• Monday August 18th, 2014 corn
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s corn crop is expected to drop 7 percent this year compared to the 2013 crop. But production of soybeans and other crops is expected to increase. The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the average corn yield is expected to be ...
  • Monday August 18th, 2014 mcdonnell
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond. Forty-five witnesses testified for the prosecution. Among them was former ...
  • Sunday August 17th, 2014 virginia_seal
    Gov­er­nor McAu­li­ffe has signed Exec­u­tive Order 24 which will estab­lish­ing an inter­a­gency task force on worker mis­clas­si­fi­ca­tion and pay­roll fraud. The gov­er­nor said: “Every Vir­gin­ian who works hard and fol­lows the rules should get the pay and ben­e­fits that they deserve,” adding that “This exec­u­tive order will begin a process to ensure that employ­ers through­out the Com­mon­wealth fol­low the same rules when it comes to ...
  • Sunday August 17th, 2014 news
    Emer­gency offi­cials in Vir­ginia are encour­ag­ing peo­ple to reg­is­ter for the multi-state earth­quake drill that takes place in the fall.The “Great South­east Shake­out” is Oct. 16 and will teach peo­ple to “drop, cover and hold on.” Which sim­ply means:drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on until the shak­ing stops. Schools, busi­ness, gov­ern­ment agen­cies and indi­vid­u­als are expected to ...
  • Friday August 15th, 2014 mcdonnell
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A judge has rejected a request to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial. The couple’s attorneys argued in court Friday that the prosecution had failed to prove the McDonnells had violated any laws. Judge James R. Spencer denied the motions. Prosecutors rested their case Thursday after nearly three weeks of testimony. The defense ...
  • Friday August 15th, 2014 back_to_school
    Lancaster County Public Schools are now accepting applications for volunteer tutors and mentors for the 2014-2015 school year. If you enjoy working with students and have the desire to make a positive impact on their lives, this may be a very rewarding opportunity for you. Applications may be picked up at the school board office on Irvington Road, or any of the three schools during ...
  • Friday August 15th, 2014 chesapeake_academy
    Parent Chair Grover Branson announces the 13th annual Community Oyster Roast will be held on the Rowe Campus of Chesapeake Academy, on October 18th from 5 pm to 9 pm. This annual event was voted Best of 3 Charity Events in 2014 by Virginia Living Magazine. The Fall Festival Community Oyster Roast is based on the popular roll-up-your-sleeves southern tradition, which features sacks of fresh, local oysters ...
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