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  • Tuesday October 28th, 2014
    MIDDLEBURG, Va. (AP) – A small boarding school in northern Virginia hunt country is the recipient of the largest ever gift to a secondary girls’ school: a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon. Ruth Bedford of Westport, Connecticut, died in June at age 99. She volunteered with the Red Cross in England during World ...
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  • Monday October 27th, 2014
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 27, 2014 – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed is setting sail November 2 for Urbanna, where the ship will host education programs on November 6 and participate in the Urbanna Oyster Festival November 7 and 8. The Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, is a featured exhibit at the Urbanna Oyster ...
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  • Monday October 27th, 2014
    The Lancaster County Lion’s Club is always seeking civic minded men and women to join them in making a difference in the community.  They will host a special event on Tuesday, November 11th as part of a nationwide “Involve a US Veteran” program, to give interested veterans a chance to meet the club members and learn more about the club. Joanne Pheris: 435-9840; Dale Griggs: (757) ...
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  • Monday October 27th, 2014
    The White Stone United Methodist Church Youth Group is selling delicious pecans for mid November arrival. Each 1 lb bag of pecan halves is only $11. You can order by calling the church office at (804) 435-3555 or by e-mail: wsyouthgroup@yahoo.com. Please remember to include your name, phone number, and number of bags. Payment is due upon delivery. November 7 is the order deadline.
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  • Monday October 27th, 2014
    The Town of Kilmarnock will conduct town wide “Trick or Treating” on Friday, October 31st, 2014 only. Per the Town’s ordinances, only children twelve (12) years of age and under are permitted to engage in trick or treating activities. However, this does not prohibit any parent or guardian from accompanying their children. All trick or treating activities are to be concluded by 9:00 p.m. Additionally, Lancaster by ...
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  • Monday October 27th, 2014
    There have been unconfirmed reports of a gray fox, possibly rabid, in the area around Rappahannock General Hospital and the residential area nearby. Reports suggest the fox may have attacked a Kilmarnock girl and was seen threatening a dog near the hospital. We are expecting the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office to issue a statement soon. If you have seen a fox that you suspect may be rabid, please ...
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  • Monday October 27th, 2014
    About three dozen volunteers spent several hours stuffing nearly 5,000 envelopes for the Northumberland Public Library’s Annual Appeal. Volunteers for the October 23 mass mailing who assembled in the library’s Meeting Room represented the Friends of the Library and the libray’s Board of Trustees. The fund-raising letters noted that the monetary gifts from the Annual Appeal represent about 25 percent of the library’s budget. The letters, ...
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