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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being …

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving …

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although …

Network seeks to expand health initiatives in N.H.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A coalition working to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease in New Hampshire wants to expand its community work while also pushing for change at the state level. Healthy Eating Active Living NH recently released its second statewide action plan, building on the work it has …

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, …

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby Charlottesville, Va., residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests …

Business notes for Oct. 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Meredith Rotary Club recently hosted 11 exchange students from Rotary District 7870, which covers southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire, for a weekend trip to the Squam Lake Natural Science Center and a Mt. Washington boat cruise, among other activities. The students were from Belgium Brazil, Chile, …

Business people for Oct. 21, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Furniture maker Jim Zink recently began accepting holiday orders. Zink specializes in custom heirloom furniture. A hallway table made of cherry and ebony will be on display at Meredith Village Savings Bank the first two weeks of November. Kathy Higgins-Doolan, an emergency medical service provider and state EMS …

OSRAM SYLVANIA donates truck to Hillsboro Fire Department

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Osram Sylvania recently donated a new truck to the Hillsboro Fire Department. The 2015 Ford F-150 was given during the annual Employee Appreciation Day at Osram Sylvania’s factory in Hillsboro. The F-150 features a full LED forward lighting system designed by Osram that features a low beam, high …

Suncook nanobrewery planned to quench ‘beer desert’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

There are 37 breweries in New Hampshire and not one within 20 minutes of Concord. By reducing startup costs and promoting beer tourism, the state has helped create an environment in which craft brewers welcome and cooperate with …

In Merrimack County District 27, a Democrat-turned-Republican tries to affect change

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Three candidates are on the ballot for two House seats in Merrimack County District 27, a floterial district that includes Concord Wards 1 through 7. State Reps. Chip Rice and Mary Stuart Gile are both seeking re-election on …

for sale in loudon: The perfect living space – all on one level

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The beautiful, executive style-ranch home at 74 Plateau Ridge Road in Loudon offers single-level living and an incredible design aesthetic. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is both spacious and serene, located at the end of …

In N.H., candidates pushing for constitutional carry

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The owner of the Boscawen pizza parlor looked uncomfortably at the handgun strapped to Robert Forsythe’s hip. The gun was legal, Forsythe told him reassuringly. A Republican candidate for a House seat in Merrimack County District 8, Forsythe …