By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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In July 2013, the Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) board voted to approve a five-year Strategic Plan which later included a plan to convert 10 of the divisions most underachieving schools into Public Charter Schools owned and operated by NPS.

 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:29
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By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, 75,  who served as the President of the Portsmouth NAACP for nearly two decades,  and was a member of the Portsmouth School Board, died April 24 from  the  effects of a massive stroke she suffered earlier this year.

 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:02
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VIRGINIA BEACH

A memorial fund has been set up to help with funeral expenses for three children and one adult who died as a result of a horrific car crash Wednesday, April 16 on Sandbridge Road. Anyone wishing to donate may visit any Wells Fargo Bank and give to the Gurney-Proctor Memorial Fund.

Two children, Cheyenne Desire Patricia Gurney, 14, and Cherish Lailani Gurney, 10, perished at the scene of the wreck in one of the area’s most deadly car crashes. The number of deaths rose on Friday, April 18, as police reported two more people had died from their injuries. 

 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:07
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By Randy Singleton

Community Affairs Correspondent

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NORFOLK

The six candidates vying for the open Ward 3 seat and Ward 4 incumbent council member Paul Riddick and challenger Billy Cook debated issues on crime, education, housing, taxes, and tolls at a forum Thursday evening (April 17) in the auditorium of Booker T. Washington High.  An audience of more than 160 people, including Guide publisher Brenda H. Andrews, Del. Daun Hester, Del. Lionel Spruill, Sr. of Chesapeake, Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe, and city treasurer Anthony Burfoot,  observed the candidates jockeying  to gain traction on topics of interest to residents of Wards 3 and 4.  The Ward 3 seat, formerly held by Burfoot, will be filled by the winner of the May 6 election. It has been filled temporarily by Alverta Green, who was appointed by City Council when Burfoot left to become city treasurer.

 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:53
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By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor

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Does it matter that the moon turned blood red on April 15 and will do so again this fall – it depends on who you ask.

The Rev. Dr.  Brenda Etheridge said it is a phenomenon she preached on recently at Lion of Judah Worship Center in Norfolk.  The Rev. Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns said the recent eclipse is a natural phenomenon.

 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:43
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