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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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  • Saturday June 14th, 2014
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Navy says a sailor suspected of repeatedly stabbing another in a barracks near a naval hospital will remain in confinement. Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell appeared at an initial review hearing on Friday. He remains at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake pending charges. The Navy says Harwell Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Powell near Naval Medical Center Portsmouth last Friday. ...
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  • Saturday June 14th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A craft brewery in Goochland County is brewing the official beer for this year’s State Fair of Virginia. Officials say Midnight Brewery in Rockville is creating a beer called “Virginia Midway” for the event scheduled for Sept. 26 to Oct. 5 at the Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1p289Pl) that the beer will be American wheat and pale ...
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  • Friday June 13th, 2014
    A monthly Story Time for young children is coming June 21 to the Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe located at 7072 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473. The activity is intended for children up to school grade 5. Volunteer Kimberly Mann will read to children from 11 a.m. to noon on the Saturday of the monthly Heathsville Farmers Market. The June 21 Story Time theme ...
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  • Friday June 13th, 2014
    Joe Massino reports on Klaus Schaschek’s winning the hole in one shoot out at The Boys and Girls Club annual event. Pictured below: the check presentation to the winner! You can view a video of the winning shot on YouTube:  See the video, below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2S0nuq-EpU
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  • Friday June 13th, 2014
    By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press ASHLAND, Va. (AP) – The two professors who are seeking the seat held by deposed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor are creating a political dilemma at their tiny Virginia college. Students, professors and administrators at Randolph-Macon College say the two popular, highly respected figures on the Ashland campus have muddled traditional political allegiances. Republican David Brat made political history Tuesday when he upset Cantor ...
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