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The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. outside the Waffle House Restaurant. Robert Ringgold of Havre de Grace was standing outside the restaurant when a vehicle approached. After a brief conversation, Mr. Ringgold was hit by a shot fired from inside the vehicle, the sheriff’s department said.

Mr. Ringgold was struck in the lower body and taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.



Buffett’s sister aids shelter

A program that provides residential treatment to mentally ill adults is expanding.

The expansion is thanks to a $2 million grant from a foundation founded by philanthropist Doris Buffett.

The crisis-stabilization program created by the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has served more than 250 patients since it was founded in January last year. Services include around-the-clock care, psychiatrists, art therapy and support groups.

The board saw the need to expand the facility and sought help from Miss Buffett, the sister of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Miss Buffett founded and runs the Sunshine Lady Foundation.

The board plans to use the grant to buy two lots here and build a new home for the crisis-stabilization program. Other homes owned by the board will be renovated.

The stabilization program is designed to treat people with severe mental illnesses or in serious situations.


Scouts to fix forest trails

More than 1,000 Boy Scouts are expected to arrive in the western part of the state next month to help repair and reroute more than 40 miles of national forest trails.

Members of the Boy Scouts of America’s Order of the Arrow — an honor society of seasoned campers — are scheduled to begin arriving on June 20 at the Goshen Scout Camp in Rockbridge County. They’ll spend more than a week in the George Washington and Jefferson national forests on tasks such as fixing and rerouting the Alleghany Highlands Multi-User Trail System, building campsites and adding trails.

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