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  • Monday August 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is embarking on a five-day tour of Virginia that focuses on job creation and economic development. The Democrat plans to start the tour Monday at the Hampton VA Medical Center. He and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner are expected to speak at a Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce forum later Monday in Virginia Beach. Kaine also has a visit to ...
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  • Friday August 14th, 2015
    Devel­op­ment of the new emer­gency radio sys­tem for Mid­dle­sex County is mov­ing for­ward. Last week, the county board of super­vi­sors voted to ter­mi­nate its emer­gency radio sys­tem con­tract with RCC Con­sul­tants and to nego­ti­ate a con­tract with Fed­eral Engi­neer­ing of Fair­fax. Saluda Dis­trict super­vi­sor Pete Mans­field, at the recent meet­ing, objected once again to the county nego­ti­at­ing with only one radio sys­tem builder and not ...
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  • Friday August 14th, 2015
    They’re back in busi­ness at Wal­lops Island… A rocket car­ry­ing stu­dent exper­i­ments was launched from Virginia’s East­ern Shore. NASA says it launched the Terrier-Improved Male­mute sub­or­bital sound­ing rocket at 6:04 a.m. Wednes­day from the Wal­lops Island Flight Facil­ity. The rocket descended by para­chute into the Atlantic Ocean after fly­ing to an alti­tude of about 97 miles. NASA says in a news release that the launch ...
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  • Friday August 14th, 2015
    A plea agree­ment has resulted in a felony charge against Austin Mar­tin of Deltaville for pos­sess­ing guns on school prop­erty to be amended to a class one mis­de­meanor for pos­sess­ing knives on the grounds of Middle­sex High School. Mar­tin then plead guilty to pos­ses­sion of knives on school prop­erty in Mid­dle­sex Cir­cuit Court. Mar­tin was then sen­tenced to 12 months in jail, with all of ...
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  • Friday August 14th, 2015
    The Tap­pa­han­nock Mid-Summer Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is this Sat­ur­day from 9 to 1; and every­thing that is being sold there will be locally grown, cre­ated or crafted. 16-year-old Essex High School and Gov­er­nors School stu­dent and the Rivah­Fest Idol runner-up Andrew Magruder and his friend, 18-year-old Tyler Viers, will be pro­vid­ing some enter­tain­ment, in the form of gui­tar and fid­dle blue­grass music. The Farm­ers’ Mar­ket in ...
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  • Thursday August 13th, 2015
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) – A Virginia man has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for attempting to illegally export guns and gun sights to Lebanon. Sam Rafic Ghanem of Springfield, Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal court judge in Maryland. He was also ordered to pay a nearly $71,000 fine. Ghanem, who was born in Lebanon, owned and operated a freight ...
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  • Thursday August 13th, 2015
    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three managers at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Virginia are “no longer with the company” for their involvement in fulfilling a customer’s request that no black drivers deliver to her home, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Steve Salazar says the Mooresville, North Carolina-based company reacted swiftly when it learned what happened to Lowe’s driver Marcus Bradley, who is black. “We have ...
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