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  • Friday April 24th, 2015
    Megan Houtz has been named the Glouces­ter County Pub­lic Schools Teacher of the year after she was selected to rep­re­sent all ele­men­tary school teach­ers in the award selec­tion. She teaches at Bote­tourt Ele­men­tary School and will rep­re­sent the sys­tem for the statewide Teacher of the Year award this fall. Also rec­og­nized were Kathy Tucker for ele­men­tary schools and Jen­nif­pher Man­cil for high schools.
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    They’re count­ing the months and the money at the Bright Futures Bank, which is a part­ner­ship between Bank of Lan­caster and Lan­caster Mid­dle School. The Rap­pa­han­nock Record says that the pro­gram is in its eighth year of oper­a­tion by 7th– and 8th-grade stu­dents with super­vi­sion from bank per­son­nel. Sev­eral stu­dents were recently named as the 2015 Top Savers, which rec­og­nizes the num­ber of times the stu­dents ...
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    The Kil­marnock plan­ning com­mis­sion has filled the vacancy left by the death of Otis Polk Sr. The Rap­pa­han­nock Record reports that Albert Nunn, bet­ter known as Spike, will sit on the com­mis­sion for the remain­der of the term that ends in Sep­tem­ber 2018. Nunn says his first pri­or­ity is to learn more about the role of a plan­ning com­mis­sioner and about his fel­low com­mis­sion mem­bers. Nunn ...
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    A change of scenery might be in the off­ing for the tri­als of James Todd Kessler, the man accused of assault­ing William and Wanda Rose and killing Clau­dine Gif­ford in July of last year. Defense attor­neys say that pub­lic­ity sur­round­ing the cases, espe­cially com­ments posted to social media, make find­ing an impar­tial local jury nearly impos­si­ble. While the motion for a venue change is not uncom­mon, ...
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    Bud­get sea­son con­tin­ues for area gov­ern­ments as the Lan­caster plan­ning com­mis­sion approved a $4.5 mil­lion cap­i­tal improve­ment bud­get to pass along to super­vi­sors for con­sid­er­a­tion in the upcom­ing fis­cal year. The large major­ity of the amount would go toward a new EMS oper­a­tions cen­ter and radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions tower upgrades for emer­gency respon­ders, with the expen­di­tures spread out over three years. Some offi­cials balked at the amount of money, ...
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  • Wednesday April 22nd, 2015
    Good news and bad news on the jobs front: unem­ploy­ment ticked up one-tenth of a per­cent in March to 4.8 per­cent; how­ever, that’s still a good bit lower than March of last year, when unem­ploy­ment stood at 5.3 per­cent. It’s even bet­ter when com­pared to the national rate of 5.5 per­cent. Virginia’s job growth, how­ever, has been slower than the rest of the coun­try, some of ...
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  • Wednesday April 22nd, 2015
    Stacy Lee has been named the Teacher of the Year for Northum­ber­land schools. Lee teaches at Northum­ber­land Mid­dle School and was nom­i­nated along­side Jen­nifer Saun­ders for ele­men­tary grades and Javonda Ash­ton for high school. Lee began her teach­ing career in Lan­caster County but has taught in Northum­ber­land for over 18 years. She also teaches Eng­lish at Rap­pa­han­nock Com­mu­nity College.
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