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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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  • Thursday July 31st, 2014
    Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library patrons are get­ting more time to check out books and take advan­tage of the many ser­vices the library offers. The Library will add two hours to its oper­at­ing sched­ule on Friday’s and Saturday’s start­ing august 8th.The per­ma­nent oper­at­ing hours mean the library closes an hour later on Fri­days and Sat­ur­days effec­tive August 8. Clos­ing times on Fri­days have been changed to 5:30 ...
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  • Thursday July 31st, 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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  • Thursday July 31st, 2014
    July 21  (Report begins @ 12 noon)  Staff received a larceny report from the renter of a storage unit in White Stone (DeWalt miter saw, Senco nail gun; $1,000 loss). July 22  A White Stone woman was arrested for shoot/throw missile into an occupied motor vehicle (felony), and assault and battery, both on April 6.  Staff notified a licensed wildlife rehabilitator of a report of an injured ...
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  • Thursday July 31st, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – It was strictly business. That’s what the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is saying about his relationship with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who are on trial on corruption charges. The McDonnells are accused of taking more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting ...
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  • Thursday July 31st, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s attorney general says a $212,500 settlement has been reached with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer. Mark R. Herring announced the settlement Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly. She had filed a $40 million lawsuit against agents with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control. Herring says the settlement was reached after careful consideration ...
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