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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    By Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Excerpts from the Friday’s federal appeals court ruling affirming the public corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: On McDonnell’s claim that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions stemming from his relationship with businessman Jonnie Williams, who showered McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with more than $165,000 in gifts in loans: “To review, the Government set out to ...
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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    Today, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce a record surplus, $553 million, for the fiscal year that ended on June 30th, according to sources in the administration and General Assembly.  This announcement comes in the wake of last years downward forecast of a $2.4 billion shortfall.  Approximately 96%, about $533 million, of the surplus will be placed into a revenue stabilization fund, also known as the ...
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  • Saturday July 11th, 2015
    A $500 scholarship from the Warsaw/Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, awarded annually to a full-time student attending Rappahannock Community College from Richmond County, goes this year to Kayla Gordon. In addition to maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better, recipients must show good citizenship and potential for success; Gordon demonstrates these qualities both by her work with young people at the Richmond County YMCA, and ...
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  • Friday July 10th, 2015
    Divers have recov­ered the body of a man who died when his pickup truck went into the James River in Rich­mond. Rich­mond police say the truck went off a dock and into the river around 2:30 Thurs­day morn­ing. The body was recov­ered about three hours later yes­ter­day. Police are inves­ti­gat­ing, but so far, the name of the man has not been released and we don’t ...
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  • Friday July 10th, 2015
    The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is pleased to present “The Astronomical Search for Life in the Universe,” with instructor Dr. Greg Boeshaar. The two-session course will be held on August 11 and 18 (Tuesdays), from 1 to 4 p.m., at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center, Room 100. “Is ‘life as we know it’ on Earth unique in the universe,” asks Dr. ...
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  • Friday July 10th, 2015
    Currently, Middlesex County has some issues with its Emergency Radio system with regards to gaps in coverage; most noticeably in Deltaville and the upper end of the county. The Middlesex board of supervisors took a strong step towards fixing these issues on July 7th, voting 4-1 to move ahead with development of a system intended to better aid emergency workers in the region. Negotiations are ...
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  • Friday July 10th, 2015
    Despite the hot, humid weather, the Northumberland Public Library’s second annual free Petting Zoo was a big success, drawing an estimated crowd of about 500 eager kids and their parents on July 9. The event ran from 9 a.m. to noon and the large crowds had plenty of animals to interact with as they walked through the various exhibits in the field behind the library and ...
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