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Virginia State Parks & Natural Area Preserves

We are fortunate to live in an area with both state parks and natural area preserves. The spectacular beauty of Virginia combined with a variety of programs, events, camping opportunities and activities unique to each park or preserve provides a respite from our busy lives; a place to reconnect with family as well as nature. […]

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Kentucky Derby Party next Saturday in Heathsville

Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville will hold their annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7th. At this premier social event on the Northern Neck, guests will watch the race on big screen TV while they enjoy Mint Juleps and a sumptuous spread of food. A major fund-raiser for Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s […]

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McAuliffe proposes pay raise for Virginia state workers

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his forthcoming budget proposal will include a 2 percent pay raise for state workers, college faculty, school teachers and other public employees.McAuliffe made the announcement Thursday during a regular appearance on WRVA’s “Ask the Governor” radio show. The governor is set to unveil his two-year budget plan on Dec. 17. […]

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Report: Islanders in Chesapeake Bay face exile from rising seas

Islanders in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay could be among the first “climate change refugees” in the continental United States as rising seas claim their historic fishing village, a report released Thursday concludes. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports says residents of steadily shrinking Tangier Island will have to abandon their community […]

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Lancaster man to serve 45 years, plans appeal

LANCASTER—A Virginia man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, whose body was never found. The Richmond Times–Dispatch reports that a judge followed the jury’s recommendation Friday, giving 54-year-old James Todd Kessler the maximum sentence for second-degree murder and concealment of a body. Kessler was convicted in August in the […]

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Republicans signal plans to oust McAuliffe’s court pick

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are signaling their intent to remove Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state’s highest court, potentially setting up another rancorous fight between the governor and the GOP-led General Assembly. House Republicans have not invited Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush to judicial interviews later this week, effectively […]

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Virginia governor proposes $2.43B bond package for projects

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to include a bond package totaling more than $2 billion in his two-year budget proposal to fund research, economic development infrastructure and other projects. McAuliffe announced the bond package on Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. The governor says in a news release that the bond […]

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VA Governor Rebukes Jerry Fallwell Jr.

RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia’s governor is criticizing the president of Liberty University for urging his Christian college community to arm itself against a possible attack by a would-be mass killer. Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. made the suggestion at a gathering of 10,000 on the Lynchburg campus on Friday night, and he stood by the statement […]

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Liberty president calls for an armed Christian campus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack like the deadly rampage in California just days ago. “Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” […]

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