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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014
    By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The University of Virginia Board of Visitors is holding a special meeting to discuss recent allegations of sexual assault that have rocked the campus. The board on Tuesday will also take up the university’s policies for handling sexual assault cases. The meeting comes after Rolling Stone published an article describing a woman’s account of a brutal gang rape – ...
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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control stores will again offer discounts on Black Friday this year. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says all of its stores will offer 10 percent off any purchases totaling $50 or more before taxes. Lottery and gift cards are excluded from consideration. ABC Chairman Jeff Painter says the discounts allow customers to buy premium brands at reduced prices for ...
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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014
    Christ­mas Friends Inc. kicked off its 29th year of help­ing the less for­tu­nate of Mid­dle­sex County last week. The gifts this year will be deliv­ered on Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 20th, and that means the clock is tick­ing. Vol­un­teers now have less than four weeks to buy, wrap, sort and deliver thou­sands of gifts to those in our area who are less for­tu­nate. They need your help. If ...
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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014
    Thanks­giv­ing is this Thurs­day, and record num­bers of trav­el­ers are pre­dicted to hit the roads this week. Cheaper gas.… already well below $3 a gal­lon in many areas, along with an improv­ing econ­omy are just two of the rea­sons for the uptick in travel. AAA says some 46.3 mil­lion trav­el­ers will likely travel 50 miles or more over the long Thanks­giv­ing week­end, the biggest num­bers since 2007 and ...
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  • Tuesday November 25th, 2014
    Vir­ginia grow­ers are prepar­ing to sell a lot of fresh Christ­mas trees for the hol­i­day sea­son. The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Con­sumer Ser­vices says the state has more than 500 Christ­mas tree farms. To encour­age the pur­chase of a Vir­ginia grown tree, Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe has pro­claimed Decem­ber as “Vir­ginia Christ­mas Tree Month.“ State Offi­cials say that choos­ing a Virginia-grown tree means pur­chas­ing a renew­able, recy­clable ...
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  • Monday November 24th, 2014
    The His­toric and Archi­tec­tural Review Board in Urbanna has pro­posed that some water­front areas be removed from Urbanna’s His­toric Dis­trict. The pro­posed changes would mean water­front prop­er­ties dropped from the dis­trict would include The Res­i­dences at Oys­ter Har­bor con­do­mini­ums, Dozier’s Port Urbanna marina, and the for­mer Urbanna Yacht­ing Cen­ter.Also included would be all the shore­line from the bridge to where Vir­ginia Street ends at Urbanna Creek. The idea ...
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  • Monday November 24th, 2014
    Old Domin­ion Uni­ver­sity police have released pho­tos of the two men they say raped a stu­dent there. Mean­while, while they search for those two, 21-year-old Den­zel Delk ahs been taken into cus­tody, and charged with rape, grand lar­ceny and pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana. The inci­dent involves an ODU stu­dent who told police that she was drink­ing with the three men in her ODUdorm room on Novem­ber 8th, when she started going ...
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