State stocking streams with trophy trout

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is stocking hundreds of trophy-sized fish in fee-fishing areas. The Roanoke Times reports that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries added 400 brook, brown, and rainbow trout at Big Tumbling Creek in the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The state is also adding fish at Crooked Creek in Carroll County. Anglers can pay a daily fee to fish at these areas during certain parts of the year. Children 12 and under can fish without the permit as long as they are with an adult who has...

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AAA: Virginia motorists paying $2.08 a gallon for gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price motorists are paying for a gallon of gas in Virginia is down four cents from a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday that the average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Virginia was $2.08, down from $2.12 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is 22 cents below the national average of $2.30. The average price of a gallon of gas in cities around the state includes $2.09 in Charlottesville, $2.04 in the Norfolk area, $2.07 in Richmond and $2.07 in...

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Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with murder in the death of a Muslim teen who was attacked near her Virginia mosque became enraged after getting in a fight with one of the girl’s friends. Police say 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen died of blunt force trauma to the upper body after 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres attacked her with a baseball bat in a Washington suburb. Police have described it as a road rage incident and say there’s no evidence to suggest it was a hate crime. The girl’s father says he doesn’t understand how this could have...

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Wounded congressman sends Father’s Day message

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father’s Day message through his Twitter account. The message from congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana on Sunday says: “Steve’s greatest joy is being a father to Madison and Harrison, and a husband to Jennifer. This Father’s Day has special meaning for the Scalise Family, and they send their best wishes to every family, especially the dads. Take the time to be close to the ones you love.” The message thanks the many people for their prayers, support and outpouring...

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Virginia Democrats promise unity at fundraiser

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats are promising party unity after a hotly contested primary battle for governor. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello urged Democrats to work together in this year’s general election. Their comments came Saturday evening at the party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Northam defeated Perriello last week in a primary contest. Perriello said Saturday he “fully” endorses Northam. Republican Corey Stewart has yet to endorse Ed Gillespie, who narrowly defeated Stewart to win the GOP primary for governor. Stewart has said...

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Woman raising money to pay off school lunch debts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Prince William County resident is trying to pay off school lunch debts owed by local students. WTOP-FM reports attorney Adelle Settle is raising money to help pay the debts of students who owe $50 are more. Settle said the county’s school lunch debts total $300,000, with a $160,000 coming from students who owe more than $50. Settle and her friends previously raised $1,700 in 48 hours to pay off school lunch debt in at three county elementary schools. She said her goal is to help families that are struggling...

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Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have charged a 22-year-old man with killing a teenage girl who was reported missing after she and her friends left a mosque. Fairfax County police charged Darwin Martinez Torres with murder after they found what they believe is the 17-year-old girl’s body in a pond Sunday afternoon. Spokeswoman Tawny Wright said she had been walking with friends when she got into a dispute with a man in a car early Sunday. The man assaulted her and she became separated from her friends. Police said they arrested Torres after a search. The teenager...

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Virginia authorities: 3 men charged in police shooting

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Three men have been charged for alleged connections to homicides, burglaries and a police shooting in Virginia. Local news outlets report 20-year-old James Cole Gregory, 27-year-old Allen Jamal Ralph and 29-year-old Leonard Allen Morrison III face counts including robbery and firearm use allegedly involved with crimes at GameStop stores in Hampton and Chesapeake. Hampton police say Morrison grabbed an officer’s gun and exchanged fire Monday afternoon when he and one officer were shot. The disarmed officer has been released from the hospital. Virginia Beach police say Gregory and Morrison are charged with murder after officers...

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Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter’s path

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP House Whip Steve Scalise “will be in the hospital for some time,” according to the facility where he is recovering from a gunshot. His House colleagues paid tribute to him at their annual charity baseball game, while law enforcement tracked the path the shooter traveled to his ballfield carnage. Investigators studying Wednesday’s attack at a suburban Virginia park says shooter James Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector, had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. Capitol Police say they have “no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful.” As congressional Republicans...

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Richmond to unveil Maggie Walker monument next month

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond will unveil its new monument honoring pioneering African-American entrepreneur Maggie Walker next month. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the monument to Walker will stand in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood. An unveiling and dedication will begin the morning of July 15. Walker was the first African-American woman to charter a bank. Mayor Levar Stoney said she was “an inspiration to women, African-Americans and entrepreneurs...

