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  • Friday April 17th, 2015 downing_bridge
    If you plan to head toward Tap­pa­han­nock next week, you might run into some delays at the Down­ing Bridge over the Rap­pa­han­nock River. The bridge’s annual inspec­tion is sched­uled to take place 9am-3pm Mon­day through Fri­day. Dur­ing the inspec­tion, Route 360 will be reduced to one lane, mean­ing traf­fic will only get across in one direc­tion at a time. Flag­gers will be out to direct ...
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015 Mark-Herring
    Sev­eral police chiefs and county sheriff’s met last week with Attor­ney Gen­eral Mark Her­ring as part of his sec­ond annual Pub­lic Safety Tour, which gave local lead­ers a chance to voice con­cerns about law enforce­ment in their areas. For exam­ple, Northum­ber­land sher­iff C.A. Wilkins asked why plant­ing a fake bomb, which hap­pened recently in Heathsville, is treated more leniently than sim­ply call­ing in a bomb ...
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015 news_2_shutterstock
    The Tappahannock-Essex Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will hold a fundraiser Saturday, April 18th at the Sub­way at 1830 Tap­pa­han­nock Road from 10am-4pm. It will also mark the store’s grand re-opening. Fire­fight­ers will be on-hand to meet the pub­lic and answer ques­tions about their work as they col­lect dona­tions for their oper­a­tions. Any­one donat­ing at least one dol­lar to the cause will receive a free 6-inch sub. ...
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  • Thursday April 16th, 2015 amainnews
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – University of Mary Washington police have arrested three people who refused to leave a sit-in protesting the school’s investments in fossil fuels. The Free-Lance Star (http://bit.ly/1FNGHvH ) reports that students Noah Goodwin and Adam Wander, along with Fredericksburg resident Nina Young, were among a group of protesters who held the sit-in in a hallway at George Washington Hall. The group, called DivestUMW, began ...
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  • Thursday April 16th, 2015 metrocast_business
    MetroCast Business Services announced the availability of new, faster business-class internet speeds that nearly double the speed available previously from the company. With this boost in speed, MetroCast will have modem-based speeds up to 110 Mbps x 10 Mbps. The 110 Mbps business-class internet is more than 15 times faster than standard DSL. Josh Barstow, Vice President of Advanced Services for Metrocast says: “It is the ...
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  • Wednesday April 15th, 2015 investigation_crime
    A Mid­dle­sex County man is behind bars, charged with attempted sec­ond degree mur­der, after he allegedly tried to kill his wife while she was sleep­ing. It was last Sat­ur­day, when a woman arrived, soaked in blood, at her neighbor’s Deltaville home. That’s when the vic­tim, 55 year old Patri­cia Figueroa, says her hus­band tried to kill her. Fig­ureroa was taken to Rap­pa­han­nock Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and later ...
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  • Tuesday April 14th, 2015 events
    A special presentation, the Rosenwald High School Story, is being held at the Northumberland Public Library on Tuesday, April 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room. The event, conducted by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation of Northumberland County and the Northumberland Public Library, is free. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested. Reservations may be made by calling (804) 580-5051 or sending an ...
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