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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Education is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to enhance teachers’ knowledge of science and math and their ability to teach the subjects. The department said in a release that nine partnerships between school divisions and colleges and universities won the awards as part of the Math and Science partnership grant competition. Officials say the money will provide ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Navy aircraft will be busy over lower Chesapeake Bay during a search and rescue exercise with the Coast Guard. The exercise Wednesday will include five Navy helicopters and two Hawkeye turboprop aircraft from Naval Station Norfolk. The exercise is intended to sharpen the skills of Navy helicopter crews and to promote coordination between military units and local trauma centers. Norfolk residents are likely to ...
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A police investigation that produced no evidence of a horrific gang rape at the University of Virginia is far from the final word on how the school responds to sexual-assault allegations. The highly regarded public university is still awaiting a review by an independent counsel. U.Va. also is under scrutiny by an accreditation association and the U.S. Department of Education’s ...
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015
    The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues today into an inci­dent in which a human skull was found over this past week­end by a cou­ple of hik­ers in Glouces­ter County. It was reported Sat­ur­day morn­ing around 11 that the skull that was dis­cov­ered near Hayes, about a mile into the woods from the George Wash­ing­ton Memo­r­ial High­way. Inves­ti­ga­tors at the scene also dis­cov­ered addi­tional human bones and some cloth­ing. ...
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015
    Stew­ard­ship Vir­ginia, a statewide cam­paign to encour­age and rec­og­nize vol­un­tary activ­i­ties with a tan­gi­ble impact on Virginia’s nat­ural resources, con­tin­ues this year with events across the state. The spring por­tion runs from April 1 through May 31. Events will be held through­out Vir­ginia with many oppor­tu­ni­ties for vol­un­teerism in parks and nat­ural areas. DCR coor­di­nates the cam­paign with help from other nat­ural resource agen­cies. Last year, over ...
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  • Tuesday March 24th, 2015
    Math­ews County Schools approved its bud­get for the 2015–16 school year last week. The county will likely pro­vide less money for schools, though the school board pro­posal includes less than a third of the $96,000 reduc­tion sug­gested by Super­in­ten­dent Dr. David Holleran. The dif­fer­ence in bud­gets lies in salary increases for teach­ers and other school employ­ees, with the school board adding a 1.5 per­cent raise ...
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  • Monday March 23rd, 2015
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – Police are investigating human remains found in woods in Gloucester County. The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that two people found a skull on Saturday morning about a mile into the woods in the Hayes area of Gloucester. Police found more bones and clothing near where the skull was found. The remains will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an ...
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