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  • Star Track: Creighton Jones

    Star Track: Creighton Jones
    Creighton Jones of Newport News played an instrumental role this spring in perhaps the finest tennis season in Winston-Salem State University history. As a junior, Jones played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles throughout the season, and the Rams captured...
  • Vernon Dobson, civil rights leader

    Vernon Dobson, civil rights leader
    The Rev. Vernon Dobson, a Baptist minister and civil rights leader, died Saturday of complications of a stroke. He was 89. As a leading figure in Baltimore's civil rights movement, Mr. Dobson lived a life molded by the struggle for equality — a...
  • In 'Hoodwinked,' Laurel filmmaker challenges statistics on black men

    On Capitol Hill, in African-American churches and at historically black colleges and universities, people are talking about a documentary film that challenges negative reports and statistics regarding blacks, especially black men. "Hoodwinked," produced...
  • Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery

    Channeling the spirits in color and line at Ellicott City gallery
    Ephrem Kouakou prefers to work while the world sleeps. The artist says that in the dead of night, absent the sound of any human voice or music, he can best hear the "spirits" talking. He says he's been hearing the spirits steer his brush since he...
  • Teel Time: Exploring potential candidates for ODU's basketball coaching vacancy

    Wood Selig hires coaches he knows and coaches who know his university and/or its region. That is his history as an athletic director, at not only Old Dominion but also Western Kentucky. Since replacing department icon Jim Jarrett in 2010, Selig has...
  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....
  • Former student protesters remember civil rights battle over the Northwood Theatre

    Former student protesters remember civil rights battle over the Northwood Theatre
    Movie tickets at the Northwood Theatre cost just 90 cents back in 1963. But for some, the price of admission was considerably higher. It took years of picketing and nights in jail for hundreds of African-American college students and their supporters...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over Md. DNA case

    In a Maryland case that's garnered the attention of the other 49 states, the federal Department of Justice and the national science community, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether to restrict police in collecting DNA to solve...
  • Newport News surgeon C. Waldo Scott prevailed through perseverance

    Newport News surgeon C. Waldo Scott prevailed through perseverance
    Two decades after his death in 1993, the memory of Newport News surgeon and civil rights activist C. Waldo Scott still remains strong among many residents of the city he worked so long to transform. Not a month goes by without some past patient or...
  • 5 questions for Frank Savage

    5 questions for Frank Savage
    A businessman and competitive sailor, Frank Savage has benefited from following seas and been battered on rocky shoals. Born in North Carolina and raised by a single mother in segregated Washington, Savage rose to prominence in the world of...
  • Playing with an edge comes naturally for Virginia Tech's Erick Green

    BLACKSBURG — When Erick Green was nine years old, he'd grab a chunk of chalk, head outside his Winchester home and draw a 3-point line roughly 20 feet away from the basketball hoop in the driveway. That was the easy part for Green. Actually...