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THE VULTURES ARE BACK IN URBANNA

They’re back! Yes, the vultures have returned to Urbanna. It was last March, when several hundred vultures that had taken up residence in Urbanna were chased away by agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture using pyrotechnics, and by hanging a dead vulture in a tree. Now, the vultures have returned. Reports indicate that some […]

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LANCASTER NEEDS ELECTION OFFICIALS

The Lancaster County Electoral Board needs election officials for the November 7th election. An information meeting will be held at 6 p.m. August 28 at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock, where details will be provided. Basically, election officers provide the support needed to conduct elections at six precincts in the county. Each election official […]

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Gloucester sheriff seeks info on Christopher Gutman

August 16, 2017 the GCSO received a report of Grand Larceny from a residence within the 2800 block of Hickory Fork Rd. The residents there reported that a Cox Service Technician stole some jewelry, valued at more than $200, while working inside their home. The residents confronted the worker in their driveway and the suspect […]

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View from the street: Police stood by as adversaries fought

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – It didn’t take long for a weekend gathering of white nationalists in Charlottesville to erupt into chaos.As attendees and counterprotesters converged near the downtown park and the crowd grew, so did the hostility. People fought openly in the streets, punching and beating one another and unleashing chemical sprays. An Associated Press […]

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More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina sheriff has arrested more protesters in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue. Durham County deputies took two people away in handcuffs Wednesday at a court hearing for another demonstrator who was arrested the previous day. A news release identified them as Dante Strobino and Ngoc Loan […]

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Group pulls request for Richmond Confederate monument rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A group supporting the preservation of Confederate monuments in Richmond has canceled its plans to hold a rally next month. Organizer Bragdon Bowling told media outlets Tuesday that Americans for Richmond Monument Preservation is pulling its permit request for the Sept. 16 rally in light of the violence in Charlottesville. The […]

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Police response scrutinized after violence at Virginia rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia police chief says he had hoped a white nationalist rally in his city over the weekend would remain peaceful and his officers were spread thin when violence erupted. But law enforcement experts say Charlottesville should have been more prepared to deal with the violent fracas. Officers seemed to stand […]

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Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

The deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is fueling another re-evaluation of Confederate statues in cities across the nation. It’s happening in much the same way that a mass shooting by a white supremacist inside a South Carolina church accelerated the removal of the Confederate flag. Statues are being removed or slated for removal […]

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Sewage overflow closes boat ramp at Windmill Point

An overflow of raw sewage has closed a boat ramp in Lancaster County. The Virginia Department of Health says it happened on Thursday at the Windmill Point Marina at 40 Windjammer Lane. The overflow was at the public boat ramp and drained into the adjacent marina basin. The health department has closed the boat ramp due […]

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