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  • Tuesday March 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A suburban Richmond sixth grader is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. Tejas Muthusamy repeated as champ in the 41st Richmond Times-Dispatch regional Spelling Bee. He beat out champions representing 30 central Virginia school divisions. Tejas won by correctly spelling the word “redox” in the 14th round. Merriam-Webster defines the word as “of or relating to oxidation-reduction.” The national Spelling Bee ...
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  • Tuesday March 17th, 2015
    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) – Sweet Briar College’s faculty is seeking a meeting with the Board of Directors to discuss alternatives to closing the private women’s school. Faculty members approved a resolution opposing the shutdown during a special meeting Monday night. Assistant professor Marcia Thom-Kaley tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1FuLR34 ) that people across the nation have suggested ways to save the college. She says the faculty ...
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  • Monday March 16th, 2015
    4th annual event features films that inspire environmental activism FREDERICKSBURG – There aren’t many empty seats at Friends of the Rappahannock’s (FOR) annual environmental film festival, so this year the Fredericksburg-based environmental non-profit has expanded to two dates and two locations. The group’s 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off Saturday, March 21, at Paragon Village 12 Theaters off Route 3 in Fredericksburg. According to ...
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  • Monday March 16th, 2015
    Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s Viewpoints series continues on Monday, April 13. Television news correspondent Ann Compton will present “From Hollins to the White House: A Correspondent’s Journey,” highlighting her experiences in breaking into the industry during the 1970s and the variety of assignments that made her a nationally known reporter for ABC News.  Compton’s presentation begins at 11:00 a.m. in the auditorium at RWC at 132 Lancaster ...
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  • Monday March 16th, 2015
    The Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District (NNSWCD) is offering two different summer camp sponsorships for Northern Neck students, and deadlines are nearing. Annually, the NNSWCD offers sponsorships to The Virginia Assocaition of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Youth Conservation Camp (YCC), held on the campus of Virginia Tech, this year July 18-24. Eligible students must be in grades 9-12 for the 2014-15 school year. ...
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  • Monday March 16th, 2015
    May is the month for DIY projects around the house, and Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity (LNHFH) wants to make the job a bit less costly. During the month LNHFH will be sponsoring a “Yard Sale” featuring items for use in home building, remodeling, or repair. “We want to offer homeowners everything for their homes but the yard,” says LNHFH Board President Nan Harvey Flynn. “At the moment ...
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  • Monday March 16th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A young woman at the center of two criminal cases involving a Virginia lawmaker has given birth to a baby. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1G9fXr3 ) reports that Del. Joseph Morrissey on Sunday confirmed the birth of a 7-pound, 8-ounce boy. Morrissey told the newspaper he wouldn’t make any further comment. The newspaper says no information has been released regarding the child’s father. Morrissey was ...
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