Sen. Rand Paul to attend rally in Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Potential Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul is set to attend a rally for Virginia candidates Dave Brat and Ed Gillespie next week. Brat’s campaign announced Monday that Paul will attend a rally at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center on Oct 15. The Kentucky senator is one of several Republicans […]

Virginia – Gay Marriage

Same-sex cou­ples can now start to marry in Vir­ginia. Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way by turn­ing away sev­eral appeals, gay cou­ples started get­ting licenses from the Rich­mond Cir­cuit Court Clerk’s office shortly after 1 p.m. Mon­day. Thirty-year-old Lind­sey Oliver and 42-year-old Nicole Pries got the first same-sex mar­riage license and […]

Waterways cleanup Oct 19th

The 2014 water­ways cleanup for this fall is set for Octo­ber 19th. The event is orga­nized by the North­ern Neck Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, in part­ner­ship with Friends of Rap­pa­han­nock. This year’s event is set for Sun­day, October 19th, from 1-3 pm. Orga­niz­ers say it’s a great way for fam­ily and friends to spend a […]

Saturday breast screening appointments

Octo­ber is national breast can­cer aware­ness month and river­side tap­pa­han­nock hos­pi­tal is offer­ing mam­mo­gram screen­ing appointments,Saturday’s in Octo­ber. Direc­tor of radi­ol­ogy Debra Acors said offer­ing the appoint­ments on Sat­ur­day is a way to help busy women fit in health appoint­ments. The screenings are avail­able from 8:40 am-11:40 am and are by appoint­ment. For more infor­ma­tion […]

Va. gov wasn’t aware of possible job offer

Vir­ginia Demo­c­ra­tic Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe says he was unaware his chief of staff made a poten­tial job offer to the daugh­ter of a state sen­a­tor who was con­sid­er­ing resign­ing this sum­mer. McAu­li­ffe made the statement’s in an inter­view with The Asso­ci­ated Press Fri­day. the gov­er­nor said his chief of staff Paul Rea­gan acted alone in […]

Search for Graham continues

Charlottesville’s police chief says a video state­ment from the par­ents of a miss­ing Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia stu­dent gives searchers a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the impor­tance of their work. Police Chief Tim­o­thy Longo said law enforce­ment is aggres­sively search­ing the county sur­round­ing Char­lottesville for any sign of Han­nah Gra­ham, who dis­ap­peared on Sept. 13. The par­ents […]

Virginia turning to hops as potential cash crop

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Business Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia farmers are turning to an important ingredient in brewing beer as a potential cash crop. Over the past few years, more than a dozen states including Virginia have added hops to their list of crops. The move mirrors the growing demand and interest in […]

New Va. Lottery game has 1st $1 million winner

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Lottery’s new Money Ball game has its first $1 million winner. The Lottery says in a news release that a ticket purchased in Danville for the Oct. 1 drawing matched all five winning numbers and the Gold Million Dollar Money Ball was drawn. When the gold ball is drawn, […]

Contribution from AT&T to help expand Teen Program at Boys and Girls Club

Northern Neck area students prepare for college, careers at Boys & Girls Club Kilmarnock, VA (October, 1 2014) – The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours.  Priority programs emphasize academic success, […]

USDA grants totaling $560,000 heading to Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Sixteen projects in Virginia that promote specialty crops from organic apples to chestnuts are sharing more than $560,000 in grants. The funding announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and based on a competitive process established by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Specialty […]