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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten young scholars will vie to become the nation’s top geography whiz in the finals of the National Geographic Bee. The winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, among other prizes. The 10 finalists outlasted 44 others during Monday’s preliminary rounds, answering questions about history, world cultures, landmarks and climates. They range in age ...
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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The corruption trial against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer also ruled Tuesday that the former first couple should be tried together rather than apart. The McDonnells lawyers had argued ...
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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    The Mathews County Historical Society (MCHS) continuing with “The Year of Discovering History in Mathews County” will have Randy Turner, a retired archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as their May speaker. The talk entitled: “Searching for Powhatan at Werowocomoco” is Wednesday, May 21 at 7 P.M. at Kingston Parish Hall, 370 Main Street, Mathews. Werowocomoco, was the principal residence of Powhatan. It served ...
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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    The Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad of Deltaville will host an all day fun filled camp for area children ages 9 – 13. Campers will be introduced to the topics of Basic CPR, recognition of heart attack and stroke, electrical, fire, water and boating safety, first aid and drug awareness. The camp will be held free of charge at the Deltaville Rescue Building on Thursday, July ...
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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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