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Northern Neck officials struggle with answers for drug abusers

Last month after drug abuse killed two people in King George County and sent four others to Mary Washington Hospital, King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey lamented the growing abuse of illegal drugs in the region, especially heroin.

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Rankin prepares for store’s 50th anniversary

Years of service as a paratrooper with the 187th Airborne during the Korean War helped Jim Rankin build a resilient attuned that has carried him through a successful 50 years in the competitive retail hardware business.
"Serving overseas taught me what life is all about,” says Jim. “I learned to work hard and never give up.” Jim also credits his mother’s loving guidance and direction as a contributing

Read more: Rankin prepares for store’s 50th anniversary

The ospreys are back in N Neck

Thousands of osprey arrived back in the Northern Neck last week, returning to their nests along the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers after completing their non-stop annual migration from as far away as Brazil.
The return of the ospreys each year is the final sign that spring has officially arrived.

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Heroin, fentanyl struggle vexes law officers

Westmoreland County Sheriff C. O. Balderson said that, through the Tri-County Drug Task Force, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives conducted an undercover operation that has resulted in the arrest of 5 individuals from all over the region and 11 indictments.

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Fracking bills die in Va. Assembly

Both pieces of state legislation that would have exempted ingredients in hydraulic fracturing fluid from public disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Act are dead for this year in the Virginia General Assembly.
Senate Bill 706 was struck last week on Feb. 15 at the patron’s request in a state senate subcommittee.

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