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  • Monday February 02nd, 2015
    Four­teen grants total­ing $1.7 mil­lion have been awarded by Virginia’s land con­ser­va­tion board, which will help add 5,700 pre­served acres. The grants are used by pri­vate land trusts, local gov­ern­ments and state agen­cies to pro­tect farm and forest­land, his­toric area and open spaces. Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe announced the fund­ing late last week, call­ing the grants “money well spent.”
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  • Friday January 30th, 2015
    A report of lar­ceny and dam­age prop­erty at the park­ing lot of Glouces­ter Point Beach. A cat­alytic con­verter was stolen from a Toy­ota pickup, and a pickup had the cat­alytic con­verter dam­aged in an attempt to remove it. The vehi­cles were parked beside each other on Mon­day when it hap­pened between 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Police additionally report that a vehi­cle had its wind­shield smashed ...
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  • Friday January 30th, 2015
    Capi­tol Opera Rich­mond will present the comic opera “Die Fle­d­er­maus” (The Bat) at 4 p.m. Feb­ru­ary 14 at Good Luck Cel­lars on Good Luck Road, Kil­marnock. The per­for­mance will ben­e­fit the North­ern Neck Orches­tra. With music by Johann Strauss II (“The Waltz King”) “Die Fle­d­er­maus” is con­sid­ered the most pop­u­lar Vien­nese operetta. Since its debut in April 1874, it has been per­formed in the­aters all over the world, and ...
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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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