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  • U.S. Senate unanimously confirms McDonald to head veterans agency

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Bob McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, pinning Washington's hopes on the former Procter & Gamble Co chief executive to launch a massive turnaround effort at the troubled...
  • HS football practice at Williamsburg-area schools opens Thursday

    HS football practice at Williamsburg-area schools opens Thursday
    It seems like only yesterday that last football season ended. But Lafayette's Jahlil Green and Warhill's Devonte Dedmon have moved on, and a new crop of stars is ready to burst forth when practice begins (for most schools) on Thursday. Below is a look...
  • VA proposes to punish 6 healthcare workers in Wyoming and Colorado

    Hours after the Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, the agency announced that it was proposing disciplinary action against six employees at VA healthcare facilities in...
  • West Point family features a collection of animal topiaries on their lawn

    West Point family features a collection of animal topiaries on their lawn
    WEST POINT — The Phan family is used to strangers stopping by their home and taking photos. What, exactly, draws the public's attention? An array of large topiaries — perennial plants — in shapes ranging from giant dragons and deer...
  • Castillo-D'Amico wins Coast Guard Day 5K

    After a lifetime peak to her running career in 2013, 56-year-old Mercedes Castillo-D'Amico has taken a bit of a break from serious training and racing in 2014. Yet she couldn't resist one of her favorite races, the 26th annual Coast Guard Day 5K, held...
  • Inside the BRD: Opening practice and scrimmage game dates for Bay Rivers District

    Inside the BRD: Opening practice and scrimmage game dates for Bay Rivers District
    It seems like only yesterday that last football season ended. But Jahlil Green and Devonte Dedmon have moved on, and a new crop of stars is ready to burst forth when practice begins (for most schools) on Thursday. Below is a look at the opening practice...
  • Day Trippers: The birth of the Bambino and Baltimore's baseball Taj Mahal

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth installment of The Capital's annual summer series "The Day Trippers." Stay tuned for more tales of travels to a variety of area destinations - on the cheap. In my never-ending fight to convince my fiancée that baseball is...
  • Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of...
  • 'Crushed' to perform at Jammin' on the Point Friday in West Point

    'Crushed' to perform at Jammin' on the Point Friday in West Point
    WEST POINT — The West Point Tri-Rivers Chamber of Commerce will host Jammin’ on the Point this Friday, July 25, from 6-9:30 p.m. at West Point Town Square, located on 8th & 9th streets between Main & Kirby streets.  This concert will feature...
  • Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'
    President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct. Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
  • Memorial garden resurrects story of Army captain killed in Vietnam

     Memorial garden resurrects story of Army captain killed in Vietnam
    Orland Park residents might not have heard of U.S. Army Capt. Ronald L. Zinn, but an Eagle Scout candidate is hoping that changes soon. Tim Klotz, 14, a freshman at Providence Catholic High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 383, led efforts to...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 23: Outlet mall; Bicyclist rules; Roaming pets

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 23: Outlet mall; Bicyclist rules; Roaming pets
    Outlet mall "When is construction going to start on the new Harris Teeter? The Outlet Mall has been vacant for some time now, and the weeds have grown just as tall as the building." "Why doesn't the county step in and do something about the weeds...