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Richmond Heroes unite to double lung cancer survival

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

WHAT:           Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, at the Innsbrook North Shore Commons. The inspirational event will feature a 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, with awards for top fundraisers. All

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  • Repopulation of Rappahannock River Eagles exceeds expectations

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Eaglets in a nest lookout over the LaGrange Creek along the Rappahannock River.  The single pair on this creek during the 1960s and 1970s produced no young in more than 10 years.  Today, the creek supports five breeding pairs.

    When bald eagle surveys were initiated in the Chesapeake Bay during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Rappahannock River was not a standout.  Compared to the historic James and Potomac Rivers, the Rappahannock was not as well known to the public.  In terms of eagle numbers, the river was overshadowed by the DDT-era strongholds of the upper Potomac, the lower James and the Blackwater.  But one has only to

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  • Mike Lyman honored by Cobbs Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Mike Lyman accepts the Excellence in Community Service Award presented by Cobbs Hall member Laura Stoddard.

    At the March meeting, members of the Cobbs Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution surprised area resident, Mike Lyman, when member, Laura Stoddard, presented him with the Chapter’s Excellence in Community Service Award. Mike Lyman, a true patriot, is nationally recognized for his tireless efforts to remember and honor the men who served in our fighting forces.  This commitment to these warfighters and their families is better understood once

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  • 68th Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore delivers keynote speech at Republicans’ Regan Day Dinner in Lancaster County

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

    From left: U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman, First District of Virginia; Lancaster County School Board Member Patrick McCranie; Lancaster County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Cunningham; local student Alonza Sutton; and 68th Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore

    “First of all, the President of the United States says that the economy is just fine and everything’s going great; unemployment’s down, everything seems to be going just fine as far as he’s concerned, we can move on and discuss other things,” Jim Gilmore, the 68th Governor of Virginia, told the audience at the Lancaster County Republicans’ 18th Annual Reagan Day Dinner Sunday evening. “What I say to you: that

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  • Lt. Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam joins lower Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula Democrats for dinner

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Mrs Linda Young. Middlesex Chairperson Halley Holmes and Carolyn Chamberlain.

    The Lancaster County Democratic Committee held its annual Dining With Dems Dinner at Los Patrones in Kilmarnock on March 8.  Democrats from Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex and Mathews counties assembled to hear from guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Northam is the 40th Lt. Governor of Virginia and the first Democrat to hold that position since Tim Kaine in 2001.  Northam attended Virginia Military Institute, then earned an MD from Eastern Virginia

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  • Northumberland students win KidWind qualifier

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:13 am

    This was the second consecutive year in which Northumberland Middle School eighth graders Nathan Parker (left) and Izaak Hagy had placed first in this segment of the KidWind competition.

    The first of four KidWind Challenge qualifying competitions was held on March 6 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center as part of the Green Schools National Conference.  Eight middle and high school teams built their own small wind turbines, then convened at the exhibit floor of the conference to put their designs to the test in the KidWind wind tunnel and compete for cash prizes ($300 for first place, $200

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  • Rappahannock High School students’ work displayed at Richmond County library’s art showcase

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Kira Adams, Junior, and Elisa Morgan, Sophomore, work on their latest artistic creations.

    An octopus on the Eiffel Tower.  Paintings comprised of thousands of colorful dots. Self-portraits featuring the alter ego.  Tessellations, drawings of infinity and visual texture designs. The art students from Rappahannock High School (RHS) have a showcase of finished pieces on display at the Richmond County public library.  Their range of topics and styles include pointillism designs, stippling images from India ink and a broad assortment of acrylic and watercolor

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