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  • Wednesday April 08th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s clam and oyster industries enjoyed a record year in 2014. A new report says a record 243 million hard clams were sold last year. About 39.8 million oysters were sold, also a record. Sales for both industries totaled a record $56 million. The amount includes about $39 million in clam sales and $17 million in oyster sales. Shellfish farmers provided the data ...
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  • Wednesday April 08th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Think your small business might be the next big thing? The casting team of ABC’s Shark Tank will be all ears in Washington, D.C. this weekend. The team will be holding a casting call Saturday at The Hive 2.0 in southeast Washington. The reality show says up to 50 companies will be chosen to pitch their businesses to Shark Tank’s casting director. Shark Tank is ...
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  • Tuesday April 07th, 2015
    On Thursday, April 16, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will host its annual Voyages program. The popular one-day seminar addresses the medical, legal, administrative, and spiritual dimensions of aging. The event will take place on the RWC campus at 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, and run from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided as part of the program. RWC Coordinator for Resident Life Services ...
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  • Tuesday April 07th, 2015
    KINSALE—Delegate Margaret Bevans Ransone (R-99th) completed requirements to run for re-election in the 2015 Virginia House of Delegates Election to be held on November 3, 2015.  Delegate Ransone turned in required paperwork to the 99th District Chairman on March 9th and was officially declared the Republican Candidate by the Virginia Department of Elections on March 27th. Ransone turned in over 800 voter signatures which is nearly ...
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  • Tuesday April 07th, 2015
    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) – Hollins University officials are expecting an influx of students from Sweet Briar College. Hollins says it received applications from 236 Sweet Briar students by April 1. More applications are expected. Vice president for enrollment Stefanie Niles tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1HHMVQ0 ) that Hollis officials don’t expect all of the students who applied to transfer to Hollins. But she says plans are ...
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  • Tuesday April 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A sewage spill has prompted the Virginia Department of Health to close a portion of the York River to shellfish harvesting. The emergency closure is scheduled to be lifted on April 28. The department says water quality and shellfish will be monitored to determine whether the affected area can be reopened sooner. The department says raw sewage spilled onto the ground and into ...
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  • Tuesday April 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the government’s bid to end a judge’s roadblock of the Obama administration’s immigration plan. Virginia joins 14 other states and the District of Columbia with the amicus brief filed Monday by Herring’s office. Herring said the administration’s immigration proposals could protect from deportation up to 92,000 undocumented immigrants in ...
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