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  • Thursday May 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Film Office is sponsoring the Virginia Screenwriting Competition. The competition is intended to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professional members of the motion picture and television industry. The competition does not require an entrance fee, and all entries receive a written evaluation from the first round judges. Past winners ...
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  • Thursday May 14th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A wrongly convicted Virginia man’s family shed tears of joy upon learning that he received a pardon from the governor after 29 years in prison. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted the full pardon Wednesday to 58-year-old Michael Kenneth McAlister, who was convicted of attempted rape based on mistaken identification by the victim. Authorities say the real perpetrator is a ...
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  • Wednesday May 13th, 2015
    By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A judge is considering whether to allow President Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin to live full time outside a mental hospital. Lawyers for the government and John Hinckley Jr. on Tuesday concluded seven days of hearings that were meant to help Judge Paul L. Friedman decide whether Hinckley should be allowed to live permanently outside the hospital and, if so, under ...
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  • Wednesday May 13th, 2015
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – An Aug. 4 trial is set for three people who refused to end a protest at the University of Mary Washington. Noah Goodwin, Adam Wander and Yanina Angelini are each charged with misdemeanor trespassing. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1FjY6BJ ) reports that the defendants were among a group of protesters who held a 21-day sit-in in a hallway at George Washington Hall. The sit-in ...
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  • Tuesday May 12th, 2015
    The nationwide Digital Community Colleges Survey from the California-based e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE) has resulted in a third-place award for Rappahannock Community College. In addition, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as a whole made an excellent showing, including first place in both the large and the mid-sized categories. Now in its tenth year, the annual survey analyzes how community colleges use digital technologies ...
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  • Tuesday May 12th, 2015
    The Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority (NNCBPAA) has received a donation from the Estate of Charles Fears in the amount of $3,169.61.  The funding will be used to assist the Authority in its mission: to increase the usefulness of existing sites to create new public water access sites to increase public awareness of the Authority and its ability to accept donations of funds or waterfront property ...
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  • Tuesday May 12th, 2015
    Accord­ing to a local tv sta­tion, the Depart­ment of Jus­tice has spent more than $46,000 on the inves­ti­ga­tion and pros­e­cu­tion of Bob and Mau­reen McDon­nell. 13News Now found out, in a response to a Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act fil­ing, the DOJ said the cost through August 29, 2014 was approx­i­mately $46,418.32. That fig­ure, accord­ing to the report, does not include the cost of attor­ney time spent on ...
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