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Back-to-School sales tax holiday for supplies, clothing and shoes
It’s the end of July, and while there’s still a month before school starts, it’s already time to plan to save money during Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday. Aug. 1-3 is this year’s state sales tax holiday for numerous items, including school supplies.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 14:50
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Group proposes 10 recommendations to reduce carbon pollution and manage sea-level rise
Top policy proposal could raise an estimated $200 million annually for coastal adaptation by 2020 while cutting greenhouse gas emissions
NORFOLK - Experts detail the threat of rising tides and outline ten bold but credible recommendations to prepare for sea-level rise and reduce carbon pollution in a first-of-its-kind report aimed at safeguarding coastal Virginia. The recommendations include a call for Virginia to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in flood protection funds by participating in a regional carbon cap program for power plants. It also calls on the state to enact a mandatory clean electricity standard, encourage development of solar and wind power, improve storm evacuation and shelter efforts, and coordinate efforts to maintain national security in an area that includes the world's largest naval base.
June 28 - Camp almost in your own backyard at an award winning Virginia State Park for America’s ‘Great American Backyard Campout’
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RICHMOND – To celebrate the June 28 Great American Backyard Campout (GABC), you don’t need to travel much farther than your backyard to one of the 36 Virginia State Parks. All of Virginia’s state parks offer special programs for the annual event, designed to get more families outdoors and enjoying nature through camping. The National Wildlife Federation sponsors the event nationally.
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King George Girl Scout Troop 9 donated books to the Children’s Hospital in our nation’s capital. The girls gathered books from family and friends to donate. The girls gave about 150 books.
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The owner of this “house” does not know its age or origin. He purchased it at a recent estate sale for $50. An old note inside indicated that it was made from a mailbox, but un-fortunately, the note was not dated. The interior, which is not divided into rooms, is not painted, and appears to be pine. The entire front is a door, which hinges on the left. He asks if the house is considered a “primitive?”
The definition of “primitive” varies greatly. Normally, it refers to an object or painting done by an unschooled artisan, an item that is at least 100 years old. Accepting that meaning, this piece probably is not primitive.