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  • Monday April 13th, 2015
    Last week was a busy week for brush fires across the area. Now, local offi­cials are renew­ing reminders to every­one that con­di­tions are ripe for the pos­si­bil­ity of a con­trolled burn get­ting out of con­trol. The Abing­don Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue and the Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Forestry responded to a 100-plus acre burn one week ago today, just off Zack Road at Hayes. That fire ...
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  • Monday April 13th, 2015
    A for­mer pilot, offi­cer, and pris­oner of war will be the guest speaker at a func­tion in our area next week. Paul Galanti will be the guest speaker next Thurs­day, April 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the North­ern Neck-Middle Penin­sula Chap­ter of the Vir­ginia Aero­nau­ti­cal His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety meet­ing at the Pilot House restau­rant in Top­ping. The meet­ing is open to every­one. Galanti has received many ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    “I hope that my students get some flavor of chemistry and its importance, in science and the ‘real world’,” says Dr. Lekh Adhikari, who has recently joined Rappahannock Community College’s chemistry faculty as an assistant professor. Adhikari teaches general and college chemistry classes, advises students, and serves on various campus committees. He has also worked to develop and modify the curriculum, striving to “develop more ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    The Lancaster Players will hold open auditions for the Musical “Wonderful Town” on April 13 &14 at 7:00PM at The Lancaster Playhouse in White Stone. This play features Ruth, an aspiring writer, and Eileen, her prettier, aspiring-actress younger sister, who arrive in New York from Ohio in the 1930s and find frustration, career hopes and romance in the city of their dreams. Cast – Singing and non-singing roles ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s attorney general is not stepping into the pitched battle over the planned closing of Sweet Briar College. Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the decision to close lies with the private women’s college board of directors, not with the state. Unless the board acted improperly or violated its duties, it would be inappropriate for the state to step into to the fray, ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will give the commencement address at Virginia Tech next month. The university’s commencement exercises will be held May 15 at Lane Stadium. Schmidt has a longtime connection to Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. His father was the head of Virginia Tech’s economics department. Schmidt’s family was neighbors with the late university President Paul Torgersen. Schmidt donated $2 million in 2006 ...
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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press A University of Virginia fraternity says it will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party. Virginia’s honor code prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those who are found guilty by a student panel are expelled. Rolling Stone based much of its November article ...
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