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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    Smith Point Sea Rescue, hosts of the Reedville Fishing Derby, announced that this year’s Derby was the last they will offer. While the Derby has operated for 31 years, participation has steadily declined in recent years. At its high point in the 90’s entries were limited to the first 500 boats with a waiting list. As the first derby of its kind on the Bay it ...
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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has approved the Middlesex Family YMCA’s plans for a $2.44 million capital campaign program that will include enlarging the building and expanding programs. The YMCA is housed in buildings that were once part of old Wilton Elementary School. The buildings and grounds are owned by Middlesex County and leased to the YMCA. Now, plans call for enlarging the building so ...
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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging area residents to pick up litter. Transportation officials say that if more people would pick up litter, and better yet, if more people would stop tossing junk along the roads, it would make VDOT’s roadside mowing operations more effective and safer. Acording to VDOT, the trash unfortunately, is there most of the time. At this time of the year, when ...
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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    The 7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line will commemorate the 238th anniversary of its forming with a colonial encampment this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Gloucester’s historic court circle. Planned activities include the encampment, troop formations and roll call by authentically costumed re-enactors, drilling of volunteers and musket firing demonstrations. There will also be cannon fir-ing, and the public is invited to participate. At 3:30, ...
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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten young scholars will vie to become the nation’s top geography whiz in the finals of the National Geographic Bee. The winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, among other prizes. The 10 finalists outlasted 44 others during Monday’s preliminary rounds, answering questions about history, world cultures, landmarks and climates. They range in age ...
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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The corruption trial against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer also ruled Tuesday that the former first couple should be tried together rather than apart. The McDonnells lawyers had argued ...
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  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014
    The Mathews County Historical Society (MCHS) continuing with “The Year of Discovering History in Mathews County” will have Randy Turner, a retired archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as their May speaker. The talk entitled: “Searching for Powhatan at Werowocomoco” is Wednesday, May 21 at 7 P.M. at Kingston Parish Hall, 370 Main Street, Mathews. Werowocomoco, was the principal residence of Powhatan. It served ...
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