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  • Thursday April 21st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker is suing the state attorney general for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago. Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock claims Democrat Mark Herring is not doing his job as required by state law. He filed papers Wednesday asking the Richmond Circuit Court to order the attorney general to fulfill his request for an advisory opinion about ...
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  • Thursday April 21st, 2016
    Virginia shellfish farmers are leading the nation in hard clam sales. According to the Virginian Pilot, numbers from the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that shellfish farmers sold about $32.3 million worth of aquacultured clams in 2015. Virginia also led East Coast states in oyster sales. The state’s shellfish farmers sold $16 million in oysters last year. The number ...
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  • Thursday April 21st, 2016
    The Northumberland Elementary School Community Problem Solving team Hope In Colors placed second in the state with their project to help the homeless in the Northern Neck. The team discovered the majority of homeless in the area are women and children running away from violence at home.   The team members were given birdhouses built by the Tavern Woodworker’s Guild in Heathsville and received help with decorating ...
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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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