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Norfolk students filmed a report about their crumbling school. Administrators ordered it deleted.  Virginian-Pilot

Poor conditions at the century-old Maury High have been no secret. But top school officials didn't like what a teacher said in a student news report.

Officials take down student video showing crumbling school  Washington Post

A video report by students showing the crumbling conditions at Virginia's oldest high school has been taken off the school's Youtube channel.

Students brought story of the Norfolk 17 to life for a history class  Virginian-Pilot

Patricia Turner, one of the students who integrated Norfolk schools in 1959, spoke to four Maury High students for their documentary about the era.

Maury High School’s CJ Beasley, 3-star college football prospect, to make college commitment  WTKR News 3

Beasley will choose between Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

"Provoking more understanding" is the goal of new student organization at Maury High School  Virginian-Pilot

The belief that any opinion supported by research is welcome is the crux of a new club at Maury High School called STAMP: Students Together Against ...

Maury makes history! Commodores win first boys basketball title since 1927  WTKR News 3

Maury defeats Freedom-South Riding to win VHSL Class 5 boys basketball championship.

Virginia Tech lands verbal commitment from 2020 running back  Roanoke Times

Denmark (Ga.) running back Jordan Brunson verbally committed to Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Brunson announced his decision on social media.

Tunisia Salimah Rasul 1987-2019  Loudoun Now

Tunisia “Neek” Salimah Rasul, 31, of Ashburn, VA was granted her angel wings in the morning of Friday, July 5, 2019. Tunisia was born November 2, 1987 in ...

Clarinda 'Joy' Bryan Longworth, 95, former teacher at Cox High School  Southside Daily

Clarinda “Joy” Bryan Longworth, 95, affectionately known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as “Mamama,” passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, ...

Northam to address education leaders on equity in the classroom

Education leaders will meet to focus on equity. RICHMOND — Virginia's education leaders will meet for a two-day event focused on equity in public schools.

For Maury and Oscar Smith, classes gather for 60-year reunions  Virginian-Pilot

Sept. 29 marked the 60th reunions for the class of 1958 at Norfolk's Maury High and Chesapeake's Oscar Smith High. The gatherings are a bit shorter than they ...

Maury High School’s Chase Coleman elects to walk-on to UVA men’s hoops team  WTKR News 3

Coleman, who helped lead Maury to a historic state title as a senior, announces intentions to join the UVA men's basketball program as a preferred walk-on.

Maury wins first boys state basketball title since 1927  Virginian-Pilot

The Commodores, who defeated Freedom High 57-49, dominated from start to finish.

No comeback this time as No. 2 Maury beats fourth-ranked Granby in rematch  Virginian-Pilot

The Commodores made sure they didn't falter this time as they beat visiting Granby 76-58 on Tuesday in front of a sold-out crowd.

High school football: Lake Taylor too much for Maury, 49-35  WTKR News 3

Malik Newton and Lake Taylor top Maury in a rescheduled game from Friday.

Maury High dates to 1910. Norfolk schools want to make it ready for the 21st century.  Virginian-Pilot

Community members are invited to give feedback at a meeting Thursday.

State senator plans to modernize schools in Norfolk  WTKR News 3

Senator Bill Stanley, Jr. (R) from the 20th district - among other senators - is touring schools in poor condition across the Commonwealth.

Too many schools in Virginia are falling apart. It's time to fix them.  Virginian-Pilot

A state Senate subcommittee has been seeing firsthand the problems at aging school facilities around Virginia.

Hampton Roads cities don’t have enough money to maintain schools. Could the state help?  Virginian-Pilot

A two-day legislative tour of schools in Norfolk and Portsmouth revealed buildings that are literally crumbling from within.

Brawl breaks out at Varina High School semifinal basketball game  8News

Two Varina players were kicked out of the game for leaving the bench during a brawl.

Norfolk looks at possibilities for the future of Maury High School  WAVY-TV

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — They just don't make them like Maury High School anymore, but if you look closely at the beautiful architecture you'll see the old ...

Landstown & Maury boys, Princess Anne girls punch tickets to VHSL state title game  WTKR News 3

All state title games will be played in Richmond at the Siegel Center on the campus of VCU.

CJ’s Day: Behind-the-scenes of commitment day for Maury’s CJ Beasley  WTKR News 3

Virginia Tech got the pledge from one of Virginia's top running backs in the 2020 class.

VIDEO: 4-star WR KeAndre Lambert absolutely torched defender at The Opening  USA TODAY High School Sports

The nephew of Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, Maury wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith was a breakout star at The Opening's D.C. regional.

Coach Chancellor? Kam Chancellor open to the idea of coaching down the line  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. - Kam Chancellor is known for his hard hits and intimidating presence on the football field, but his knowledge of the game was just as strong.

