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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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  • Monday April 06th, 2015
    If you have an inter­est in see­ing Urbanna Creek restored, you are invited to attend an infor­ma­tional meet­ing on Tues­day, April 14, in the Urbanna Town Hall. Sev­eral groups have united for the Restore Urbanna Creek project and are work­ing together to build two oys­ter reefs in the creek with the goal of restor­ing an oys­ter pop­u­la­tion and its asso­ci­ated habitat/ecosystem to the area. Any­one who ...
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  • Monday April 06th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Rolling Stone magazine is promising to improve its editorial practices following a top journalism school’s scathing review of a widely discredited story about an alleged college rape. But it is not firing any of the people responsible for the mistakes. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued a report Sunday night calling the November 2014 story “A Rape ...
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  • Friday April 03rd, 2015
    If you’d like to make a difference, here’s a chance to help: join the Northumberland Public Library’s Board of Trustees. “We are looking for diversity, commitment and a love of the library,” said Board of Trustees President Eve Jordan. The Board of Trustees meets every other month, or six times a year, Jordan said. The Board is responsible for the direction of the library and performs a ...
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  • Friday April 03rd, 2015
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says a South Carolina man whose family reported him missing at sea more than two months ago has been found off the North Carolina coast. In a statement, Coast Guard officials in Portsmouth said they received word from a German-flagged ship about 1:30 p.m. Thursday indicating they spotted a man and his sailboat approximately 200 miles east of ...
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