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FBI: 3 more gang members arrested; 4 still at large

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The FBI has announced three more arrests in connection with a five-state sweep that targeted members of the United Blood Nation gang. A spokeswoman for the FBI said Monday that four fugitives remain at large. Prior to the latest arrests, two suspects were taken into custody Friday in Charlotte while a […]

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Shipyard: Building 3 aircraft carriers at once saves money

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia shipyard that builds the Navy’s aircraft carriers says it could save $1.5 billion by constructing three carriers at once. Newport News Shipbuilding also says that would reduce construction time for each by up to two years. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( http://bit.ly/2rmE1cf ) the Navy’s top admiral, Chief of […]

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‘Alt-right’ leader loses gym membership after confrontation

A leading figure in the “alt-right” movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria, Virginia, informed her that it terminated the membership of white […]

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Pharmaceutical company to expand in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A pharmaceutical company from India is expanding its Virginia operation thanks in part to state incentives. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Granules India will spent $35 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The governor said the state beat out New Jersey for the project and the company’s […]

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Va. urging residents to register to vote ahead of primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Elections is urging Virginians to register to vote ahead of the June 13 primary elections. Monday is the voter registration deadline for the primary. Eligible Virginians can use the department’s online voter registration system to check their registration status, update their information or register to vote for […]

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Gloucester moves ahead with broadband initiative

High-speed broadband internet service continues to be a high priority for the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors. At their recent meeting, Supervisors approved resolution accepting a Virginia Telecommunications Initiative Grant of $193,094 in support of Gloucester’s partnership with Cox Communications. Cox will also be kicking in $146,462 for a total project cost of $339,556. The […]

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ECHO seeks donations for shelter

After two years of winter operation at the First Baptist Church of Loretto, members of the Essex County Homeless Organization’s Board of Directors now say they plan to move the homeless shelter’s location to Tappahannock. The ECHO Board said, that they realized in order to provide temporary, emergency shelter when temperatures drop to deadly lows, […]

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Drone runway opening at Wallops Island

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s governor has helped launch a $5 million runway dedicated to drone research and development on the Eastern Shore. The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a press release Thursday that he also flew in an aircraft that can be piloted remotely. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2riirWy ) that […]

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Lancaster County Crime Solvers

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a larceny at 92 Church Prong Lane in Weems. Stolen from the property were two large bronze statues from the yard depicting a baseball pitcher and a catcher; with an estimated value of about $40,800. The pitcher stands 6 feet tall and the catcher is approximately 4 feet […]

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