Virginia governor plans $80 million for school construction, but experts say billions are needed  Virginian-Pilot

For a decade, the state has given no funding to school construction projects. That could end next year.

Maury's girls cross country heads to state after winning school's first region title  Virginian-Pilot

The Commodores' Maeve Stiles is believed to be Maury's first girls region cross country champion. A look at the Commodores, plus information on the VHSL and ...

Norfolk high-schoolers start at 7:25 a.m. That could change to 9 a.m.  Virginian-Pilot

Research shows adolescents do better in school with later starts. No changes are planned until at least the 2019-20 school year.

Norfolk native makes the jump from "Hamilton" to Netflix  Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk native Emmy Raver-Lampman, who appeared on Broadway in four productions, including "Hamilton," has a lead role in a new, binge-worthy Netflix ...

Two-A-Days | Maury gears up for coach's second year with high expectations  Virginian-Pilot

The Commodores finished 4-7 last season in coach Dyrri McCain's first year.

2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Announces Winners Of Our American Story Student Contest  PRNewswire

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution and WHRO announced the winners of the Our ...

Man convicted in Maury High School student’s death sentenced to five years in prison

The 20-year-old man convicted of shooting and killing a Maury High School student last year was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

Slain 15-year-old Maury High student was in "wrong place at the wrong time," mother says  Virginian-Pilot

Deidre Graham said her daughter, Dejana Leary, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was shot Sunday night.

Lake Taylor and Phoebus advance to state title game; Ocean Lakes and Maury eliminated  WTKR News 3

Both the Titans and Phantoms are headed to Lynchburg next weekend.

Maury High and more: The Norfolk public schools named for Confederates  Virginian-Pilot

The city's statue of a Confederate soldier in the middle of Main Street has drawn protesters in recent months. Nearby, three public schools are still named for ...

5 area players named VHSL Class 5A All-State Football WVEC

Despite the dominance of Highland Springs in Class 5A, the Virginia High School League named five area players on the all-state team. Three Maury ...

10 Hampton Roads high school hoops teams advance to VHSL state semifinals  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. - After a full night of hoops, the Elite Eight in each class has been trimmed down to a Final Four. Next week, 10 Hampton Roads teams will vie for ...

VHSL football state semifinal pairings for local teams  WTKR News 3

Four local teams are one win away from playing for a state title.

Foundation gets help in quest to help Maury High School graduates  Virginian-Pilot

Maury High School students may now have an easier time finding money for college. Since 1986, the all-volunteer Maury Foundation has granted $150,000 in ...

Norfolk man arrested with guns at N.C. high school was assistant coach at Norview, Oscar Smith  Virginian-Pilot

The 29-year-old man police say walked into a North Carolina high school cafeteria Monday armed with guns and ammunition helped coach football at two ...

Maury, Norview boys dispatch Peninsula foes, advance to Scope for Saturday's Class 5 Region A semifinal  Virginian-Pilot

Maury senior Matt Mensia had one thing on his mind as the Commodores prepared for their Class 5 Region A quarterfinal game Wednesday against Hampton.

Seattle Seahawks cut ties with Norfolk native Kam Chancellor  WTKR News 3

SEATTLE, Wash. – In July 2018, Kam Chancellor announced he was walking away from football. Now, the only NFL team for which he has ever played helped ...

Gun found at Maury High School in Norfolk

A gun was found at Maury High School Thursday afternoon, according to a letter sent from the principal to parents.

Maury's Maeve Stiles beats strep throat, and the field, to win girls Class 5 Region A cross country title  Virginian-Pilot

The Commodores junior led her team to the title. Ocean Lakes swept girls and boys titles in Class 6. And Princess Anne's Jackson Martingayle wins individual ...

757 Showdown: Booker T. and Maury ready to rumble on just three days’ rest  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. - Hurricane Florence didn't leave Hampton Roads in bad condition, but it did play an impact in the high school football landscape. Booker T.

Man pleads guilty in death of Maury High School student  WTKR News 3

According to the Commonwealth Attorney, the maximum sentence for all three charges is 16 years. McAdams' sentencing date has been scheduled for May 4.

Bed bugs found four times recently in one Norfolk high school

Maury High School's principal sent students home with a letter regarding a bed bug issue in the school.

757 Showdown: Maury marches past Booker T. Washington 30-22  WTKR News 3

Quarterback Alvonte Lawton & running back C.J. Beasley each scored two touchdowns.

Maury High School to retire jersey of Kam Chancellor

NORFOLK, Va. – Maury High School will retire the jersey of pro football player Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks at a special ceremony on October 12.

