing hunger in our region through this distribution.

 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:37
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