Author: Betty Osburn

McCarthy Named Pitcher of the Week

  FARMVILLE, Va. – Senior southpaw and two-time Big South Pitcher of the Year Elizabeth McCarthy has been named Big South Pitcher of the Week, while senior shortstop Justina Augustine has been tabbed Player of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. McCarthy earns her second Big South Pitcher of the Week accolades and the 11th of her storied career, the most among any active pitcher in the league. Meanwhile, Augustine earns her first Big South weekly honor of her career. A product of Dunnsville, Va., McCarthy enjoyed a marvelous final week of her senior season,...

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Statement on USDA Secretary’s Action to Weaken and Delay Child Nutrition Benchmarks

RICHMOND – Today in an event at Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the USDA will delay full implementation of the nutrition standards passed into law by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA). The action will  weaken requirements to provide healthier food to students, allowing for flexibility in reaching whole-grain benchmarks and delaying sodium reduction targets.   First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, a long-time advocate for children and school nutrition, expressed disappointment in the decision, but stipulated that these only impact minimum standards and encouraged additional support for...

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Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to Mexico

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a three-day trade and marketing mission to Mexico from May 1-4, 2017.  The Governor will be accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden, and representatives from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The delegation will visit Guadalajara and Mexico City. The Governor and his delegation will participate in more than 10 meetings over the course of the mission. The Governor will meet with senior business executives and government officials, including Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...

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Virginia High School Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Selected

11 inductees will be inducted on Sunday, June 25; inaugural VHSL Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 26 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Sponsored by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), 11 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to high school athletic and activity programs have been selected to the 2017 Virginia High School Hall of Fame. The 28th Annual Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held on Sunday, June 25, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Charlottesville. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on-line: https://gofan.co/app/school/VHSL/Hall-of-Fame. The Class of 2017 includes six athletes (Blair Brown – Loudoun...

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OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURE PLANNED TONIGHT, MAY 2 ON ROUTE 3 AT NORRIS BRIDGE

Motorists will be restricted to one lane overnight on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 3.  Crews will be making concrete repairs to the bridge deck travel surface.  An automatic flagging station will control one-way traffic on the bridge.  This work was canceled last night due to the weather.   The Norris Bridge connects Lancaster and Middlesex counties over the Rappahannock River. 511Virginia Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia. Download the  free mobile 511 app for Apple...

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all-day W & L’s Class of 1982 Reunion
W & L’s Class of 1982 Reunion
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day
The Class of 1982 from Washington & Lee High School will be hosting it’s 35th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 30th at the Riverboat on the Potomac in Colonial Beach from 6 till 11pm….Please contact[...]
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all-day 911 Address Verification in Esse... @ Essex County
911 Address Verification in Esse... @ Essex County
Aug 19 all-day
Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the[...]
9:00 am Heathsville Farmers Market @ behind old Northumberland Courthouse
Heathsville Farmers Market @ behind old Northumberland Courthouse
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Antique and classic cars will abound at the Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local members of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Northern Neck Corvette Club[...]
9:00 am Northern Neck Computer Users Mee... @ Lancaster Community Library
Northern Neck Computer Users Mee... @ Lancaster Community Library
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Northern Neck Computer Users Group will meet Saturday, August 19th at 10 am at the Lancaster Community Library.  BJ McMillan will present Advances in Health Technology. Immediately prior, the Tablet Special Interest Group will[...]

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