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  • Friday May 29th, 2015 sales-tax-holiday
    It’s smart to get ready for hurricane and flash flooding season, which arrives June 1st. And it’s smart to save money – and you still have a few days to benefit from Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which ends at midnight May 31. During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane/flood preparedness are exempt from sales tax. This is the last year this sales ...
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  • Friday May 29th, 2015 can_roundup
    Last Fri­day, the North­ern Neck Montes­sori School cel­e­brated Field Day and announced their Vir­ginia State Cham­pi­onship for the Great Amer­i­can Can RoundUp for 2015, the sec­ond year in a row! Mayor Mae Umphlett vis­ited the school to offer her words of con­grat­u­la­tions. The state prize was $1,000.00. NNMS was awarded third place in the United States for their can recy­cling efforts. Pro­ceeds from the col­lec­tion and sale ...
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  • Friday May 29th, 2015 peregrine_falcon
    Two Pere­grine fal­con chicks were recently res­cued and relo­cated from their nest on the Robert O. Nor­ris Jr. Bridge at Top­ping. The two chicks were only about a month old, when they were dis­cov­ered on the bridge, where ani­mal experts said they were in a pre­car­i­ous perch, and if they failed to fly on their very first attempt, they would have fallen more than 100 ...
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  • Friday May 29th, 2015 middlesex_county
    The Mid­dle­sex County Board of Super­vi­sors plans to con­duct the reassess­ment of real estate in Mid­dle­sex County. A firm hired by the county will begin field work on the new reassess­ment start­ing in June, and vis­its to indi­vid­ual prop­er­ties in Mid­dle­sex will con­tinue through the rest of the year. The pur­pose of the reassess­ment is to reflect 100% mar­ket value, as required by state law, and ...
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  • Thursday May 28th, 2015 library_book_school_shutterstock
    An Urbanna man, who is a vet­eran of the US Marine Corps, has pub­lished a book on his life. It’s enti­tled “My Soul To Keep—Picking up the Pieces—A Marines Jour­nal After Com­bat,” and he describes it as a jour­ney start­ing with his life grow­ing up in Cal­i­for­nia and reach­ing around the world. The book fol­lows Urbanna’s Bob Means, and traces his early years fac­ing the divorce of ...
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  • Thursday May 28th, 2015 computer_training
    One free Com­puter Train­ing Work­shop will be held in June at the Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library. The work­shop will be held on Tues­day June 9, at the Library. The June 9 train­ing, on Kin­dle and tablets, will start at 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 7204 Northum­ber­land High­way in Heathsville,. Ques­tions? Call the library at (804) 580‑5051.
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  • Thursday May 28th, 2015 parade_of_homes
    The Lan­caster by the Bay Cham­ber of Com­merce says you still have time to pur­chase tick­ets for its fourth annual “Parade of Homes by the Bay” which is set for this Fri­day and Sat­ur­day. The “Parade of Homes by the Bay” will fea­ture four­teen unique prop­er­ties in Lan­caster and Northum­ber­land Coun­ties, with a goal of show­cas­ing the high qual­ity of crafts­man­ship that we have here in ...
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