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  • Friday January 30th, 2015
    In the past two months, five pedes­tri­ans and one bicy­clist have been struck and killed in eight hit-and-run traf­fic crashes across the Com­mon­wealth. Due to this alarm­ing rash of fatal crashes involv­ing dri­vers flee­ing the scene, the Vir­ginia State Police is remind­ing motorists that state law pro­hibits a dri­ver from leav­ing an acci­dent scene that involves “…injury or death of a per­son, or dam­age to attended ...
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  • Thursday January 29th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The University of Virginia has contracted with an international security firm to guide vulnerable students to safety in Charlottesville neighborhoods near campus. The university says the unarmed security guards will be called ambassadors. The ambassadors may help walk students home, call a safe ride or wait with them at a bus stop. The ambassadors may also call a rescue squad if medical ...
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  • Thursday January 29th, 2015
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) – A 6-year-old northern Virginia boy is in critical condition after he slid into a passing car while snowboarding on a steep neighborhood driveway. Fairfax County Police say the boy was snowboarding under adult supervision with a group of children at a home in his McLean neighborhood on Wednesday evening. Police say the boy accidentally slid into a passing car, causing life-threatening injuries. Police ...
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  • Thursday January 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The task of taking an inventory of Virginia’s rare and forgotten plants has received a welcome donation. The Virginia Native Plant Society has donated $11,542 to help botanists with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The money will be used for an inventory of the state’s “lost treasures” – rare plant species that include some that haven’t been documented in more than ...
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  • Wednesday January 28th, 2015
    Trajan Waddy, age 8, and Olivia Rich, 13, have been named the Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Month and Teen of the Month for January according to Executive Director Phillip Mumford. While Trajan, a 3rd grader at Lancaster Primary School, has been a club member for only three months, he has quickly become involved with the Club’s Triple Play and Skill Tech programs, demonstrating ...
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  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015
    One School One Book, the family literacy program where all participating Northern Neck Families are reading the same book at the same time, a few pages each night, kicks off on February 2. This year’s book is The BFG (it means big friendly giant) by Roald Dahl, who also wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. According to Jan Bates, the Coordinator of Children’s Programs for the Northumberland ...
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  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015
    About three dozen young children packed the Meeting Room of the Northumberland Public Library to celebrate all things Lego on January 16. It was the library’s first Lego Party and for two and a half hours, the kids enjoyed Lego projects and games. Light snacks were served to help fuel their creative juices. The finale was a building session where the children used either Legos they ...
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