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  • Wednesday September 30th, 2015
    The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion released high school on-time grad­u­a­tion and dropout rates for the 2014–15 class on Tues­day. The over­all Vir­ginia on-time grad­u­a­tion, that is, when stu­dents com­plete high school in four years rate was 90.5 per­cent, an increase over 2013–14’s 89.9 per­cent. The statewide dropout rate was 5.2 per­cent, a decrease from 5.5 per­cent last year. The good news: For Peninsula-area schools, nearly ...
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  • Wednesday September 30th, 2015
    The Glouces­ter County Sheriff’s Office is search­ing for a sus­pect that stole credit cards and later used them at a New­port News Best Buy. The sus­pect came into Gloucester’s River­side Well­ness and Fit­ness Cen­ter about 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 19th, but did not check in at the front desk. The man entered the locker room, and stole credit cards and other items from another person’s ...
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  • Wednesday September 30th, 2015
    The Haven Shelter is in need of volunteers. Volunteer training will be offered free of charge to anyone interested in making a difference the community.  The Haven Shelter was established in 1986; and has been committed to preventing and eliminating all types of domestic violence and sexual assault within its service area, which includes Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, Lancaster and Northumberland Counties. The primary focus of ...
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  • Tuesday September 29th, 2015
    VAoystercountry.com is searching for the region’s largest oyster! From October 1- November 15, 2015 residents of the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Tangier Island are invited to submit the largest, live, native oyster (Crassostrea Virginica) they can find. “We don’t care if you dredged, tonged, dived for, grew it yourself or just happen to see it on the end of a dock somewhere, that gigantic oyster ...
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  • Tuesday September 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is poised to execute a convicted serial killer who claims he’s intellectually disabled using lethal injection drugs from Texas because the state’s supply of another controversial drug will expire the day before the execution is supposed to take place. Unless Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe or the U.S. Supreme Court steps in this week, Alfredo Prieto will be the first Virginia inmate ...
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  • Tuesday September 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says an energy developer has won a state permit to build an 80-megawatt solar array on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. McAuliffe’s office says the project will quadruple the amount of solar energy currently in place in the state, and will be the largest in the Mid-Atlantic. Community Energy is partnering with Amazon Web Services with a power purchase agreement for the ...
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  • Tuesday September 29th, 2015
    Six Glouces­ter prop­er­ties will open their doors to vis­i­tors this Sun­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Hamp­ton Roads Solar Tour. It’s being put on by the Hamp­ton Roads Solar Group, and includes free, self-guided tours that will fea­ture door prizes. First prize is $250 cash, with sec­ond prize a selec­tion of $100 worth of wines from Good Luck Cel­lars, and ...
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