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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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  • Wednesday July 09th, 2014
    Press Release for July 8, 2014 June 23 (Report begins @ 1 p.m.) A 57 year old Gaskins Road woman was charged with profane/threatening language over the public airway on June 20. Staff responded to a domestic dispute on Fitzhugh Street; responded to a domestic disturbance on Greenwood Court; checked on the well-being of a juvenile on Goodluck Road at the request of a parent (domestic related incident: the ...
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  • Tuesday July 08th, 2014
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Fredericksburg police have identified a man who drowned while swimming in an old quarry. Police spokeswoman Natatia L. Bledsoe says 18-year-old Anthony Mandel Johnson Jr. was swimming toward a rope swing with a female friend when he began to struggle in the water. Bledsoe says the friend and others at the quarry tried unsuccessfully to save Johnson. He was pronounced dead at a ...
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  • Tuesday July 08th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are launching training for third-party voter registration drives. The state Department of Elections and local general registrars are conducting the training beginning this month. State law requires individuals or groups requesting 25 or more voter registration applications from to register and receive State Board of Elections-certified training for voter registration drives. Certifications must be renewed annually. The training covers topics including best practices ...
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