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Priceless Vol 12 Number 11


Personal and Professional Empowerment www.hamptonroadsmessenger.com


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


E3 Community Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships


Page 12


Former Mayor Dr. William E. Ward Remembered


Hampton University Pre-College Students Get Prepared


Pages 14


Bryant & Stratton


College's 2018 Graduation Photos


Pages 8-9


Norfolk College Students Get New Residence Facility


Free August 2018


From left to right: Stephen Ballard, S.B. Ballard Co.; Angelia Williams Graves, Norfolk City Council; Dr. Faith Fitzgerald, Office of Housing and Residence Life; Devon Henry, Board of Visitors; Dr. Melvin T. Stith Sr., interim president; Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith, 1968 graduate and wife of Dr. Stith; Sen. Lionell Spruill Sr., 5th District; Del. Cliff Hayes, 77th District; and Del. Joseph Lindsey, 90th District. Photo courtesy of Norfolk State University


BY THE HAMPTON ROADS MESSENGER STAFF A number of Hampton Roads leaders Dr. William E. Ward “What counts is not the


mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela As the world was celebrate


gathering to the


100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, Hampton


Roads was


mourning the loss of its own activist, hero and legend. Dr. William Edward Ward,


File Photo by Glen Mason BY THE HBCU ADVOCATE AND THE HAMPTON ROADS MESSENGER STAFF


affectionately known as "Bill" to his many friends, colleagues, and family, died July 10 after months of illness sources say. He was 84. A city council member from 1978 to 1990 and mayor from 1990 to 2004, he served the city for nearly half its existence.


He is


survived by his wife of 57 years Dr. Rose Marie Ward, his son Michael Ward, his daughter Dr. Michelle Ward Woodhouse, and their


WILLIAM WARD PAGE 11 This Edition’s Highlights


Health Editorial Education


Mushroom Quinoa Burger Recipe


Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


My First Trip to Africa Was Not What I Expected Top Money Tips College Students Should Know Suffolk to Host Teen Summit


Ask a Master Gardener Adrian Rubin Scholarship


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BY VAEMERGENCY.GOV sales


RICHMOND — tax


4 Management


back-to-school the


holiday is often associated with shopping purchases


Virginia’s annual but


Virginia Department of Emergency (VDEM) encourages all


Virginians to print, review and use the VDEM sales tax holiday checklist. Many hurricane and emergency preparedness products are eligible for tax-free savings; therefore residents should take this opportunity to make tax-free purchases that will assist them when responding to an emergency or disaster. The three-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August, Aug. 3, at 12:01 a.m., and ends the following Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11:59 p.m.


Items to help Virginians prepare for and recover from all hazards, including hurricanes,


floods, and tornadoes include: batteries, light sources, radios, miscellaneous items, chain saws, portable generators and Energy Star and WaterSense products. For a comprehensive list of qualified items, visit http://www.vaemergency.gov/tax-free/


and


download the checklist. “Preparing your home, business and


family for emergencies, including natural disasters, is vital to a sustainable recovery. Virginians should have an emergency communication


plan, and assemble and


maintain an emergency kit before disaster strikes,” said VDEM State Coordinator Jeff Stern. “The annual sales tax holiday is an opportunity for residents to make tax-free emergency


preparedness purchases that


prepare Virginians for disasters and assists them with recovery.”


gathered to break ground for Norfolk State University’s newest residency facility Friday, July 20. Located on the former site of Norfolk Community Hospital, the facility will contain a total of 740 beds. Te 194,000 square foot “Memorial Garden” will commemorate the important role Norfolk Community Hospital played in serving and employing African Americans. “We really wanted to create a facility


that promotes community for NSU’s students. While maintaining the campus masterplan, we envisioned a residence hall fit for nurturing educational goals while providing space for establishing relationships that will last a lifetime,” said Anton V. Kashiri, NSU associate vice president for Facilities Management. A total of 600 beds is expected to be ready


in the fall of 2019, with the remaining 140 beds delivered at the completion of the project December 2019. Rooms will be arranged into


NORFOLK STUDENTS PAGE 15


Virginia’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Is Aug. 3-5


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