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  • Tuesday August 19th, 2014 news
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard is asking boaters to avoid a whale that’s been sighted in the Elizabeth River. A Coast Guard advisory says a 35-foot to 45-foot whale was reported Monday in the river’s Southern Branch near the Jordan Bridge and Paradise Creek. The advisory asks boaters to not feed the whale. Mark Swingle with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center tells media ...
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  • Tuesday August 19th, 2014 lottery
    The Vir­ginia Lot­tery has posted record prof­its. Lot­tery offi­cials say they made 538.6 mil­lion in the most recent fis­cal year. The increase is based largely on sales of instant scratch-off tick­ets, a new brand­ing effort and a huge Mega Mil­lions jack­pot draw­ing in Decem­ber. The ticket sales from a $636 mil­lion Mega Mil­lions jack­pot last Decem­ber, the second-largest lot­tery prize in U.S. his­tory, resulted in ...
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  • Tuesday August 19th, 2014 mcdonnell_and_wife
    By LARRY O’DELL and MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The defense continues presenting its case when the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Bob McDonnell’s attorneys called five witnesses to the stand Monday as the trial entered its fourth week. Four were members of McDonnell’s cabinet, and the other was director of ...
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  • Monday August 18th, 2014 tappahannock_art_league
    The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild is pleased to announce that Ellen Worthy Stokes and David Henderson have volunteered to present “Garden as Art, II” on September 26, 2014.  This year’s presentation will feature gardens in a different season (Fall vs. Spring), introducing vastly different colors and textures, and an opportunity to explore the art principles of design, with a special focus on composition. “Garden as Art, II” ...
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  • Monday August 18th, 2014 burkes_store
    In these days of mega stores and online shopping, it is rare to find a thriving family-owned business right in our backyard. Burkes Fine Jewelers, an iconic local business located in Kilmarnock, is celebrating their 45th anniversary this month. Burkes was founded on August 25th, 1969, by Dorothy and Fred Burke, Sr. when they purchased Finney’s Quality Jewelers. In 1988 Fred Burke, Jr. and his wife, ...
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  • Monday August 18th, 2014 corn
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s corn crop is expected to drop 7 percent this year compared to the 2013 crop. But production of soybeans and other crops is expected to increase. The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the average corn yield is expected to be ...
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  • Monday August 18th, 2014 mcdonnell
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond. Forty-five witnesses testified for the prosecution. Among them was former ...
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