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  • Thursday April 09th, 2015
    Northum­ber­land native Jackie Leav­itt is now being fea­tured at the Tap­pa­han­nock Art gallery in a show enti­tled “Win­dows to the World.” Leav­itt joins Carol Woll­stein, an artist from Colo­nial Beach, in exhibit­ing paint­ings that depict what makes this area unique. The show will run through mid-May at the Gallery at 200 Prince Street in Tap­pa­han­nock. Reg­u­lar hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thurs­day through Sun­day. Leav­itt ...
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  • Thursday April 09th, 2015
    The Mid­dle­sex County Board of Super­vi­sors pro­posed bud­get includes $125,000 to go toward the county’s “dredge fund.” It’s an annual allo­ca­tion since the FY12 bud­get, and it cur­rently holds about $416,000. That means that fol­low­ing the pro­posed fis­cal year 2016 allo­ca­tion, the fund will hold more than $541,000. The Army Corps of Engi­neers is sur­vey­ing creeks that would be eli­gi­ble for county dredg­ing funds. So far, they ...
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  • Thursday April 09th, 2015
    Although for the past 50 years or so, Urbanna has hosted the aptly named Urbanna Oys­ter Fes­ti­val, the offi­cial Vir­ginia State Oys­ter Fes­ti­val. But sur­pris­ingly, there is actu­ally no remain­ing viable oys­ter pop­u­la­tion left in Urbanna Creek! Now, sev­eral area groups are work­ing to change that, hav­ing got­ten together for the Restore Urbanna Creek project, in which work is now under­way to build two new ...
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  • Wednesday April 08th, 2015
    April is National Poetry Month and the Northumberland Public Library (NPL) has joined forces with children from the “What If…Wednesday” Home School Group based in Heathsville to celebrate this annual event. This is the second year for the Pocket Poem Project, but the first year for the home-schooled children. Last year Northumberland Middle School students participated, according to Jan Bates, Coordinator of Children’s Programs at NPL. Under ...
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  • Wednesday April 08th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Norfolk woman who cashed more than $2 million in fraudulent income tax refund checks has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison. Thirty-four-year-old Tanya Evans was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Norfolk for her December plea to conspiring to defraud the government. Court documents show a check-cashing business noticed in 2013 that Evans had cashed more than $2 ...
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  • Wednesday April 08th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s clam and oyster industries enjoyed a record year in 2014. A new report says a record 243 million hard clams were sold last year. About 39.8 million oysters were sold, also a record. Sales for both industries totaled a record $56 million. The amount includes about $39 million in clam sales and $17 million in oyster sales. Shellfish farmers provided the data ...
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  • Wednesday April 08th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Think your small business might be the next big thing? The casting team of ABC’s Shark Tank will be all ears in Washington, D.C. this weekend. The team will be holding a casting call Saturday at The Hive 2.0 in southeast Washington. The reality show says up to 50 companies will be chosen to pitch their businesses to Shark Tank’s casting director. Shark Tank is ...
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