The New Journal and Guide congratulates Managing Editor David Todd of The Flagship military newspaper for his selection as the 2012 Russell Egnor Navy Media Awards Navy Civilian Print Journalist of the Year. Additionally, he also received 2nd place in the Writing/Series category for his three-part Black History Month series on the USS Mason (DE 529), in coordination with New Journal and Guide Publisher Brenda H. Andrews and then Command Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp, USS Mason (DDG 87).
By Leonard E. Colvin
New Journal and Guide
Responding to concern from the Black community, the Newport News City Council decided during its meeting Tuesday night (May 8) it will allow the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Arts Center (pictured) to continue its current hours, as opposed to giving the public access by appointment only.
Leading up to the announcement during its regular public decision, the council was poised to approve the city budget eliminating the museum’s only full-time position, the Curator of Historic Services, and eliminate the current operating hours. Thus the facility would have been open by appointment only.
When the council approved the budget, the position was eliminated. But the city will continue to fund two, part-time staff positions and recruit and train volunteers to assist in operating the facility which will continue to be open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.