‘Unprecedented:’ Entire school board in Franklin ousted

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district is without a school board after all seven members resigned. The Virginian Pilot reports that ( ) the Franklin City Council unanimously accepted the resignations of the school board members this week amid a dispute over financial matters. Interim Superintendent Kelvin Edwards said in a statement that … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Ex-pastor sentenced for taping women while they were nude

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Norfolk pastor is going to prison for secretly videotaping another clergyman’s wife and daughter while they were naked. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( ) that 45-year-old Michael Rodney Jones was sentenced Friday, Jan 22, to two years for taking nude video without the subject’s consent. A judge suspended a three-year … Continue reading

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Trail Continues Quest for Pros with Senior Bowl Appearance

  MOBILE, Ala. – Norfolk State linebacker Lynden Trail continues his quest to reach the ranks of professional football, a quest which continued Saturday when he became the first Spartan to ever participate in the Senior Bowl. The 66th version of college football’s most prestigious all-star game took place Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Trail was credited with a … Continue reading