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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    A picture is worth 1,000 words; but is 1,000 words worth a $600,000 horse farm? Randy Silvers and Carolyn Berry seem to think so. Rock Spring Farm, an 18th century horse farm, restored by Randy and Carolyn, sits in the self-proclaimed middle-of-nowhere. The Essex County ranch was built back from nothing by the couple, and though they feel as though it’s time to move on, ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    It was a very good year for Rich­mond County Pub­lic Schools. Pre­lim­i­nary find­ings for stu­dents’ pass rates on SOLs in four of five sub­jects sur­passed the required bench­marks for full accred­i­ta­tion. The school divi­sion had over­all pass­ing per­cent­ages of 84 in math­e­mat­ics, 82 in read­ing, 73 in sci­ence and 83 in his­tory. Last school year, Rich­mond County Pub­lic Schools was the only divi­sion in the ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    The Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library’s Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram will have its last of seven Spe­cial Read­ing Events for chil­dren of all ages at the Northum­ber­land Fam­ily YMCA in Heathsville on Mon­day July 27. The event — “Be a Water Hero” Pic­nic and Free Swim — runs from 11 a.m. through the after­noon. The event includes water safety lessons by a cer­ti­fied instruc­tor. Par­tic­i­pants should bring their ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    Route 602 (Burkes Pond Road) re-opened to traf­fic Thurs­day after­noon at the bridge over Burkes Mill Stream in Glouces­ter County. Con­struc­tion work is com­plete on a $1.3 mil­lion bridge replace­ment project, a full three months ahead of sched­ule. VDOT closed the bridge last Sep­tem­ber after a rou­tine annual bridge inspec­tion found dete­ri­o­ra­tion on the bridge’s steel beams. The bridge car­ries an aver­age of 1,000 vehi­cles ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The CEO and three co-owners of a Falls Church military contractor have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to an Army National Guard colonel to obtain multi-million dollar contracts. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria announced the indictments Wednesday against the three co-owners of Military Personnel Services Corporation and 55-year-old Ross DeBlois Sr. of Fairfax Station, the contractor’s chief executive. Prosecutors say the ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    At approximately 5:45 pm on Monday, July 13th, two teens traveling in a pick-up truck reportedly lost control, climbed a bank, hit a tree and rolled onto the driver’s side.  Fire fighters struggled for 20 minutes in an effort to free the two trapped teens, eventually using a backhoe to lift the vehicle off those trapped beneath. Kim Moore; mother to one of the teens trapped ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    Virginia’s Pro­ba­tion and Parole offi­cers are being hon­ored this week, which is Pro­ba­tion & Parole Offi­cer Appre­ci­a­tion Week in the Com­mon­wealth and across the coun­try. Pro­ba­tion and Parole offi­cers play a crit­i­cal — if often unseen — role in guid­ing offend­ers toward suc­cess­ful rein­te­gra­tion into the com­mu­nity. Accord­ing to the Gov­er­nor, offi­cers deserve con­sid­er­able credit for Virginia’s low recidi­vism rate, cur­rently the sec­ond low­est in ...
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