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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has awarded more than $2.2 million in hazard mitigation grants. The state Department of Emergency Management announced the funding Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grants are for 14 properties in the communities of Chesapeake, Cleveland, Poquoson and Salem and one in Northumberland County. Eleven homes will be removed and the land will be converted to open space. Four other homes ...
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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    A single vehicle accident in Essex County resulted in one fatality Saturday morning. Rebecca M. Tatum of Tappahannock, Va. was driving a 1993 Honda Accord north-bound on Pilkington Road when her vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. According to multiple media sources, police on the scene suggest that Ms. Tatum was not wearing a seat-belt and died at the scene.
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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    By Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Excerpts from the Friday’s federal appeals court ruling affirming the public corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: On McDonnell’s claim that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions stemming from his relationship with businessman Jonnie Williams, who showered McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with more than $165,000 in gifts in loans: “To review, the Government set out to ...
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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    Today, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce a record surplus, $553 million, for the fiscal year that ended on June 30th, according to sources in the administration and General Assembly.  This announcement comes in the wake of last years downward forecast of a $2.4 billion shortfall.  Approximately 96%, about $533 million, of the surplus will be placed into a revenue stabilization fund, also known as the ...
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  • Saturday July 11th, 2015
    A $500 scholarship from the Warsaw/Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, awarded annually to a full-time student attending Rappahannock Community College from Richmond County, goes this year to Kayla Gordon. In addition to maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better, recipients must show good citizenship and potential for success; Gordon demonstrates these qualities both by her work with young people at the Richmond County YMCA, and ...
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  • Friday July 10th, 2015
    Divers have recov­ered the body of a man who died when his pickup truck went into the James River in Rich­mond. Rich­mond police say the truck went off a dock and into the river around 2:30 Thurs­day morn­ing. The body was recov­ered about three hours later yes­ter­day. Police are inves­ti­gat­ing, but so far, the name of the man has not been released and we don’t ...
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  • Friday July 10th, 2015
    The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is pleased to present “The Astronomical Search for Life in the Universe,” with instructor Dr. Greg Boeshaar. The two-session course will be held on August 11 and 18 (Tuesdays), from 1 to 4 p.m., at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center, Room 100. “Is ‘life as we know it’ on Earth unique in the universe,” asks Dr. ...
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