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James River batteaux festival sets sail Saturday

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – An annual flotilla down the James River is setting sail this weekend. Lynchburg’s News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1mQt8C1) reports that a fleet of 18 batteaux will launch Saturday from Percivals Island. Captains and their crews have been preparing for weeks. Batteaux were used from the Colonial days into the 19th century to […]

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New Charges for Abusive Parents

Both parents convicted and sentenced last year for starving their 6-year-old daughter and keeping her in a cage appeared in court Tuesday morning on new charges surrounding the death of their baby boy. Brian and Shannon Gore, who are each serving 30 years for aggravated malicious wounding and child abuse, now face felony homicide and […]

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Tea party rejoicing at Cantor's defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) praised Cantor as “a good friend and a great leader” in a statement […]

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Puckett Says No More

Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission. The resignation gives Republicans a one-seat advantage in the upper chamber in the middle of a battle over Medicaid expansion. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said the governor was deeply disappointed […]

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RivahFest Set For Tappahannock

Something for everyone… that’s how the 12th RivahFest Summer Solstice Festival in Tappahannock is being described by organizers. This year’s festival is set to run from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. There will be four main entertainment and musical features this year. The RivahFest Idol competition will take place on Stage One at […]

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Wallops Groundbreaking Held

Officials are breaking ground for the Wallops Research Park on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state, federal and local officials are participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the research park, which makes up 226-acres adjacent to NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. It will serve companies engaged in the aerospace and defense industries.

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Recycling Success

Students and staff of the Northern Neck Montessori School celebrated their statewide victory in a national recycling contest recently. By collecting and returning more than 5,000 cans, which translated into 171 pounds of raw aluminum, the Northern Neck Montessori School in Kilmarnock finished in first place in Virginia and claimed a $1,000 prize as part […]

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Homeless Decline

The number of homeless Virginians decreased by nearly 8 percent in the last year to 7,020 people. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says the decrease follows several years of focused work on tack-ling homelessness in Virginia. The numbers are based on data collected in a 24-hour snapshot of homelessness and compiled by the Virginia Department of […]

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New Troopers

Forty-four new troopers are joining the Virginia State Police. Commencement exercises were held Friday morning for the 121st Trooper Basic Session at the Virginia State Police Gymnasium in Richmond. According to the agency, the graduating troopers come from every corner of Virginia as well as five other states. Many have experience with other police agencies […]

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Omega Develops Diesel Process

Omega Protein in Reedville has developed a process which has converted grease to “renew-able diesel oil” in its boilers. Omega entered into a partnership with RDX Technologies Corporation of Scottsdale, Ariz. to supply the new fuel. RDX “mines” its fuel from large wastewater treatment facilities, where the greasy materials tend to solidify and gum up […]

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