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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    June 17 was a special day for dogs and kids at the Northumberland Public Library when eager youngsters waited their turn to read to a trio of trained dogs: Sunshine, Scottie and Reille. The three Brittanys and their owners, Marty and Reid Nelson, plus volunteer Bryna Brennan, were there for the opening session of “Read to the Dogs.” Part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, “PAWS ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Gloucester woman faces up to six years in prison for falsely reporting a ship taking on water in the Severn River. The government says 29-year-year-old Ashley Strum-Smith also faces a fine of up to $250,000 and $82,000 in restitution. She’ll be sentenced Oct. 20 in Norfolk. According to a statement of facts filed with a plea agreement, Strum-Smith called in the false ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he is grateful for the ongoing support of his friends following his indictment on corruption charges. McDonnell made his first public appearance Tuesday, and offered his most extensive remarks to the news media since the indictment in January. His wife, Maureen, was also indicted. The former Republican governor visited a cook-off organized by former ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – Portsmouth police have identified a man who died while wading in the Elizabeth River. Police tell media outlets that 45-year-old James E. Wofford Sr. of Hampton entered the water with his 4-year-old son on his shoulders on Monday evening. Wofford’s sister also was wading in the water. She told police she turned around and saw the boy struggling in the water. She pulled ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Mayor Elect Mae Umphlett, Town Council members Chris Allen, Emerson Gravatt, and Dr. Curtis Smith invite the public to attend an open house and swearing-in ceremony at the Kilmarnock town office, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Open House 4:30 pm – 6 pm, Swearing in Ceremonies at 5:30 pm on the front steps. Please send an email to Susan Cockrell at the ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Riverside Tappahannock achieves QUEST Top Performance for High Value Healthcare Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH) is among the best in the nation at providing safe, reliable and efficient care, according to Premier, America’s largest healthcare performance improvement alliance. Only 18 hospitals in the country received the award for achieving top performance in all six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative: Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    During the school year in America, about 21 million children receive meals at a discounted rate, or free, based on their family’s income. When summer rolls around, though, millions of these same eligible children are at risk of going hungry. This summer, the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck is again participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Healthy meals will be ...
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