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  • Monday July 28th, 2014
    The Governor’s office announced that Virginia’s oyster harvest last year came in at right around 504,000 bushels, making it the highest level seen since 1987. That’s good news for the state’s economy. Over the past 12 years, the oyster harvest in Virginia has increased from 23,000 bushels in 2001 to an esti-mated 504,000 bushels last year. The dockside value of the oyster harvest totalled $22.2 million last ...
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  • Sunday July 27th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former Virginia governor once viewed as a rising national star in the Republican Party is going on trial and fighting to avoid federal prison. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are due in a Richmond courtroom Monday for trial on corruption charges. They are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans ...
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  • Sunday July 27th, 2014
    The Northern Neck Kennel Club’s fall classes will open for registration on July 28th. The classes begin on September 15th and will run for 6 weeks. Classes offered will be Puppy, obedience, manners, CGC, rally and agility. Registration closes September 2nd. Applications are available at northern neck kennel club dot org. Cathy Davis: 435.6779
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  • Sunday July 27th, 2014
    Northumberland Elementary students who meet their summer reading goal (as set by the Northumberland Elementary School) may come to the Northumberland Public Library any time with their completed Reading Passport and be given a special “Pawsome Reader” dog tag – one per person as long as supplies last. The goal for the elementary school is to have read 20 picture books or four chapter books — ...
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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    A Lancaster County man arrested following an altercation at a White Stone area bar and restaurant was denied bond Friday afternoon in Lancaster County Circuit Court. Judge Harry T. Taliaferro III denied bond for 53 year old James Todd Kessler of the Kilmarnock area, based on testimony that the suspect poses a threat to society. Kessler was arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning ...
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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that Virginia’s oyster harvest jumped another 25 percent last year, surging past 500,000 bushels, the most in nearly a generation. “Over the past few years, Virginia has become the oyster capital of the East Coast, and that is great news for our Commonwealth’s economy,’’ said Governor McAuliffe. “The growth we’ve seen in the oyster harvest is extraordinary, but hardly a surprise. ...
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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    There will be no changes in the tax levy for Lancaster County recreational boaters until at least next year. County Supervisors in July formed a citizen committee to review the tax rate after complaints from boat owners who said that the much higher than that of surrounding counties. Officials now say there is not enough time to review the levy, and make recommendations before the ...
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