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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury has announced the schedule for its third annual Mind & Muscle series. The initial presentation will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7. Jane Brouse and the RWC dining staff will conduct a cooking demonstration featuring Mediterranean foods. The demonstration will be held in the auditorium in the Chesapeake Center on RWC’s campus, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Jonathan Smith, Wellness Director at ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    Chesapeake Academy in Irvington has announced the hiring of Robin Blake of Kilmarnock and Hillary May of Ophelia. The two will join the faculty in fall 2014. Blake is a graduate of the University of Richmond; she earned her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia. May graduated from Virginia Tech and is pursuing a Master’s degree at William & Mary. “We are thrilled to be ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has closed its Carters Wharf Public Boat Landing at the end of State Route 622 on the Rappahannock River in Richmond County beginning today, and until about August 17th. The concrete boat ramp and courtesy piers are being replaced and the landing is also being dredged as necessary. That work has forced the closure of the ramp and parking ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    Associated Press WASHINGTON – The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn’t immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal. Redskins owner ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    June 9 (Report begins @ 1:15 p.m.) Dalton L. Howard, 18 of James Lane, was arrested on a Middlesex County charge of grand larceny (felony) on June 5. Staff responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 6,500 block of  Windmill Point Road and discovered a burglary had taken place and located a vehicle suspected of being involved in a hit and run incident in ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    June 17 was a special day for dogs and kids at the Northumberland Public Library when eager youngsters waited their turn to read to a trio of trained dogs: Sunshine, Scottie and Reille. The three Brittanys and their owners, Marty and Reid Nelson, plus volunteer Bryna Brennan, were there for the opening session of “Read to the Dogs.” Part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, “PAWS ...
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  • Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Gloucester woman faces up to six years in prison for falsely reporting a ship taking on water in the Severn River. The government says 29-year-year-old Ashley Strum-Smith also faces a fine of up to $250,000 and $82,000 in restitution. She’ll be sentenced Oct. 20 in Norfolk. According to a statement of facts filed with a plea agreement, Strum-Smith called in the false ...
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