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  • Monday July 06th, 2015
    There will be four Wednesday Story Hour sessions in July for ages 3 and up. The free events will be held at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 1, Wednesday July 15, Wednesday July 22 and Wednesday July 29. Fairy Tale Heroes will be on July 1. July 15 will be Not Every Hero Wears a Cape (Community ...
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  • Monday July 06th, 2015
    The Northumberland Public Library’s June 29 Special Reading Event drew an estimated audience of about 260 to the Northumberland Family YMCA in Heathsville. They experienced a fun-filled and informative hour with Atomic Ali, the Mad Scientist. The event – “Fire and Ice” — saw  the Mad Scientist use everything from dry ice to Eggbert the Egg to wow the children and pique their interest in science. ...
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  • Monday July 06th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Festival of the Book is accepting submissions from authors to participate in the 2016 festival. The festival is encouraging authors to submit new books published in 2015 or early 2016 for consideration. The festival also is accepting proposals for programs. Guidelines for participants and programs are posted on the festival’s website at VaBook.org. The 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be ...
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  • Saturday July 04th, 2015 jim_webb
    By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination. Webb says in a message on his website that the nation “needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us.” Webb was the first Democrat to form an exploratory committee, announcing his interest in a presidential campaign last ...
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  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015
    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders says City Council won’t revisit its decision to keep a Confederate flag on a museum’s grounds. Saunders said Wednesday in a news release that he won’t bring the issue before the council next week. Saunders says his decision follows discussions with the city attorney. The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History’s board asked the city last year to remove ...
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  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015 dmvLogo
    According to a press release from the Virginia DMV, several new traffic laws take effect July 1 in Virginia. The 2015 General Assembly amended state code to increase safety provisions for traffic management vehicles, bicyclists, postal vehicles, and refuse-collection vehicles, among other initiatives. Here are a few highlights: Vehicles that assist with the management of roadside and traffic incidents or perform traffic management services along highways may ...
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  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015
    July 3rd Urbanna Independence Day Festivities Music and food at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point. 6 pm Boat Parade on Urbanna Creek with a contest for the best boat decorations. 9 pm Fireworks over Urbanna Creek. Anchor your boat or watch from land. * Rain date is July 5th   Irvington Annual 4th of July Parade – 10 am Irvington celebrates the 4th of July each year with its traditional “Hometown Parade”. Once ...
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