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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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  • Friday November 07th, 2014
    When residents at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury gather to reminisce about growing up, they will soon learn that newcomer Sylvia Churchill Prince has quite a story to tell. The wife of retired optometrist Jim Prince experienced more highs and lows in the first twelve years of her life than most people do in a lifetime. Sylvia was born in 1934 in Tientsin China, the youngest of Ethel and ...
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  • Friday November 07th, 2014
    Have you made your shopping list? You can create a customized list at blog.chesbank.com. FIRST, pick up your free Shop Local shopping bag at your nearest Chesapeake Bank branch in the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula or Williamsburg or participating chamber office. THEN, go to blog.chesbank.com and select the “For Shoppers” tab to preview all the merchant offers. Create your personal shopping itinerary by selecting from specific categories, ...
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  • Friday November 07th, 2014
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Court records show that DNA recovered from underneath the fingernail of a sexual-assault victim in 2005 links that case to the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. The report was conducted late last month by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. It compared DNA samples taken from the victim of the 2005 attack in Fairfax City with samples ...
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