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Feb 23, 2013
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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 died Sunday at the age of 78.
U.Va. suspends fraternal activities amid probe into sexual assaults
President Teresa Sullivan said in a letter to the university community that the Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the allegations contained in a Rolling Stone article
Despite appearances, Spotsylvania VRE station remains on schedule
The area of Spotsylvania County’s future Virginia Railway Express station and a 1,500-space parking lot is still nothing more than a flat expanse of dirt.
Courtland High student to appear on 'Today' show Monday
Courtland High School junior Cassie Coss will be performing--along with a select group of others from the Great American Marching Band--on the "Today" show Monday.
Residents get revved up for Dominion Raceway
Spotsylvania’s Dominion Raceway saw its first action Saturday. Dozens of souped-up rides were there. Some with engines revving. There was live music and food.
Caroline mine petition under review
Law enforcement officials are looking into the authenticity of at least 100 names of Caroline County residents that appear on a petition in support of a proposed sand and gravel mine off U.S. 17.
DeShazo: Tech, Virginia football meet to to prove who has fewer flaws
They say you can throw out the records whenever two rivals meet, and the Cavaliers and Hokies might prefer it that way.
There's an app for that: VRE close to mobile ticketing app
The launch date is within sight for a new mobile app that will allow Virginia Railway Express riders to handle all their ticket needs in the palm of their hand.
Obama's immigration plan generates mixed reaction in Virginia
President Barack Obama’s decision to exempt more than 5 million illegal immigrants living in the United States from deportation has sparked both celebration and outrage.
Orange hopes to pick superintendent Monday
The Orange County School Board may be ready to make and announce its choice for the next schools superintendent early next week.
Shotgun blast through ceiling leads to Fredericksburg man's arrest
A Fredericksburg man has been charged with a felony for accidentally firing a shot through his downstairs neighbor's ceiling, police said.
Marine's humor, devotion remembered
A recently-married Marine was killed by a drunken driver in California, according to his obituary.
How will new regional landfill fees work? Board still debating
Those that oversee the Rappahannock regional landfill are eyeing different ways to begin residential trash drop-off fees in order to make the fee system fair.
Gray winter days hard on those with seasonal depression
Sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder long for sunny days in the winter.
Men suffer ‘the change,’ too
NUTRITION: Eating fish in pregnancy can help babies’ IQ
Scientists concerned about some soaps
Do antimicrobial soaps do more harm than good?
Liquid chemo meds would help young cancer patients
Researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center are reformulating cancer drugs.
HEALTH CALENDAR: Feb. 17
A good book can lift your spirits
Therapy dogs calm passengers’ nerves
Good luck learning cost of surgery up front
Who's really qualified to give nutrition advice?