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  • Thursday January 08th, 2015
    Share your child`s gently used books by recycling them through our Read-n-Recycle program. Ages birth-18. Bring in your child`s gently used books during the month of January and receive “book bucks” for birth-5th grade or a “debit card” for 6th-12th grade. Come back in February and shop with your “book bucks” or “debit card”. Both Main and Point Branch are receiving books. Visit us on the web at www.gloucesterva.info/publiclibrary for ...
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  • Thursday January 08th, 2015
    On Saturday, January 24, award-winning storyteller Lynn Ruehlmann will visit Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington to spin a captivating yarn about Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew. The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. in RWC’s Chesapeake Center, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, and is open to the public. Ruehlmann was bitten by the storytelling bug after having spent years in the theater where she was named “Best Actress ...
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  • Thursday January 08th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is looking back at how astronauts have ventured outside spacecraft over the past 50 years. The museum is opening a new exhibition Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalks in 1965. The exhibit, “Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity,” features art, photography and artifacts flown in space, including spacesuits from the ...
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  • Thursday January 08th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – A judge is scheduled to hear arguments about whether to allow still and video cameras inside the courtroom for the upcoming attempted murder trial of Jesse Matthew in Fairfax County. Matthew is also charged in Charlottesville with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, whose remains were found last year after an extensive search. In Fairfax, Matthew is charged in connection ...
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  • Wednesday January 07th, 2015
    Closings and delays for Thursday January 8 Schools Richmond County – 2 hour delay Northumberland County – 2 hour delay Westmoreland County – 2 hour delay          
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  • Wednesday January 07th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell asked a judge for mercy for his wife, as well as himself, before being sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption. It was a much lighter sentence than prosecutors wanted. And legal experts say it likely foreshadows similar treatment for Maureen McDonnell when she’s sentenced next month for her ...
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  • Wednesday January 07th, 2015
    With this arc­tic blast, some tips to keep you, your fam­ily and pets safe… Bring pets inside. If you’re cold, they’re cold. If you can’t, make sure out­door ani­mals have ade­quate shel­ter, unfrozen water and food. Pre­pare at home with emer­gency sup­plies that include three days’ food and water, nec­es­sary med­ica­tions; blan­kets and warm cloth­ing, sup­plies for spe­cial mem­bers of your house­hold, and pet items. Dri­vers should keep ...
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