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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    When Chesapeake Academy students return to classes in the fall, they will find that the spaces used for music and art instruction have been remodeled. They will soon learn that the instruction they receive in these subjects has been remodeled as well. Reshaping the way the arts are taught and integrated with instruction in other subjects is one of two major initiatives being undertaken during the ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has been chosen as the location to film a pilot for a television series about a Virginia family whose lives are torn apart by the Civil War. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says a division of ABC Studios is co-producing Point of Honor with Amazon Studios. Filming will take place in September around central Virginia and streaming episodes will be part of the ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    Sheriff Ronald D. Crockett reports that James T. “Todd” Kessler, 53 of Coxs Farm Road, is now considered “a person of interest” in the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford, 44 of Burgess. Gifford was last seen in the early evening of Sunday, July 6 at Windmill Point. Specifics of the investigation that led to Kessler now being considered “a person of interest” in the case are ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The person who handled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s schedule is testifying in his public corruption trial. Former McDonnell scheduler Monica Block began testifying Monday about events the former first couple attended with Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific Inc. Among them was one in Richmond that was a last-minute addition to McDonnell’s schedule while the General ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    The Vir­ginia Aquar­ium & Marine Sci­ence Cen­ter says 52 bot­tlenose dol­phin strand­ings have hap­pened in the last six months, com­pared to 86 dur­ing the same period in 2013. Vir­ginia recorded some 350 bot­tlenose dol­phin deaths in 2013.Aquarium offi­cials said this year’s fig­ures are encouraging.The National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion Fish­eries web­site says bot­tlenose dol­phins have been strand­ing from New York to Florida at ele­vated rates since July 2013.
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A defense attorney is challenging the credibility of the prosecution’s key witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial by questioning him about lawsuits he and the company he founded face over allegations of securities violations. Former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams is testifying against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, under an immunity agreement. They are charged ...
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    Each year AFICE, the Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit company, offers children from around the world the opportunity to study in the United States as high school exchange students. AFICE is looking for volunteer host families to open their hearts and homes to an exchange student for the 2014-15 school year. AFIC has students from several countries who have a variety of interests who ...
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