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  • Saturday November 29th, 2014
    By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia. That would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care – and ...
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  • Saturday November 29th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The governor’s Executive Mansion is set to receive its Christmas tree from a Virginia tree grower. Christmas tree growers John and Virginia Carroll of Claybrooke Farm in Louisa County will present the tree noon Monday at the mansion in Capitol Square. Gwen Jones of Jones Tree Farm in Spotsylvania is giving wreaths. Both growers won awards at this year’s annual meeting of the ...
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  • Thursday November 27th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year’s National Christmas Tree lighting in President’s Park near the White House. The National Park Service announced Wednesday that Hanks and Wilson will host the ceremony Dec. 4. By tradition, President Barack Obama and his family also will help light the tree. Musicians will perform holiday tunes. This year’s performers will include Ne-Yo, ...
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  • Wednesday November 26th, 2014
    Denver-based Fron­tier Air­lines plans to dis­con­tinue flights from the New­port News/Williamsburg Inter­na­tional Air­port in Jan­u­ary. Fron­tier oper­ated non­stop flights to Den­ver three days a week, and has been doing so since 2012, when the air­line cut back from a daily flight. Air­port offi­cials say they are look­ing into fin­ing a replace­ment air­line. It’s the sec­ond air­line to pull up stakes at the air­port. Peo­ple­Ex­press sus­pended ser­vice ...
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  • Wednesday November 26th, 2014
    The Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day week­end is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Vir­gini­ans’ risks of being involved in a seri­ous or deadly traf­fic crash. As fam­i­lies and friends pre­pare to gather to give thanks this year, the Vir­ginia State Police reminds motorists to make safety a pri­or­ity dur­ing the hol­i­day week­end. Vir­gini­ans are reminded to drive to save lives by always ...
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  • Wednesday November 26th, 2014
    Christ­mas Friends Inc. kicked off its 29th year of help­ing the less for­tu­nate of Mid­dle­sex County last week. The gifts this year will be deliv­ered on Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 20th, and that means the clock is tick­ing. Vol­un­teers now have less than four weeks to buy, wrap, sort and deliver thou­sands of gifts to those in our area who are less for­tu­nate. They need your help. If ...
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  • Wednesday November 26th, 2014
    The Board of Directors of Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) announced the appointment of Donna Dittman Hale, MHA, CTC; as Executive Director and Project Director of the new Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program for the Rappahannock Region. Based in Tappahannock, VA, BRTA, is a non-profit consortium of health care organizations created 10 years ago to increase the health and well-being of the medically underserved communities ...
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