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  • Thursday March 26th, 2015
    By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Payday lenders are facing new federal regulations aimed at preventing low-income borrowers from being buried by high fees and rising debt loads. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will unveil a set of proposed rules on Thursday. President Barack Obama is also expected to use an afternoon speech in Birmingham, Alabama, to address the plans to oversee the payday sector ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Beach man has won $1 million in the Virginia Lottery’s Casino Cash scratch-off game. The Lottery says Richard Hawkes took the one-time cash option of $537,393 before taxes. A Food Lion in Chesapeake that sold the winning ticket will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery. The $1 million prize is the game’s second prize. The top prize is $2.5 million. Copyright ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    Webster’s Dictionary reads:  Merit – character or conduct deserving reward or honor.  Do you know a student demonstrating MERIT? Chesapeake Academy in Irvington, VA is pleased to offer the Osprey Merit Scholarship to a qualifying student not currently enrolled at the Academy and entering the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade for the 2015-16 school year.  The scholarship provides for 100% tuition which is renewable annually from ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Education is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to enhance teachers’ knowledge of science and math and their ability to teach the subjects. The department said in a release that nine partnerships between school divisions and colleges and universities won the awards as part of the Math and Science partnership grant competition. Officials say the money will provide ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Navy aircraft will be busy over lower Chesapeake Bay during a search and rescue exercise with the Coast Guard. The exercise Wednesday will include five Navy helicopters and two Hawkeye turboprop aircraft from Naval Station Norfolk. The exercise is intended to sharpen the skills of Navy helicopter crews and to promote coordination between military units and local trauma centers. Norfolk residents are likely to ...
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A police investigation that produced no evidence of a horrific gang rape at the University of Virginia is far from the final word on how the school responds to sexual-assault allegations. The highly regarded public university is still awaiting a review by an independent counsel. U.Va. also is under scrutiny by an accreditation association and the U.S. Department of Education’s ...
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015
    The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues today into an inci­dent in which a human skull was found over this past week­end by a cou­ple of hik­ers in Glouces­ter County. It was reported Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 11 that the skull that was dis­cov­ered near Hayes, about a mile into the woods from the George Wash­ing­ton Memo­r­ial High­way. Inves­ti­ga­tors at the scene also dis­cov­ered addi­tional human bones and some cloth­ing. ...
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