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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    FREDERICKSBURG – Organizers of the Fifth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) have announced that Rappahannock, a 40-minute movie about the history and ecology of the Rappahannock River, has won the event’s Local Documentary Film Contest. The award carries a cash prize of $1,000 and top billing for the final day of the film festival. The RVA EFF is held throughout the first week of ...
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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Dozens of flights in the Washington-Baltimore region have been cancelled or delayed because of a winter storm. The flight tracking service FlightAware shows that Reagan National Airport was the most affected of the region’s three airports Monday morning, with 64 canceled outbound flights and 46 cancelled inbound flights. At Dulles International Airport, 21 outgoing flights and 13 incoming flights were cancelled. At Baltimore’s airport, ...
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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    Northern Neck mother Lisa Smith and her daughter Haley joined other families, Thursday to go before a Senate committee and talk to lawmakers about expanding Virginia’s medical marijuana laws. Smith feels that Haley should be permitted to use medical marijuana because the cannabis oil helped her daughter’s seizures. Cannabis oil is derived from the leaf of the marijuana plant and often put into a syringe to consume orally. ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    Accord­ing to fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors, for­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his cor­rup­tion con­vic­tions doesn’t present any argu­ments strong enough to war­rant allow­ing him to remain free on bail. That deci­sion comes fol­low­ing a request by McDon­nell, to the 4th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Appeals, to reverse a judge’s deci­sion deny­ing bail while he appeals his con­vic­tions. Pros­e­cu­tors how­ever, say McDonnell’s claim that the judge defined an ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    1st Sgt. Jeremy S. Kaplan is back home. Kaplan has moved back to the North­ern Neck. He grew up vis­it­ing West­more­land County with his fam­ily for long week­ends on the river. Now, Kaplan is the new Vir­ginia State Police Area 2 Office com­man­der in War­saw. He says when he found out that the posi­tion became avail­able, he imme­di­ately sub­mit­ted a let­ter of trans­fer. The first sergeant ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    The 2nd annual Chili Plunge will hap­pen on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, in Urbanna. All ages are wel­come to take the plunge into the cold water of Urbanna Creek with the Polar Plunge tak­ing place at 9:30 a.m. Every­one is invited to gather in the heated tent at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton Point where cof­fee and hot choco­late will be pro­vided by Cross Street Cof­fee. If you ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    The Mid­dle­sex County Board of Super­vi­sors have learned from VDOT, that plans are under­way to install a cul-de-sac on each side of the dam at Healy’s Mill Pond on Stor­mont Road, close to Hart­field. Despite what many think, Stor­mont Road, also known as Route 629, is not an aban­doned road, even though through traf­fic was dis­con­tin­ued on the por­tion of road across the dam in Feb­ru­ary 2006 ...
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