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The Big Read with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. JMRL has received a grant from the NEA to provide a BIG READ throughout central Virginia during March 2015.

The Big Read provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to participate in this exciting program that will be held throughout March 2015. Read and discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and participate in programs.…learn more and see the schedule of events and locations!

Local Sports

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Virginia Wins Over VMI

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The Virginia men's lacrosse team won 17-3 over VMI in Lexington on Tuesday night.

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Bennett Named National Coach Of The Year

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Tony Bennett wins the National Coach of the year award for the second time.

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UVA Loses To Spartans 60-54

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UVA ends a second consecutive season with a NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan State.

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UVA Women Lose In First Round Of WNIT

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The Cavalier Women's season ends at ODU.

Lifestyle News

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Eyes on the road: AAA says distracted driving worse than we thought

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You know how some people insist they can drive safely — even while they fiddle with their smartphones or other electronic devices? They can't.

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Bill would create organic-style labels for modified foods

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House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.

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Parents increasingly seeking urban lifestyles for kids

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Along the way, they're pushing cities to be more welcoming of families.

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Are passwords past their prime?

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Could having a password become passé?

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When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health

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Big tobacco companies have pushed for a range of controls on e-cigarettes, including health warnings, restricted sales, and scientific testing requirements.

National News

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Police search house of pilot who crashed A320

Police hold media away from the house where Andreas Lubitz lived in Montabaur, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.

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PHOTOS: Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525

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All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.

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Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

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Senate Republicans will try to pass their own budget after House Republicans pushed through a plan that deeply cuts programs for the poor.

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Facing resistance, U.S. pushes to meet deadline for Iran deal

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The United States is struggling to secure a framework nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, March 26

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

Weird News

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Dallas woman accused in illegal butt injections surrenders

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Dallas police say a woman accused of providing illegal buttocks injections has surrendered to authorities.

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Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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Thief uses his own credit card to jimmy door, leaves it behind

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A Pennsylvania man left behind an important clue when he broke into a friend's garage — a credit card with his name on it.

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Elephants save the day

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Authorities responding to a tractor-trailer stuck on the muddy shoulder of a highway were astounded to see what was keeping it from overturning: elephants.

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Man arrested in courthouse for missing jury duty 11 times

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A man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times in two years will finally face a judge.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: National Anthem ‘fans’ at Walmart

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We all did this as kids ... we just probably didn't get caught on camera doing it in a Walmart.

Local News

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City Drops Charge Against Matthew

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Albemarle resident Jesse Matthew does not face an abduction charge in Charlottesville.

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Tragic Ending To Search For Young Boy

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There was a tragic ending to the search for a Pulaski County boy.

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Brunswick Jury Convicts Woman Of Manslaughter

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A Brunswick County jury has convicted a woman of involuntary manslaughter.

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Fire Destroys Albemarle Home

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Still no word on what caused the fire on Hildridge Drive.

News

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Today in entertainment history: March 27

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A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.

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Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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