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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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  • Friday September 05th, 2014
    Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will host its 30th annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, September 27 on the campus at 132 Lancaster Drive in Irvington. The public is invited to browse through the treasures available for purchase and enjoy the festivities organized by RWC residents. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and sales continue until 1:00 p.m. RWC President Stuart Bunting says, “I don’t know if the people who began ...
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  • Friday September 05th, 2014
    Chesa­peake Bank’s recent school-supply drive helped 350 kids in need go back to school with new clothes and sup­plies. all dona­tions ben­e­fited the North­ern Neck Fam­ily YMCA’s Bright Begin­nings Pro­gram. In addi­tion to the school sup­plies, Chesa­peake Bank raised more than $5,000 in the com­mu­ni­ties it serves. Assis­tant Vice Pres­i­dent and Kil­marnock branch man­ager Cathy Snow­den said “I never grow tired of see­ing the pure joy ...
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  • Thursday September 04th, 2014
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on 11 of 14 corruption counts. His wife Maureen McDonnell has been found guilty on 8 corruption counts and obstruction of justice, a Richmond jury ruled today. The pair was not convicted on bank fraud charges. Reporters in the courtroom described the family as sobbing and hysterical as the guilty charges were read. This was the third ...
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