Author: Jay Atkins

Virginia Motor Speedway to Host Northern Neck Chevrolet / Collision one Night

Jamaica, VA – The speedway will return to racing Saturday August 26, 2017 to host Northern Neck Chevrolet | Collision One Back to School Night and week 12 of the Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship Weekly Racing season featuring the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, Budweiser Modifieds, Truckin Thunder Sportsman and Collision One Limited Stock Cars in action.   Saturday August 26th the speedway, along with its sponsors, will be collecting food and donations for FeedMore and the Northern Neck Food Bank. For every five (5) non-perishable food items donated race fans will receive one (1) FREE general admission ticket...

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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

NEW YORK (AP) — It has taken bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. The rally has shown how easily technology can be used to organize and finance such events, and how extreme views online can translate into violence offline. Keegan Hankes, analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s intelligence project, says that...

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Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to questions about his competence and moral leadership by defending Confederate monuments and lashing out at his critics. In a tweet Thursday, Trump bemoaned rising efforts to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederates as an attack on America’s “history and culture.” He also berated those who have denounced his initially slow and then ultimately combative comments on the racial violence at a white supremacist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump’s unpredictable and provocative behavior is wearing on his Republican allies. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee says...

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Stonewall Jackson descendants call for monument’s removal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two men who identify themselves as the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson are calling for the removal of the statue of the Confederate general in Virginia’s capital city. Jack and Warren Christian say in a letter published by Slate late Wednesday that the removal of the Jackson statue and other Confederate monuments on Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue will “necessarily further difficult conversations about racial justice.” Jack Christian told The Associated Press on Thursday that the monuments were clearly constructed to be “markers of white supremacy” and “make black people fearful.” Christian said he’s pleased to see...

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Pence will no longer speak at Koch brothers-hosted summit

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will no longer be speaking at a Saturday event hosted by a group backed by the conservative Koch (kohk) brothers. Pence had been scheduled to address Americans for Prosperity in Richmond, Virginia. He has canceled in order to join President Donald Trump at Camp David Friday to discuss South Asia policy. Pence is also returning early from a weeklong trip to Latin America in order to attend the Camp David meeting. Americans for Prosperity is the flagship organization of the political network backed by industrialist billionaires Charles and David Koch. Pence...

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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[...]
12:00 pm Car/Bike Fundraiser @ First Baptist Church Loretto
Car/Bike Fundraiser @ First Baptist Church Loretto
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church Loretto will hold a Fundraiser Car and Bike Show on Sat., Aug. 19th from Noon to 3pm. The event includes Car/cycle show, food cook-off competition and a Cornhole tournament. Pre-register by calling[...]

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