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  • Monday April 10th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The president of Virginia Wesleyan College says it will soon become a university. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2nndlHb) that the Virginia Beach-based school will make the change later this year. Its Board of Trustees had asked the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia in February to consider the change. The council has approved the move following a review. The transition process will begin ...
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  • Saturday April 08th, 2017
    LANCASTER (VA) – The Director of Emergency Management has declared a Local Emergency for Lancaster County, as a result of the severe weather, including a tornado, on April 6, 2017.      The path of the tornado traveled approx. 3.8 miles over Lancaster County, beginning near Crab Points, through the Town of Irvington and traveling northeast toward the Town of Kilmarnock, before ending behind the Hills Quarter ...
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  • Friday April 07th, 2017
    Students in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula who want to obtain both their associate and bachelor’s degree, now have a new opportunity to do just that, at Christopher Newport University. Rappahannock Community College and CNU officials, signed a guaranteed admission and reverse transfer agreement this week, for students who want to begin work at CNU before finishing their degree from RCC. Under the terms of ...
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  • Friday April 07th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (OTCQB: BAYK), holding company for Virginia Commonwealth Bank (formerly known as Bank of Lancaster) and Bay Trust Company, announced the completion of the previously-announced merger with Virginia BanCorp Inc. and its subsidiary, Virginia Commonwealth Bank, combining the two historic community banks in Central and Eastern Virginia. The combined assets of Virginia Commonwealth Bank of ...
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  • Friday April 07th, 2017
    IRVINGTON, Va. — The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday night that an EF-1 tornado touched down about 12:09 p.m. near Irvington in Lancaster County. “The tornado touched down near the boundary of Lancaster County and the Rappahannock River,” NWS officials said. “The tornado then proceeded across West Irvington and Irvington where it reached its maximum intensity of up to 90 mph. Damage included loss of roofing ...
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  • Thursday April 06th, 2017
      WASHINGTON (AP) – , has resigned after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst. In a statement Tuesday, Lacker said that in October 2012 he spoke to an analyst at Medley Global Advisers who possessed “highly confidential” information about interest-rate decisions the Fed had considered at its September meeting. Lacker called his conduct “inconsistent” with the Fed’s confidentiality policies. “I deeply regret the role that I may have ...
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  • Thursday April 06th, 2017
      RICHMOND, Va. –  AAA wants motorists to use caution as storms move through Virginia Today(Thursday). A tornado watch is effect for all counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck until 1 p.m. EDT. AAA has these dos and don’t for severe weather and tornado warnings: A “tornado warning” means a twister is developing or is actually on the ground. It is more severe than a “tornado ...
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