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Sweet Strawberry Season Arrives in Va.

Posted: 05/04/2010 - Virginia's strawberry season has arrived, just in time for Mother's Day. Central Virginia growers say their strawberries will be ripe for Mother's Day weekend.

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Cuccinelli Changes Course on Bare-Breasted State Seal

Updated: 05/03/2010 - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli handed out lapel pins to his staff with a modified, more modest version of the state seal, before taking them back. The seal depicts a Roman goddess wearing a tunic with one breast exposed.

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Fireworks Mishap Injures Several at Va. Festival

Posted: 05/03/2010 - A fireworks mishap injured several people during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Friday night. Two fireworks went into the crowd. One person suffered second-degree burns, and several others suffered minor injuries.

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Monticello Owner-Operator Wins Stewardship Award

Posted: 05/03/2010 - The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is this year's recipient of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America's Arthur Ross award for stewardship, recognizing its preservation, upkeep and maintenance of Monticello.

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Gunman Wounds Woman, Kills Self at Va. Walmart

Posted: 05/03/2010 - A gunman opened fire in Galax, Va., Saturday evening, wounding a store employee before killing himself. Authorities are not discussing a possible motive but say the investigation is continuing.

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Va. Bookkeeper Accused of Stealing $300,000

Posted: 05/03/2010 - A Henrico County woman faces trial on charges of uttering and embezzlement after being accused of stealing about $300,000 from her employer over four years. She has twice been convicted of similar crimes.

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School Day in Prince William Could Be Extended

Posted: 05/03/2010 - Prince William County school officials have proposed adding an extra 10 minutes to each day starting on May 10 to make up for lost time from this winter's snowstorms.

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Va. AG Cuccinelli Opts for More Modest State Seal

Posted: 05/03/2010 - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is opting for a more modest depiction of the state's seal. The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder with her left breast exposed. The new Cuccinelli seal has "more modest attire."

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DMV Gets New Phone Number, Saves $500K

Posted: 04/30/2010 - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is getting rid of its toll-free number on Friday, which costs the state three cents per minute of use. The implementation of the new number will save $500,000.

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Poet Nikki Giovanni Bequeaths Copyrights to Virginia Tech

Posted: 04/30/2010 - Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni plans to turn over her copyrights to Virginia Tech after her death. Giovanni pledged a donation to the school's $1 billion capital campaign that includes copyrights to her literary works.

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Virginia Farmers Prepare for Agriculture Surveys

Posted: 04/30/2010 - Virginia's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it has a few questions for farmers. The agency says it's annual surveys are starting up in June.

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Virginia Agency Plans to Build Fish Plant

Posted: 04/30/2010 - Virginia's Eastern Shore is getting a new fish processing plant. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it's planning to start work on its new 35,000-square foot packing plant and office complex.

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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Prompts Skepticism of Va. Drilling

Updated: 04/29/2010 - The oil spill off the coast of Louisiana has raised concerns in Virginia that offshore drilling is dangerous and not wise. President Barack Obama endorsed the plan in March, and Gov. Bob McDonnell says drilling could begin as early as 2012.

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Va. Wildfires Down Nearly 30 Percent During 2010 Season

Posted: 04/29/2010 - A mix of snow and rain events combined with Virginia’s 4pm Burn Law led to a 29 percent decrease in wildfires during the state’s spring fire season compared to the same period in 2009.

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Richmond Area Hit by Minor Earthquake

Posted: 04/29/2010 - No injuries or damages are reported following a 2.3-magnitude minor earthquake in the Richmond area Thursday shortly after 12pm.

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