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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    A vet­eran Vir­ginia State Trooper has announced his can­di­dacy for the Lan­caster County sheriff’s job. Patrick McCranie is also a two-term mem­ber of the Lan­caster School Board and will seek the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion. Cur­rent sher­iff Ron­nie Crock­ett plans to retire at the con­clu­sion of his cur­rent term after over 30 years in the posi­tion. McCranie has spent over 25 years on the state force.
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    Troy Lam­ont Bur­rell has been con­victed of unlaw­ful wound­ing for the near-death beat­ing of an Essex County man this past July over a dis­pute about food and alco­hol. The jury rec­om­mended the max­i­mum sen­tence for Bur­rell, who was only two years removed from a 13-year prison stint for bur­glary and abduc­tion. He also has sev­eral con­vic­tions on his record for drug dis­tri­b­u­tion and assault.
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    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
    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
    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
    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 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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