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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Route 17 at Tappahannock will be reduced to one lane near June Parker Marina today through Friday during daytime hours for sewer line work. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., traffic will alternate traveling on Route 17 directed by a flagging crew. Motorists may experience brief travel delays. The work is in connection with a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to reconstruct a section of Route ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Crime Solvers is asking for information that may help in locating a reported missing person.  Claudine Jaquier Gifford, a 43 year old white female, was last seen leaving the Tiki Bar in White Stone about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday July 6.  Gifford, who is 5′ 4″ tall and weighs about 112 lbs., has wavy sandy blond/brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a multicolored ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    A former Virginia Girl Scouts executive was sentenced to serve three-months behind bars after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $23,000 from the Girl Scouts. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 62-year-old Linda Carne was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, but the judge suspended all but three months. Carne pleaded guilty in April. She served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia from ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    It’s not a good crabbing season so far. Many area fish houses are saying that they can no longer take any more hard crab orders because they just plain don’t have crabs. Joey Williams is the Vice-President of the Virginia Watermen’s Association, and he told the Southside Sentinel that he hasn’t taken any orders in more than two weeks, and Williams says he has never, ever, ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    The numbers have been released, and now we know that Virginia recorded eight fatal highway crashes over the July 4th holiday, up from the seven recorded during last year’s Independence Day. The Virginia State Police say four of the eight fatalities involved motorcycle crashes. Two of the victims who died were operating all-terrain vehicles and alcohol was a factor in at least one of the fatalities. The ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    A private pilot from Hartfield is making history. Ms. Leo Ford-Barber has logged more than 6,000 hours as an airplane pilot. She also teaches flying, and has been a pilot for 40 years. Now, this summer, she was part of a three-woman team that competed in the 38th “Air Race Classic,” flying from San Francisco over the Rocky Mountains, through America’s heartland to Hershey, Pennsylvania, in four ...
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  • Wednesday July 09th, 2014
    Kiwanis Kids Foundation in Lancaster County awarded a $500 grant to the Northumberland Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “PAWS to Read.” The funds were used to subsidize the purchase of a portable sound system. “With more than a 700 percent increase in participation in 2013, amplifying children’s programs became a major concern for this summer,” said Jan Bates, Coordinator of Children’s Programs for the Northumberland Public ...
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