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  • Tuesday November 11th, 2014
    Today is Vet­er­ans Day, and accord­ing to a CareerBuilder.com sur­vey, 33 per­cent of com­pa­nies are actively recruit­ing vet­er­ans. That’s up 12 points from 2011. CareerBuilder’s Jen­nifer Grasz tells us that many vet­er­ans aren’t pre­pared to look for – and find – a job. Vet­er­ans report­ing being under-employed or work­ing in low pay­ing jobs dropped from 32 per­cent to 23 per­cent. While the employ­ment pic­ture is improv­ing for vet­er­ans, 37 per­cent of ...
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  • Monday November 10th, 2014
    Aqua Vir­ginia is a pri­vate util­ity com­pany serv­ing much of Lan­caster County’s water needs. Lan­caster County Super­vi­sors last week, voted to try to stop an attempt by the com­pany to increase it’s rates. Super­vi­sors voted unan­i­mously to join with Car­o­line County in request­ing that the State Cor­po­ra­tion Com­mis­sion vote to deny the company’s pro­posed rate increases. The move comes fol­low­ing Aqua’s request for not only an increase ...
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  • Monday November 10th, 2014
    A man was charged over the week­end with killing his neigh­bor in Mid­dle­sex. Police were then involved in a sit­u­a­tion where the man was bar­ri­cated inside his home for hours. It all hap­pened at a Rap­pa­han­nock river­front home off Mon­tague Island Road in the Jamaica area of Mid­dle­sex County on Sun­day morn­ing, when a cakk cane in about gun­shots. Offi­cers rushed to the scene to find that one ...
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  • Sunday November 09th, 2014
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – The Blue Ridge Parkway is seeing an increase in visitors. More than 1.9 million people visited the Blue Ridge Parkway in October. That’s the highest number for a single month in three years. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/10CNSsJ) that October was the eighth consecutive month that the parkway had attracted more visitors than the same month in 2013. The parkway would approach 14 million ...
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  • Saturday November 08th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is awarding a series of grants to preserve historic Civil War battlefields. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the 13 grants will help protect nearly 277 acres at 10 battlefields across the state. The grants are from the Civil War Sites Preservation Fund that was established by the General Assembly as a permanent fund in 2010. More than $1.17 million is being awarded ...
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  • Friday November 07th, 2014
    Shortly after 5 p.m. last night a Lancaster deputy sheriff suffered a minor wound when he was accidentally bitten by another deputy’s canine partner. The incident happened at the sheriff’s office parking lot while Dep. J.E. Smith was giving his canine “Auggie” a rest break outside of the car. While under leash control, “Auggie” approached and sat down next to FSgt. B.M. Edwards who petted ...
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  • Friday November 07th, 2014
    KINSALE—Delegate Margaret Ransone announced new features would be added to her website this week to help local residents looking for work or new employment opportunities. Her website incorporates services to locate current job openings in the area as well as the monthly calendar of events at the Virginia Employment Commission Workforce Center in Warsaw. Speaking about the new service, Delegate Ransone commented, “One of my top ...
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