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  • Friday May 22nd, 2015
    Dou­glas Owsley, a foren­sic anthro­pol­o­gist from the Smith­son­ian Insti­tu­tion, tes­ti­fied this week in the trial of Brian and Shan­non Gore, that their 7-month-old baby, which was found dead four years ago, suf­fered from the worst case of chronic mal­nu­tri­tion he had ever seen. The Gores’ are on trial on charges of mur­der and child-neglect in the death of their infant son. Owsley tes­ti­fied that the child’s ...
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  • Friday May 22nd, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe and the State Board of Edu­ca­tion announced on Wednes­day, that 252 schools and four school divi­sions in the state, earned 2015 Vir­ginia Index of Per­for­mance awards for advanced learn­ing and achieve­ment. The VIP incen­tive pro­gram rec­og­nizes schols and divi­sions that exceed state and fed­eral account­abil­ity stan­dards and achieve excel­lence goals estab­lished by the gov­er­nor and the board. Some of the area schools listed: West ...
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  • Thursday May 21st, 2015
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Starting Friday, Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to active military and veterans and their immediate dependents through the Memorial Day weekend. The free admission runs through Memorial Day, and also applies to reservists and retired military. Called the “Honoring Service to America” ticket, it provides admission to 30 historic trade sites, the Capitol and Governor’s Palace, art museums and more. The tickets ...
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  • Thursday May 21st, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through some of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is due back in court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted Douglas Hughes on six charges. He now faces charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. He’s scheduled to appear ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club (CBGC) standard flower show titled “Spring Putting on a Show”, held Thursday, May 14th at Festival Halle in Reedville deserves a standing ovation!   Approximately 150 guests spent an afternoon on Broadway when curtains opened for free admission to the staged-themed show.   The Design Division,“Curtain Up”, featured illuminary, reflective and multi-rhythmic designs in catergories including “Ragtime”, “My Fair Lady”, “42nd Street”and “Carnival”, as ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The USS George Washington has left Japan to begin a year-and-a-half long voyage home to Newport News, where the aircraft carrier was built about 25 years ago. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1EizJ0j) reports the ship is expected to cruise into Norfolk in late 2016 and start a midlife refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2017. The work is expected ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers. Curators at the National Portrait Gallery have examined how celebrity images are cultivated and how they’ve evolved for the new exhibition ...
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