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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    It was a very good year for Rich­mond County Pub­lic Schools. Pre­lim­i­nary find­ings for stu­dents’ pass rates on SOLs in four of five sub­jects sur­passed the required bench­marks for full accred­i­ta­tion. The school divi­sion had over­all pass­ing per­cent­ages of 84 in math­e­mat­ics, 82 in read­ing, 73 in sci­ence and 83 in his­tory. Last school year, Rich­mond County Pub­lic Schools was the only divi­sion in the ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    The Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library’s Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram will have its last of seven Spe­cial Read­ing Events for chil­dren of all ages at the Northum­ber­land Fam­ily YMCA in Heathsville on Mon­day July 27. The event — “Be a Water Hero” Pic­nic and Free Swim — runs from 11 a.m. through the after­noon. The event includes water safety lessons by a cer­ti­fied instruc­tor. Par­tic­i­pants should bring their ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    Route 602 (Burkes Pond Road) re-opened to traf­fic Thurs­day after­noon at the bridge over Burkes Mill Stream in Glouces­ter County. Con­struc­tion work is com­plete on a $1.3 mil­lion bridge replace­ment project, a full three months ahead of sched­ule. VDOT closed the bridge last Sep­tem­ber after a rou­tine annual bridge inspec­tion found dete­ri­o­ra­tion on the bridge’s steel beams. The bridge car­ries an aver­age of 1,000 vehi­cles ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The CEO and three co-owners of a Falls Church military contractor have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to an Army National Guard colonel to obtain multi-million dollar contracts. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria announced the indictments Wednesday against the three co-owners of Military Personnel Services Corporation and 55-year-old Ross DeBlois Sr. of Fairfax Station, the contractor’s chief executive. Prosecutors say the ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    At approximately 5:45 pm on Monday, July 13th, two teens traveling in a pick-up truck reportedly lost control, climbed a bank, hit a tree and rolled onto the driver’s side.  Fire fighters struggled for 20 minutes in an effort to free the two trapped teens, eventually using a backhoe to lift the vehicle off those trapped beneath. Kim Moore; mother to one of the teens trapped ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    Virginia’s Pro­ba­tion and Parole offi­cers are being hon­ored this week, which is Pro­ba­tion & Parole Offi­cer Appre­ci­a­tion Week in the Com­mon­wealth and across the coun­try. Pro­ba­tion and Parole offi­cers play a crit­i­cal — if often unseen — role in guid­ing offend­ers toward suc­cess­ful rein­te­gra­tion into the com­mu­nity. Accord­ing to the Gov­er­nor, offi­cers deserve con­sid­er­able credit for Virginia’s low recidi­vism rate, cur­rently the sec­ond low­est in ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    VITAL (Virginia International Trade Alliance) is a new initiative managed by the VEDP (Virginia Economic Development Partnership) that aims to bolster international trade for Virginia businesses. VITAL expands the Commonwealth’s nationally recognized international trade program via formal partnerships with Virginia’s public universities, industry associations and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to serve their member companies as they expand to better accommodate international interest.  Gov. McAuliffe ...
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