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  • Wednesday September 10th, 2014
    The Virginia Association of Museums announced today the 2014 honorees of Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, a program designed to create awareness about the importance of preserving artifacts in the care of collecting institutions such as museums, historical societies, libraries and archives throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia. Below is the list of the Top 10 Honorees and their artifact names and locations. 2014 ...
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  • Tuesday September 09th, 2014
    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’app for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and the Android™ is useful for: • getting the latest news from VDGIF; • looking up hunting regulations, seasons, and bag limits while in the field; • viewing freshwater fishing regulations and state record fish; • identifying the fish you just caught; • getting sunrise and sunset times for your location; • recording your trophy harvests; • finding nearby boat ramps, ...
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  • Tuesday September 09th, 2014
    The fourth annual Jacob’s Lad­der Oys­ter Tast­ing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sep­tem­ber 28 at Mer­rior, easy to find at 784 Lock­lies Creek Road, Top­ping. The tast­ing is the per­fect oppor­tu­nity to learn about native oys­ters. The sixty dol­lar entry fee includes oys­ters, beer, wine, chow­der, condi­ments and non­al­co­holic bev­er­ages. If you’d like tick­ets call 758‑0712 by Sep­tem­ber 24. Jacob’s Lad­der is a pro­gram ...
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  • Tuesday September 09th, 2014
    The num­ber of deaths from heroin is ris­ing and abuse of pre­scrip­tion drugs in Vir­ginia has resulted in the state com­ing up with a five-part ini­tia­tive to save lives. Mon­day, Attor­ney Gen­eral Mark Her­ring announced the pro­gram at the Vir­ginia Asso­ci­a­tion of Chiefs of Police meet­ing in Roanoke. Accord­ing to Her­ring, the sta­tis­tics from the state Med­ical Exam­iner show more than 800 Vir­gini­ans died from ...
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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to expand public health care to 20,000 mentally ill adult residents. But he will not try a large-scale unilateral expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. McAuliffe said Monday at a Capitol news conference that he wants to target his efforts to provide health care for the neediest of the state’s 1 million uninsured. The governor ...
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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring says too many Virginians are losing loved ones to fatal drug overdoses. Herring unveiled a five-part plan to combat drug abuse on Monday during the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police’s annual conference in Roanoke. The plan includes partnering with local and federal prosecutors, developing legislative solutions, prevention and education, and accountability for professionals who illegally make prescription ...
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  • Monday September 08th, 2014
    Bring your own picnic and listen to a concert featuring Planet Full of Blues, Sunday, September 14 from 2-4 pm at the Urbanna Town Marina to benefit the Urbanna Cat Project. Donations of money or cat food appreciated. Checks may be made payable to Precious Purrs and Paws. The mission of the Urbanna Cat Project is “To make an effective, humane, cooperative and lasting impact ...
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