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Stories Vary Over Departure of North Las Vegas Manager

Stories Vary Over Departure of North Las Vegas Manager

The departing manager indicates the new mayor wouldn't let him do his job.

North Las Vegas’ new mayor and former city manager have different stories when it comes to dissecting last week’s big shake-up in City Hall.

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Valley High Grad Wins College Scholarship

Valley High Grad Wins College Scholarship

A Valley High graduate and North Las Vegas resident was honored Wednesday by the city with a college scholarship.

Nika Sewell earned the Nevada League of Cities Youth Scholarship worth $1,000 for her academic achievement and community volunteerism. This is the second consecutive year the scholarship went to a North Las Vegas resident.

Sewell, 18, is a recent graduate of Valley High School in the International Baccalaureate Magnet Program. She was a flutist in the marching band and advanced concert band. She volunteered with 10 community service organizations, including the West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center, Valley Hospital and the Walker African-American Museum. Sewell also organized a church teddy bear drive that benefitted nursing home residents and children’s hospitals.

Four Students Receive $5,000 College Scholarships

Four Students Receive $5,000 College Scholarships

Four local students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Information from the organization credits Steve Wynn with making the awards possible. Recipients were chosen based on commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.

The winners are:

Rancho High School Teacher Takes North Las Vegas Council Seat

Rancho High School Teacher Takes North Las Vegas Council Seat

Barron gets 58 percent of the vote to take an easy victory.

Isaac Barron routed fellow high school teacher Jared Hardy at the polls Tuesday, collecting more than half the votes cast in North Las Vegas’ Ward 1 and becoming the municipality’s first Latino City Council member.

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Pumphrey TD Seals Sunrise's All-Star Victory

Pumphrey TD Seals Sunrise's All-Star Victory

Pumphrey is set to attend San Diego State University.

Canyon Springs running back Donnel Pumphrey was a late addition to the 42nd annual West Charleston Lions Club Charity All-Star Football Game.

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Canyon Springs Guard Out to Prove He's Learned from Academic Issues

Grades forced Carr to miss most of his junior basketball season, but he hopes to make amends this year.

Shaq Carr knows it’s better to be seen and not heard than the other way around. That’s what he’s striving for, because for the past semester, at least in basketball circles, he was neither.

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Election Rookies Vie for North Las Vegas Council Seat

Election Rookies Vie for North Las Vegas Council Seat

The two candidates boast some similar credentials.

Both of the teachers up for a Ward 1 North Las Vegas City Council seat — Jared Hardy and Isaac Barron — are election rookies. Early voting starts Wednesday.

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