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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe has signed leg­is­la­tion to crack down on puppy mills here in Vir­ginia. The move by the Governor has been hailed as a major vic­tory by the Humane Soci­ety, and now makes Vir­ginia the third state in the nation to pass laws that restrict where pet stores can get their pup­pies. The Humane Soci­ety also points out the new law will mean that the ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    It’s now offi­cial, another per­son has tossed his hat into the ring in an attempt to become the next Sher­iff of Northum­ber­land County. Pey­ton Waller, Sr made it offi­cial last week. Waller, who is cur­rently a lieu­tenant in the Sheriff’s depart­ment, says he received pos­i­tive feed­back and has already got­ten enough sig­na­tures to file for a place on the Novem­ber bal­lot. Waller has been on ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe was hon­ored last week by The Cen­ter for the Study of the Pres­i­dency and Con­gress with the pres­ti­gious Pub­lius Award. The award is pre­sented to indi­vid­u­als who demon­strate prag­ma­tism and bipar­ti­san­ship in pub­lic ser­vice. McAu­li­ffe was rec­og­nized for his tire­less ser­vice and lead­er­ship in diver­si­fy­ing Virginia’s econ­omy in response to fed­eral spend­ing cuts while restor­ing trust in lead­er­ship through ethics reforms. He ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    The Math­ews County His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety has been awarded three National Park Ser­vice grants total­ing $181,000. The money is from the Vir­ginia Depart­ment of His­toric Resources, and includes a grant for $67,000 to help fund archae­o­log­i­cal projects, and a grant for $79,000 will sup­port an archi­tec­tural sur­vey of county build­ings and pos­si­ble his­toric dis­tricts. A grant for $35,000 will help pay to build a dock at ...
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  • Monday March 30th, 2015
    The Boys and Girls Club of the NN will be holding its third annual “Casino Night At The Riva” on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $50 per person Black tie optional Saturday, April 25th 5:30 – 9:30 pm A night of fun with Horse Races ♦ Poker ♦ Black Jack ♦ Roulette Texas Hold’em ♦ Craps ♦ Prizes ♦ Food ♦ Music Silent Auction and much, much more! There will be plenty ...
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  • Monday March 30th, 2015
    Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is looking for host families for international students for the 2015-16 school year. Students arrive in August with their own health insurance and spending money. Each student is carefully screened for English competency. If you’re interested in becoming a host family, contact Dani at 854.3156.
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  • Monday March 30th, 2015
    ORANGE, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say a 16-year-old pilot died after a small plane crashed in a field in Orange County. The 1974 Piper single-engine fixed-wing plane crashed Sunday morning east of the Orange County Airport. State police identified the pilot as Ryan Lee McCall of Spotsylvania. He died at the scene. McCall was the plane’s only occupant. The cause of the crash hasn’t been determined. State ...
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