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Here Comes The Techmobile!

The Northumberland Public Library Tech Mobile will make a stop on Thursday, February 22nd, from 9:30 to 11, At Gleamers and Blenders in Reedville, and then another stop at Henderson United Methodist Church in Callao from 11:30 to 1. You will be able to borrow or return a book during either stop. Wi-Fi will be […]

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Ex-official sentenced to 7 years in $11M bribery scheme

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former superintendent of the state’s transportation department has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in an $11 million bribery scheme. According to court documents, Anthony Willie and a co-conspirator awarded millions of dollars in snow removal contracts to four contractors who agreed to pay bribes […]

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Pipeline firm involved with projects cited for violations

  ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – A construction company hired to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of Virginia and West Virginia had previously worked on projects that were cited for environmental violations. The Roanoke Times reported Saturday that Wisconsin firm Precision Pipeline played a role in projects where pipeline developers failed to comply with […]

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Virginia House embraces Medicaid expansion in budget

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates is embracing Medicaid expansion after years of opposition. The House included Medicaid expansion in the proposed state budget Sunday, saying President Barack Obama’s health care law is here to stay and it’s no longer reasonable to block health coverage for about 300,000 low-income Virginians. […]

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Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia

  By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The chances of Virginia joining a majority of states that have expanded Medicaid have increased significantly after a key GOP lawmaker flipped positions on the issue. Republican Del. Terry Kilgore said Thursday on the John Fredericks Show that he’d changed his mind after years of […]

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Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump’s latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as well as the ban itself, and concluded it […]

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Governor’s Fellows Program accepting applications for summer

 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – College and graduate students have a little over a month to apply to the Governor’s Fellows Program, an opportunity to learn firsthand about the workings of Virginia state government. The program offers graduate students, rising college seniors and graduating college seniors the chance to learn directly under Cabinet secretaries in the […]

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Polar Plunge Set For Saturday

The 5th annual Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off will be held this Saturday morning at 10, at the Urbanna Town Marina on Urbanna Creek. Everyone is welcome, and folks of all ages are invited to brave the cold, and test their body’s tolerance with a quick dip in Urbanna Creek. All donations will benefit the […]

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New Gloucester Solar Facility Planned

Governor Ralph Northam has announced that the Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes. The Governor says that once it is built, […]

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Richmond County Breaks Ground For New EMS Facility

Richmond County broke ground at the site for the new county Emergency Services Building, right across from the Warsaw Fairgrounds by Commerce Park recently. Representatives from the town, the county, the EMS, and others who are involved in the new building’s financing and construction gathered for the occasion, that has been several years in the […]

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