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  • Wednesday September 16th, 2015
    Bon Sec­ours Rap­pa­han­nock Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal will host the inau­gural Stroke Camp event on Fri­day from 8:45 am — 2:00 pm at the BSRGH Reha­bil­i­ta­tion and Sports Med­i­cine Cen­ter in Kil­marnock, next door to North­ern Neck Fam­ily YMCA. Geared toward sur­vivors of stroke dis­ease and care­givers, the day will include a lineup of infor­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tions and activ­i­ties regard­ing stroke recov­ery. Break­fast will be pro­vided, cour­tesy of ...
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  • Wednesday September 16th, 2015
    The new school year was barely under­way in West­more­land County; in fact, it was only two days old when school offi­cials received a bomb threat that cleared all schools in the dis­trict. The caller said there was a bomb threat to all the schools and school buses, so all stu­dents were evac­u­ated, and par­ents were noti­fied to come and pick up their chil­dren. Stu­dents from ...
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  • Wednesday September 16th, 2015
    It was a smooth open­ing last week for Glouces­ter County Pub­lic Schools, but accord­ing to the Gazette Jour­nal, county school board mem­bers are still con­cerned about teacher/student ratios being too high in some ele­men­tary class­rooms. 5,218 stu­dents were wel­comed to Glouces­ter schools on the first day back after the long sum­mer break. The divi­sion bud­geted for 5,316 stu­dents and now admin­is­tra­tors say the num­ber of ...
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  • Tuesday September 15th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Demonstrators appeared at a hearing on police practices to call for reforms, days after Fairfax County prosecutors announced the decision not to charge deputies in an inmate’s death. Before the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission met Monday night in Alexandria, dozens of people stood outside. Some held signs reading “Justice for Natasha McKenna” and “Film the Police.” The commission is focused ...
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  • Tuesday September 15th, 2015
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A nonprofit group says several of Virginia’s state House and Senate districts were unfairly gerrymandered for political reasons and should be redrawn. The group, OneVirginia2021, backed a lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of several Virginians in Richmond Circuit Court asking that 11 House and Senate districts be redrawn because they are not compact, which state law requires. The districts ...
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  • Tuesday September 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says tourism revenues increased more than 4 percent from 2013 to $22.4 billion last year. The governor said Monday that the tourism industry supported nearly 217,000 jobs and pumped more than $1.5 billion into the state and local economies in 2014. State and local revenues were up 5.6 percent from 2013. Officials say the travel industry was the fifth largest ...
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  • Tuesday September 15th, 2015
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – Christiansburg High School has barred vehicles with Confederate symbols from its parking lot. Multiple media outlets say the ban is part of a contract that students and parents must sign for parking privileges at the school. Montgomery County schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1KNZ381 ) that the school added the parking rule this year to be uniform with its dress ...
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