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  • Wednesday April 20th, 2016
    Virginia farmers are concerned after chilly weather earlier this month damaged much of their fruit crops. One apple farmer told of the frost killing about 20 percent of his apples, and a Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent said in some counties, fully 100 percent of the peach crop has been lost this year. Others, including owners of winerys, say they lost much of their grape crop, ...
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  • Wednesday April 20th, 2016
    A policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school is discriminatory, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a case closely watched by public schools and transgender-rights activists across the country, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the Gloucester County School Board’s policy. A federal judge had previously rejected Gloucester High School student ...
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  • Tuesday April 19th, 2016
    HERNDON, Va. (AP) – A North Carolina teacher has been charged with trying to have sex with a 13-year-old former student from northern Virginia. Fairfax County Police said Monday that 24-year-old Kathleen Capitano of Shallotte, North Carolina, has been charged with four felony counts of using communication systems to facilitate an offense against a child. Police say she was arrested Saturday at a Herndon hotel, where she ...
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  • Tuesday April 19th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Virginia shellfish farmers are leading the nation in hard clam sales.The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/20RJ4K6 ) that data from the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that shellfish farmers sold about $32.3 million worth of aquacultured clams in 2015. Virginia also came out on top in oyster sales among East Coast states. The report shows that the ...
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  • Monday April 18th, 2016
    This week, on Wednesday, about 33 volunteers from the Gloucester office of Dominion Virginia Power will pitch in some helpful hands with renovation and painting of the historic Deltaville Ballpark. Besides the volunteer work, Dominion also recently kicked in with a $10,000 grant toward the repair of the ballpark’s roof. Dominion volunteers will be there from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. this Wednesday. The public is invited to ...
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  • Monday April 18th, 2016
    Senator Mark Warner has introduced a bill aimed at encouraging Republicans in the state legislature to expand eligibility for Medicaid. Some meanwhile, have questioned whether the federal government would keep its promise to reimburse states for most of the startup costs of expansion. Warner’s proposed legislation explicitly guarantees federal reimbursement of 100% of the cost for the first three years, then it would ramp down ...
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  • Friday April 15th, 2016
    The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office will stage a mock DUI accident at Middlesex High School in Saluda on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m., simulating a vehicle crash as a result of an intoxicated driver. The exercise is being staged for the students with a focus on the juniors and seniors, as the high school prom is scheduled for the following weekend. The crash will be ...
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