Author: Jay Atkins

State police say Virginia man killed in small plane crash

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a small plane crashed in the Shenandoah Valley shortly after taking off, killing the 76-year-old pilot. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement that the private aircraft took off from an airport in Front Royal Saturday afternoon with a glider in tow. Geller says that after the glider safely disconnected, the airplane began experiencing problems and crashed onto private property near the airport. The impact caused the plane to catch fire. Steven B. Zaboji of Reston, Virginia, died at the scene. The glider safely landed, and no one on...

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KKK leader awaits hearing on Charlottesville gun charge

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who authorities say fired a gun during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is in custody in Virginia awaiting a court appearance this week. Richard Wilson Preston is charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school on Aug. 12, the day of the rally that descended into violent chaos. The American Civil Liberties Union said it provided law enforcement officials with a video of the shooting before Preston’s arrest. It shows a man yelling and firing a handgun one time while standing on a crowded sidewalk....

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Pence to campaign for Ed Gillespie in southwest Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in southwest Virginia this week with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. Gillespie spokesman David Abrams says Pence and Gillespie will appear at a rally Saturday in Abingdon. It will be Pence’s first campaign event for Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman who is facing Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. The race is one of only two off-year gubernatorial contests in November, and it’s being viewed as a possible early referendum on President Donald Trump’s first year in office and a preview of the 2018 midterm elections. Pence’s...

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Candidates for Virginia governor set for 3rd, final debate

WISE, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor are set for their third and final debate. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam will debate Monday evening at the University of Virginia at Wise. The southwest Virginia debate comes a month before Election Day in a year when only two states are electing new governors. Virginia’s swing state status has led to intense national interest, with President Donald Trump recently weighing in on Twitter to attack Northam and urge voters to support Gillespie. Southwest Virginia, home to the state’s economically depressed...

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Small Plane Crash in Middlesex

A small plane went down Saturday morning around 9 o’clock after taking off from Hummel Field at Topping in Middlesex County.   Sources say the pilot and two passengers suffered only minor injuries and were transported to an area hospital.   The crash occurred when the plane was taking off and the wings clipped some trees at the end of the runway and then crashed into a home on Eubank Landing Road which is adjacent to Hummel Field in Topping.   State Police and local authorities are...

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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.
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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[...]
all-day Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
Jan 17 all-day
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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