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  • Wednesday August 13th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Two state agencies will coordinate their reviews of potential permits for hydraulic fracking for natural gas in Virginia’s coastal plain. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Department of Environmental Quality have signed a Memorandum of Agreement. McAuliffe said the move will help ensure the state focuses on protecting the Potomac Aquifer, which supplies about ...
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  • Wednesday August 13th, 2014
    The pub­lic cor­rup­tion trial in Vir­ginia has made head­lines across the US, with sto­ries of expen­sive gifts, a fail­ing mar­riage and a crush. For­mer gov­er­nor, Bob McDon­nell, and his wife, Mau­reen, are charged with accept­ing some $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy busi­ness­man in exchange for pro­mot­ing his company’s products.It’s the first time a Vir­ginia gov­er­nor has faced trial on pub­lic cor­rup­tion charges. The McDon­nells ...
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  • Wednesday August 13th, 2014
    In Hanover County Vir­ginia State Police responded to a six vehi­cle crash. At 1:30pm Trooper S. A. Gagne arrived at I– 95 South Bound about 1 ½ miles North of the Atlee exit. A Freight­liner tractor-trailer had been going south on I-95, when it encoun­tered slow­ing traf­fic from an ear­lier acci­dent. The Freight­liner struck a Ken­worth tanker which in turn hit a Peter­bilt tractor-trailer. The ...
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  • Wednesday August 13th, 2014
    In FRISCO, N.C. the body of a Vir­ginia man who was reported as miss­ing over the week­end was recov­ered on the Outer Banks Monday.Reports say Ronald Jessen of Glouces­ter, Vir­ginia, 57,was camp­ing with friends in Frisco when he was reported miss­ing late Sat­ur­day night.Authorities say his body was found float­ing in water near the campground.The Dare County Sheriff’s Office said no addi­tional infor­ma­tion was avail­able. The ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    Chesapeake Academy 7th grader Claire Keesee has quite a story to tell classmates about her summer vacation. She spent four weeks as an exchange student in Guatemala, living with a host family, practicing Spanish, and experiencing the culture of the Central American country known as “the land of eternal spring.” Claire, whose family resides in Hartfield, was one of a group of middle- and high-school students ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    What is “Empty Bowls”? It’s a world-wide phenomenon of potters working to end hunger by making one-of-a-kind bowls. We’ll pair with Mathews’ best chefs to fill those bowls with soup at the event in the gallery on December 7. Customers will buy the bowls and the proceeds go to Hands Across Mathews to provide food and assistance to the needy. To make this happen, we need to ...
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  • Tuesday August 12th, 2014
    A new program at high schools in Virginia’s Northern Neck, offered through GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling and financial support to students seeking financial aid and scholarships for continuing education after high school – whether that includes technical school, community college or a four-year college. GRASP, co-founded in 1983 by Senator Walter Stosch (a Northern Neck native) and Dr. Ray ...
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