Author: Kyle Scott

William & Mary picks first woman as president in 325 years

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary has named a woman to lead the university for the first time in its 325-year history. The school in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement Tuesday that Smith College provost Katherine Rowe will become its 28th president. She will replace W. Taylor Reveley III, who is retiring this summer after 10 years. Rowe has served as provost and dean of the faculty at Smith since 2014, working as its chief academic officer. Her areas of research and scholarship include Shakespeare as well as Medieval and Renaissance drama and media history. William &...

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Judge refuses to delay hearing on pipeline land acquisition

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to postpone a hearing in a lawsuit brought by developers seeking possession of land in several Virginia counties for a controversial pipeline project. Atlantic Coast Pipeline is seeking possession of several properties in Augusta, Bath, Buckingham and Cumberland counties for the natural gas pipeline, which would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. The judge declined Monday to postpone a Feb. 26 hearing regarding land in Bath County, but he ordered developers to turn over more information and gave property owners more time to respond. Disputes over land in...

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Liberty Tax fires second chief executive in 6 months

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Liberty Tax has fired its chief executive officer and replaced him with a board member handpicked by the company’s founder, who was also fired less than six months ago. The Virginia Beach-based Liberty Tax is the third-largest tax preparation chain in the country, behind H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the company announced the firing of Ed Brunot Monday, with no explanation. Brunot replaced founder John T. Hewitt when the board voted to fire Hewitt in September after an internal investigation found he’d likely had multiple romantic relationships with employees and...

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Man charged again with removing tarps on Confederate statues

(Information from: The Daily Progress, CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Charlottesville have charged a Richmond man for a second time after he allegedly removed tarps covering statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The Daily Progress reports police received a call Friday reporting that the black tarps covering the statues had been removed. When officers arrived at Emancipation Park, they spoke to witnesses who identified two men as suspects. Officers charged 34-year-old Christopher James Wayne with trespassing and vandalism. The second man was not charged. Wayne was charged with trespassing earlier this month...

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National Dems back businesswoman for coastal Va. House seat

(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — National Democratic leaders will support a retired Navy officer and businesswoman in the race for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will back Elaine Luria. She’s among six Democrats vying to win the June primary and face Scott Taylor, a first-term Republican and former Navy SEAL. The Cook Political Report lists the Hampton Roads district as one that leans Republican. But the DCCC said Luria is part of its “Red to Blue” program, which is aimed at unseating GOP lawmakers. National...

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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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