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  • Wednesday August 06th, 2014
    Enjoy Music by the River in Belle Isle this week­end with The north­ern Neck Big Band play­ing from 6-8pm Sat­ur­day night at Belle Isle state park in Lan­caster. The series con­tin­ues August 16 with South­ern Grace. The con­certs are free, park­ing is $4 per car.
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A judge has ordered a sanity evaluation for a woman accused of killing a Virginia Tech student. Media outlets report that Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Colin Gibb ordered the evaluation Monday during a hearing for 23-year-old Jessica Ewing. Ewing is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 21-year-old Samanata Shrestha. Shrestha’s body was found in the back seat of ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    When Chesapeake Academy students return to classes in the fall, they will find that the spaces used for music and art instruction have been remodeled. They will soon learn that the instruction they receive in these subjects has been remodeled as well. Reshaping the way the arts are taught and integrated with instruction in other subjects is one of two major initiatives being undertaken during the ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has been chosen as the location to film a pilot for a television series about a Virginia family whose lives are torn apart by the Civil War. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says a division of ABC Studios is co-producing Point of Honor with Amazon Studios. Filming will take place in September around central Virginia and streaming episodes will be part of the ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    Sheriff Ronald D. Crockett reports that James T. “Todd” Kessler, 53 of Coxs Farm Road, is now considered “a person of interest” in the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford, 44 of Burgess. Gifford was last seen in the early evening of Sunday, July 6 at Windmill Point. Specifics of the investigation that led to Kessler now being considered “a person of interest” in the case are ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The person who handled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s schedule is testifying in his public corruption trial. Former McDonnell scheduler Monica Block began testifying Monday about events the former first couple attended with Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific Inc. Among them was one in Richmond that was a last-minute addition to McDonnell’s schedule while the General ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    The Vir­ginia Aquar­ium & Marine Sci­ence Cen­ter says 52 bot­tlenose dol­phin strand­ings have hap­pened in the last six months, com­pared to 86 dur­ing the same period in 2013. Vir­ginia recorded some 350 bot­tlenose dol­phin deaths in 2013.Aquarium offi­cials said this year’s fig­ures are encouraging.The National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion Fish­eries web­site says bot­tlenose dol­phins have been strand­ing from New York to Florida at ele­vated rates since July 2013.
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