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New traffic pattern on Norris Bridge for steel repairs

Drivers can expect brief daytime delays on Route 3  from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties through November 2017 FREDERICKSBURG – Spot structural steel repairs are underway on the Robert O. Norris Bridge for routine bridge maintenance, and drivers can expect brief delays crossing the […]

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GLOUCESTER WINE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND’

The eighth annual Gloucester Wine Festival is this coming Saturday… a month early this year. It will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gardens of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, in Ware Neck. It’s billed as “a celebration of the Virginia Wine Industry,” and will host 13 wineries and a cider cellar […]

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City attorney says Confederate monument can stay

 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The lawyer for Virginia’s largest city says a confederate monument outside an old courthouse cannot be moved. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Virginia Beach’s attorney has given his interpretation of a state law aimed at protecting war memorials. Such laws have spawned an ongoing debate across Virginia over local power […]

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Anthem plans to reenter Virginia insurance market

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginians are no longer at risk of not being able to buy health insurance on their own and not through an employer next year. Health insurer Anthem announced Friday that it is reversing a decision to pull out of federal health law’s insurance marketplace and offer plans in 68 cities and […]

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Former Warsaw Councilman To Be Sentenced In November… Sisk Could Face A Decade In Prison

Former Warsaw Town Councilman Dr. Mathieu Sisk has pleaded guilty in Richmond County Circuit Court to unlawful wounding and strangulation of a family member. Another charge was lowered and yet another charge was dismissed. The judge remanded Sisk to the Northern Neck regional Jail, where he will be held until sentencing, which is now set […]

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Virginia Officials Urging Flu Shots Early This Year

All across the state, health officials are urging Virginia residents six months and older to get an annual flu vaccine. Flu season is quickly approaching. The Virginia Department of Health said earlier this week, that it normally begins in early October and ends in late May, usually peaking in January. The department also said that […]

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Virginia Supreme Court upholds electric rate review law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a law temporarily banning state regulators from adjusting a portion of electric rates. The court issued a ruling Thursday that the 2015 law was constitutional. A group of large industrial electric customers and advocates for the poor challenged the law, which critics have called a […]

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No reports of damage after quake in Virginia, West Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – An earthquake that struck parts of Virginia and West Virginia appears to have left little to no damage. The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that the quake shook parts of the New River Valley shortly after 1:30 p.m. No damage was immediately reported. A Virginia Tech seismograph showed the epicenter just over […]

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Scott suggests Trump be more careful on racial matters

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s lone black Republican says he told President Donald Trump to tread carefully when discussing the country’s complicated history on race. The advice from Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina came after the president blamed “many sides” for last month’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and said there were some “very fine […]

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