On being from Bad News, VA

Daily Press: Hit rapper 50 Cent says ‘Bad News, VA’ isn’t a dis. Heh. Oh yeah it is. But 50’s new song “Ski Mask Way” is hardly the first time my birth town Newport News has been given a bad rap. Not even 30 years after the town’s original founding (before its 1956 merger with the city of Warwick), no less an American literary luminary than Thomas Wolfe was dissing the city (where he spent time helping to construct the airstrip at Langley Field) in Look Homeward, Angel.