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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    The Holley Graded School Museum and Art Gallery and Northumberland Public Library are making plans to collaborate to gather objects and oral histories from the community, that when finished, will be presented at an exhibit next summer called “The Northumberland County Remember Project.” Storytellers will be audio-recorded or video-taped. Tales may include items too, such as a great-grandfather’s fishing pole, a medal of honor, a ...
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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    A deadline is looming for Gloucester County residents – the due date for the 2016 second installment real estate, tangible personal property and mobile home tax bills is Monday, December 5th. If you don’t pay  or at least get your tax payment postmarked by December 5th at the latest, additional charges will be added, and your taxes will be listed as unpaid. Everyone should have ...
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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    Virginia Tech has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin, in which the school will work with the defense industry giant in more research collaboration and recruitment. The agreement, according to sources on both sides, will allow the school and company to work together more efficiently. Research subjects will include microelectronics, power electronics and cybersecurity. According to a release from the school, the Maryland-based Lockheed ...
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  • Monday November 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says president elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of Secretary of Education, but he turned it down for personal reasons. Falwell told The Associated Press on Saturday that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment, but Falwell says he couldn’t leave ...
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  • Monday November 28th, 2016
    AMHERST, Va. (AP) – Authorities say crews have established a control line around a wildfire that’s burned thousands of acres in central Virginia’s George Washington and Thomas Jefferson national forests. The U.S. Forest Service said in a news release Saturday that while the fire has not been brought completely under control, it is no longer spreading. The forest service says crews are continuing to secure those ...
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  • Tuesday November 22nd, 2016
    SURRY, Va. (AP) – A bald eagle that was injured in a fight with another eagle is set to be released back to the wild. The Wildlife Center of Virginia will release the bird on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry County. The Wildlife Center says the bird was captured after it was spotted in what was a likely territorial dispute with ...
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  • Tuesday November 22nd, 2016
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is now allowing anyone in the state to buy naloxone, an opioid overdose treatment drug, without a prescription. Health Commissioner Marissa Levine issued the order Monday allowing the change, while also declaring the state’s growing opioid addiction problem a public health emergency. Some pharmacies in Virginia already provide naloxone without a prescription, but Levine says she wants to make ...
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