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  • Wednesday June 07th, 2017
    In a lively, and sometimes contentious town hall meeting last night, local residents and current and former RGH employees expressed their fears about up coming changes at Bon Secours Rappahanock General Hospital. Last week the hospital announced that within 30 days RGH would be suspending the intensive care unit and ending surgeries after 3pm, among other changes. Community reaction to this news prompted Bon Secours ...
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  • Tuesday June 06th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Requests for absentee ballots in Virginia’s Democratic primary contests are about twice as high as they are for the Republican primaries. The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project’s data report shows requests for absentee ballots were heavy in large college towns. Most students will be out of class when the June 13 primaries occur. In the 2016 presidential primaries, requests for Democratic and Republican ...
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  • Monday June 05th, 2017
    A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in September in the case of the Gloucester County transgender teen who sued his high school for the right to use the boys’ bathroom. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tentatively scheduled arguments for its September session in Gavin Grimm’s case against the Gloucester County School Board. Grimm’s case is back in the appeals court after the ...
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  • Monday June 05th, 2017
    It was two years ago, when Lancaster supervisors dropped the boat tax, based on the belief that helping marinas would stimulate the economy. County leaders at that time, weighed the loss of $395,000 in revenue generated by the personal property tax on boats, against the benefits of attracting boaters back to local marinas to jump start the local economy, generate jobs and increase traffic at ...
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  • Thursday June 01st, 2017
    After nearly a year of operating as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), and continued evaluation of hospital operations, Bon Secours has determined that necessary changes in three key areas will help Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH) best meet the needs of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula communities it serves, enabling a continuous focus on providing the highest level of patient care, safety and quality outcomes. The ...
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  • Wednesday May 31st, 2017
    Tickets are now on sale for the 27th Annual Bay Seafood Festival. This year the “Party with A Purpose” has a new date and time. The Bay Seafood festival will be held on October 21st, when the gates will open at 3:30 at Camp Kekoka on Boys Camp Road in Kilmarnock. The new day, Saturday was chosen to accommodate and draw more out-of- town visitors. ...
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  • Wednesday May 31st, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Federal officials are warning against a phone scam in which callers claim to be U.S. marshals. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2rRYp5c) that callers also pose as court officers or members of law enforcement. They commonly tell victims they must pay a fine for failing to show up for jury duty. The callers threaten victims with arrest unless they pay the fine and provide credit ...
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