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Mary Washington Name Update (access required)

By a one-vote margin, a committee appointed to recommend a name covering the undergraduate and graduate schools at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg chose “Washington & Monroe University.” The panel voted 10-9 last Tuesday to make that name its first ...

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Call It A Stag Party (access required)

This will give a whole new meaning to the term “going stag.” Up in Charlottesville earlier this month, a startled deer crashed through the windows of a mattress store, breaking two tall glass panes and dripping blood on several beds. ...

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No Joke (access required)

Maybe you can figure out why someone would joke around about this. A postal worker in Richmond was charged with a misdemeanor after jokingly telling her sister she had been shot on duty. Police said Naquita Baker, 32, told her ...

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"What Was He Thinking?? Department (access required)

How do some alleged criminals think they can get away with stuff? Up in Salem, Mass., a Framingham man who stands accused of posing as a woman’s husband to fool a judge into dismissing assault charges against her has been ...

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Cooter calls it quits (access required)

The end of the road is near for “Cooter’s Place” in Sperryville. The garage-turned-museum for “Dukes of Hazzard” memorabilia near Culpeper has been a destination for fans of the popular television show for five years. But owner Ben Jones, who ...

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Meanwhile, just in from the Eminem Bureau… (access required)

And here’s one from a completely different point along the pop cult spectrum. Up in Michigan, a judge last month dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a former schoolmate of Eminem who claimed the rapper slandered him in one of ...

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End of a Short Era (access required)

MJ’s Country Kitchen, site of the Louisa County Bar Association’s meetings every term day, has served its last hand-formed burger with hand-cut French fries. The Louisa bar has been meeting there every two months for about the past three years. ...

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Seasonal Item: Bring Your Own Pumpkin (access required)

Remember our “Hearsay” items a few years ago on potato guns? This rachets it up a whole ‘nother level. This comes from Culpeper. If you ever need to know how to launch a pumpkin 4,000 feet, just ask John Buchele. ...

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Another Bird Tale (access required)

Last week we had the item about a guy in Northern Virginia wanting to depose a parrot to see if in fact it was his bird. This week we have a stolen rare talking bird in Harrisonburg. On Oct. 7, ...

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Bad Move of the Week (access required)

A 30-year-old Tennessee man is in a world of hurt after a big night on the town Oct. 6. He now stands charged with filing a false police report after claiming he was robbed to cover for the $200 he ...

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