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  • Thursday August 21st, 2014
    For­mer Gov. Bob McDon­nell told jurors Wednes­day that the for­mer CEO of a dietary sup­ple­ments maker did not get spe­cial treat­ment from his admin­is­tra­tion. McDon­nell said Star Sci­en­tific founder Jon­nie Williams got lit­tle more than rou­tine access. the for­mer gov­er­nor started his much-anticipated tes­ti­mony Wednes­day. Along with his wife, Mau­reen, the McDonnell’s accused of accept­ing more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Williams in exchange for ...
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  • Thursday August 21st, 2014
    Tues­day Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe announced the cre­ation of the Vir­ginia Oys­ter Trail, a major tourism devel­op­ment project con­nect­ing trav­el­ers to Vir­ginia oys­ter raw bars ‚restau­rants, and the water­men cul­ture through­out coastal Vir­ginia, the North­ern Neck, Mid­dle Penin­sula and Virginia’s East­ern Shore.Virginia pro­duces the best oys­ters in the world and as the oys­ter indus­try con­tin­ues to grow, we want to let it be known that Vir­ginia ...
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  • Thursday August 21st, 2014
    Last week Sheriff’s inves­ti­ga­tors exe­cuted a search war­rant at James Kessler home on Cox’s Farm Road in Weems. was named a “per­son of inter­est” in the dis­ap­pear­ance of Clau­dine Gif­ford. The chief of the inves­ti­ga­tion unit, Lieutenant Tim Self, would not release the details of the search war­rant or if any evi­dence was found at the res­i­dence, say­ing the war­rant was sealed.Gifford was last seen with ...
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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – GOP candidate Ben Chafin won the special election for the 38th Senate District on Tuesday, solidifying Republican control of the entire General Assembly. Chafin beat Democrat Mike Hymes 59 percent to 32 percent, according to the Virginia Board of Elections. Independent Rick Mullins had 9 percent of the vote. Chafin’s victory comes after an expensive and bruising battle, which saw both sides claiming ...
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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    In late July, Roger, Cammie, Hannah and Holly Smith, who reside in Kilmarnock, went to the Outer Banks for a family vacation. Holly Smith, who recently had received her Northumberland High School senior class ring, lost the ring while on the beach in Nags Head. Her family searched for the ring with no success. Holly is intellectually disabled, and the loss of her ring, a prized ...
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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, has already had plenty of embarrassing moments for the onetime first lady. She’s been portrayed by former aides as a screaming tyrant. One acknowledged calling her a “nutbag.” And her own attorney said she had a crush on the wealthy businessman who, according to ...
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  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014
    About a dozen young boys and girls had an out-of-this-world experience for four days in mid-August at the Northumberland Public Library. But while the destination was space, their feet never left the ground. They journeyed to distant worlds during the library’s first-ever Space Camp August 11-15. Library staff and volunteer helpers ran an exciting, informative program that began with the history of space flight and ended ...
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