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  • Friday October 03rd, 2014
    Northern Neck area students prepare for college, careers at Boys & Girls Club Kilmarnock, VA (October, 1 2014) – The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours.  Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. As part of its commitment ...
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  • Friday October 03rd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Sixteen projects in Virginia that promote specialty crops from organic apples to chestnuts are sharing more than $560,000 in grants. The funding announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and based on a competitive process established by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Specialty crops include a wide range of farm and forest products, including ...
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  • Friday October 03rd, 2014
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – The College of William and Mary will use a $1 million donation to create a new professorship in its economics department. The Tang Professorship will be awarded to an outstanding faculty member and will provide a salary supplement in addition to research and teaching support. The professorship is the fourth endowed position in a 20-member department. The donation comes from alumnus and former ...
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  • Friday October 03rd, 2014
    There will be two Listening Lambs at the Library Story Hour sessions in November. The events will be held at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville from 10 to 11 a.m. Autumn is Here will be the theme for the Thursday November 6 Listening Lambs at the Library Story Hour. Indian Pow Wow will be the theme for the November 20 event. The free Story Hours ...
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  • Thursday October 02nd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is arguing anew for federal recognition of Virginia’s Indian tribes. The Virginia Democrat is appealing to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the federal acknowledgement of American Indian tribes. He’s encouraging the bureau to adopt greater flexibility in its recognition process to overcome the barriers Virginia’s tribes have confronted. One hurdle to recognition is that many of the tribes’ ...
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  • Thursday October 02nd, 2014
    For the week ending September 29, 2014 Sept. 22 (Report begins @ 12 noon) Shakeen D. Walker, 19 of the 3,200 block of White Chapel Road, was arrested for felony violation of probation on Sept. 15. Staff notified VDOT of a downed tree interfering with traffic near Mary Ball and Old Salem Roads; responded to a mental health emergency on James Wharf Road; received a larceny ...
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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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