• Wednesday June 11th, 2014 eric_cantor
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) praised Cantor as “a good friend and a great leader” in a statement that steered clear of the issue that Brat put at the ...
  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014 phillip_puckett
    Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission. The resignation gives Republicans a one-seat advantage in the upper chamber in the middle of a battle over Medicaid expansion. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said the governor was deeply disappointed by the resignation of a fellow Democrat and the uncertainty that ...
  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014 rivahfest
    Something for everyone… that’s how the 12th RivahFest Summer Solstice Festival in Tappahannock is being described by organizers. This year’s festival is set to run from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. There will be four main entertainment and musical features this year. The RivahFest Idol competition will take place on Stage One at Prince Street and Water Lane. Meanwhile on Stage Two on St. Margaret’s School ...
  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014 wallops_island
    Officials are breaking ground for the Wallops Research Park on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state, federal and local officials are participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the research park, which makes up 226-acres adjacent to NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. It will serve companies engaged in the aerospace and defense industries.
  • Tuesday June 10th, 2014 recycling
    Students and staff of the Northern Neck Montessori School celebrated their statewide victory in a national recycling contest recently. By collecting and returning more than 5,000 cans, which translated into 171 pounds of raw aluminum, the Northern Neck Montessori School in Kilmarnock finished in first place in Virginia and claimed a $1,000 prize as part of the Great American Can Roundup School Chal-lenge, sponsored by the ...
  • Tuesday June 10th, 2014 virginia_seal
    The number of homeless Virginians decreased by nearly 8 percent in the last year to 7,020 people. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says the decrease follows several years of focused work on tack-ling homelessness in Virginia. The numbers are based on data collected in a 24-hour snapshot of homelessness and compiled by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the state saw ...
  • Tuesday June 10th, 2014 virginia_state_police
    Forty-four new troopers are joining the Virginia State Police. Commencement exercises were held Friday morning for the 121st Trooper Basic Session at the Virginia State Police Gymnasium in Richmond. According to the agency, the graduating troopers come from every corner of Virginia as well as five other states. Many have experience with other police agencies or the military.The new troopers completed 26 weeks of academy training. They ...
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