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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, has already had plenty of embarrassing moments for the onetime first lady. She’s been portrayed by former aides as a screaming tyrant. One acknowledged calling her a “nutbag.” And her own attorney said she had a crush on the wealthy businessman who, according to ...
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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    About a dozen young boys and girls had an out-of-this-world experience for four days in mid-August at the Northumberland Public Library. But while the destination was space, their feet never left the ground. They journeyed to distant worlds during the library’s first-ever Space Camp August 11-15. Library staff and volunteer helpers ran an exciting, informative program that began with the history of space flight and ended ...
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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    Same-sex cou­ples across the Com­mon­wealth are watch­ing the Supreme Court for any sign they might step in before gay mar­riage becomes legal in Vir­ginia. in less than 48 hours. Clerks are mak­ing sure they’re pre­pared in case the Supreme Court does not delay the rul­ing that struck down the state’s gay mar­riage ban. Hun­dreds of peo­ple are expected at cour­t­houses this week and many say ...
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  • Tuesday August 19th, 2014
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard is asking boaters to avoid a whale that’s been sighted in the Elizabeth River. A Coast Guard advisory says a 35-foot to 45-foot whale was reported Monday in the river’s Southern Branch near the Jordan Bridge and Paradise Creek. The advisory asks boaters to not feed the whale. Mark Swingle with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center tells media ...
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  • Tuesday August 19th, 2014
    The Vir­ginia Lot­tery has posted record prof­its. Lot­tery offi­cials say they made 538.6 mil­lion in the most recent fis­cal year. The increase is based largely on sales of instant scratch-off tick­ets, a new brand­ing effort and a huge Mega Mil­lions jack­pot draw­ing in Decem­ber. The ticket sales from a $636 mil­lion Mega Mil­lions jack­pot last Decem­ber, the second-largest lot­tery prize in U.S. his­tory, resulted in ...
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  • Tuesday August 19th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL and MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The defense continues presenting its case when the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Bob McDonnell’s attorneys called five witnesses to the stand Monday as the trial entered its fourth week. Four were members of McDonnell’s cabinet, and the other was director of ...
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  • Monday August 18th, 2014
    The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild is pleased to announce that Ellen Worthy Stokes and David Henderson have volunteered to present “Garden as Art, II” on September 26, 2014.  This year’s presentation will feature gardens in a different season (Fall vs. Spring), introducing vastly different colors and textures, and an opportunity to explore the art principles of design, with a special focus on composition. “Garden as Art, II” ...
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