Daily Archives: Mar. 4, 2013

SCBI announces 2013 lecture series

New discoveries in the mountains of Laos, the effects of habitat and climate change on mammals, and the interrelationship of climate and forests are among the topics covered in this spring's free lecture series just announced by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal.
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State may take over failing schools

Gov. Bob McDonnell got what he asked for: a state-run school board to take over failing schools.
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General Assembly blocks I-95 tolls

There will be no tolling on the southern end of Interstate 95 without the General Assembly’s say-so, thanks to approval of the transportation funding bill during the recently concluded legislative session.
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What’s in a name? ‘Official’ Shakespeare festival

For Gov. Bob McDonnell, the proposition for the Virginia Shakespeare Festival at the College of William and Mary is simple: To be or not to be the commonwealth’s official Shakespeare festival.
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Schools to tell parents about eating disorders 

Parents of Virginia public school students will be given educational information about eating disorders under a bill passed by the General Assembly.
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Bicyclists gear up for next legislative session

Like a bicyclist who’s taken a tumble but stays in the race, Virginia bicycling advocates say they’ll push on despite disappointments they suffered during the 2013 legislative session.
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Tourist train may roll in Tazewell

A tourist train soon could be chugging its way through historic and scenic Tazewell County and across the state line to Bramwell, W.Va.
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