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  • Thursday October 02nd, 2014
    Recently,the Com­mon­wealth of Vir­ginia awarded almost $235,000 in School Secu­rity Equip­ment Grants to ele­men­tary, mid­dle and high schools in Car­o­line, Lan­caster, Rich­mond and West­more­land counties. “We are grate­ful for any assis­tance we can get to improve the safety and secu­rity of our schools,” said Lan­caster super­in­ten­dent Steve Parker. “Stu­dents need safe places to learn and this is a great com­mit­ment to that safety.” The grants came after ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    BY LAURAN NEERGAARD AP MEDICAL WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Police in the Fredericksburg area say they believe the same man robbed or attempted to rob three banks in less than an hour. The incidents occurred in rapid fire in Stafford and Spotsylvania, according to The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1owcyJq). The first occurred in Stafford County when a man entered a bank and handed a note to the teller. He walked out of the ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Morgan Harrington’s parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for her 2009 killing, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women. Five years later, the Harringtons are reacting with both sadness and relief to the news that police have found a “forensic link” to their 20-year-old daughter’s unsolved homicide with ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) – Francis Scott Key’s original handwritten manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society is loaning the original manuscript to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate for a special exhibit in October. It will be on view from Wednesday through Oct. 31. The manuscript has been on ...
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  • Tuesday September 30th, 2014
    It is not too late to register for Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s 5K “Run for Your Life,” race or the more leisurely “Trick or Trot” Monster Mile walk. Registrations for the October 11 race and walk will be open until the day of the event. The race and fun walk will take place on the RWC campus at 132 Lancaster Drive in Irvington. Because parking is limited, free ...
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  • Tuesday September 30th, 2014
    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) – The new Miss State Fair of Virginia has some big high heels to fill. Taylor Reynolds of Chesterfield County has been crowned as Courtney Garrett’s successor. Garrett, of Prince Edward County, went on to win the 2014 Miss Virginia pageant and was first runner-up in the Miss America pageant earlier this month. The 19-year-old Reynolds is a sophomore biology student and track-and-field star ...
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