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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    Virginia is home to approximately 800,000 veterans; and that number is only expected to go up.  Upon returning home from their service, many of these brave young men and women are finding that their experiences over seas don’t translate well into college credits.  John Newby commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services wants to fix that.  According to Newby: Many veterans leave the military with ...
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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Two men accused of trying to buy weapons for attacks on synagogues and black churches are due in a Virginia courtroom for a preliminary hearing. Thirty-four-year-old Robert C. Doyle and 33-year-old Ronald Beasley Chaney III are scheduled to appear in federal court in Richmond on Thursday. They have been in custody since their arrests Sunday. Doyle and Chaney are charged with conspiracy to ...
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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Film Festival says this year’s event broke box office and revenue records. Festival officials said Wednesday that 31,860 tickets were issued. That broke the previous record of nearly 28,610 tickets in 2014. Revenue for the four-day festival in Charlottesville was $192,567, which also is a record. Forty-one screenings were sold out. “Brooklyn” won the best narrative feature award. “Until 20” received the ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to announce that Virginia has helped 1,400 homeless veterans find permanent housing in the past year. The governor and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro are set to make the announcement Wednesday at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Virginia has a veteran population of about 800,000, according to state officials. McAuliffe has made ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – While still a fraction of historic highs, Virginia’s oyster harvest last year was the best since the mid-1980s. Gov. Terry McAuliffe released numbers Tuesday showing a 24 percent increase in 2014 in the oyster harvest. Bushels harvested topped 650,000. That’s in sharp contrast to the 24,000 bushels recorded in 2003, but also to the 4 million bushels hauled from the Chesapeake Bay ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Montgomery County school board is considering revising a countywide dress code policy to ban Confederate symbols and other apparel that would disrupt a school’s learning environment. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1iTNeQI ) reports that the board approved the first reading of the proposal on Tuesday night. Confederate symbols are among examples of items that would be banned. Other examples include clothing or items ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    The Bay School Com­mu­nity Arts Center’s Art Speaks Gallery is cel­e­brat­ing November’s Shop Local Day on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19, by fea­tur­ing artist Vir­ginia Coyle, who paints can­vases with acrylic and also cre­ates orna­men­tal crafts from com­mon items like clothes­pins and gourds. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19th, Coyle will be doing a paint­ing demon­stra­tion and the gallery will offer 15% off her work for that day only. ...
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