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  • Thursday November 13th, 2014
    Anne Long McClin­tock will be avail­able to sign copies of her book, We Are Who We Are Because Steam­boats Were, at the Steam­boat Era Museum’s Hol­i­day Mar­ket­place on Novem­ber 28 and 29. A grand­daugh­ter of steam­boat Cap­tain Archibald Long, McClin­tock was born into a steam­boat fam­ily. Her sto­ries go back in time to an era of steam­boats, com­merce and pros­per­ity on the North­ern Neck and Chesa­peake ...
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  • Thursday November 13th, 2014
    Along with the first real shot of cold air, many in our area are using heat­ing sys­tems, heaters, or fire­places for the first time this sea­son. Fire pre­ven­tion experts say that it’s impor­tant that peo­ple under­stand the dan­gers of heat, and they also should real­ize that main­te­nance is required on some of that equip­ment that hasn’t been used all sum­mer, prior to press­ing it into ...
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  • Thursday November 13th, 2014
    The inves­ti­ga­tion into a shoot­ing that occurred Sun­day at a home on Mon­tague Island Road in the north end of Mid­dle­sex County, has resulted in an arrest. 53 year old Edward Markham Post was found lying dead in the yard, the appar­ent vic­tim of a gun­shot wound to the chest. 64 year old Michael Edward Post was taken into cus­tody fol­low­ing a stand­off at his home nearby. Post ...
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  • Thursday November 13th, 2014
    Gavin Grimm of Glouces­ter is a trans­gen­der who is fight­ing for the right to use his restroom of choice. Grimm, who was born female, says he always knew, in his own mind, that he was a boy. Gavin is now a sopho­more at Glouces­ter High School, and has openly “come out” as a boy, along with legally chang­ing his name this year. He says the whole trans­for­ma­tion ...
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  • Thursday November 13th, 2014
    Buyboats are a significant, as well as impressive, part of our local maritime history here in Virginia. Dating back to1880, almost half of the world’s oyster supply came from the Chesapeake Bay and these working beauties did their fair share to promote commerce along the coast. During oyster season, proud working Buyboats combed the waters of the Bay, searching for smaller skipjacks and deadrises to ...
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  • Wednesday November 12th, 2014
    The Lancaster Community Library Lottery is going on now. Tickets are $95 each if bought before December 20th, all tickets bought before this date will automatically be entered to win a $500 Early Bird Drawing. All tickets purchased after this date will cost $100. The grand prize is $10,000. Tickets may be purchased at the library on School Street in Kilmarnock, by calling 435-1729 or ...
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  • Wednesday November 12th, 2014
    Operation “Thanks for Giving” is in full swing for the holiday season. Donations are being accepted at Country Cottage in White Stone to help senior citizens in the community. All types of donations are needed: canned goods, toiletries, Household items, hats, scarves, blankets, etc.
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