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Changes coming to KIWS Rotary Bay Seafood Festival

The Rotarians have announced their 27th Annual Bay Seafood Festival will be held SATURDAY October 21st at Camp Kekoka in Kilmarnock. Make a note now, that the much anticipated annual event will be moved to Saturday this year. According to event chair Mat Terry, the hope is that by making the move to Saturday, even […]

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A warning today not to fall victim to scammers posing as Dominion Virginia Power employees. Some people and businesses have recently received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a Dominion Virginia Power employee. They are told that their electrical service has been scheduled for disconnection due to non-payment. Despite repeatedly telling the person […]

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Large oysters key to oyster revival

A researcher at William & Mary claims that what he refers to as “big, honkin’ grandma oysters” could improve the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster stock. Geology Professor Rowan Lockwood said in a university press release that larger, older oysters produce more offspring. And some studies she says, suggest they’re more tolerant to disease. Lockwood is recommending […]

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Virginia offering $1.2M in dam safety, floodplains grants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is handing out more than $1 million in grants to local governments and private dam owners for dam safety and flood prevention efforts. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking applicants for the $1.2 million in grants by March 31. The grants will help localities and dam owners […]

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More Work On Norris Bridge Will Delay Travelers

Drivers can anticipate more brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Preparation work continues for an upcoming $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor has started installation of the platform system required to paint the bridge. Route 3 is now reduced […]

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte declines invite to ‘People’s Town Hall’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Sixth District Rep. Bob Goodlatte has declined an invitation to appear at a town hall meeting organized by a Roanoke grassroots organization demanding a meeting with him. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lqxdHh) Roanoke Indivisible, a local chapter of the national progressive organization Indivisible that formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s […]

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GOP gubernatorial hopefuls play nice at first debate

By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republican hopefuls for governor have played nice during their first debate. The candidates avoided attacking each other Saturday at an event in Charlottesville and instead stuck largely to GOP talking points. Corey Stewart, a one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Virginia, has blasted former […]

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Construction begins on Ballast Point brewery near Roanoke

DALEVILLE, Va. (AP) – San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits has begun construction on its new brewery in a former automotive parts factory near Roanoke. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2kUr59B ) the Daleville facility will be the Roanoke Valley’s first industrial-sized brewery. It is expected to produce up to 240,000 barrels of beer a […]

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