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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The USS George Washington has left Japan to begin a year-and-a-half long voyage home to Newport News, where the aircraft carrier was built about 25 years ago. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1EizJ0j) reports the ship is expected to cruise into Norfolk in late 2016 and start a midlife refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2017. The work is expected ...
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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2015
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers. Curators at the National Portrait Gallery have examined how celebrity images are cultivated and how they’ve evolved for the new exhibition ...
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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2015
    One hundred thirty-one students competed this year in Rappahannock Community College’s annual Individual Mathematics Contest, which was held May 6 at both Glenns and Warsaw Campuses. Public school system participants came from Colonial Beach, New Kent, Northumberland, Rappahannock (Richmond County), Washington and Lee (Westmoreland County), and West Point High Schools; Lancaster, Northumberland, and West Point Middle Schools; and Essex and Richmond County Intermediate Schools. St. ...
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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2015
    The Bay School Community Arts Center’s annual juried art show, Art Speaks on the Bay, opened on Saturday, May 2, with a reception and awards presentation.  Juror and judge Jill Jensen, a mixed-media printmaking and fiber artist from Lynchburg, awarded seven cash prizes to Virginia artists at a total of $2950.  A crowd of 200 art lovers from around the region attended the reception, mingling ...
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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2015
    Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, is sponsoring a two-session workshop “Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s and other dementias” on Tuesday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 9. Sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Chesapeake Center at RWC, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Georgia Gardner, RN, Resident Clinic Manager at RWC, says, “These sessions are designed for who ...
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  • Monday May 18th, 2015
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – The parents of a 6-year-old Gloucester girl who were convicted of nearly starving the child to death are now going to trial in the death of their 7-month-old son. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1AaHhXC ) reports that Brian and Shannon Gore are charged with murder and child neglect in the death of the infant. Their trial is scheduled to start Monday. The infant’s remains ...
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  • Monday May 18th, 2015
    Bryan Oliff is finally off the hook, after being accused of some­thing that he, as it turned out, had no part in. Oliff had filed a mali­cious pros­e­cu­tion suit against West­more­land County Deputy Anthony Darby, after he was charged with par­tic­i­pat­ing and hav­ing knowl­edge of the sale or use of cocaine. That suit was tossed out, but in the end, Oliff was vin­di­cated any­way after finally ...
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