Author: Jay Atkins

Virginia Department of Corrections College Credit Program Reaping Big Returns

Since January 2014, Virginia Department of Corrections offenders have   amassed more than 1,500 course completions in an award-winning college   credit initiative.  These offenders in Virginia’s prisons have earned 8,983   college credits in little more than two years at a cost of just $3.69 per   credit.   Director Harold Clarke stated that “One of the greatest predictors of   reentry success is employment, and the key to employment is education,”   said Director Harold Clarke.   Students have earned 1,523 completions in five Career and Technical   Education courses eligible for college credit and these courses...

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Route 3 will be reduced to a single lane during daytime hours between Lancaster and Middlesex counties on Saturday, March 25, and Monday, March 27 – Saturday, April 1 FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists can anticipate brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River on Saturday, March 25, and throughout next week. Preparation work continues for an upcoming $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor is installing the platform system required to paint the bridge. Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge from 7...

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Virginia officials work to combat tax refund fraud

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia taxpayers may have to wait a little longer for expected tax refunds as state officials work to combat tax refund fraud related to identity theft. State officials have mailed about 104,000 letters to taxpayers this year asking for additional information to verify their identities. Officials say the extra paperwork helps ensure refunds go to the right people. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that officials sent 140,000 letters during last year’s filing season, denying or reducing refunds on about 35,000 of 4.2 million returns filed with the state. Taxation Department spokeswoman Paige Tucker says more than...

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Virginia man gored by deer he and his wife had raised

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia wildlife officials say a member of the Giles County Board of Supervisors was hospitalized after being attacked by a deer. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries spokesman Lee Walker say Paul “Chappy” Baker was attacked by a nine-point buck outside his home earlier this week. The buck gored Baker’s lower legs and arms and caused bruises, cuts and lacerations. Walker says the attack, which lasted about 10 minutes, ended when Baker’s wife shot and killed the deer with a pistol. The Roanoke Times reports that officials collected a brain sample from the deer, but...

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Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel. Authorities say the Fifth District command center in Portsmouth received an electronic beacon alert Sunday from the 75-foot trawler Capt Nathan, about 50 miles east of Chincoteague, with three people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba and a Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City in New Jersey were diverted to the scene, where they learned that the captain of the trawler was suffering symptoms of a stroke. The man...

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all-day Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Mar 23 all-day
The Tappahannock Tides are looking for High School Seniors along with current & former college players to join the team. The season runs from June to Mid-August Players must register before April 1st. If interested,[...]
all-day VENDORS NEEDED! NHS Farm & Fiel... @ Northumberland High School
VENDORS NEEDED! NHS Farm & Fiel... @ Northumberland High School
Mar 24 all-day
VENDORS NEEDED! Save the Date… April 14th for the NHS Farm & Field Day at Northumberland High School 8:30am to 3pm!  10 x 10 vendor spaces are only $10.  The day will include Spring plants,[...]
8:00 am VPI Screenings @ Tappahannock Elementary School
VPI Screenings @ Tappahannock Elementary School
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
On Saturday March 24, 2018 Tappahannock Elementary School will be hosting their Virginia Preschool Initiative screenings for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Virginia Preschool Initiative, VPI, is a prekindergarten program for children who will be[...]
11:00 am Easter Egg hunt @ Rappahannock Community College
Easter Egg hunt @ Rappahannock Community College
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rappahannock Community College and the Richmond County Public Library will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th on the college campus from 11am – 1pm. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance[...]
2:30 pm Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Rappahannock High School
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Rappahannock High School
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock proudly presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Witness ordinary folks getting outside, dreaming big, and making the world a better place!  Environmental, nature and adventure films from around the world.[...]

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