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Priceless Vol 9 Number 8

HU Men's Basketball Team's

Outstanding Season

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Awarded First Wind

Energy Research Lease Commonwealth on the Cutting Edge of Domestic Clean Energy Resources

Personal and Professional Empowerment

Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006

Hampton Roads Messenger Supports the Hampton University Museum

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Pictorial: Selma, 50 Years Later

Free April 2015

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Local Business Presents Benefit Concert for Hampton Roads Youth Foundation

Governor Terry

McAuliffe has announced that Virginia is the first state in the nation to receive a wind energy research lease in federal waters from the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).


During the Governor

McAuliffe said, “Developing our clean energy resources is an essential element of building a new Virginia economy. With

this research

lease, Virginia is positioned to be the first state to build wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean and take the next step toward the clean energy economy we need to create jobs and lower energy costs now and into the future.”

“Virginia sitioned is well-po- to become the east

coast hub of future offshore wind energy development and the supply chain that supports it,” said Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.

“This research

lease provides a tremendous opportunity to develop a level of expertise

about offshore

wind development previously unseen in the U.S. BOEM has been a tremendous partner with the

Commonwealth on this

project, and we look forward to continuing that relationship in the future.”

“The data collected under this research lease will help us understand the wind potential, weather and other conditions relevant to standing up wind power generation


Virginia,” said BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper. “This data will be valuable not only to BOEM and DMME, but also to other government agencies, the offshore renewable energy industry, universities, environmental and others.”


"I'm really proud that we were able to help craft a deal that will position Virginia as a national leader in renewable energy development and give Gov. McAuliffe yet another asset as he continues his work

WIND ENERGY PAGE 4 This Edition’s Highlights

Health Editorial Education

“Tips From Former Smokers” Focus on Vision Loss and Colorectal Cancer Spring Brings Opportunities for Saving Money While Eating Healthier U.S. Dept. of Education Renews ESEA Flexibility for Virginia

Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Help Norfolk Write a Zoning Ordinance for the 21st Century Money Smart Week: Paying for College Hays C. Kirby Video Scholarship Contest

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Theressa Brown

Tamara Wellons On Saturday, April 11, 2015, GYG

Mental Health Agency will present “The Sounds of Hampton Roads,” a benefit concert to support, celebrate and honor the work of the Empowerment and Uplifting Foundation (EUF). The concert will take place at the Fort Monroe Theater, 41 Tidball Road in Hampton, Virginia and begins at 6:00 P.M. (doors open for seating at 5 P.M.).

“The Sounds of Hampton Roads ” is a

benefit concert featuring local artist such as The Myra Smith Experience, Tamara Wellons, Karla

Crump and showcasing promising

Karla Crump

Myra Smith

young artists. The event promises to be an entertaining, uplifting and memorable evening of music for the entire community. The concert will enable the Empowerment and Uplifting Foundation to continue to serve families in the community through scholarships, feeding programs, and school supplies.

Empowerment and Uplifting Foundation, LLC (EUF) is a 501(C)(3) organization. EUF was founded by Corey Olds and Daniel Brown. The nonprofit was established in 2011 to act as its name suggests, Empower and Uplift those who may be less fortunate.


Scams: When Telemarketer Calls Don’t Ring True

prohibit a variety of unfair or deceptive advertising

As previously reported, federal practices,

and they are returning enable

consumers to stop most telemarketer calls by placing their personal phone and cell numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry (www. We

to the

telemarketing topic because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other agencies have reported increases in complaints involving telemarketers that may be perpetrating scams or otherwise violating federal and state laws.

According to the FTC, the vast majority

of the violations of the do-not-call rules involve “robocalls,” which are pre-recorded phone messages that companies send to thousands of phones at the same time. Some companies continue to make robocalls to people who have signed up for the Do Not Call Registry, using fake “caller IDs” that make them hard to identify or trace. These calls might be scams.

Michael Benardo, manager of the FDIC’s Financial Crimes Section, explained SCAMS PAGE 3 rules

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