Local pairings for VHSL boys & girls basketball state semifinals  WTKR News 3

10 area VHSL boys and girls basketball teams play state semifinal games Monday or Tuesday.

Jack Baker leaves an unprecedented legacy of success and dedication at Maury  Virginian-Pilot

Columnist Harry Minium says Jack Baker's 746 victories over 41 years at Maury is part of the story. It doesn't take into account his impact on players off the court.

He's an author, a TEDX speaker and he's still got a year left of college at Norfolk State University  Virginian-Pilot

In his book, NSU student Isaiah Swift writes about setting goals, figuring out what gifts you have to offer the world, and making the most of the time you have.

Maury High School students earn big scholarship cash, perfect ACT score  WTKR News 3

Maury High School in Norfolk has to a lot celebrate in 2018. Three of their seniors have earned nearly $1 million in scholarship money, and one of their juniors ...

Half-court buzzer-beater gives Green Run first state tournament berth since 1984  Virginian-Pilot

Green Run and Maury won in games that came down to the final seconds to secure berths in the Class 5 state tournament. The Stallions beat Nansemond River ...

Chris Fraser resigns as Maury High School head football coach

Chris Fraser went 22-38 in six seasons as Maury HS head football coach.

What is beautiful? Norfolk high school students reading "The Bluest Eye" break down racism  Virginian-Pilot

On a recent morning at Granby High School, students were read a passage from an adaptation of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye." In it, the story's primary ...

Maury High School NJROTC prepares for inauguration performance  WAVY-TV

The NJROTC at Maury High School will perform Color guard duties at the 58th Presidential Inaugural Concert on Thursday.

Maury High School senior wins 4-year Navy scholarship worth at least $180000  Virginian-Pilot

Jared Zimmerman, a varsity tennis player who wants to be a doctor, was encouraged to join the ROTC by his late grandfather and Naval officer Gerard A.

High school scoreboard | Wednesday's scores, Thursday's schedule  Virginian-Pilot

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.

Norfolk father mourns the death of 2 children mere months apart  Virginian-Pilot

Jaylon is the second child José and Deidre Graham have lost in less than two months. Jaylon's sister, De'Jana Leary, was shot and killed July 22.

Maury High teacher pleads to assault in sexual battery appeal in Norfolk  Virginian-Pilot

Mohsin Bouziane, 55, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery Tuesday morning so prosecutors would drop his sex crime conviction.

Double the fun at Maury: Boys, girls tennis teams win region titles  Virginian-Pilot

Maury has double the reason to celebrate after earning the Class 5 Region A championship title in boys and girls tennis. The girls grabbed a 5-0 victory over ...

2022 / Paul Hutson Planning Virginia Tech Visit  Tech Lunch Pail

Paul Hutson III, a 2022 DT/OG from Maury High School in Norfolk, VA, is planning a Virginia Tech visit in the near future.

Athlete Of The Week: Chase Coleman WVEC

NORFOLK, Va. — It's all in the family when it comes to hoops at Maury High School. The Commodores have another talented point guard in Chase Coleman.

Person accused of trespassing at Maury High School charged

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said 18-year-old Ricardo A. Whyte faces a charge of Trespassing after he entered Maury High School on Monday.

Music and fun breaking out all over the 757  Virginian-Pilot

If you would like to enjoy a little locally made holiday music, two possibilities have popped up.

Maury tabs Brandon Plummer as the new head boy’s basketball coach

After one season as the assistant coach, the Norfolk native says he's "on cloud nine" after being tabbed Jack Baker's successor.

VHSL basketball quarterfinals are Friday. Here's a look at each bracket for local teams.  Virginian-Pilot

All games are Friday and tickets for all games are $10. State semifinals and championship games are next week.

Watch: Behind the scenes with CJ Beasley  247Sports

Behind the scenes of CJ Beasley's announcement via WTKR3.

Maury High School teacher convicted of sexual assault, appealing charges  WAVY-TV

An 18-year-old woman told police on July 20 that a man sexually assaulted her in the 300 block of Shirley Ave.

Local pairings for VHSL boys & girls basketball state title games  WTKR News 3

Seven area VHSL boys and girls basketball teams play for state championships Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday in Richmond.

Clemson CB commit Sheridan Jones receives Under Armour jersey, celebrates with 'Wonder Woman' mom  USA TODAY High School Sports

Maury High School (Norfolk, Va.) cornerback Sheridan Jones received his Under Armour All-American jersey Monday morning at his school as part of the ...

Man accused of killing Maury High School student appears in court

Nateria Powell was just a few weeks shy of graduating from Maury High School when her life was tragically cut short. Instead of her family focusing on her future, ...

Former NBA top pick Joe Smith headlines 2018 Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame class  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. - The ninth induction class for the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame features a NBA No. 1 draft pick, an Olympic sprinter and more. The ninth ...

