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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) – The State Fair of Virginia is opening its 10-day run with a traditional array of attractions. The gates open 10 a.m. on Friday at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell in Caroline County and runs through Oct.5. The Virginia Farm Bureau says last year’s fair attracted 229,000 guests. General admission tickets include all concerts, exhibits and attractions. Admission does not include rides. Officials say all ...
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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Leading Republicans are rallying around “religious liberty” at home and abroad as religious activists gather for a weekend conference. The annual Voters Value Summit begins Friday in Washington with speeches from several prospective presidential candidates. The lineup includes Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Organizers expect participants to unite ...
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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Questlove and Black Thought from The Roots are performing at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate the winners of a national spoken word competition. D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel “Asheru” Benn will host the free concert Sunday at 6 p.m. It will also feature Hill Harper from the CBS series “CSI: NY.” Tickets will be distributed beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The concert will ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched from Virginia’s Eastern Shore next month. The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. October 12 is the backup launch day. NASA says the rocket may be visible to residents in the Chesapeake Bay region. The NASA Visitor ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    BY MICHAEL FELBERBAUM ASSOCIATED PRESS RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition – but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff’s authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The National Park Service says a cannonball found at a Richmond battlefield might have been used by Confederate soldiers as an improvised grenade. The 12-pound cannonball had an intact fuse. It was discovered on Monday in the moat of a Confederate fortification known as Fort Gilmer at Richmond National Battlefield Park. Park staff members were clearing the site in preparation for an ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is in the second day of a challenge aimed at sheltering homeless veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the “100 Day Challenge” on Wednesday. He says mayors have taken up the challenge from Alexandria, Hampton, Richmond, Petersburg, Salem, Roanoke, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News. The challenge will also bring together other partners such as charities and faith-based groups to implement strategies to end ...
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