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Lynchburg, VAWSET

Woman shot in the face finds out triggerman denied parole

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The man convicted of shooting his estranged girlfriend in the face will stay behind bars. Donnie Beverley was up for geriatric parole on June 15, 2021. His victim, Stacy Bartley, says she was just notified July 26 that his parole was denied. She spoke exclusively to...
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Virginia StateWSLS

Southwest Virginia health experts blame delta variant on rise in COVID-19 case numbers

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The COVID-19 delta variant continues to make headlines as it spreads across the country and the Commonwealth. The New River Health District is only one of four health districts in the Commonwealth which have not seen the COVID-19 delta variant according to Virginia’s Department of Health COVID-19 variant dashboard. New River Health District’s Health Director, Dr. Noelle Bissel says despite the numbers, the variant could already be in the New River Valley.
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Hopewell, VANBC12

Gov. Northam visits Hopewell Public Schools on first day of balanced calendar

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Governor Ralph Northam visited Hopewell High School on Monday morning to talk to school leaders about their first day of year-round schooling. Hopewell Public Schools is the first school district in Virginia to have all its schools move to a balanced calendar. Through Hopewell’s model, students will go to school in 45-day periods. Then, they will have a three-week intersession where they can go on vacation or take additional courses.
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Ishiguro, Powers among contenders for fiction’s Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Powers are among 13 authors in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Britain’s Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017, is on the longlist announced Tuesday for the 50,000-pound ($69,000) prize with “Klara and the Sun,” a novel about love and humanity narrated by a solar-powered android. It is the fourth Booker nomination for Ishiguro, who won the prize in 1989 for “The Remains of the Day.”
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Reuters

Oympics-Triathlon-Duffy's island future looks golden

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Flora Duffy has already been awarded an OBE for services to Bermudan sport and now, having added the country's first Olympic gold medal to her sparkling CV, she will hope things pan out better than for the island's only other Games medallist. After collecting a...
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AFP

Canada's new governor general, Inuit advocate Mary Simon

Mary Simon, who on Monday became the first indigenous person to be named governor general of Canada, has fought to preserve her people's way of life, opposing oil drilling in the Arctic, supporting seal hunting and defending Inuit culture. - 'Colonial perceptions' - "I am honored, humble and ready to be Canada's first indigenous governor general," said Simon, in her first official speech Monday at a ceremony in Ottawa's Senate.
Chester County, PAchestercounty.com

County Commissioners appoint Bokovitz as director of human services

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced the appointment of Patrick Bokovitz as director of the Chester County Department of Human Services, effective July 31. Bokovitz, who has served as the director of Chester County’s Department of Community Development and the Workforce Development Board for 14...
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FanSided

The Walking Dead casts Pamela Milton and Lance Hornsby

As The Walking Dead series enters into the Commonwealth arc of the story, fans have been excited to see who will play some of the members of this community. Some of these characters are iconic to the comics, and fans can’t wait to see how the series will portray them. The Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con@Home announced that Pamela Milton and Lance Hornsby had been cast.
Books & LiteratureUSA Today

Kazuo Ishiguro, Patricia Lockwood among contenders for fiction's Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Powers are among 13 authors in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Britain's Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017, is on the longlist announced Tuesday for the 50,000-pound ($69,000) prize with "Klara and the Sun," a novel about love and humanity narrated by a solar-powered android. It is the fourth Booker nomination for Ishiguro, who won the prize in 1989 for "The Remains of the Day."
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Franklin County Free Press

Senate leaders question voting machines decertification

Pennsylvania Republican Senate leaders said last week the Department of State’s “aggressive move” to decertify Fulton County’s voting machines sows deeper distrust among skeptical residents. President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, and Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Greensburg, made the joint statement Thursday after acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid said...
Books & Literatureinews.co.uk

Booker Prize 2021: Sir Kazuo Ishiguro and Richard Powers in longlist favouring literary ‘big names’

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is a contender to win the Booker Prize for Fiction 32 years after claiming the award for his bestseller, The Remains Of The Day. Ishiguro’s latest novel, Klara and the Sun, made a 13-strong longlist which the judges said marked a return to “engrossing stories” by established names after several years favouring debutants and novels experimenting with language and form.
Virginia StateAugusta Free Press

Northam announces $500M investment to improve air quality in Virginia schools

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Virginia plans to invest $500 million to improve ventilation and air quality in public schools, securing the completion of nearly all currently planned HVAC projects. The Commonwealth will allocate $250 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding for necessary ventilation upgrades, which...
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