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  • Thursday May 21st, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through some of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is due back in court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted Douglas Hughes on six charges. He now faces charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. He’s scheduled to appear ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club (CBGC) standard flower show titled “Spring Putting on a Show”, held Thursday, May 14th at Festival Halle in Reedville deserves a standing ovation!   Approximately 150 guests spent an afternoon on Broadway when curtains opened for free admission to the staged-themed show.   The Design Division,“Curtain Up”, featured illuminary, reflective and multi-rhythmic designs in catergories including “Ragtime”, “My Fair Lady”, “42nd Street”and “Carnival”, as ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The USS George Washington has left Japan to begin a year-and-a-half long voyage home to Newport News, where the aircraft carrier was built about 25 years ago. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1EizJ0j) reports the ship is expected to cruise into Norfolk in late 2016 and start a midlife refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2017. The work is expected ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers. Curators at the National Portrait Gallery have examined how celebrity images are cultivated and how they’ve evolved for the new exhibition ...
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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2015
    One hundred thirty-one students competed this year in Rappahannock Community College’s annual Individual Mathematics Contest, which was held May 6 at both Glenns and Warsaw Campuses. Public school system participants came from Colonial Beach, New Kent, Northumberland, Rappahannock (Richmond County), Washington and Lee (Westmoreland County), and West Point High Schools; Lancaster, Northumberland, and West Point Middle Schools; and Essex and Richmond County Intermediate Schools. St. ...
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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2015
    The Bay School Community Arts Center’s annual juried art show, Art Speaks on the Bay, opened on Saturday, May 2, with a reception and awards presentation.  Juror and judge Jill Jensen, a mixed-media printmaking and fiber artist from Lynchburg, awarded seven cash prizes to Virginia artists at a total of $2950.  A crowd of 200 art lovers from around the region attended the reception, mingling ...
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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2015
    Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, is sponsoring a two-session workshop “Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s and other dementias” on Tuesday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 9. Sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Chesapeake Center at RWC, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Georgia Gardner, RN, Resident Clinic Manager at RWC, says, “These sessions are designed for who ...
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