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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Navy installation is on a partial lockdown after a stabbing, with officials searching for the suspect. The Navy says the stabbing occurred Friday during an argument between two service members outside the Navy Exchange at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Portsmouth Annex. The installation is home to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The Navy identifies the suspect as Petty Officer 3rd Class ...
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    Come see Shawn Valdrighi’s Eagle Scout project of a meditation garden that features plaques from the donated trees that lined Main Street back in the 1980’s to 2005. It’s a beautiful spot.
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    June 14, 2014 Do you have old, worn flags that need a respectful retiring? Drop them off at Kilmarnock’s Town Hall at 1 North Main Street. There will be a retirement ceremony on the Town lot, across from the Post Office, on Saturday June 14th at 9:30 AM. Please come and honor Old Glory!
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The free Ready Virginia mobile application that helps people prepare for emergencies and stay informed during disasters was demonstrated to President Barack Obama May 30 in preparation for hurricane season, which started yesterday and extends through Nov. 30. The president’s annual briefing was held at FEMA headquarters and included three presentations on innovative apps that reach people with critical emergency information. Virginia was ...
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    The Northumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off June 16 with the first of seven Special Reading Events held at the Northumberland Family YMCA in Heathsville each Monday. They will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. except for the final special event on July 28. The last event will be the Pawty Picnic and Free Swim from 11:30 to 2 p.m. The National Library Association ...
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – State leaders are asking Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to tackle growing heroin use in the state. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1miI1Nb ) that Virginia’s U.S. senators and 10 congressmen sent a letter to McAuliffe this week. U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith said that he’s had reports of increased heroin problems in the 9th District. Griffith said a statewide ...
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  • Friday June 06th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his allies are spending heavily to defeat a little-known tea party challenger. Cantor faces economic professor Dave Brat in Virginia’s June 10 Republican primary for the Seventh Congressional District, which stretches from Culpeper to the Richmond area. Beltway-groups have chipped in to help Cantor defeat Brat. Cantor is seen as the next in line to ...
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