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  • Friday February 20th, 2015
    The Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District has announced its annual $1000 college scholarship award. This scholarship is open to students who are Northern Neck residents, who have been accepted into or enrolled full time in any grade level of undergraduate studies with a focus on natural resource conservation or environmental studies. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 3rd. To obtain an application contact ...
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  • Friday February 20th, 2015
    A fatal two-vehicle crash in Glouces­ter Wednes­day after­noon… It hap­pened just after 4 yes­ter­day on Guinea Road, just east of Route 17, when a pickup truck was east­bound on Guinea Road, crossed over the cen­ter line, and slammed head on into a Jeep Laredo. The dri­ver of the jeep was flown to River­side Regional Hos­pi­tal. A pas­sen­ger in the jeep, 79-year-old Stephen Bar­tok, of Hayes, died ...
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  • Friday February 20th, 2015
    Nearly 400,000 Vir­gini­ans pur­chased health care through the government’s health insur­ance mar­ket­place. The 384,612 peo­ple either signed under the sec­ond year of open enroll­ment or were auto­mat­i­cally re-enrolled. The num­bers were announced this week by the U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices. Nation­ally, 11.4 mil­lion Amer­i­cans sought the health insur­ance dur­ing the open enroll­ment period. The depart­ment broke down the enroll­ment num­bers by region, ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    Destiny Carter, age 8 and Marcus Keeve, 13, have been named the Boys & Girls Club’s February Youth and Teen of the Month according to Executive Director Phillip Mumford. Destiny attends Lancaster Primary School in the second grade.  She has been at the club for one year and is known for her good character, obedience and respect for adults.  She completes her homework during “Power Hour” ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    Mem­bers from the Rich­mond County School Board met with the Vir­ginia gen­eral assem­bly in an effort to defeat House Bill 1383. The bill would have allowed the Rich­mond County Board of Super­vi­sors or the gov­ern­ing body to remove appointed indi­vid­u­als from com­mit­tees or other appoint­ments at the leisure of the board. Accord­ing to the North­ern Neck News, Rich­mond County includes one of the few school boards in ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    Com­ing on the heels of one of the biggest win­ter storm events to hit the Com­mon­wealth in years, Vir­ginia law­mak­ers are con­sid­er­ing a new law, which would allow schools to avoid mak­ing up some snow days. Some­times, even with the best plan­ning in advance, it seems that there just aren’t enough snow days set aside. Then, stu­dents have to attend classes on Sat­ur­day, or miss hol­i­days, ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    With a goal of hav­ing all state high­ways cleared and pass­able within 48 hours of the end of a storm, VDOTcrews are oper­at­ing in 12-hour shifts, salt­ing and sand­ing the road­ways, and plow­ing in areas where least two inches of snow fell on the roads. VDOT says they have 396 pieces of equip­ment avail­able for snow and ice removal statewide. The first pri­or­ity is the inter­state sys­tem, fol­lowed ...
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