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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    The number of female motorcycle riders in the nation and in Virginia has soared in the past decade while crash fatalities, at least here in Virginia, are going the other way. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, the number of female operators shot up from 4.3 million in 2003 to 7.1 million in 2009, the latest numbers available. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, from 2011 to 2013, ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    The grand opening ceremony for Fort Nonsense, Mathews County’s new historical park, will start at 10:00 A.M. this Saturday with J. Michael Moore, historian and curator at Lee Hall Mansion, as the keynote speaker. During the all day event, visitors will be able to experience life as it was during the American Civil War. A wide variety of displays and demonstrations will be open to the ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    That sunken barge in Urbanna Creek is no more. The sunken 50-ton steel barge that had been on the bottom of the creek since April 2012, was removed last week. The sunken barge was deemed a boating hazard, and its location had been marked on the water’s surface to alert boaters to avoid that area. The final removal of the barge will probably put an end to ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to meet with responders from last week’s Lynchburg train derailment. The governor is travelling to Lynchburg Friday morning to thank officials for their work and receive a briefing regarding ongoing cleanup efforts. Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the 17-car derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota. Three of the cars plunged into ...
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  • Thursday May 08th, 2014
    COLES POINT, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a 23-year-old man after his kayak was found overturned on the Potomac River. Officials say a friend reported the kayaker missing Wednesday. The friend told authorities that they left Coles Point Marina in Virginia for Tall Timbers Marina on the Maryland side of the river, where they planned to eat breakfast, but turned ...
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  • Thursday May 08th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia screenwriters have a little more than two weeks to submit their scripts for a competition sponsored by the Virginia Film Office. The annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition was created to give the state’s screenwriters a forum for their work and an opportunity to present it to movie and television professionals. There is no entry fee, and all entries receive a written evaluation ...
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  • Wednesday May 07th, 2014
    Lancaster County Kilmarnock Mayor – Mae P. Umphlett Member, Town Council Kilmarnock  – 3 Seats – Christopher L. Allen Emerson L. Gravatt Curtis Henry Smith White Stone Mayor – Randy S. Reeves, Sr. Town Council – 3 Seats, – 3rd seat to be determined by write-in votes Irving T. Brittingham Stanley J. “Joe” Sliakis   Irvington Member Town Council – Irvington – 3 Seats, 4 year terms – Jerry S. Latell Michael E. Merrill R. Wayne Nunnally Member Town Council – Special – ...
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