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  • Friday June 13th, 2014
    LANCASTER, Va. (AP) – A bald eagle is returning to the wild following rehabilitation at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The Waynesboro center says the adult eagle will be released Friday afternoon at Belle Island State Park in Lancaster County. A Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officer captured the eagle after it was found on the ground in Northampton County on April 23. The center says ...
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  • Friday June 13th, 2014
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – An annual flotilla down the James River is setting sail this weekend. Lynchburg’s News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1mQt8C1) reports that a fleet of 18 batteaux will launch Saturday from Percivals Island. Captains and their crews have been preparing for weeks. Batteaux were used from the Colonial days into the 19th century to move cargo along the James. Some participants dress in period costume and others ...
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  • Thursday June 12th, 2014
    Both parents convicted and sentenced last year for starving their 6-year-old daughter and keeping her in a cage appeared in court Tuesday morning on new charges surrounding the death of their baby boy. Brian and Shannon Gore, who are each serving 30 years for aggravated malicious wounding and child abuse, now face felony homicide and felony child neglect in the death of a 7-month-old baby whose ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) praised Cantor as “a good friend and a great leader” in a statement that steered clear of the issue that Brat put at the ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission. The resignation gives Republicans a one-seat advantage in the upper chamber in the middle of a battle over Medicaid expansion. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said the governor was deeply disappointed by the resignation of a fellow Democrat and the uncertainty that ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    Something for everyone… that’s how the 12th RivahFest Summer Solstice Festival in Tappahannock is being described by organizers. This year’s festival is set to run from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. There will be four main entertainment and musical features this year. The RivahFest Idol competition will take place on Stage One at Prince Street and Water Lane. Meanwhile on Stage Two on St. Margaret’s School ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    Officials are breaking ground for the Wallops Research Park on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state, federal and local officials are participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the research park, which makes up 226-acres adjacent to NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. It will serve companies engaged in the aerospace and defense industries.
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