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Dr. Ben Carson Brings Common Sense Message to Hampton Roads

Dr. Ben Carson Brings Common Sense Message to Hampton Roads

By Baxter Ennis Virginia Beach, Va.—More than 800 hardy souls braved a driving snow storm Wednesday night to hear Dr. Ben Carson speak at the Virginia Beach Forum.  If they…

Rotary Club Wine Festival Rains Good Fortune on Local Charities

By MJ KOBLOCK For most outdoor events, a rainy day means people won’t show up. Some organizations see showers in the weather forecast and just cancel their events. Not the…

Veteran Spotlight

Veteran Spotlight

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER THOMAS E. SLEDGE, USN (RET.) By MJ KNOBLOCK Education has always played an important role in Thomas Sledge’s life. It was woven into his 30-year career in…

Candidates for 78th District address Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce

Candidates for 78th District address Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce

Jay Leftwich and Linda Bryant address Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce Candidates for the 78th District House of Delegates seat recently addressed nearly 50 Chamber of Commerce and business leaders at the Chesapeake Conference Center.  Republican Jay…

Citizen of the Month – Bishop Kim Brown

Citizen of the Month – Bishop Kim Brown

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH When asked to comment on Bishop Kim Brown, Thornton Parker hesitates. Parker is one of the Doorkeepers at Bishop’s church, The Mount, and for a brief moment…

The Beazley Legacy

The Beazley Legacy

Famous Philanthropist’s Foundation has Major Impact on the Needy of the Area  By JOHN DOWNS, SR. Fred Beazley’s name is not commonly known in Hampton Roads. Yet every year since…

Christian Women’s Club Celebrates 40 Years

Christian Women’s Club Celebrates 40 Years

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH The members of the Chesapeake Christian Women’s Club celebrated its 40th anniversary August 28th at Great Bridge Baptist Church. Many ladies brought in a covered dish for…

2013 First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Dinner

2013 First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Dinner

The Chesapeake Rotary Club recently hosted its annual First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Dinner and Presentation.  The gala event was held at the Chesapeake Conference Center.  More than 500 of the city’s “movers…

5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Honors Veterans

5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Honors Veterans

More than 150 attended the recent Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans held at Traditions at the Chesapeake Golf Club.  The group was welcomed by Carl Dozier, Chairman of the Mayor’s…

Citizen of the Month – Taylor Grissom

Citizen of the Month – Taylor Grissom

“My Brother’s Keeper” By JOHN DOWNS, SR Taylor Grissom takes the concept of being his brother’s keeper very seriously. “It really should be the standard that we all live by,”…

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