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James River Batteaux Festival Comes To Scottsville

The 28th annual James River Batteaux Festival comes to Scottsville.

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Advocates For Children Spotlight Results Of New Survey

Advocates release new survey focusing on the future of Virginia’s children.

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New SPCA Director Hired

There’s a new leader for the local animal shelter.

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Kitchen Fire On East Rio Road

There was a kitchen fire Monday night at a residence off East Rio Road.

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Landes, Hanger Serve On Panel Exploring Medicaid Expansion

Delegate Steve Landes and a fellow Augusta County Republican serve on a panel that’s exploring Medicaid expansion in Virginia.

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Abortion Clinic Challenges New State Regulations

A medical facility in Northern Virginia is challenging new state regulations.

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Les Sinclair Designated As Hometown Hero

Z-95 Program Director Les Sinclair has been named as an Allen & Allen Hometown Hero.

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Albemarle Woman Wants Kids To Learn Local History

An Albemarle woman is urging local officials to teach local history in the public schools.

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Jefferson, Madison And Others Become Part Of Internet

Documents involving Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and their contemporaries are now online.

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Steve Williams Becomes A Short Timer At TJPDC

Steve Williams is on his way out at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

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British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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Bicyclist Killed In Albemarle

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There was a fatal accident involving a bicyclist Saturday at Walnut Creek Park.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

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Paul McGinley pulls out of PGA Championship with injury

Paul McGinley of Ireland laughs during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. REgis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi on January 15, 2013.

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of the PGA Championship with a shoulder injury.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.