Top Headlines June 22

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

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JMU Professors Remember Don Chodrow

The James Madison University family is morning the loss of one of its own. 

"He was a colleague and a very very close friend."

Assistant Professor Don Chodrow died Thursday from injuries he suffered from a car accident. He was on his way to teach a summer class in Physics.


Staunton Man Dies in Ocean Off Nags Head

A 49-year-old man from Staunton died yesterday while swimming in the ocean off Nags Head.

Gregory Balsley was pulled from the ocean south of Limulus Street, near the 10000 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road (near Mile Post 20), at about 2 pm by Nags Head public safety personnel.


Former Cadet Goes Blind, Loses Insurance and Career

Former Cadet Jasmin Bailey was was weeks away from getting health coverage and a start in the U.S. Army. A health condition cost her coverage and her position with the Army.

“Having it in my mind that I was going to commission, I was ecstatic,” said Bailey.

That commissioning never happened because Bailey started losing vision the summer before graduation.


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