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Write an essay and you might win a farm near Tappahannock

Former Virginia Beach resident Carolyn Berry and her husband have found a way to sell their 35-acre farm near Tappahannock that will preserve its rustic feel while engaging her love of the written word: They're holding an essay contest.

Bob McDonnell gives $500 to GOP state Senate candidate

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell hasn't been active in this fall's General Assembly election as he appeals 11 felony convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Warner, Kaine: Budget deal wards off defense cuts, but uncaps national debt

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine see good news and some not-so-good news in the two-year budget deal struck by congressional leaders about midnight Monday.

Hokies aim to make Hodges a bigger part of their offense

BLACKSBURG For weeks tight end Bucky Hodges wasn't necessarily featured in Virginia Tech's offense. Chalk that up to a couple reasons: he wasn't entirely healthy for a few games, opponents made sure to take him away as a passing option and the offense under quarterback Brenden Motley wasn't as pass-heavy as it was under opening-day starter Michael Brewer.

Man charged in shooting at homeless camp in Virginia

WOODBRIDGE Authorities say they have arrested a man who shot another man in the face during an argument inside a homeless camp. The Washington Post reports that 43-year-old Daniel Clay was arrested Friday on charges including aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Today is deadline for requests for absentee ballots by mail

RICHMOND The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the Nov. 3 General Assembly election is 5 p.m. today. Applications for an absentee ballot can be hand-delivered, faxed or emailed to a local registrar. The application form is available at the Virginia Department of Elections website: www.elections.virginia.gov Absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 3. ____

Pamunkey tribe inclined to open casino, letter shows

In the weeks before the Pamunkey Indians received federal recognition in July, leaders of the Virginia tribe were pursuing a potential casino deal with developers, according to a letter to tribal members from then-Chief Kevin Brown obtained by The Washington Post.

Voter Guide | November 2015 General Assembly elections

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Virginian-Pilot put together a voter guide for the contested legislative races in South Hampton Roads: Virginia Senate District 6 Virginia Senate District 7 Virginia Senate District 8 Virginia House District 21 Virginia House District 81 Virginia House District 82 Virginia House District 100

Deputy shoots man at scene of Virginia house fire

DUNGANNON Virginia State Police are investigating the shooting of a man by a sheriff's deputy outside a house fire in Scott County. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Scott County sheriff's deputies responded along with volunteer firefighters to the home early Saturday in Dungannon after a report that a man was inside the house with a gun.

Voter Guide | Virginia House of Delegates 81st District

The 81st District includes parts of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach

Barry D. Knight

Republican, incumbent
Residence: Virginia Beach
Age: 61
Personal: married, three sons
Occupation: farmer
Education: Kempsville High School

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