Virginia

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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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

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college
Campus Life / Education

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women’s college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the settlement Saturday, saying $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep the women’s … 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 … Continue reading

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Correction: Virginia State-Probation story

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story June 12 about accreditation at Virginia State University, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school was placed on six months’ probation by its accrediting agency. The school has received a six months’ warning, which is a less severe sanction than probation. A corrected version of the story … Continue reading

Education

Virginia School for Deaf and Blind names new superintendent

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 to … Continue reading

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Virginia man pleads guilty to attempted espionage

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 35-year-old Virginia man has pleaded guilty to attempted espionage for providing schematics of an aircraft carrier under construction to someone he believed was an Egyptian intelligence officer. Mostafa Awwad of Yorktown entered the plea in federal court in Norfolk on Monday. Court records say Awwad tried to steal technical data … Continue reading

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UVA names new dorm ‘Gibbons House’ after 2 former slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The newest dorm at the University of Virginia has been named after two former slaves who became prominent community members after Emancipation. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1GHRNZo ) that the university officially dedicated Gibbons House on Friday. The residence hall will house about 200 first-year students starting this fall. The dorm … Continue reading