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Fire prompts evacuation of University of Richmond building

(Information from: WWBT-TV, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A fire has prompted an evacuation of a building on the campus of a university in Virginia. WWBT-TV reports no one was injured in a chemical fire at the University of Richmond. According to the school’s alert system students and staff were told to evacuate the science center Wednesday afternoon. The university said on its Twitter shortly before 3:30 p.m. that the science center was being evacuated immediately for a fire alert. Richmond fire crews responded and a hazmat team is determining what chemicals caused the fire. Officials say one person...

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Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The business of the House is resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game. The attack critically wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and also injured Capitol police officers, and a current and former congressional aide. The assailant had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP — and was shot by police and later died. Votes were canceled in the House on Wednesday, but on Thursday they were taking place. Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was...

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Great American Campout

Virginia State Parks is offering special campouts and programs for the Great American Campout on Saturday, June 24th.   If you’ve wanted to try camping but don’t know how to begin, Virginia’s State Parks are a great place to start.   Ten state parks will offer special overnight events, including camping in new, unusual locations.   In King George County, Caledon State Park the nearest state park participating in the Great American Campout will features a campfire with stories and a special night hike. $15 per family includes programs, supper and lunch.   Other state parks participating are Natural...

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Rob Akers declares candidacy

On Tuesday, June 13th … businessman Rob Akers, the Owner of Virginia Shoe Clinic in Tappahannock   and Kilmarnock, declared his candidacy for Essex County Board of Supervisors – for the Greater   Tappahannock District:     He stated that “As a resident, local small business owner and parent of four children in Essex County   public schools, I have a clear understanding of the challenges facing our community.” He further   added: “I see the abundant opportunities that exist. The position of Supervisor is an opportunity to   serve and to have a helpful and positive role in...

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The Lancaster County Lion’s Club sponsors flag pole

The Lancaster County Lion’s Club recently presented Kilmarnock Mayor Mae Umphlett a check for   $2,700, in sponsoring the flag pole for the American flag at the new Kilmarnock Town Centre Park.     “Lancaster County Lions Club President Jim Ward said the Lions Club is honored to present the flag   pole that holds our nation’s symbol and to be a part of this wonderful community endeavor.” Also   he said that the gift will enhance the new park.     Mayor Umphlett stated; “On behalf of the Town, we thank the Lion’s Club for this extraordinary  ...

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all-day Trip to see “Jonah” @ Lyells Chapel Church
Trip to see “Jonah” @ Lyells Chapel Church
Jun 25 all-day
Lyells Chapel Church is sponsoring a trip to the Sight and Sound Theatre in Pennsylvania to see the live show “Jonah” on Fri., July 21st. The cost is $95 for adults and $45 for ages[...]
10:30 am “Up Cycled Cinderella” @ Northumberland Public Library
“Up Cycled Cinderella” @ Northumberland Public Library
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
See “Up Cycled Cinderella” featuring the Star Bright Theatre Group on Monday, June 26th at 10:30am at the Northumberland Family YMCA. Sponsored by the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville. For more information contact the library[...]
6:00 pm WarsawFest in need of Volunteers @ Bay Aging Office
WarsawFest in need of Volunteers @ Bay Aging Office
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
The WarsawFest Committee will be holding it’s June meeting on Monday, June 26th.   There is a need for  volunteers who are willing to help make this year’s event successful.  A few people are needed[...]
11:00 am Reptiles Alive/Summer Reading Pr... @ Richmond County Intermediate School Gym
Reptiles Alive/Summer Reading Pr... @ Richmond County Intermediate School Gym
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am
Each Tuesday, June 27th thru July 25th, the Richmond County Public Library will offer a fun-filled event in coordination with the Summer Reading Program.   Note that the first program on June 27 will be held[...]
4:00 pm Teen Summer Movie Matinee @ West Point Branch Library
Teen Summer Movie Matinee @ West Point Branch Library
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teen Summer Movie Matinee at the West Point Branch Library Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Ages 10-18. Cool off with a great movie on the big screen! Pizza provided by the Friends of[...]

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