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Jimmy LaRoue, Author at The Suffolk News-Herald

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Valedictorian building a future

Alyssa Cadua gave her parents’ boasting a big boost by earning valedictorian status at Nansemond River High School. Earning a 4.55-grade point average in the ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, June 18, 2021 6:56 pm

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Schools to host vaccine clinics

The city’s three public high schools will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Suffolk Public Schools staff and students ages 12 and up. Lakeland High School ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, June 18, 2021 6:53 pm

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Governor signs bills in Suffolk

The focus was on reproductive healthcare outside the Health and Human Services building in downtown Suffolk as Gov. Ralph Northam signed several bills into law ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, June 18, 2021 6:51 pm

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Port sets record monthly volumes

The Port of Virginia set a new monthly milestone, handling nearly 315,000 containers in May, beating its record by nearly 30,000 containers. The largest container ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:27 pm

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Interim tag taken off for city attorney

Suffolk City Council voted unanimously to appoint William E. Hutchings Jr. as city attorney effective July 1, removing the interim title from his position. Hutchings ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:56 pm

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Whaleyville solar farm denied

Solar farms wanting to locate on Suffolk farms are likely to have a difficult time for the foreseeable future, as City Council unanimously denied a ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:49 pm

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Lakeland valedictorian ‘just had to persevere’

Joshua Aldridge already had experience with distance learning when COVID-19 closed schools about 15 months ago. Having taken dual enrollment classes at both Paul D. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:41 pm

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All about family for King’s Fork grads

King’s Fork High School valedictorian Gabe Jackson said he couldn’t give his address without acknowledging how COVID-19 has impacted all of them. “This was supposed ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:38 pm

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Lakeland’s graduates navigated ‘uncharted territory’

Praised for their resiliency during the coronavirus pandemic and lauded for their academic achievements, Lakeland High School’s class of 2021 graduated during a June 12 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:37 pm

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Nansemond River: ‘Take a moment, soak it in … You did it’

More than $3 million in scholarships and grants from colleges and community organizations — so far. More than 11,000 hours of community service, despite not ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, June 14, 2021 9:37 pm

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