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Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time
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Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time

NORFOLK, Va – Winners of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals’ 2015 Journalism/Media Scholarships were officially announced. Seven students won scholarships totaling $4,500. Five are local college students while the high school seniors attend school in Hampton and Chesapeake. The monies will go toward furthering or starting their studies in the fields of journalism or … Continue reading

Thank you for a wonderful summer semester!
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Thank you for a wonderful summer semester!

Our summer semester has come to an end.  We’d like to thank our web content producers for their tireless work.  Each one had their own beat and was responsible for choosing which Associated Press stories to post on our website.  We hope you enjoyed their work, which rivals the daily productivity of most small-to-medium sized … Continue reading

Pat Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care
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Pat Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in the hospital, and a lawsuit has been filed against her partner. In a statement Wednesday, her aunt Pat Houston said Whitney Houston’s daughter’s condition has worsened. “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has … Continue reading

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Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has named Pat Trice as superintendent. Trice had served as interim superintendent since longtime superintendent Nancy Armstrong retired last summer. The News Leader (http://bit.ly/1eAN6od ) reports that the school’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved Trice’s appointment on Friday. The board has been discussing the school’s direction … Continue reading

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Schools take action to attract students to education careers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For years, education groups have warned that lagging pay for teachers in Virginia and other states could lead to fewer people entering the field. Now they have evidence to back up their fears. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of ACT-tested high school graduates who said they were interested in education majors or professions decreased by more … Continue reading

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3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The Birthplace of Country Music expects to use a new $1 million donation for programming, exhibits, improvements and as a cash reserve. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1Iy8Wjd ) the nonprofit organization’s executive director Leah Ross made the announcement Tuesday. The Birthplace of Country Music is a music tourism promotional organization. Three local … Continue reading

Anger, no surprise as US newly accused of spying in France
Europe

Anger, no surprise as US newly accused of spying in France

PARIS (AP) — Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France demanded answers Wednesday and called for an intelligence “code of conduct” between allies. France’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador to respond to the WikiLeaks revelations, while President Barack Obama spoke by phone … Continue reading