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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring says too many Virginians are losing loved ones to fatal drug overdoses. Herring unveiled a five-part plan to combat drug abuse on Monday during the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police’s annual conference in Roanoke. The plan includes partnering with local and federal prosecutors, developing legislative solutions, prevention and education, and accountability for professionals who illegally make prescription ...
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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    Bring your own picnic and listen to a concert featuring Planet Full of Blues, Sunday, September 14 from 2-4 pm at the Urbanna Town Marina to benefit the Urbanna Cat Project. Donations of money or cat food appreciated. Checks may be made payable to Precious Purrs and Paws. The mission of the Urbanna Cat Project is “To make an effective, humane, cooperative and lasting impact ...
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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (AP) – Colonial Beach is being sued by a former police chief who alleges that the Town Council forced him to resign. Kevin Blevins Sr. says in his lawsuit that he resigned under duress after the council gave him notice at its Jan. 10, 2013, meeting that there were sufficient grounds to terminate his employment with cause. The lawsuit says the council didn’t give ...
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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. The National Portrait Gallery has begun planning the conservation and digital analysis of the full-length “Lansdowne” portrait of the first president that was painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. Work will begin in ...
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  • Sunday September 07th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state’s poor. The Democratic governor will speak publicly Monday on his plans for health care expansion. The governor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid during this year’s legislative session. The impasse led to a protracted stalemate over the state budget that ended with ...
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  • Friday September 05th, 2014
    September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Northumberland Public Library invites you to step inside and get your card. Library Director Alice Cooper notes that library cards are free and having one opens up a whole world to explore. So stop by the library, located at 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473, and sign up. Questions? Contact the library, which is open six days a ...
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  • Friday September 05th, 2014
    Chesapeake Academy Parents and Patrons Association is holding its Apple Sale September 10 through October 17.  Winesap, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples from Dickie Brothers Orchard in Roseland, VA are available by the peck, half bushel or bushel.   Prices start at $11.  Proceeds from the sale will support the educational initiatives at Chesapeake Academy.  Delivery will be the week of October 27.  Please contact ...
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