Private high school looking to move into historic church near the Hague  Virginian-Pilot

The Hague School will be limited to high school students only if it gets the OK to move into the building that used to house the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.

Brother, sister killed within two months of each other in Norfolk WVEC

A crash involving a car and scooter killed a 14-year-old boy whose sister was shot to death less than two months ago.

Legendary Maury boys basketball coach Jack Baker steps down after 41 seasons, 746 wins  Virginian-Pilot

In 41 seasons, Baker won more than 700 career games, six region championships and 19 district or conference titles. He announced his retirement Monday.

Titans on top! Lake Taylor girls win VHSL Class 4 basketball crown  WTKR News 3

Lake Taylor trounces Pulaski County to win the program's fourth state championship.

This week in history | May 26, 2019 | Back in the Day  Virginian-Pilot

These were some of the stories reported by local papers the week of May 26:

Norview High artists win Sister Cities competition  Virginian-Pilot

Norview High School seniors Nicolle Montes and Luis Castillo took home first-place awards in photography and two-dimensional art, respectively, at the Young ...

Lake Taylor, Phoebus & Surry County advance to VHSL basketball state title games  WTKR News 3

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Four more local high school basketball teams advanced to the Virginia High School League (VHSL) state title games with victories ...

Lake Taylor H.S. football team preparing for state title game, ‘life changing’ opportunity  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. - Only two local high school football teams still have a shot at at VHSL state football title: Lake Taylor in Class 4 and Phoebus in Class 3.

Maury hires assistant coach to lead boys basketball team  Virginian-Pilot

Brandon Plummer's name was added to a short list on Thursday, becoming just the third Maury High School boys basketball coach in nearly 60 years. Plummer ...

Maury High School Honors Killed Student

Police say another teenager shot and killed Nateria Powell nearly 3 weeks ago, and Tuesday her high school honored the young woman's memory.

VHSL football third round playoff pairings for local teams  WTKR News 3

Nine local teams remain in the VHSL state football playoffs.

Maury High School honors fallen student at graduation

Just not seeing her walking in with her class just really like, broke everybody's heart."

Norfolk leaders mentoring youth with new program called #TURNT  WAVY-TV

City leaders started a free program in April called Transforming, Unifying, Recognizing Norfolk Teens, or #TURNT.

Maury boys, Princess Anne girls earn Region 5A titles  WAVY-TV

The Maury boys are state tournament-bound for the first time in six years, while the Princess Anne girls maintain their stranglehold on the state.

23 local schools listed among ‘2018’s Best High Schools’

Of the 28813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized.

Signed, sealed, delivered: Hampton Roads 2019 Early National Signing Day tracker  WTKR News 3

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Consider it an early Christmas. Across the country, thousands of high school seniors are putting ink to paper and signing their national ...

End of an era; Jack Baker reflects on 44-year coaching career  WAVY-TV

Jack Baker announced he's stepping down as the head coach of the Maury High School boys basketball team.

New head coach has Maury boys basketball in the hunt for a title  WAVY-TV

NORFOLK (WAVY) – Whoever stepped in as the new head coach at Maury High School would have some pretty big shoes to fill. Last summer, Jack Baker ...

Hometown joy for LaRoy: NFL’s Reynolds to host camp in familiar Norfolk setting

NFL linebacker LaRoy Reynolds will again host a football camp in Norfolk, but this year's will have sentimental value.

Norfolk bookstore cluttered in charm WVEC

Beacon Books in Norfolk isn't organized in any way, and that's how the owner likes it.

The Locker Room Show | October 5  WTKR News 3

In a Friday Football Frenzy edition of the Locker Room show, Wink and Mitch feature 10 high school football games from around Hampton Roads.

Norfolk nonprofit provides low-cost prom dresses to homeless, low-income students  Virginian-Pilot

The Helpers Organization organized its second Fairytale Prom event where homeless and low-income students could buy a prom dress, shoes, jewelry and ...

Princess Anne swim team mysteriously sick after meet at Maury High  WAVY-TV

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Parents of students at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach want to know what got their kids sick Thursday night.

Local pairings for VHSL boys & girls state basketball tournaments  WTKR News 3

16 area VHSL boys and girls basketball teams play state quarterfinal games Friday.

No turf war here: ODU and city combine on improvements to popular Powhatan Field  Virginian-Pilot

New turf is being installed at a cost of $900000, with the city and ODU continuing to share use.

Back in the Day | A Thanksgiving football classic - Granby vs. Maury - 1953  Virginian-Pilot

Several days before the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Norfolk's Granby and Maury high schools, in late November 1953, cheerleaders from ...

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