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Cumberland County schools receive waiver from SOL reading test

Cumberland County schools has received a waiver of SOL reading score requirements from the Commonwealth Department of Education as part of a move to receive federal funds to try raising the scores. A Reading Specialist is now at the Cumberland Elementary School to begin teaching in the effort. About these ads Continue reading

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Cumberland Supervisor sued by constituents over back taxes, Judge recuses self
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Cumberland Supervisor sued by constituents over back taxes, Judge recuses self

Cumberland County 5th District Supervisor Parker Wheeler is being sued by his 5th District constituents over a delinquent tax bill that came to light earlier this year. A retired judge from the 14th Circuit Court has been appointed after the judge from the 10th Circuit Court recused himself and the rest of the judges on … Continue reading

Cuccinelli brags about “cutting red tape” for Farmville immigrant prison
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Cuccinelli brags about “cutting red tape” for Farmville immigrant prison

(Some of the following information comes from a newspaper report in the Farmville Herald.) During remarks to the Farmville Chamber of Commerce recently, candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli claimed to have some influence in “cutting red tape” for the immigrant detention center/prison built in Farmville a few years ago. “He went to the head of … Continue reading

Battle over getting a slice of Federal employees health care dollars heats up
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Battle over getting a slice of Federal employees health care dollars heats up

Kaiser Health Foundation wrote recently that two of the largest providers of health insurance to federal employees, retirees and dependents are in a battle to scoop as many people up as they can in an effort to increase profit, I am sure. Also, Obamacare is changing the way things are done, and insurers are ready … Continue reading