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  • Friday October 31st, 2014
    By Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Zoo plans to open an exhibit featuring seahorses in 2016. The exhibit is sponsored jointly by the zoo and the Elizabeth River Project. The Seahorses of the Living Lafayette project will be part of renovations to the zoo’s exhibit building. The zoo says the new exhibit is intended to celebrate community-wide progress with restoring the environmental health of the ...
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  • Friday October 31st, 2014
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago. Jesse Matthew will appear Friday morning for his arraignment in Fairfax County Circuit Court via video from a jail in the Charlottesville area, where he is being held. Matthew was indicted earlier this month on charges including attempted capital ...
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  • Thursday October 30th, 2014
    We’re just get­ting the offi­cial report on a seri­ous rollover crash that hap­pened last Sun­day on Lover’s Retreat Lane near Saluda. Accord­ing to the Mid­dle­sex County Sheriff’s Office, four men were in a pickup truck around 12:30am headed toward Saluda, when the dri­ver lost con­trol on a curve, ran off the road, hit an embank­ment, then flipped sev­eral times, before finally com­ing to rest in the ...
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  • Thursday October 30th, 2014
    The 57th annual Urbanna Oys­ter Fes­ti­val is almost here! This year’s fes­ti­val will be held next Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 7–8, and if you attend, you will be guar­an­teed a good time, deli­cious food, two parades, and some lively music. Each year, tens of thou­sands of peo­ple turn out for the event, which this year will include an antique auto show once again. Clas­sic vehi­cles will be on ...
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  • Thursday October 30th, 2014
    The reports are com­ing in, and so far it doesn’t look too good for Wal­lops Island fol­low­ing that rocket explo­sion on Tues­day evening, but it could have been far worse. The Wal­lops Inci­dent Response Team reports that their ini­tial assess­ment shows dam­age to the trans­porter erec­tor launcher and light­ning sup­pres­sion rods, as well as lots of debris around the pad. The Wal­lops envi­ron­men­tal team also is con­duct­ing ...
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  • Wednesday October 29th, 2014
    This Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1st, marks the sec­ond Sat­ur­day before the Novem­ber 4th Gen­eral Elec­tion, in which Vir­ginia vot­ers may cast an in-person absen­tee bal­lot at their local voter reg­is­tra­tion office. Vot­ers should review the back page of the Vir­ginia Absen­tee Bal­lot Appli­ca­tion Form to deter­mine if they qual­ify to vote an absentee ballot for this elec­tion. Also, all vot­ers, vot­ing in per­son, includ­ing absen­tee vot­ers, must now ...
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  • Wednesday October 29th, 2014
    Ed Gille­spie made a cam­paign stop with in Tap­pa­han­nock and Kil­marnock on Tues­day. The stop included a 12 noon Lunch Stop at Lowery’s Seafood Restau­rant on Church Lane in Tap­pa­han­nock, along with some after­noon busi­ness vis­its at places includ­ing Chesa­peake Bank in Kil­marnock later yes­ter­day afternoon.
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