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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    The Lancaster school board voted 4-0 to hire Steven Parker as the new superintendent. Parker will begin his new duties on July first, replacing acting Superintendent Sandy Spears, who has been serving as the head of Lancaster schools since the January release of Dr. Daniel Lukich. Parker currently is the principal at Cedar Lee Middle School in Bealeton and is the 2013 recipient of Virginia Association’s Secondary ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    You can swing the sticks and help a good cause this Thursday. The John Thomas Memorial Shrine Golf Tournament will be held at the Golden Eagle Golf Club, located at 364 Clubhouse Drive in Irvington. Check in is at 9am, with a shotgun start at 10am. Entry fees for the event is 85 dollars for individuals, 340 dollars for team sponsors and will get you green ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are due in federal court for a hearing on whether to dismiss most of the corruption charges filed against them. Judge James R. Spencer will also hear arguments Monday on whether McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, should receive separate trials. Prosecutors oppose separating the cases. The Republican former governor and his wife ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – That trademark falsetto behind “Sherry,” ”Big Girls Don’t Cry” and other hits from 50 years ago will usher in the July 4 celebration on the National Mall this year as Frankie Valli headlines the “Capitol Fourth” show in Washington. On Monday, concert organizers are announcing early plans for this year’s program, which will be broadcast nationally on PBS. Valli just turned ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    Two members of the Virginia Marine Police are being recognized for their undercover work that led to federal charges. Officials say Capt. John Croft and special agent James Simpson have received the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s annual award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. Their undercover work led to the arrest and conviction on federal charges of five charter boat cap-tains who illegally took striped bass ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A section of the Rappahannock River is off-limits to shellfishing because of heavy rains that may have fouled the water with human and animal waste. The Virginia Department of Health announced the closure on Friday. It will remain in effect through the end of May. The ban could end sooner if testing shows the water is safe for shellfishing. The ban applies to ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service is warning visitors that some parks in and around Washington may close because of flooding over the weekend. The park service said Friday evening that the National Weather Service is predicting water levels to rise and peak late Saturday or early Sunday. Some areas that might be affected include low-lying areas of the National Mall, including a portion of Independence ...
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