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  • Wednesday August 13th, 2014
    In FRISCO, N.C. the body of a Vir­ginia man who was reported as miss­ing over the week­end was recov­ered on the Outer Banks Monday.Reports say Ronald Jessen of Glouces­ter, Vir­ginia, 57,was camp­ing with friends in Frisco when he was reported miss­ing late Sat­ur­day night.Authorities say his body was found float­ing in water near the campground.The Dare County Sheriff’s Office said no addi­tional infor­ma­tion was avail­able. The ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    Chesapeake Academy 7th grader Claire Keesee has quite a story to tell classmates about her summer vacation. She spent four weeks as an exchange student in Guatemala, living with a host family, practicing Spanish, and experiencing the culture of the Central American country known as “the land of eternal spring.” Claire, whose family resides in Hartfield, was one of a group of middle- and high-school students ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    What is “Empty Bowls”? It’s a world-wide phenomenon of potters working to end hunger by making one-of-a-kind bowls. We’ll pair with Mathews’ best chefs to fill those bowls with soup at the event in the gallery on December 7. Customers will buy the bowls and the proceeds go to Hands Across Mathews to provide food and assistance to the needy. To make this happen, we need to ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    A new program at high schools in Virginia’s Northern Neck, offered through GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling and financial support to students seeking financial aid and scholarships for continuing education after high school – whether that includes technical school, community college or a four-year college. GRASP, co-founded in 1983 by Senator Walter Stosch (a Northern Neck native) and Dr. Ray ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    The Community Responses Are In! Survey Summary An online survey was created to gauge public interest and preference for the future use of Town-owned property located at the corner of Town Centre Drive and N Main Street – otherwise known as The People’s Park. The survey received 274 responses. Zip code 22482 drew the largest number of respondents, representing 48%. Interest in the future use of this ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – The launch of a Defense Department rocket from Wallops Island has been postponed due to inclement weather. The launch window for the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was originally set to open on Tuesday. NASA says the rocket will now launch no earlier than Saturday night. A second rocket is expected to be launched about two weeks after the first rocket. The rockets may be ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s onetime attorney general will be back on the witness stand when the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Jerry Kilgore began testifying Monday and was still being questioned by a prosecutor when the judge called it quits for the day. Kilgore faces more questions Tuesday. The McDonnells ...
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