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  • Friday May 15th, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A grey seal found malnourished and dehydrated is returning to the sea after a period of rehabilitation in Virginia Beach. The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release the seal called Beetle next week. She was found last month in North Carolina and was also suffering from cuts and a bacterial infection. Beetle will have a satellite tag so it can be ...
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  • Thursday May 14th, 2015
    YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) – The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation says it has raised more than $10 million toward its $15 million goal for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The museum isn’t scheduled to open for more than a year. The announcement comes as the Yorktown Victory Center reaches a midpoint milestone in its transformation into the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with the opening of an 80,000-square-foot museum ...
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  • Thursday May 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Film Office is sponsoring the Virginia Screenwriting Competition. The competition is intended to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professional members of the motion picture and television industry. The competition does not require an entrance fee, and all entries receive a written evaluation from the first round judges. Past winners ...
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  • Thursday May 14th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A wrongly convicted Virginia man’s family shed tears of joy upon learning that he received a pardon from the governor after 29 years in prison. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted the full pardon Wednesday to 58-year-old Michael Kenneth McAlister, who was convicted of attempted rape based on mistaken identification by the victim. Authorities say the real perpetrator is a ...
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  • Wednesday May 13th, 2015
    By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A judge is considering whether to allow President Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin to live full time outside a mental hospital. Lawyers for the government and John Hinckley Jr. on Tuesday concluded seven days of hearings that were meant to help Judge Paul L. Friedman decide whether Hinckley should be allowed to live permanently outside the hospital and, if so, under ...
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  • Wednesday May 13th, 2015
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – An Aug. 4 trial is set for three people who refused to end a protest at the University of Mary Washington. Noah Goodwin, Adam Wander and Yanina Angelini are each charged with misdemeanor trespassing. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1FjY6BJ ) reports that the defendants were among a group of protesters who held a 21-day sit-in in a hallway at George Washington Hall. The sit-in ...
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  • Tuesday May 12th, 2015
    The nationwide Digital Community Colleges Survey from the California-based e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE) has resulted in a third-place award for Rappahannock Community College. In addition, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as a whole made an excellent showing, including first place in both the large and the mid-sized categories. Now in its tenth year, the annual survey analyzes how community colleges use digital technologies ...
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