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  • Tuesday December 09th, 2014
    A report this morn­ing by the Asso­ci­ated Press, says that more than 3,800 Vir­ginia state employ­ees, or nearly 4 per­cent of the work­force, are paid annual wages below the fed­eral poverty level of $23,850 for a fam­ily of four. Jobs with poverty-level wages include hos­pi­tal food ser­vice work­ers and house­keep­ers, school secu­rity offi­cers, men­tal health work­ers, deputy sher­iffs, cor­rec­tions work­ers, sec­re­taries, researchers and asso­ciate pro­fes­sors. The num­ber ...
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  • Monday December 08th, 2014
    An arrest in Vir­ginia is mak­ing waves around the world today… A York­town man, orig­i­nally from Saudi Ara­bia, was arrested on Fri­day on charges of try­ing to smug­gle schematic plans for a US Navy air­craft car­rier to Egypt. Mostafa Awwad was indicted by a fed­eral grand jury on two charges of attempted expor­ta­tion of defense arti­cles and tech­ni­cal data. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors allege Awwad tried to bring plans for the USS Ford ...
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  • Monday December 08th, 2014
    The Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library has announced Christ­mas and New Year clos­ings and mod­i­fied oper­at­ing hours dur­ing the upcom­ing hol­i­day sea­son. The library will be closed on Christ­mas, Thurs­day Decem­ber 25, and remain closed on Fri­day, Decem­ber 26. Like­wise, the library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 1, 2015. There will be 5 p.m. early clos­ings on Mon­day and Tues­day Decem­ber 22 and 23 and ...
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  • Sunday December 07th, 2014
    River Coun­ties Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion awarded $291,000 in grants in 2014, the most money handed out in its his­tory and three times the amount awarded in 2013. How­ever, even with those num­bers, RCCF could only fund 35% of the amount requested by local non­prof­its. Most of the increase this year is because of a $15 mil­lion unre­stricted bequest to the Martha Henna Har­ris Endow­ment Fund of The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion. Nine ...
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  • Sunday December 07th, 2014
    The search to learn more infor­ma­tion about an indi­vid­ual whose body was dis­cov­ered in a river in Prince Edward County has taken inves­ti­ga­tors to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. At this point in the inves­ti­ga­tion, the human remains recov­ered in 2008 are believed to be 50-year-old Glenn Edward Wil­son. Inves­ti­ga­tors have also deter­mined Wil­son worked for a time as a car­pen­ter in Kill Devil Hills and ...
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  • Friday December 05th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia families have until the end of March to enroll in the state’s prepaid college tuition program for this year. Officials say the annual enrollment period for Virginia529 prePAID began Monday and ends March 31. The enrollment allows families to purchase at this year’s pricing future in-state tuition and fees at Virginia public colleges and universities. Contracts are available by the semester at different ...
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  • Friday December 05th, 2014
    A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing that was sched­uled for today, has been post­poned for a man charged with abduct­ing a Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia stu­dent. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.‘s hear­ing has been resched­uled for March 26. Matthew is charged with abduc­tion with intent to defile Han­nah Gra­ham. The 18-year-old U.Va. sopho­more dis­ap­peared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. Her remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles ...
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