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MLK celebration continues to inspire

Breakfast: (from left) Diane Jones, Carole Harris, program keynote speaker Bishop George Brooks with wife Edna at the NCA&T Alumni Association’s honorary Martin Luther King breakfast held at Hotel Roanoke, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

by S. Rotan Hale

As many acknowledge the Martin Luther King holiday and the various ways through which homage is paid to him, one local organization strives to celebrate each year with a healthy dose of inspiration. For -23 years the alumni association of North Carolina A&T State Univ. has held a breakfast honoring the iconic civil rights leader.

President Ronald Reagan signed legislation in 1983 officially designating the third Monday in January a federal holiday honoring King’s birthday–which has since become understood as a day of remembrance and service. Continue reading MLK celebration continues to inspire

Kiwanis benefit honors beloved WDBJ-7 journalist Roy Stanley

Game: Carlisle HS and William Fleming HS scramble under the goal at the Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout held at Cregger Center, Roanoke College.

by Shawn Nowlin

Roy Stanley was known for his warm personality and enthusiasm regarding all things sports related. For over 30 years, he was a fixture on WDBJ-7, covering everything from tennis to hockey. In 2002, at the age of 53, Stanley lost his battle to cancer.

Friends, family and community residents continue to keep his memory alive by hosting an annual basketball fundraiser. Now in its 11th year, the Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout took place at Roanoke College Cregger Center. Continue reading Kiwanis benefit honors beloved WDBJ-7 journalist Roy Stanley

On Dean’s List at Duke

Tiana Horace

DURHAM, NC – Tiana Nacole Horace was named to the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Fall 2019 semester and was among 1,916 students to achieve this honor.

To make the Arts & Sciences dean’s list, students must rank in the top third of their college; this distinction, (the top 10th of their college.) At Pratt School of Engineering students must rank in the top third within their academic class to make the dean’s list. The Office of the University Registrar has posted the complete eligibility requirements. Continue reading On Dean’s List at Duke