Thursday, June 4
Jackie Evancho, a 15-year-old singer and former contestant on NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent,’ will perform at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs on July 25. Before she arrives in the valley, locals can get a taste of her talent when her PBS pledge show “Awakening – Live in Concert” airs on WVPT at 9 p.m. Friday. Also on the show is Greta Huber, marketing and administrative assistant specialist for the music festival. Huber played in the orchestra during the PBS show and also will be seen during the pledge breaks with WVPT General Manager David Mullins.
Wednesday, June 3
So you’re 18
Warren County High School students learned about legal issues they will face when they turn 18 years old during a “So you’re 18″ program organized by the Warren County Bar this morning. Read the story and see more photos in Thursday’s Northern Virginia Daily.
Virginia news today
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is holding a news conference at noon today to discuss tourism’s economic impact on Virginia.
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Video of the day
A fish that can live out of water for up to six days and crawl across dry land is being closely watched by James Cook University scientists as it moves south from PNG towards Australia.
The aggressive climbing perch has already overrun Australia’s two most northerly outposts – the Torres Strait islands of Boigu and Saibai – respectively just four and six kilometres south of the PNG mainland.
Posted by James Cook University on Monday, June 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 2
‘I’m gorgeous inside’
Here’s one story you’ll find in tomorrow’s Northern Virginia Daily:
Sandy Hook Elementary School’s “I’m Gorgeous Inside” program celebrates the beauty inside its students and teachers. Staff at the Strasburg school nominated nearly 50 children they said radiated kindness, and program organizers honored them with photos to capture their character and a week in the spotlight on a school bulletin board.
K-9 Rex update
Foul play and negligence have been ruled out in the recent death of K-9 Rex, according to a news release issued today by the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office. Read more in tomorrow’s Northern Virginia Daily
Google cars in Virginia
The Associated Press is reporting today that Google’s self-driving cars will be tested on Virginia highways. They may soon be spotted on Interstate 66 as well as Interstates 95 and 495 and U.S. 50 and U.S. 29. We will have this story in tomorrow’s Northern Virginia Daily.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes’ surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge’s approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found. Read more
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Guess what the National Weather Service forecast is through Monday? Showers, showers and more showers! Check out our Weather section for details.
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