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  • Houghland joins Chesapeake Bank as senior VP in Williamsburg

    Houghland joins Chesapeake Bank as senior VP in Williamsburg
    Chesapeake Bank recently hired Leigh Houghland as senior vice president and commercial loan officer to serve the Williamsburg market. “We are very pleased to have Leigh on board. He will be instrumental in Chesapeake’s Williamsburg market...
  • Hazing at Md. colleges includes humiliation, coercion, hospital trips

    Hazing at Md. colleges includes humiliation, coercion, hospital trips
    In their zeal to join a fraternity at Towson University, Brad Notaro and his fellow pledges submitted to a battery of humiliation and abuse. At the direction of students they hoped would make them brothers at Pi Lambda Phi, they ran and performed...
  • On the Spot: Honor seat reservations? That's up to the airline

    Question: In the Oct. 12 Letters column in the Travel section, a letter headlined "Gloomy Skies" recounted that a US Airways customer service representative said that the airline was not legally obligated to honor seat reservations. Is this fact or...
  • How to give a commencement speech after you've been fired

    The close of May brings with it so many iconic images: warm temperatures, blooming foliage and a long line of college graduates who stride across stages nationwide to accept diplomas, snap selfies and solemnly move tassels from right to left,...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86
    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Jill Abramson, ousted NYT editor: 'Losing a job you love hurts'

    Jill Abramson, ousted NYT editor: 'Losing a job you love hurts'
    In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University on Monday that, like them, "I’m a little scared - and a little excited.’&...
  • Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays

    Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays
    In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University that, like them, "I'm a little scared but also excited." Abramson, the focus of a...
  • Jill Abramson proves commencement talks are meant to be forgotten

    Jill Abramson proves commencement talks are meant to be forgotten
    If ever there was a chance to give a rabble-rousing commencement speech devoid of forgettable platitudes, Jill Abramson had it. She declined.  Oh, she gave the speech, to the graduating class of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, on Monday. She...
  • Jill Abramson shows what a female editor is made of

    Monday morning, Jill Abramson kept a promise she'd made months ago to deliver the commencement address at Wake Forest University. She had every reason to cancel. She didn't. She said little about her firing as editor of The New York Times less than a...
  • Maya Angelou's memorial service to be live-streamed

    Maya Angelou's memorial service to be live-streamed
    Seating will be limited for Maya Angelou’s private memorial service at the campus of Wake Forest University on Saturday, officials said. But in another sense, the entire world has been invited — the proceedings will be live-streamed, the North...
  • Gloucester mentoring program expands art to local teens

    Gloucester mentoring program expands art to local teens
    GLOUCESTER – Art is a powerful form of expression and one that you can never learn enough about, according to artist Steph Brown. "It's full of raw emotion and it's not always pretty nor should it be," Brown said. "It's a silent language – a...