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Dead humpback whale washes up at Chincoteague beach

 CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – Biologists are investigating the death of a humpback whale that washed up on the shore of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The Daily Times reports that staff from the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach were at the scene Monday trying to determine a cause of death. The immature female was reported dead […]

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Virginia weighs massive tax breaks for poor areas

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia General Assembly has advanced legislation that would give corporate and income tax breaks to new companies that locate in the state’s poorer areas. Both chambers passed their version of the legislation this week with broad bipartisan support. The legislation would offer new companies and their employees tax breaks […]

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Lawmakers reach halfway point of legislative session

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lawmakers have reached the halfway point of this year’s legislative session with some of their biggest issues still unsettled. Tuesday is the deadline for all legislation, except for budget bills, to pass in the chambers where they originated. It’s unclear whether the GOP-controlled General Assembly will act to expand Medicaid, […]

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House Republicans pass sanctuary cities bill

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A sanctuary cities bill was passed even though the governor of Virginia has vowed to veto the bill. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the sanctuary cities bill initially failed Tuesday on a 50-50 deadlock. However, the vote against the bill by Del. Gordon Helsel was apparently a mistake and, on […]

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VDOT Work Causing More Traffic Issues This Week

VDOT is doing some work in the area which might have an effect on your travels. All this week, through this Friday from 7PM til 5AM, you can expect alternating land closures on Route 3 in Lancaster County, from Claybrook Avenue to Brent Street. VDOT says there will be some brief overnight delays. Also during […]

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Population Stats Show Wide Spread In Local Counties

According to numbers recently released by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in Charlottesville Gloucester and Mathews Counties continue a trend in population. Gloucester is slowly growing, but Mathews is continuing to decline. The new numbers show that Gloucester County had 37,169 residents as of July 1, 2017… representing a growth of 0.8 percent […]

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Another threat at Mathews High School, found to be not credible

Mathews High School has been evacuated today (Monday) following a possible threat, according to robo-calls from Mathews County Schools Superintendent  Nancy Welch. Welch said that the administration was notified of a possible threat, but did not disclose the nature of the threat. Students and staff were transported to Thomas Hunter Middle school. Law enforcement investigated, […]

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Virginia panel OKs bill allowing slots-like betting at track

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A bill to allow slots-like betting machines to revive the shuttered Colonial Downs horse-racing track outside Richmond has cleared a Virginia House committee. The bill to allow historical horse race wagering, which lets players gamble faster by betting on races that have already happened, passed the House Appropriations Committee Friday […]

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Senate passes Dominion-backed regulation rewrite

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Senate has passed legislation putting new limits on regulators’ ability to lower utilities’ electric rates that are currently earning excessive profits. The Senate voted Friday for the bill, which also providing some rebates for past overearnings. The vote came despite warnings from the attorney general’s office and regulators that […]

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