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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    There will be no changes in the tax levy for Lancaster County recreational boaters until at least next year. County Supervisors in July formed a citizen committee to review the tax rate after complaints from boat owners who said that the much higher than that of surrounding counties. Officials now say there is not enough time to review the levy, and make recommendations before the ...
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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia’s lethal injection protocol. Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren’t considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia’s three-drug cocktail. Midazolam was one of the drugs used in bungled executions in Ohio, ...
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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit. McAuliffe is scheduled to visit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort on Friday. A married couple from Jersey City, New Jersey was killed when a tree fell on their tent Thursday. Their 13-year-old son was severely ...
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  • Friday July 25th, 2014
    Authorities are continuing to seek information regarding Claudine Jacquier Gifford, missing since July 6th. The Rappahannock Record reports that the Lancaster County Commonwealth Attorney’s office sealed a search warrant that was executed on the residence of Todd Kessler as well as other family property. Commonwealth’s Attorney Kenny Kunkle reported that the warrant was sealed at the request of law enforcement to reduce exposure of information sensitive ...
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  • Thursday July 24th, 2014
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state’s Eastern Shore. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries early Thursday at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County. Click here! The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for the area that expired at ...
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  • Thursday July 24th, 2014
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) – Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Spokeswoman Laura Southard says multiple agencies including Virginia State Police are responding to the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County. Southard says more than a couple dozen injuries have been reported but most of them are minor. ...
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  • Thursday July 24th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia voted this week to join a multi-state reciprocity agreement that deals with authorization and payment for distance learning courses. Colleges and universities that offer distance learning to students in other states are currently ...
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