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  • Monday April 17th, 2017
    Replacing Lancaster’s schools could cost almost $71 million… that according to an ad hoc school facilities committee that has been addressing the issue for 18-months according to the Rappahannock Record. It has been recommended that the county build a new high school and middle school, and also renovate the existing middle school facility for elementary classes. To accomplish the project the county would have to ...
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  • Thursday April 13th, 2017
    American Rivers today has named the Rappahannock River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers. The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is considered to be a call to action to save rivers that face a critical decision in the next year. County and state leaders must act now in order to ensure that the Rappahannock River and the state’s clean water supplies are protected from irreversible harm, ...
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  • Thursday April 13th, 2017
    The Rappahannock Community College Nursing Program is Ranked First among Virginia’s Colleges and Universities. The RCC associate degree nursing program is now the highest rated among all collegiate-based programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia, according to the website registerednursing.org. This ranking puts RCC ahead of the nursing programs at Radford, JMU, Liberty, and other four-year programs.   Standings are based in large part on the percentage of ...
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  • Thursday April 13th, 2017
    52 year old Henry Hall of Middlesex County who is accused in the 1988 fatal stabbing and rape of a 68-year-old widow accepted a plea deal in Lancaster County Circuit Court, after pleading guilty to murder and rape in the 29-year-old cold case. In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors set aside additional charges of breaking and entering, robbery and abduction. Hall will be sentenced ...
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  • Wednesday April 12th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Lawyers say Rolling Stone magazine and an administrator at the University of Virginia have reached a settlement in a defamation case over a story about an alleged gang rape on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2p3mpRs ) the magazine reached the confidential settlement with former associate dean Nicole Eramo who had sued Rolling Stone over a 2014 article, “A Rape on Campus.” Eramo ...
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  • Wednesday April 12th, 2017
    As part of the effort to fight drugs in state prisons, the Virginia Department of Corrections is making some changes in visitation and mail policies. Among the changes taking effect this month… inmates will change into state-issued underwear for visits with outsiders. Also, vending machine purchases by visitors will be restricted, and incoming mail will be photocopied for delivery to inmates. The original mail will ...
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  • Wednesday April 12th, 2017
    Tappahannock Police arrested an Essex County man following a pursuit. 18 year old Jacob Kline of Tappahannock led police on a pursuit after multiple calls regarding reckless driving. It all began around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, when police attempted to pull over Kline after he failed to stop at a light at Rt. 17 and Airport Road. Kline instead, took off at a high rate of ...
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