Author: Kyle Scott

Northam announces cidery expansion

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing that a Virginia cidery plans to double its production to meet demand for hard cider. Northam’s office said Wednesday that Old Hill Cider in Rockingham County plans to spend $500,000 and create five new jobs. The company plans to get all of its apples from Virginia. The state has approved a $25,000 grant for the expansion, which the county said it will...

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White nationalist sues Twitter for banning his account

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. Taylor joins a growing list of right-wing groups and figures who have recently sued social media sites for banning accounts and content. Social media sites are grappling with how to prevent abusive posts without appearing to censor unpopular opinions. Taylor alleges that the Twitter ban violates California’s free speech protections. He says the company suspended his account in December, citing its user agreement prohibiting...

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NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

CROZET, Va. (AP) — Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates came down to warn drivers about the approaching train. A preliminary report on the Jan. 31 crash was issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The probable cause of the accident hasn’t yet been determined. One trash company employee was killed, while the truck driver, another employee and several others were injured. The report said data taken from the camera on the Amtrak train —...

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Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes back

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia have blasted the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling plan. The critics claimed outside a public comment session Wednesday that drilling would interfere with military training near the world’s largest Navy base and imperil tourism and fishing along that stretch of Atlantic coast. The group converged near a hotel conference room in Richmond where the administration sought public comment on its plan to expand oil and gas drilling on the East and West coasts. Groups supporting the energy industry and consumers also showed up and...

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Mary Washington Healthcare Unveils New Spirit of Women Award for 2018

Mary Washington Healthcare will continue to shine a light on exceptional women in our schools in 2018. MWHC has expanded the criteria for one of the three awards being offered; in addition to outstanding educators, any woman working in the schools and making contributions to her community beyond the school setting may be nominated. If there is a special administrator, counselor, coach, or other professional who goes above and beyond her job, she may be nominated for MWHC Spirit of Women School Employee of the Year Award. Anyone can nominate someone for one or all three categories. In addition...

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all-day Farm & Field Day Vendors
Farm & Field Day Vendors
Feb 23 all-day
Vendors are still needed for the Northumberland High School Farm & Field Day on Saturday April 14th. 10×10 spaces are still available for only $10. for more information, call Lee Meadows at 804-580-5192.
all-day Merman the Magician
Merman the Magician
Feb 23 all-day
Join Chesapeake Academy on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. as they host Merman the Magician who amazes and delights with incredible illusions and magic which includes floating an audience member in mid air! This[...]
all-day Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Feb 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,[...]
4:30 pm Spaghetti Dinner @ Warsaw United Methodist Church
Spaghetti Dinner @ Warsaw United Methodist Church
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rappahannock High School After Prom Committee will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, February 23 from 4:30 – 7pm at Warsaw United Methodist Church. The menu will be Spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, bread, and[...]
5:00 pm Black Heritage Extravaganza @ Antioch Baptist Church
Black Heritage Extravaganza @ Antioch Baptist Church
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Antioch Baptist Church in Champlain will hold a Black Heritage Extravaganza on Saturday, February 24th from 5 – 9pm. Wear your formal attire or come dressed in an African heritage ensemble and enjoy an evening[...]

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