October 30, 2015 |
YOU COULD SEE that smile coming a block away. It belonged to Bill Peake, and when he turned on that smile to go with his ebullient personality, people were drawn to him. Like bright, ambitious young men everywhere, Bill Peake had plans and dreams. He was on track to make a name for himself in the field of hotel management, when he was diagnosed with kidney disease in October 2013. William Braxton Peake II died of the disease on Oct. 21. He was 30 and lived in Roslyn, Montgomery County.
October 17, 2015 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Penn State has seen Braxton Miller only twice, both times as Ohio State's quarterback. For its coaches, its players and Nittany Nation, that was two times too many. Miller's mind-boggling combination of speed, quickness, elusiveness and decision-making was a factor in a pair of wins for the Buckeyes - 35-23 at Beaver Stadium in 2012, and, 63-14, at Ohio Stadium in 2013. In those two contests, Miller rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns, and passed for 395 yards and four TDs. After a one-year absence when he sat out with a shoulder injury, Miller returns Saturday night for the top-ranked Buckeyes' game against Penn State as an H-back – a dual-threat runner and pass-catcher.
April 12, 2015 |
Keith Braxton believes he's a Division I college basketball player. He's going to take another year to prove it. Braxton, a Delsea senior and first-team all-South Jersey selection, plans to spend next year at the Lawrenceville School as a post-graduate. He hopes the experience will lead to a Division I scholarship offer. "I didn't want to give up on my dream of playing at the Division I level," Braxton said on Thursday night. Braxton led Delsea to a 24-6 record and the South Jersey Group 3 title game.
February 3, 2015 |
Delsea coach Tom Freeman believes senior swingman Keith Braxton has been the best player in South Jersey this season. Saturday's game against Shawnee was Exhibit A. Braxton was 10 for 11 from the field and 9 for 10 from the foul line, lifted eight steals and scored the game-winning point in Delsea's 62-61 win over Shawnee in a nonleague clash of top teams. "Braxton was unbelievable," Freeman said Sunday. "I haven't seen a better player this year. " The victory was the 12th in a row for Delsea (14-3)
August 12, 2014 |
CONGRATS to NBC10's Monique Braxton , who wed Dr. Reginald Royster , the owner of Haverford Animal Hospital. Not only was the bride clad in white, but Royster also rocked a full white tuxedo. A bold move that paid off. Braxton met Royster on a blind date a couple of years ago; they tied the knot this weekend. Local comedy writer gets 'Approval' It was simple for Archbishop Carroll grad Neal Brennan : "In comedy, if you're not the guy on camera, you're beholden to the guy on camera.
July 12, 2014 |
The divorce album is one of pop's strangest quasi-traditions, treating the rights, wrongs, and ruin of a personal relationship with the arts of the pop love song. Marvin Gaye did it with Here, My Dear , Bob Dylan with Blood on the Tracks , and husband-and-wife folkies Richard and Linda Thompson made one together in Shoot Out the Lights . This year, producer/songwriter/singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Toni Braxton, a singer he has produced two albums for, made one of the best duet records in this line, titled Love, Marriage & Divorce . (Babyface divorced Tracey Edmonds in 2005, and Braxton let go of Keri Lewis in 2013.)
January 25, 2014 |
Celestine S. Braxton, 87, a longtime teacher and civil rights crusader, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, of liver failure at Prince William Medical Center in Manassas, Va. Mrs. Braxton, mother of NBC10 reporter Monique Braxton, was born on a farm in Ahoskie, N.C. She graduated from C.S. Brown High School in 1944 and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1949 from Elizabeth City State Teachers College. She moved to Manassas to accept a teaching job with Prince William County's school system in 1950 and devoted the next 33 years to her elementary and middle school students.
October 27, 2013 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - He might have been tired after just coming off the practice field, but Braxton Miller couldn't help but laugh at the questions. "The coaches are saying that they want to stop me?" the Ohio State quarterback said earlier in the week. "How does it make me feel? "It makes me feel good that they want to stop me but I've got a lot of guys around me that have skills. I've got a lot of weapons. It's tough stopping our offense. It's not just a one-man team. " The Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)
October 23, 2013 |
Rita Arnold was freed after her family posted $100,000 bail Monday, making it possible for the former district judge to receive chemotherapy under the care of her own doctors instead of the state prison system. Arnold, who was being held at the state prison in Muncy, was sentenced last week to serve 16 to 32 months for concealing a citation filed against her son while she presided in a Chester County court. " Relief is not even the word," said Arnold's daughter, Toni, who, with more than 30 others, protested outside the West Chester courthouse Monday.
October 11, 2013 |
CHARLES P. BRAXTON was there when the U.S. Army fought its way across Europe in World War II, culminating in the bitter Battle of the Bulge. But Charles Braxton wasn't allowed to do much fighting. He was African American, and the American military didn't think black men were able to fight. He performed service duties as the Army battled through Northern France, the Rhineland, central Europe, culminating in the Ardennes in Belgium in December 1944 when the German army made a last, desperate effort to win the war. But after his discharge, Charles Braxton was not finished with war. He returned to combat in the Korean War in the early '50s, when black soldiers were allowed to fight and die for their country, as they had been doing since the Revolution.