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Longtime educator retires from RCPS

Consummate educator looks back on 23-years at William Fleming High School

Ruth Claytor, retired teacher, Roanoke City Public Schools

by S. Rotan Hale

It’s no secret that effective and compassionate educators are becoming extinct as our troubled world rapidly changes in drastic ways.

Faced with the advent of a new breed of student, it is imperative that a new breed of teacher rises to the task of educating today’s youth.

No one feels the bite of this modern-day dilemma as Ruth Claytor–who after 23-years as a teacher and principal with Roanoke City Public Schools has chosen to leave it all be- hind and retire. Continue reading Longtime educator retires from RCPS

Home Town Achiever

Presentation from left: Council CEO Les Baron, Council President Jim Smith, Kevin and Deborah Hopson and Council Commissioner Garry Lewis.   Photo from a scout at Council Court of Honor for the Silver Beaver award.

In April of this year Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity bestowed National Award recognition upon Kevin Hopson, a former member of Alpha Kappa Lambda Chapter and Virginia Tech’s Theta Iota Chapter. His National Recognition was for Great Valley Scouter and he earned “National Service Recognition 2017.” Continue reading Home Town Achiever

NAACP announces 108th National Convention, ‘Steadfast and Immovable’

NAACP remains poised and committed to seizing the future: legacy civil rights organization creates bold new vision

BALTIMORE, MD–The NAACP, America’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization, has announced its 108th annual convention, Saturday – Wednesday, July 22 – 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center, One W. Pratt St. Continue reading NAACP announces 108th National Convention, ‘Steadfast and Immovable’