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  • Monday December 08th, 2014 library_shutterstock
    The Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library has announced Christ­mas and New Year clos­ings and mod­i­fied oper­at­ing hours dur­ing the upcom­ing hol­i­day sea­son. The library will be closed on Christ­mas, Thurs­day Decem­ber 25, and remain closed on Fri­day, Decem­ber 26. Like­wise, the library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 1, 2015. There will be 5 p.m. early clos­ings on Mon­day and Tues­day Decem­ber 22 and 23 and ...
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  • Sunday December 07th, 2014 latestNews
    River Coun­ties Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion awarded $291,000 in grants in 2014, the most money handed out in its his­tory and three times the amount awarded in 2013. How­ever, even with those num­bers, RCCF could only fund 35% of the amount requested by local non­prof­its. Most of the increase this year is because of a $15 mil­lion unre­stricted bequest to the Martha Henna Har­ris Endow­ment Fund of The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion. Nine ...
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  • Sunday December 07th, 2014 crimescene
    The search to learn more infor­ma­tion about an indi­vid­ual whose body was dis­cov­ered in a river in Prince Edward County has taken inves­ti­ga­tors to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. At this point in the inves­ti­ga­tion, the human remains recov­ered in 2008 are believed to be 50-year-old Glenn Edward Wil­son. Inves­ti­ga­tors have also deter­mined Wil­son worked for a time as a car­pen­ter in Kill Devil Hills and ...
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  • Friday December 05th, 2014 Virginia_529
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia families have until the end of March to enroll in the state’s prepaid college tuition program for this year. Officials say the annual enrollment period for Virginia529 prePAID began Monday and ends March 31. The enrollment allows families to purchase at this year’s pricing future in-state tuition and fees at Virginia public colleges and universities. Contracts are available by the semester at different ...
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  • Friday December 05th, 2014 jesse_matthew
    A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing that was sched­uled for today, has been post­poned for a man charged with abduct­ing a Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia stu­dent. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.‘s hear­ing has been resched­uled for March 26. Matthew is charged with abduc­tion with intent to defile Han­nah Gra­ham. The 18-year-old U.Va. sopho­more dis­ap­peared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. Her remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles ...
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  • Friday December 05th, 2014 news
    A man from Glouces­ter has filed a $2 mil­lion law­suit against the Youth Chal­lenge of Hamp­ton Roads. Jeremy Adams claims the group kicked him out, lied to a judge and it all caused him to wind up in prison. Adams was ordered to get treat­ment at the rehab facil­ity instead of a three and a half year prison sen­tence after being con­victed of mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion in ...
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  • Thursday December 04th, 2014 jim_webb
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and KEN THOMAS Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia says he’ll make a final decision in the next few months about whether to run for president in 2016. Webb says he’ll “move forward” if he gets the right kind of support and financial backing. The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran served as Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan and was ...
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