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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014
    Nom­i­na­tions are being accepted for the awards rec­og­niz­ing the efforts of Vir­ginia vol­un­teers. Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe says nom­i­na­tions for the 2015 Governor’s Vol­un­teerism and Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Awards are due by 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Awards will be pre­sented in cat­e­gories includ­ing youth, senior and adult vol­un­teers, faith-based orga­ni­za­tions, fam­i­lies that vol­un­teer together, com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions, small busi­nesses and cor­po­ra­tions. Offi­cials say that Vir­gini­ans, on aver­age, ...
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says spending by the film industry increased 16 percent last year compared to 2012. The governor’s office issued a news release Tuesday saying the economic impact of the film industry in Virginia was $382 million in 2013. The state has an incentive program that offers tax credits and grants to film projects made in the state. The Associated Press ...
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Authorities have ruled the death of a University of Virginia student a homicide. The Albemarle County Police Department released the cause and manner of death for 18-year-old Hannah Graham on Tuesday. According to information from the Virginia medical examiner’s office, Graham’s death was “homicidal violence” but the exact cause was unknown. A final autopsy report has not been issued. In a statement, county police ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    The 2014 Historyland Community Workshop Benefit Sale is Saturday, Nov. 22. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. in the large building at the back of the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck in Kilmarnock. During the summer members have been preserving fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms – resulting in a variety of jams, jellies, and pickles. There will also be plenty of baked goods ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    Glouces­ter prop­erty own­ers should by now have their notices of new real estate val­ues. The new reassess­ment will take effect Jan. 1st. Asses­sors say they have been able to gather more pre­cise data about indi­vid­ual prop­er­ties in Glouces­ter County than they ever could before, through the use of mod­ern and advanced tech­nol­ogy. Gloucester’s lat­est reassess­ment took effect in 2010, but it faced a lot of crit­i­cism after ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    A woman who faked Ebola is due in court today. Lisa Miller is sched­uled for an arraign­ment in Chesa­peake Gen­eral Dis­trict Court this morn­ing. Miller is charged with both felony and mis­de­meanor drug charges after her arrest last month, when she told the arrest­ing offi­cers that she had Ebola. Police stopped 48-year-old Lisa Miller on Octo­ber 27 for a traf­fic infrac­tion. She was then arrested for pos­ses­sion of ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    Artists Jackie Leav­itt and Anna Raff are shar­ing a month-long show at the Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library in Heathsville. Anna’s works are oil on can­vas fea­tur­ing her large land­scapes, which are impres­sive in size and color. Jackie has a col­lec­tion of her pas­tels and water col­ors. Both artists are mem­bers of The Tap­pa­han­nock Artists Guild. The show con­sists of out­door scenes with a title of “It’s ...
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