Author: Jay Atkins

Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a white supremacist rally spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia, protesters plan to converge in front of Trump Tower in New York and elsewhere around the country to decry hatred and racism. Activists have planned gatherings Sunday that range from a march in Manhattan to a candlelight vigil in Florida to a rally in a public square in Cleveland. In West Virginia, residents are planning to go to a Confederate statue on the state Capitol grounds and call for its removal. In South Carolina, live video from The Greenville News showed dozens...

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Pressure, criticism mount for Trump after Charlottesville

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Pressure is mounting from both political parties for President Donald Trump to explicitly condemn white supremacists and hate groups involved in deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump has been at his New Jersey golf club on a working vacation. He is set to make a one-day return to Washington on Monday to sign an executive action on China’s trade practices. But he will likely be unable to escape questions and criticism for his initial response to Saturday’s violence. At the time he blamed bigotry on “many sides.” The White House has tried to stem...

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Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of a protester and two Virginia state troopers who died Saturday in Charlottesville, where a car plowed into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally and a police helicopter crashed. Heather Heyer, who was protesting against white supremacists, was killed after a car rammed into a crowd of protestors. Friends describe her as a caring person who fought for causes she believed in. Troopers Lt. Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates died after their helicopter crashed into a wooded area just outside...

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Suspect in deadly Virginia car ramming due in court

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to make his first court appearance. Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, says 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. has a bond hearing Monday morning. Fields is charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he drove into the crowd, fatally injuring one woman and hurting 19 others. Fields has been in custody since Saturday. Jail officials told The Associated Press they don’t know if he’s obtained an attorney. A high school...

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Body Found in Lancaster

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the body of 31 year-old Graham McCormick of Georgia was found in Carter’s Creek around noon Friday.   McCormick was reported missing around midnight from a home on Glebe Road on Carter’s Creek just outside of Irvington.   The sheriff’s office reports that McCormick was visiting family from Georgia.   His body is being sent to the Medical Examiners Office to determine the cause of death.   The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is still...

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Wine & Design Hosts Needed
Aug 17 all-day
  Interested in giving back to your community, but don’t have the time to commit to volunteering regularly? Host a Wine & Design party! Wine & Design is a mini-fundraiser for The Haven where a[...]
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Veterans Mobil Service Office
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know…and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit D-A-V (Disabled American Veterans) offers help.[...]
12:00 pm Caroline County Blood Drive @ Caroline County YMCA
Caroline County Blood Drive @ Caroline County YMCA
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. A Blood Drive will take place in Caroline County on Thursday, Aug.[...]
1:00 pm Rappatomac Writers Critique Group @ Java Jacks Cafe
Rappatomac Writers Critique Group @ Java Jacks Cafe
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Rappatomac Writers Critique Group will meet Thursday, August 17th, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Tappahannock at Java Jacks Cafe, 504 S Church Lane. Join us for lunch at noon and share your creativity.[...]
1:46 pm Back to School Supply Drive @ The Haven Office
Back to School Supply Drive @ The Haven Office
Aug 17 @ 1:46 pm – 2:46 pm
  This month the Haven is collecting school supplies for local students. Any and all materials for school are welcome. Items can be dropped off until Friday, August 28th at their office located at 5726[...]

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