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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    A candelight vigil for missing Burgess woman Claudine J. Giffords will be held Sunday, August 3rd at 7:30 pm at the Kilmarnock Inn, 34 East Church Street in Kilmarnock. Candles will be provided and parking is available in the town lot behind Lee’s Restaurant. Donations will be accepted to help with the continued search for Giffords. Giffords has been missing since July 6th.
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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A wealthy businessman who says his relationship with Virginia’s former governor was all about business texted or called the first lady more than 1,200 times over the course of nearly two years. A defense attorney in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, raised the issue of the frequent texting Friday ...
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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    Story Time for young children will be held Saturday August 16 at the Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe in Heathsville, the place to find gently used books at a very reasonable price. The activity is intended for children up to school grade 5. Volunteer Kimberly Mann will read to children from 11 a.m. to noon, the day of the monthly Heathsville Farmers Market. The ...
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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    Wednes­day an appeals court decided to strike down Virginia’s same-sex mar­riage ban. Many say this hot-button issue that will most likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.. Virginia Attor­ney Gen­eral Mark Her­ring said “I am proud that the Com­mon­wealth of Vir­ginia is lead­ing on one of the most impor­tant civil rights issues of our day. We are fight­ing for the right of lov­ing, ...
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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror. The Virginia Republican spoke on the House floor Thursday. It was his final day as No. 2 House GOP leader. Cantor was unexpectedly defeated by an underfunded, tea party backed opponent in ...
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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia’s more than 80 craft breweries. Among the events is the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest scheduled for Aug. 23 at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County. Tourism officials say craft breweries are a growing tourism attraction opportunity statewide with ...
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  • Friday August 01st, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions – but an affair with the first lady was not one of them. Former dietary supplements company chief Jonnie Williams testified Thursday that he did not have a romantic relationship with ...
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