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  • Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – Virginia has received an $8.8 million federal grant for a pilot project to reduce childhood hunger. First lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced the 3-6-5 Project to End Childhood Hunger on Tuesday during a visit to Bristol. School divisions in Buchanan, Grayson, Lee, Scott, Smith and Tazewell counties, and in the cities of Bristol and Galax, will participate in the project. The grant from the ...
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  • Tuesday September 22nd, 2015
    State Sen­a­tor Ryan McDougle held a meet­ing yes­ter­day after­noon at 3 p.m. with key play­ers in the dis­pute over Domin­ion Power’s plans to dis­con­nect power lines from the Nor­ris Bridge and relo­cate the lines on 10 steel tow­ers in the Rap­pa­han­nock River adja­cent to the bridge. No details are yet offi­cially avail­able fol­low­ing the closed ses­sion that took place at Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Transportation’s Fred­er­icks­burg ...
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  • Tuesday September 22nd, 2015
    The West­more­land County Sher­iffs Depart­ment has arrested a woman in con­nec­tion with a bomb threat that was called in to the West­more­land County Schools on Sep­tem­ber 8th. 41-year-old Jack­que­line Pey­ton of Rich­mond County has been taken into cus­tody. The West­more­land Sheriff’s Depart­ment deployed emer­gency response crews and the schools imple­mented evac­u­a­tion pro­ce­dures fol­low­ing the call. Pay­ton is now charged with call­ing in a bomb threat, ...
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  • Tuesday September 22nd, 2015
    Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce is holding a community yard sale October 3, 2015 at the town lot across from the post office in Kilmarnock. Ten foot spaces are just $20. This is a great time to clean out your garage, make some money and benefit a wonderful cause, the Lighted Christmas Parade now in its 37th year. “The Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade ...
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  • Tuesday September 22nd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia agriculture officials report that organic farming is increasing in the state. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says Virginia had 167 organic farms in 2014, up from 156 in 2008. Those farms generated $41.3 million in sales, more than double the $19.2 million in 2008. Eighty-one percent of the organic sales came from crop production. Fourteen percent came from livestock and ...
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  • Monday September 21st, 2015
    The Northum­ber­land school board this week nixed a pro­gram that would have put at-risk 3-year-olds in a class to pre­pare them for suc­cess in kinder­garten and beyond. Kids First Foun­da­tion offered the school dis­trict $225,000 in grant fund­ing, includ­ing $100,000 to set up a class­room, add a teacher and equip the class­room with teach­ing mate­ri­als and equip­ment. The grant drops to $75,000 the sec­ond year ...
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  • Monday September 21st, 2015
    In Irv­ing­ton, the town coun­cil is mulling over a real estate tax that could take effect next year. The Rap­pa­han­nock Record reports today, that it was two years ago when coun­cil first dis­cussed a real estate prop­erty tax as a con­tin­gency plan in case the town suf­fered a loss in one of its rev­enue streams. It now appears that has hap­pened. Ear­lier this year, the ...
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