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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – State leaders are asking Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to tackle growing heroin use in the state. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1miI1Nb ) that Virginia’s U.S. senators and 10 congressmen sent a letter to McAuliffe this week. U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith said that he’s had reports of increased heroin problems in the 9th District. Griffith said a statewide ...
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his allies are spending heavily to defeat a little-known tea party challenger. Cantor faces economic professor Dave Brat in Virginia’s June 10 Republican primary for the Seventh Congressional District, which stretches from Culpeper to the Richmond area. Beltway-groups have chipped in to help Cantor defeat Brat. Cantor is seen as the next in line to ...
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State officials say 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 tackling 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. The Richmond ...
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  • Thursday June 05th, 2014
    THE 8TH ANNUAL PATRON’S GALA ART SHOW AT RAPPAHANNOCK ART LEAGUE GALLERY is now on display through June 29th. Original works of art donated by Rappahannock Art League member artists are now on display for this annual fundraiser. Come by the Studio Gallery to view the art work Tuesday — Saturday, 10 am — 4 pm, and purchase your ticket for the Sunday Gala which will ...
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  • Thursday June 05th, 2014
    A litter cleanup event will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Guinea Road area. Depending on the number of people who turn out to lend a hand, the cleanup may include other areas as well. Saturday’s effort will be the first cleanup to be jointly sponsored by the Abingdon Ruritan Club and Gloucester’s Clean Community Committee. Members of both organizations will participate, and they ...
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  • Thursday June 05th, 2014
    The Gloucester Main Street Association officially welcomed in the summer season Wednesday by opening the Summer Nights Market. The market provides Gloucester’s freshest fruits and vegetables, live music and activities all summer long, and operates each Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 7 pm now through August 27th. The weekly market is held at the Carriage Court Lawn behind the Gloucester Museum of History, and it goes on ...
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  • Thursday June 05th, 2014
    Members of the Northern Neck Big Band are preparing for their part in the second annual Lancaster County Jazz Showcase, which will include a variety of music. The concert will also include the Lancaster Middle and High School Jazz Bands, and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night at the LMS in Kilmarnock. Admission for tomorrow night’s program is just five dollars, and proceeds will go to ...
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