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  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015 amainnews
    The Essex County Sheriff’s office is con­tin­u­ing to inves­ti­gate a home inva­sion and sex crime against a local woman that hap­pened last month. Now, they are ask­ing for your help to catch who­ever is respon­si­ble. It hap­pened back on June 21st around 6pm, when four armed, African American men entered the woman’s home, held her hostage and sex­u­ally assaulted her, as they ran­sacked the house, ...
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  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015
    Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts Rappahannock Community College in elite company. Rappahannock Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. In all, only 86 ...
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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    Its was a wild goose chase in the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel this morning at around 6:30am, as a wild-water-fowl ducked and dodged VDOT employees attempts to wrangle the long-necked-nuisance holding up traffic for several miles.  The goose was successfully corralled, unfortunately, a breakdown in the tunnel shortly after has had traffic backed up for a few hours.  VDOT recommends taking an alternate route if possible.
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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, wine makes $750 million impact on the state economy. That’s a substantial chunk of commerce; however, agriculture experts suggest that Virginia is growing less than half the grapes needed by the commonwealth’s burgeoning wine industry. “The wineries are exploding,” suggests Annette Ringwood Boyd, director of the Virginia Wine Board marketing office, adding that the state has ...
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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, VA (AP) — Universities and colleges in Virginia expect enrollment to increase by more than 7 percent in 2021. A preliminary state report says public and private institutions expect to enroll about 475,000 undergraduate students in 2021. Undergraduate enrollment last year totaled about 442,300 undergraduates. Institutions also expect to award more than 75,200 associate and bachelor’s degrees in 2021. That’s an increase of almost 7 percent. The ...
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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    The Northumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program July 13 Special Reading Event drew a crowd of about 150 children and parents. The event – “Hero Helpers” by Fischer Sundae Puppets – was held at the Northumberland Family YMCA in Heathsville. The free event for children of all ages was sponsored by the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts. Photo by Karen Whelan
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    A picture is worth 1,000 words; but is 1,000 words worth a $600,000 horse farm? Randy Silvers and Carolyn Berry seem to think so. Rock Spring Farm, an 18th century horse farm, restored by Randy and Carolyn, sits in the self-proclaimed middle-of-nowhere. The Essex County ranch was built back from nothing by the couple, and though they feel as though it’s time to move on, ...
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