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  • Tuesday November 11th, 2014
    More than 300 spectators and participants assembled on the Old Courthouse lawn November 10 for a special salute to current and past members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The event, Freedom Is Not Free, was sponsored by the Northumberland Public Library (NPL) and the Marine Corps League of the Northern Neck (MCLNN). The 30-minute program, held on the eve of Veterans Day, began with a welcome ...
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  • Tuesday November 11th, 2014
    Some love it, oth­ers con­demn it as dis­re­spect for the hol­i­day and those who have to work that day, but more and more retail­ers are open­ing their doors ahead of Black Fri­day. Tar­get announced Mon­day that their stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanks­giv­ing day, its ear­li­est open­ing ever. The big box store joins a num­ber of retail­ers who are open­ing on Thanks­giv­ing day, includ­ing J.C. ...
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  • Tuesday November 11th, 2014
    Accord­ing to Vir­ginia State Police, one per­son was killed Mon­day after­noon in a sin­gle vehi­cle crash in Essex County. It hap­pened at 4:10 p.m. on Route 17 south, 8/10 mile south of Route 638 in Essex County. State Police say a pickup truck was trav­el­ing south on Route 17, when it ran off the right side of the road, strik­ing a high­way sign, over cor­rected, and ...
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  • Tuesday November 11th, 2014
    The Town of Kil­marnock announces that the Hol­i­day Light­ing Con­test is back again this year and is open to all res­i­dents and com­mer­cial busi­nesses within the Town of Kil­marnock. This year will fea­ture two cat­e­gories for the busi­ness com­mu­nity… for those within Steptoe’s and for those located out­side of the Steptoe’s Dis­trict. Judg­ing will again by con­ducted by the Kil­marnock Gar­den Club but will occur ear­lier ...
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  • Tuesday November 11th, 2014
    Today is Vet­er­ans Day, and accord­ing to a CareerBuilder.com sur­vey, 33 per­cent of com­pa­nies are actively recruit­ing vet­er­ans. That’s up 12 points from 2011. CareerBuilder’s Jen­nifer Grasz tells us that many vet­er­ans aren’t pre­pared to look for – and find – a job. Vet­er­ans report­ing being under-employed or work­ing in low pay­ing jobs dropped from 32 per­cent to 23 per­cent. While the employ­ment pic­ture is improv­ing for vet­er­ans, 37 per­cent of ...
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  • Monday November 10th, 2014
    Aqua Vir­ginia is a pri­vate util­ity com­pany serv­ing much of Lan­caster County’s water needs. Lan­caster County Super­vi­sors last week, voted to try to stop an attempt by the com­pany to increase it’s rates. Super­vi­sors voted unan­i­mously to join with Car­o­line County in request­ing that the State Cor­po­ra­tion Com­mis­sion vote to deny the company’s pro­posed rate increases. The move comes fol­low­ing Aqua’s request for not only an increase ...
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  • Monday November 10th, 2014
    A man was charged over the week­end with killing his neigh­bor in Mid­dle­sex. Police were then involved in a sit­u­a­tion where the man was bar­ri­cated inside his home for hours. It all hap­pened at a Rap­pa­han­nock river­front home off Mon­tague Island Road in the Jamaica area of Mid­dle­sex County on Sun­day morn­ing, when a cakk cane in about gun­shots. Offi­cers rushed to the scene to find that one ...
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