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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    “I hope that my students get some flavor of chemistry and its importance, in science and the ‘real world’,” says Dr. Lekh Adhikari, who has recently joined Rappahannock Community College’s chemistry faculty as an assistant professor. Adhikari teaches general and college chemistry classes, advises students, and serves on various campus committees. He has also worked to develop and modify the curriculum, striving to “develop more ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    The Lancaster Players will hold open auditions for the Musical “Wonderful Town” on April 13 &14 at 7:00PM at The Lancaster Playhouse in White Stone. This play features Ruth, an aspiring writer, and Eileen, her prettier, aspiring-actress younger sister, who arrive in New York from Ohio in the 1930s and find frustration, career hopes and romance in the city of their dreams. Cast – Singing and non-singing roles ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s attorney general is not stepping into the pitched battle over the planned closing of Sweet Briar College. Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the decision to close lies with the private women’s college board of directors, not with the state. Unless the board acted improperly or violated its duties, it would be inappropriate for the state to step into to the fray, ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will give the commencement address at Virginia Tech next month. The university’s commencement exercises will be held May 15 at Lane Stadium. Schmidt has a longtime connection to Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. His father was the head of Virginia Tech’s economics department. Schmidt’s family was neighbors with the late university President Paul Torgersen. Schmidt donated $2 million in 2006 ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press A University of Virginia fraternity says it will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party. Virginia’s honor code prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those who are found guilty by a student panel are expelled. Rolling Stone based much of its November article ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – A Fairfax County judge has dismissed a case against a woman who was charged more than $10,000 in fees and penalties for late payment of $12 in tolls. The judge ruled this week that the toll company, Transurban, could not collect the penalties because the statute of limitations had expired. The company did not initiate proceedings until more than a year after ...
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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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