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(AP) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has arrived at WDBJ-TV studios in Roanoke to talk to the staff in private after two journalists were killed on air by a former co-worker.
The Friday visit comes two days after the attack during a live broadcast. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed.
McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy the governor visitinig "with staff and share condolences.  "

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's schools superintendent is resigning to take a post leading an Ohio education nonprofit.
The Maryland State Board of Education announced Lillian Lowery's resignation on Friday. Officials say Lowery will become president and chief executive officer of FutureReady Columbus, a nonprofit corporation with an initial focus on early childhood education, public policy and community engagement.

Marketplace for Friday, August 28, 2015

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Jeep Week has rolled into Ocean City and runs through August 30th.

One of the top attractions is the Jeep Jam which takes place at the old Tyson’s Plant in Berlin where jeeps will take a shot a mud pit and an obstacle course of rocks and logs.

Meanwhile, the Ocean City Convention will be the site of some monster truck rides as well as a Kid’s zone.

Today and tomorrow there’s the Beach Crawl where several hundred Jeeps move down the shoreline as part of a parade.

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Princess Anne has a new interim town manager.

It’s Debra Hrusko the city’s current finance director.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that she’s been with the town for the last three years and was elevated to the top job during a private meeting of the town commissioners.

Commission president Garland Hayward told the paper that her appointment comes just as Princess Anne is working on revitalizing its downtown.

So far, town officials have not begun their search to fill job which has been open for the last several months.

Harold Wilson’s guest is Melissa Reddish, author and professor of English as well as Director of the Honors Program at War-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Melissa will discuss her latest book of short stories My Father is an Angry Storm Cloud. Reddish uses fantasy in her stories to peel back the veneer of normalcy covering her characters’ ordinary life. Exposed is a numbing sense of detachment and feeling of irrelevance. At the same time, Reddish offers new avenues of hope in her characters’ closed world.

Essay: Keep On Truckin'

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The pickup truck has been viewed as the mainstay of the working man. But, as Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill writes that has been overtaken by a new breed of driver.

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Senator Tom Carper says he will support the Iran nuclear deal.

The Delaware Democrat called the agreement historic and said that it could keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons for years to come.

In addition, he said it provides an opportunity for that country to rebuild its economy and shed its status as a pariah state.

Carper said he still had doubts about the Tehran government which he said has to be watched closely.

The news came in an op-ed written for the Wilmington News Journal.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.
Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, on Maryland's Kent Island, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83.
The New York Times reported that Petersen enlisted in the Navy in 1950, two years after President Truman desegregated the armed forces.
The next year, Petersen entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program, according to The Washington Post.