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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    Northern Neck mother Lisa Smith and her daughter Haley joined other families, Thursday to go before a Senate committee and talk to lawmakers about expanding Virginia’s medical marijuana laws. Smith feels that Haley should be permitted to use medical marijuana because the cannabis oil helped her daughter’s seizures. Cannabis oil is derived from the leaf of the marijuana plant and often put into a syringe to consume orally. ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    Accord­ing to fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors, for­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his cor­rup­tion con­vic­tions doesn’t present any argu­ments strong enough to war­rant allow­ing him to remain free on bail. That deci­sion comes fol­low­ing a request by McDon­nell, to the 4th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Appeals, to reverse a judge’s deci­sion deny­ing bail while he appeals his con­vic­tions. Pros­e­cu­tors how­ever, say McDonnell’s claim that the judge defined an ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    1st Sgt. Jeremy S. Kaplan is back home. Kaplan has moved back to the North­ern Neck. He grew up vis­it­ing West­more­land County with his fam­ily for long week­ends on the river. Now, Kaplan is the new Vir­ginia State Police Area 2 Office com­man­der in War­saw. He says when he found out that the posi­tion became avail­able, he imme­di­ately sub­mit­ted a let­ter of trans­fer. The first sergeant ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    The 2nd annual Chili Plunge will hap­pen on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, in Urbanna. All ages are wel­come to take the plunge into the cold water of Urbanna Creek with the Polar Plunge tak­ing place at 9:30 a.m. Every­one is invited to gather in the heated tent at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton Point where cof­fee and hot choco­late will be pro­vided by Cross Street Cof­fee. If you ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    The Mid­dle­sex County Board of Super­vi­sors have learned from VDOT, that plans are under­way to install a cul-de-sac on each side of the dam at Healy’s Mill Pond on Stor­mont Road, close to Hart­field. Despite what many think, Stor­mont Road, also known as Route 629, is not an aban­doned road, even though through traf­fic was dis­con­tin­ued on the por­tion of road across the dam in Feb­ru­ary 2006 ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    Virginia will likely get a new state song during this year’s General Assembly. Multiple bills have been presented by Virginia State Legislature members supporting different songs to be the official state song. Virginia has not had an official state song since 1997, when “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny” was set aside due to its racial overtones and made “song emeritus”. Speaker of the House William Howell ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker spending nights in jail after a sex scandal involving a teenager is facing four new felony charges and vowing to prove his innocence. The indictments on felony perjury and forgery charges were unsealed Wednesday against 57-year-old Delegate Joe Morrissey, who was just re-elected despite the scandal involving a 17-year-old girl. Supporter Preston Brown says the new charges ...
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