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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 williamsburg
    Ter­ror­ism is strik­ing close to home. US offi­cials say just one week after Colo­nial Williams­burg agreed to accept Iraq’s at-risk arti­facts for safe­keep­ing, their website–history.org — was hit in a cyber attack by ISIS. In the after­math of the destruc­tion by ISIS of price­less antiq­ui­ties and arti­facts in north­ern Iraq, Colo­nial Williams­burg Pres­i­dent and CEO Mitchell Reiss, a for­mer senior U.S. diplo­mat, hosted a team of Iraqi archae­ol­o­gists and museum experts and ...
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  • Tuesday March 10th, 2015 Habitat---Treasurer-Anne-Haas
    At a recent meeting the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity (LNHFH) Board of Directors appointed Anne Haas of Reedville to the board and named her Treasurer. Haas, who was a part-time resident of Northumberland County for thirty years and has lived in Reedville for the past four years, has extensive experience in bookkeeping, office management, property management and financing. She was vice president of Sovereign Real Estate ...
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  • Tuesday March 10th, 2015 charles_camilla
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will visit sites across the Washington area next week during their U.S. visit. The British Embassy announced Monday that Prince Charles and the Global Ocean Commission will host a meeting March 18 on the threats of marine plastic waste with environmental groups and major companies. In addition to meeting with President Barack Obama during their visit, Prince ...
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  • Tuesday March 10th, 2015 baby
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – More than 100,000 Virginia birth certificates have been purchased at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles since the option became available one year ago. All 75 DMV customer service centers and five mobile DMV offices now provide Virginia birth certificates. The process for obtaining a birth certificate at DMV is the same as doing so directly through the Division of Vital Records. Customers ...
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  • Monday March 09th, 2015 red-tailed_hawk
    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) – The Wildlife Center of Virginia is asking hunters for help in preventing wildlife lead poisoning. Director of outreach Amanda Nicholson tells The News-Virginian (http://bit.ly/1AV7JOA ) that the Waynesboro center has received eight wildlife patients suffering from lead poisoning this year. All were raptors. Only one, a red-tailed hawk, survived. Nicholson says the birds either ate pellets from shotgun shells left in the woods ...
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  • Monday March 09th, 2015 interstate_495
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials plan to close lanes of northbound Interstate 495 just north of the Dulles Access Road during nighttime hours Monday so they can install an overhead sign structure as part of a project to allow the shoulder of the road to be used for rush hour traffic. The Virginia Department of Transportation says weather permitting it will start single-lane closures at ...
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  • Monday March 09th, 2015 antique_coin
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is preparing a new exhibition all about money, money, money. The museum has announced it will open its new Gallery of Numismatics and the first exhibition, “The Value of Money” on July 1. The Smithsonian’s coin and money collection is one of the oldest collections on the National Mall. The museum says the new exhibit will include ...
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