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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Riverside Tappahannock achieves QUEST Top Performance for High Value Healthcare Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH) is among the best in the nation at providing safe, reliable and efficient care, according to Premier, America’s largest healthcare performance improvement alliance. Only 18 hospitals in the country received the award for achieving top performance in all six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative: Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    During the school year in America, about 21 million children receive meals at a discounted rate, or free, based on their family’s income. When summer rolls around, though, millions of these same eligible children are at risk of going hungry. This summer, the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck is again participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Healthy meals will be ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    The Northumberland board of supervisors says a proposed $37.6 million fiscal year 2014–15 budget will bring about a real estate tax increase. The budget also includes money for a new sheriff’s office and money to buy the EVB bank building in Heathsville. According to the Rappahannock Record, the proposed budget calls for the real estate tax rate to climb from 42 cents per $100 to 49 ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Search teams pulled a body from the Elizabeth River just after midnight. Officials say they believe the body is that of a father in his 40’s who went missing Monday evening, who, along with his four year old son, was visiting his sister. After dinner, the man reportedly walked down to the river with his son on his shoulders, and then walked into the shallow water ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    It began yesterday and continues this week. Drivers can expect brief overnight delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge as traffic is reduced to a single lane from 8pm to 4am on the bridge. Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor crews are working to patch the bridge deck and do some routine maintenance. Work is scheduled to wrap up this Thursday, weather permitting. ...
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  • Tuesday June 17th, 2014
    Some students seeking admission to Old Dominion University won’t have to take a standardized admission test. That’s because the university says it plans to launch a test-optional policy in the fall as a pilot project. Students who have a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher won’t be required to take the SAT or ACT. Old Dominion officials say the goal is to widen the university’s applicant ...
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  • Monday June 16th, 2014
    By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York. The money will fund a variety of projects to protect communities at risk from future big storms like the October 2012 one that pummeled ...
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