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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says it will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party.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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  • Friday April 10th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – A Fairfax County judge has dismissed a case against a woman who was charged more than $10,000 in fees and penalties for late payment of $12 in tolls. The judge ruled this week that the toll company, Transurban, could not collect the penalties because the statute of limitations had expired. The company did not initiate proceedings until more than a year after ...
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  • Thursday April 09th, 2015
    Northum­ber­land native Jackie Leav­itt is now being fea­tured at the Tap­pa­han­nock Art gallery in a show enti­tled “Win­dows to the World.” Leav­itt joins Carol Woll­stein, an artist from Colo­nial Beach, in exhibit­ing paint­ings that depict what makes this area unique. The show will run through mid-May at the Gallery at 200 Prince Street in Tap­pa­han­nock. Reg­u­lar hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thurs­day through Sun­day. Leav­itt ...
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  • Thursday April 09th, 2015
    The Mid­dle­sex County Board of Super­vi­sors pro­posed bud­get includes $125,000 to go toward the county’s “dredge fund.” It’s an annual allo­ca­tion since the FY12 bud­get, and it cur­rently holds about $416,000. That means that fol­low­ing the pro­posed fis­cal year 2016 allo­ca­tion, the fund will hold more than $541,000. The Army Corps of Engi­neers is sur­vey­ing creeks that would be eli­gi­ble for county dredg­ing funds. So far, they ...
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  • Thursday April 09th, 2015
    Although for the past 50 years or so, Urbanna has hosted the aptly named Urbanna Oys­ter Fes­ti­val, the offi­cial Vir­ginia State Oys­ter Fes­ti­val. But sur­pris­ingly, there is actu­ally no remain­ing viable oys­ter pop­u­la­tion left in Urbanna Creek! Now, sev­eral area groups are work­ing to change that, hav­ing got­ten together for the Restore Urbanna Creek project, in which work is now under­way to build two new ...
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