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  • Thursday May 25th, 2017
    The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will be offering a Free Concert on Sunday, at 2pm, on Irvington Town Commons. The 40 member band will play patriotic favorites, Sousa marches and Broadway tunes. Chesapeake Bank will serve free hot dogs and sodas prior to the concert. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of patriotic music in celebration of Memorial Day weekend. ...
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  • Thursday May 25th, 2017
    The Celestial Navigation beginner’s class returns to the Northumberland Public Library in June. Instructor Jim Schmalz says this will be a review for those who took it last winter and a challenge to first-timers as well. Instruction includes intercept method navigation, how to obtain latitude from noon observations of the sun and how to plan a dawn or dusk observation session. The class requires knowledge of ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The FBI has announced three more arrests in connection with a five-state sweep that targeted members of the United Blood Nation gang. A spokeswoman for the FBI said Monday that four fugitives remain at large. Prior to the latest arrests, two suspects were taken into custody Friday in Charlotte while a third turned himself in to authorities in Columbia, South Carolina, on Thursday. Last ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia shipyard that builds the Navy’s aircraft carriers says it could save $1.5 billion by constructing three carriers at once. Newport News Shipbuilding also says that would reduce construction time for each by up to two years. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( http://bit.ly/2rmE1cf ) the Navy’s top admiral, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, has called in a recently released paper ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    A leading figure in the “alt-right” movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria, Virginia, informed her that it terminated the membership of white nationalist Richard Spencer following last Wednesday’s confrontation in the gym. The gym’s ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A pharmaceutical company from India is expanding its Virginia operation thanks in part to state incentives. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Granules India will spent $35 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The governor said the state beat out New Jersey for the project and the company’s announcement came after McAuliffe met with the company’s leaders in March. The ...
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  • Monday May 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Elections is urging Virginians to register to vote ahead of the June 13 primary elections. Monday is the voter registration deadline for the primary. Eligible Virginians can use the department’s online voter registration system to check their registration status, update their information or register to vote for the first time. Virginians can register online through Monday at 11:59 ...
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