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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    By JAKE PEARSON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The nation is marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries and parades. The U.S. Marine Corps’ chaplain, speaking Sunday to a Manhattan congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church’s fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world. Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben says what ...
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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – A Virginia politician who serves in the state’s House of Delegates fell and broke a rib while campaigning for a seat in Congress. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1ojdyVf ) reports State Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, was injured Sunday when he fell down some stairs while campaigning in Fairfax County. Hope, 42, is one of seven Democrats competing to win the June 10 primary ...
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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people after they got lost on Hog Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The Coast Guard said Monday that a woman, her daughter and another girl were on Hog Island on Sunday when they became disoriented. A helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina found the trio around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The crew hoisted the ...
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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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