Author: Jay Atkins

VA Couple gives $1 million for early childhood education

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple is giving $1 million to help improve early childhood education in the Old Dominion. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Tuesday that Ben and Betty Davenport’s gift would establish a new institute that would partner with four state community colleges. Those colleges are Danville, Patrick Henry, Virginia Western and New River. The goal of the $1 million is to help better train childcare workers and provide coaching and professional development...

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VCU, Flying Squirrels hoping to build $55M baseball stadium

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond Flying Squirrels are planning to work together to help fund an approximately $55 million baseball stadium. Mayor Dwight Jones said in a news release Monday that the university and minor league baseball team signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding last month regarding the project. Officials say VCU will be leading the efforts to develop the stadium, which would also host non-athletic events such as concerts and festivals. The Flying Squirrels would pay an annual lease of about $1 million, which is roughly four times the rent the team currently...

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If DC becomes a state, it’ll be called ‘Washington DC’

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders have come up with a new name for the city in the unlikely event that it becomes a state. For decades, statehood advocates have pushed for the state to be called “New Columbia.” But on Tuesday, the D.C. Council voted unanimously for the state to be called the “State of Washington, D.C.” The “D.C.” would stand for “Douglass Commonwealth,” in a nod to abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who lived in the District. The new name will be added to the proposed state constitution that city residents will vote on in November. If the...

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Virginia voter registration website crashes before deadline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s online voter registration portal faced technical difficulties on the last day to register to vote. Local news organizations report that the Virginia Department of Elections’ online voter registration system slowed down Monday and at times became completely unresponsive. Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes says the department was overwhelmed by the record number of people trying to register by the Monday night deadline. The department said in an online statement that it made changes to the website to allow voters to meet the deadline. People who were having trouble registering were encouraged to...

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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,[...]
4:00 pm Dinner & Movie Night @ Macedonia Baptist Church
Dinner & Movie Night @ Macedonia Baptist Church
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville will have a dinner & movie night on Friday, March 23rd from 4 – 7pm. The cost of dinner is $12 with dine-in or carry-out options available. For more information,[...]
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@ Center Cross Church of God
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Center Cross Church of God will hold Spring Revival this week beginning at 7pm. The special geust speaker will be Evangelist John Ritchenson. For more information, call 804-443-2070.
7:30 pm Spring Revival Services @ New Life Baptist Church
Spring Revival Services @ New Life Baptist Church
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
On March 21-23, 2018 New Life Baptist Church in Quinton will be having Spring Revival Services. The Guest Church for the nights are as follows: Wednesday, March 21 – Pastor Walter Roy and St. Luke[...]
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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,[...]

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