Author: Jay Atkins

Obama to campaign in Virginia governor’s race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor. The Northam campaign announced Wednesday that the lieutenant governor and Obama will appear together at an event in Richmond on Oct. 19. Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year and the swing state’s contest is viewed as a possible early referendum on President Donald Trump. Trump recently endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie in a tweet, but...

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Construction on new St. John Baptist Church begins

Over the weekend there was a groundbreaking for the new St. John Baptist Church at the same location of the old St. John Baptist Church at Mount Landing that was leveled by the tornado on February 24th, 2016. The church had been there for 145 years before the twister struck and was built 6 years after the Civil War ended. About 90 members of the church and community, as well as the builder, banker and insurance agent attended the groundbreaking service. St. John Baptist Church members have been using and attending Sunday church services at the New Hope Seventh...

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Local Schools receive security grants from state

Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 104 school divisions and three regional educational programs. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, direct communications links between schools and law enforcement agencies, and other security upgrades in 545 schools and other instructional facilities. Area schools that received grant monies were … Caroline County — $4,180 for Bowling Green Elementary Annex Colonial Beach — $79,998 for Colonial Beach Elementary and Colonial Beach High Gloucester County — $30,297 for Abingdon Elementary, Gloucester High...

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Omega Protein purchased by Cooke Inc.

After two activist campaigns and one cancelled auction, nutritional products maker Omega Protein Corporation is finally hooked. On Friday, Oct. 6, Canadian aqua-culture company Cooke Inc. said it would pay $500 million, or $22 per share, in cash for Houston-based Omega Protein. Both boards of directors have unanimously approved the deal. The deal is expected to close around the end of the year or early next year. The moves comes barely more than a month after hedge fund BLR Partners LP, led by activist investor Bradley Radoff, (Ray-doff) along with Joshua Schecter, disclosed jointly owning nearly 6% of Omega...

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Shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old man was killed and another was injured in an early morning shooting in Richmond. A police spokeswoman said in a statement that officers patrolling the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood heard gunfire around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived, they found two men who had been shot. The statement says Oscar W. Lewis II of Richmond was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. In a separate incident, police say one child and two adults were shot in a southside neighborhood. They were taken...

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1:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive @ Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept.
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept.
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This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation[...]
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all-day Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
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Does your child consistently demonstrate strong, positive character and academic success? Then we have an opportunity for you! Chesapeake Academy (in Irvington) is looking for the first recipient of the H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Merit[...]
all-day Lancaster Library Lottery @ Lancaster Community Library
Lancaster Library Lottery @ Lancaster Community Library
Jan 17 all-day
The Lancaster Community Library Lottery is going on now until January 20th. Buy your ticket early this year and get in on the Early Bird Drawing of $1,000 plus you only pay $95. December 22nd[...]
2:30 pm Democratic Primary Public Forum @ Mathews Boys and Girls Club
Democratic Primary Public Forum @ Mathews Boys and Girls Club
Jan 17 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
On Sunday, January 21, 2018, CircleUp Middle Peninsula will sponsor a Public Forum for the candidates running for the First Congressional District Democratic Primary at the Mathews Boys and Girls Club. The forum is scheduled[...]
7:15 pm Wednesday Word of Worship in the... @ The Community's Christian Church
Wednesday Word of Worship in the... @ The Community's Christian Church
Jan 17 @ 7:15 pm
The Community’s Christian Church in Warsaw will be continuing their “Wednesday Word of Worship in the Neck” series on January 17th at 7:15 p.m. Special guests will be Pastor Rose Curry and the Willie Chapel[...]

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