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  • Wednesday May 18th, 2016
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AP) – Newport News Shipbuilding is planning to eventually add more than 1,000 jobs to help build a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines for the Navy. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1sr2fi0 ) reports that company President Matt Mulherin announced the news Tuesday during a news conference at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. The shipyard, which is Virginia’s largest industrial employer, has shed ...
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  • Wednesday May 18th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia judge says that when he read Rolling Stone’s now-discredited story about a rape at the University of Virginia, he got the impression that a fraternity was the main villain. Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore made the remark Tuesday at a hearing on the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity’s $25 million defamation lawsuit against the magazine, its publisher and writer Sabrina Rubin ...
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  • Wednesday May 18th, 2016
    14 sixth-graders trying to help raise awareness about Tangier Island’s struggle with climate change, traveled to the island Monday to meet with Tangier’s sixth graders and the crew of a ship that is circumnavigating the globe. The Northumberland Middle School Community Problem Solving Team Eco is learning about the island’s issues with sea-level rise, erosion and subsidance and to help fundraise for a living shoreline ...
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  • Tuesday May 17th, 2016
    The former Mid-Rivers Cancer Center in Montross will reopen this summer under the name The Mary Washington Regional Cancer Center. The new center will once again make radiation and other cancer treatments readily available in the Northern Neck. The Mary Washington is targeting a June opening, with hours initially expected to be from 8 a.m.to noon. As the need for services grows, so too will ...
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  • Tuesday May 17th, 2016
    State officials will review more old Virginia criminal cases that involved the testing of blood types, following the exoneration of a man who spent 33 years in prison for crimes it was eventually proven, he did not commit. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science will start reviewing 200 cases from 1982, 1986 and 1990. The review stems from the case ...
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  • Tuesday May 17th, 2016
    Preservation Virginia has announced that the slave dwelling at Oak Hill has been added to the list of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places for 2016. The announcement was made as part of the national observance of Historic Preservation Week, with the hope of encouraging the preservation of the structures for the future. Doug Sanford, professor of historic preservation at University of Mary Washington, nominated the ...
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  • Monday May 16th, 2016
    The Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert urging citizens to be on the look out for Ronald Eugene Jackson, 81.  The alert was issued Sunday around 7:20 p.m. on behalf of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Jackson is believed to be in danger and was last seen on Sunday around 4 p.m. at 5326 Dickerson Road, Partlow, Va. Jackson is described as a ...
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