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Virginia Tech student charged with illegal gun possession

  ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Tech freshman has been charged with illegally possessing a rifle. Virginia Tech spokesman Mark Owczarski confirmed to the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Yunsong Zhao was arrested Monday. Owczarski says Zhao is accused of possessing a rifle, a weapon that Virginia law says foreign nationals cannot possess, and trying to […]

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Bon Secours Rappahannock General Names Davis December Employee Of The Month

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital has announced that Martha Davis received the honor of December Employee of the Month. Davis is a Pharmacy Technician in the RGH Pharmacy department. Her nomination praised her regular demonstration of the core values of Bon Secours. She was commended for being an outstanding unit champion in the Pharmacy department […]

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DOMINION PRESSES FOR OVERHEAD WIRES DESPITE RECENT REPORT OUTLINING FLAWS

A report recently from the State Corporation Commission’s hearing examiner that recommends Dominion Energy bury new power lines under the Rappahannock River instead of placing them overhead drew mixed response. The Rappahannock Record reports that the detailed report by Hearing Examiner Alexander F. Skirpan Jr. concluded that an underground line is a better option. Skirpan […]

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Report details challenges facing state’s community colleges

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State lawmakers are taking their first hard look at Virginia’s community college system in 25 years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that a report to lawmakers details several problems within the system of 23 community colleges. For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. […]

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Off-track betting could return to Virginia city

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Off-track betting on horse racing could return to a Virginia city, with the potential to bring tens of thousands of dollars in revenue. The Virginian-Pilot reports the Chesapeake City Council will consider a request by the Virginia Equine Alliance for an OTB at Buckets Bar and Grill later this month. Chesapeake […]

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10 Oyster Facts You Likely Didn’t Know Get ready to be a connoisseur, because after you read these oyster facts, you’ll be able to impress your savviest friends and family with your oyster information. You might even change the way you eat oysters and enjoy flavors you never knew were there. Oysters change their gender. […]

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