By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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On November 9, to honor their service during the Civil War, the burial markers of three members of the United States Colored Troops  (USCT) will be unveiled  at the Unknown and Known Afro-Union Civil War Soldiers Memorial at 1001 Bells Mill Road in Chesapeake.

 

Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:25
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By Diana Chappell-Lewis

Special to the New Journal and Guide

 

Ghana, West Africa will be the focal point of the Norfolk Fair Trade Company (NFTCO), as it partners with the Norfolk Sister Cities Association, and launches the holiday season for its entrepreneurial learning lab and cultural bazaar in downtown Norfolk, according to Dr. Lisa R. Fournier, founder and owner of the new benefit company. 

 

Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:19
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By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor

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To trade business cards and zero in on proven moneymaking strategies, register online for the free Minority Business Council’s Conference and Expo, which will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Nov. 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 15:06
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By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor

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It’s not too late to buy a ticket for the annual Teens with a Purpose Gala and Masquerade Ball.

Not only can you help the organization secure a large percentage of its 2014 operating budget. You can star gaze. The keynote speaker is Omarosa Manigualt, star of NBC’s The Apprentice. You will run into NBC Today Show Host Al Roker, who heads the TWP board. And WAVY-TV Co-Anchor Nicole Livas will host the sixth annual signature event that will be held Friday, Nov. 1 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:45
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CHESAPAEAKE

When Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan assumed the position of Sheriff for the City of Chesapeake in October of last year, one of his top priorities was to reduce the rate of recidivism in the Chesapeake Correctional Center. Statistics show that the local jail recidivism rate in the Commonwealth of Virginia is 68 percent. To address the issue by utilizing community stakeholders, volunteers, and many supporting agencies, Sheriff O’Sullivan developed a 12-week re-entry program to assist offenders in breaking the cycle of recidivism. 

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:24
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