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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

The turtles are coming: Don’t worry, it will take them a while to get here

Pau Pau has a new obsession and you could watch them all day long – babies. It doesn’t matter – human babies, kittens, baby birds and even baby turtles. Martha Nemitz has a new obsession as her granddaughter placed on her Face book page, “Pau Pau has a new obsession.”

D.C. to Richmond high-speed rail evaluated

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is evaluating enhanced intercity passenger rail service between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. Preliminary engineering and environmental review will be conducted for the 115-mile corridor.

Virginia roadside postcard histories

Until Interstate 95 was completed in 1964, U.S. Highway 1 was the most heavily traveled highway in Virginia, according to Tim O’Gorman, who just authored a book called “Spending the Night on Virginia’s Main Street.”

No Room for Debate:  Forbes Fails to respond to Fausz’s Requests

Elliott Fausz issued a statement in response to a recent Virginian Pilot article, “No Room For Debate” and Daily Press article, “Pilot: Forbes won’t debate opponent” that reveals the single most critical failure in Congressman Randy Forbes’ tenure – his failure to answer to the public.

Surprise giant tomato plant

Carolyn Martin and Ronnie Maxwell have been totally surprised and amazed with a volunteer tomato plant that erupted spontaneously next to a walkway in their flower bed next to their house. For mid-October, the plant is one of the healthiest tomato plants this reporter has seen this late in the season.

Sheriff’s Annual Pig Roast

For the second year in a row, I attended the Sheriff’s Pig Roast. It was held last Saturday at Campbell Spring’s Farm on River Road which is currently owned by Wayne Campbell.

Next Level: Hughes, Cheatham, Schrader

The former All-Metro player of the year running back for the Skyhawks continues to figure out where he’ll be playing at the next level as he has been splitting time at running back and receiver for the Trojans so far this season.

Chesterfield programs producing leaders on the field at NSU

Norfolk State, just two hours down I-64, is a FCS (Football Champion Subdivision) school in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They have a huge recruiting presence in Virginia, as they should, pulling in prospects from all over the state.