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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    A former Virginia Girl Scouts executive was sentenced to serve three-months behind bars after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $23,000 from the Girl Scouts. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 62-year-old Linda Carne was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, but the judge suspended all but three months. Carne pleaded guilty in April. She served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia from ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    It’s not a good crabbing season so far. Many area fish houses are saying that they can no longer take any more hard crab orders because they just plain don’t have crabs. Joey Williams is the Vice-President of the Virginia Watermen’s Association, and he told the Southside Sentinel that he hasn’t taken any orders in more than two weeks, and Williams says he has never, ever, ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    The numbers have been released, and now we know that Virginia recorded eight fatal highway crashes over the July 4th holiday, up from the seven recorded during last year’s Independence Day. The Virginia State Police say four of the eight fatalities involved motorcycle crashes. Two of the victims who died were operating all-terrain vehicles and alcohol was a factor in at least one of the fatalities. The ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    A private pilot from Hartfield is making history. Ms. Leo Ford-Barber has logged more than 6,000 hours as an airplane pilot. She also teaches flying, and has been a pilot for 40 years. Now, this summer, she was part of a three-woman team that competed in the 38th “Air Race Classic,” flying from San Francisco over the Rocky Mountains, through America’s heartland to Hershey, Pennsylvania, in four ...
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  • Wednesday July 09th, 2014
    Kiwanis Kids Foundation in Lancaster County awarded a $500 grant to the Northumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “PAWS to Read.” The funds were used to subsidize the purchase of a portable sound system. “With more than a 700 percent increase in participation in 2013, amplifying children’s programs became a major concern for this summer,” said Jan Bates, Coordinator of Children’s Programs for the Northumberland Public ...
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  • Wednesday July 09th, 2014
    Please be advised that the Gloucester County School Board adopted a revised meeting schedule to add a special town hall meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the auditorium of the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center, 6099 T. C. Walker Road, for the purpose of introducing Dr. Walter R. Clemons, Superintendent of Schools, to the Gloucester County community. Three or more of ...
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  • Wednesday July 09th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is sharing part of more than $43 million in federal funds to help states with parks, outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The U.S. Department of Interior said Virginia is getting more than $980,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The fund was established by Congress in 1964 to ensure access to outdoor recreation resources and to provide money to federal, state ...
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