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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, VA (AP) — Universities and colleges in Virginia expect enrollment to increase by more than 7 percent in 2021. A preliminary state report says public and private institutions expect to enroll about 475,000 undergraduate students in 2021. Undergraduate enrollment last year totaled about 442,300 undergraduates. Institutions also expect to award more than 75,200 associate and bachelor’s degrees in 2021. That’s an increase of almost 7 percent. The ...
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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    The Northumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program July 13 Special Reading Event drew a crowd of about 150 children and parents. The event – “Hero Helpers” by Fischer Sundae Puppets – was held at the Northumberland Family YMCA in Heathsville. The free event for children of all ages was sponsored by the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts. Photo by Karen Whelan
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    A picture is worth 1,000 words; but is 1,000 words worth a $600,000 horse farm? Randy Silvers and Carolyn Berry seem to think so. Rock Spring Farm, an 18th century horse farm, restored by Randy and Carolyn, sits in the self-proclaimed middle-of-nowhere. The Essex County ranch was built back from nothing by the couple, and though they feel as though it’s time to move on, ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    It was a very good year for Rich­mond County Pub­lic Schools. Pre­lim­i­nary find­ings for stu­dents’ pass rates on SOLs in four of five sub­jects sur­passed the required bench­marks for full accred­i­ta­tion. The school divi­sion had over­all pass­ing per­cent­ages of 84 in math­e­mat­ics, 82 in read­ing, 73 in sci­ence and 83 in his­tory. Last school year, Rich­mond County Pub­lic Schools was the only divi­sion in the ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    The Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library’s Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram will have its last of seven Spe­cial Read­ing Events for chil­dren of all ages at the Northum­ber­land Fam­ily YMCA in Heathsville on Mon­day July 27. The event — “Be a Water Hero” Pic­nic and Free Swim — runs from 11 a.m. through the after­noon. The event includes water safety lessons by a cer­ti­fied instruc­tor. Par­tic­i­pants should bring their ...
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  • Friday July 17th, 2015
    Route 602 (Burkes Pond Road) re-opened to traf­fic Thurs­day after­noon at the bridge over Burkes Mill Stream in Glouces­ter County. Con­struc­tion work is com­plete on a $1.3 mil­lion bridge replace­ment project, a full three months ahead of sched­ule. VDOT closed the bridge last Sep­tem­ber after a rou­tine annual bridge inspec­tion found dete­ri­o­ra­tion on the bridge’s steel beams. The bridge car­ries an aver­age of 1,000 vehi­cles ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The CEO and three co-owners of a Falls Church military contractor have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to an Army National Guard colonel to obtain multi-million dollar contracts. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria announced the indictments Wednesday against the three co-owners of Military Personnel Services Corporation and 55-year-old Ross DeBlois Sr. of Fairfax Station, the contractor’s chief executive. Prosecutors say the ...
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