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  • Monday December 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack like the deadly rampage in California just days ago. “Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” Falwell told an estimated 10,000 of the campus community at convocation ...
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  • Monday December 07th, 2015
    MELFA, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to Accomack County businesses and individuals who didn’t seek help following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Officials estimate that more than 240 homes were damaged in that Eastern Shore county during Sandy, which lashed the region with high winds and more than 8 inches of rain. Most of those damages were not ...
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  • Monday December 07th, 2015
    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — Accused murderer Jesse Matthew Jr. is due in court at noon Monday for what is considered a last-minute hearing in connection with two first-degree murder charges. In the first case, Matthew faces abduction and murder charges the 2014 disappearance of 18-year-old UVA student Hannah Graham. The second for the 2009 abduction and murder of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Harrington ...
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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office has been flooded with complaints of aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. Callers threaten police arrest, deportation, law suits, license revocation and other tactics to get money and personal identification information illegally, said Sheriff Chuck Wilkins. One complainant was instructed to immediately go to Walmart and purchase a money gram for $4,000 and to call ...
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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    All eight Gloucester County Public Schools are fully accredited for the current school year after two years of missing the mark. Gloucester High School was accredited with warning for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years and Page Middle School, operating as an eighth-grade only school, was accredited with warning for the last school year. The other six county schools have remained fully accredited. GHS was able to ...
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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    RICHMOND — Virginia’s divergent regions and rapidly changing demographics make the state a good test case for 2016 presidential campaigns, say two veteran operatives of state and national politics. Tucker Martin, who served as communications director for Gov. Bob McDonnell, is now advising America Leads, a super PAC launched in support of Republican Chris Christie’s presidential bid. Ellen Qualls, director of surrogate communications for President Barack ...
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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to lower the tax rate for corporations, saying the move is necessary to make Virginia more competitive with other states. McAuliffe made the comments Thursday at a Virginia legislative preview sponsored by The Associated Press. The governor also wants to increase tax credits companies can claim for research and development expenses, particularly for larger companies. The governor said reducing ...
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