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  • Thursday April 30th, 2015
    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) – A judge has barred Sweet Briar College from selling any assets for six months. But Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James W. Updike Jr. declined to grant a temporary injunction requiring the private women’s college to remain open. Media outlets report that Updike’s decision came Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by students, parents and alumnae seeking to block Sweet Briar’s closure. Also Wednesday, Amherst ...
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  • Thursday April 30th, 2015
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – Portsmouth police have charged a 17-year-old male with possessing a sword at school. Media outlets report the student at I.C. Norcom High School was charged Wednesday with brandishing a bladed weapon, possession of a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct. Police said in a news release that school resource officer detained the student when his bus arrived at school, and a sword ...
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  • Wednesday April 29th, 2015
    Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must ...
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  • Wednesday April 29th, 2015
    Art Speaks on the Bay will host an opening reception Saturday, May 2nd starting at 4 pm. Food, wine and art will be provided. Awards ceremony with Judge Jill Jensen begins at 4:30. Artists from around the state representing more than 20 different media are featured in this show! The Art Speaks Gallery will be closed for show installation until the start of the reception Saturday at 4 pm. The office ...
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  • Wednesday April 29th, 2015
    By Don Hirst, Northumberland Public Library Publicist  An English Tea held at Westlawn,  an elegant private residence in Heathsville, drew a crowd of 50 people who gathered to enjoy themselves as they socialized on Sunday afternoon April 26. The event, sponsored by the Northumberland Public Library’s Board of Trustees, was “extremely successful,” said Board President Eve Jordan. “Westlawn is a gorgeous home,” Jordan added, and the locale ...
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  • Wednesday April 29th, 2015
    COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (AP) – Three Colonial Beach men face charges stemming from a fire that destroyed a former school. Virginia State Police say a Westmoreland County grand jury indicted 24-year-old Thomas G. Perry and 21-year-old Parrish Muse on charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit arson, arson of an unoccupied dwelling and damage to a public building. The grand jury also indicted 19-year-old Carlos Bermudez on charges ...
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  • Wednesday April 29th, 2015
    LEE’S HILL, Va. (AP) – Police have charged a Virginia father with felony child abuse after they say he dipped his 9-month-old daughter in scalding hot water. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1GGqLkE ) reports the child was brought to a Spotsylvania County emergency room with extensive immersion-type burns. She was stabilized and later transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond for advanced burn treatment. Police arrested ...
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