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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along the coast of the Carolinas: It’s mainly because so many people are getting in the water. Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters. The two most recent victims had to be flown to a hospital in Virginia for treatment. That’s more attacks than North Carolina has ...
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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015
    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) – The initial pieces of a rescue plan for Sweet Briar College are falling into place. Saving Sweet Briar Inc. says it has collected more than $2.5 million in alumnae donations and it’s well on its way to reaching another funding deadline on Aug. 2. The nonprofit is expected to deliver $12 million by early September to keep the women’s college open at ...
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  • Monday June 29th, 2015
    Busi­ness and labor groups are unit­ing in sup­port of a pro­posed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Nat­ural Gas Pipeline project aimed at bring­ing gas to the South­east. “Ener­gy­Sure — Stand­ing Up for Reli­able Energy,” is a coali­tion includ­ing the Vir­ginia Cham­ber of Com­merce, state build­ing and con­struc­tion trades and oth­ers. The group says its mem­ber­ship tops 100 orga­ni­za­tions and busi­nesses rep­re­sent­ing work­ers in Vir­ginia, West Vir­ginia and North ...
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  • Monday June 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Peanuts, crackers and other specialty foods produced by Virginia companies will be on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the show. The department says the pavilion will feature 24 Virginia specialty food companies. At least 34 Virginia companies will exhibit at the show. The show ...
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  • Monday June 29th, 2015
    BUCHANAN, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a 51-year-old man has died after the boat he was in capsized during a float trip down the James River near Buchanan. Multiple media outlets report authorities say Botetourt Fire and EMS was called to an area of the river known as the Quarry Rapids on Sunday for a group of boaters in distress. Deputy chief Jason Ferguson says two boats ...
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  • Friday June 26th, 2015
    A res­i­dent of an extended-stay hotel in Mid­loth­ian has been arrested after he allegedly inten­tion­ally started a fire inside his room, which then trig­gered an explo­sion that blew out a win­dow and its frame. 53-year-old James G. Burns has been charged with felony arson in con­nec­tion with the explo­sion and fire that hap­pened on Tues­day near Chester­field Towne Cen­ter. No one was injured in the explo­sion, ...
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  • Friday June 26th, 2015
    The Shoppe for Haven’s Sake Thrift Store, located at 5726 Richmond Road in Warsaw is having a huge summer sale. From July 1st   through the 31st, all men’s, children’s and ladies’ clothing in the store will be 50% off. In addition, every Friday during the month of July, there will be a special “TGIF Sale” – stop in each week to see what is on sale. All ...
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