🌱 Proposed consolidation of public school buildings + voice actress
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First, today’s weather forecast:
Costs; a bit of rain in the morning. Top: 66 Bottom: 31.
Here are the top three stories from today in Norfolk:
- A Norfolk native has landed a big role in an upcoming DreamWorks animated series. Pavar Snipe currently lives in New York and has been tapped to voice new animated character Angela Baker in the new “Dragons: The Nine Realms” series. Snipe graduated from Granby High School and was on the Boodah Brother Morning Show on station 103 JAMZ in Norfolk. (wtkr.com)
- A proposed new settlement plan that would shore up aging school buildings has prompted some Norfolk citizens to seek comment on the proposal. The plan is to close Madison Alternative School and transfer students to Lindenwood Elementary, but was pushed back by the separation of students from Lindenwood, which could destroy the school’s culture. Proponents of the proposal say 49 of the schools in the district are over 50 years old and unsuitable for students, while many schools in the district are at 70% capacity. (WAVY.com)
- A local the judge has refused a competency test for former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe, who was found guilty of public corruption over the summer. The former sheriff was found guilty of accepting bribes from prison vendors in exchange for favorable results related to contracts with the Norfolk prison. McCabe will be sentenced in May and will show no signs of incompetence. (WAVY.com)
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Today in Norfolk:
- Anna At the Little Norfolk Theater (8:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- The Norfolk Animal Shelter shares the adorable dog Morpheus who is looking for his forever home. Click to see if this dog with a Matrix-inspired name will keep you away from your computer in 2022. (Facebook)
- The City of Norfolk announces that its popular Emerging Leaders program is returning this summer. Click to submit your application. (Twitter)
- City of Norfolk offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in recognition of George Washington’s birthday. Offices will resume normal business hours on February 22. (Facebook)
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— Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a writer, editor, SEO specialist and marketing manager for various digital media companies. He is currently co-owner and operator of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.