Author: Kyle Scott

14-year-old charged with threatening to shoot middle school

(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com) NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A seventh-grader has been charged with threatening to shoot students at a Virginia middle school. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk police arrested the Lake Taylor Middle School student Monday and charged him with threatening classmates with death or bodily injury while they were at school. That same day, Nansemond River High School students in Suffolk notified staff of an Instagram post that threatened to shoot students on Tuesday. Nansemond Principal Daniel O’Leary says in a released letter that police are investigating the threat and extra police will be on campus. On...

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Public meeting on offshore drilling is set for Wednesday

(Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Trump administration will soon hold its only scheduled public meeting in Virginia on offshore drilling. The Daily Press reports that officials will be available to answer the public’s questions Wednesday in Richmond. The Republican president’s decision last month to open most of the nation’s coast to oil and gas drilling horrified environmentalists, and many elected officials from both major political parties oppose it. But energy groups and some business organizations support it as a way to become less dependent on foreign energy. The meeting is being held by the...

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Sentencing set in military vehicle contract fraud case

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for a Canadian man convicted of defrauding the U.S. military after being contracted to supply armored vehicles for use in Iraq are asking a federal judge for leniency. Defense attorneys say 72-year-old William Whyte, who faces sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Danville, never intended to defraud the government. They also cite his age and health in seeking a downward variance from sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors are asking for an upper-range sentence of up to nine years, saying Whyte engaged in deliberate fraud and endangered the lives of American soldiers and allies in a war...

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Riverside Orthopedic Specialists Gloucester Invites Community to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 28

GLOUCESTER – Residents of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck are invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 28 at 12 p.m. for the soon to be combined Riverside Orthopedic Specialists Gloucester and Riverside York River Orthopedics practices. The combined office and ribbon cutting event will be held at 7560 Hospital Drive, Building B, Suite 101 on the campus of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. The ribbon cutting event will offer tours of the office and patient rooms and give those who attend the opportunity to meet the providers and the office team. The providers will begin seeing patients in the new office on March 12, 2018 as Riverside Orthopedic Specialists Gloucester. For more information, visit http://www.riversideonline.com/goortho or call...

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Local Food Bank Changes Name

The Northern Neck Food Bank organization has changed its name to “Healthy Harvest Food Bank.” The name change reflects the evolving focus and standards of the organization and it’s based on the rate of growth and the development of new relationships throughout the region and beyond. The Northern Neck Food Bank was established in 2010 and currently serves the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland, including Colonial Beach in the Northern Neck as well as Essex and Middlesex in the Upper Middle...

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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[...]
Feb
24
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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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