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Report details challenges facing state’s community colleges

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State lawmakers are taking their first hard look at Virginia’s community college system in 25 years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that a report to lawmakers details several problems within the system of 23 community colleges. For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. […]

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Off-track betting could return to Virginia city

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Off-track betting on horse racing could return to a Virginia city, with the potential to bring tens of thousands of dollars in revenue. The Virginian-Pilot reports the Chesapeake City Council will consider a request by the Virginia Equine Alliance for an OTB at Buckets Bar and Grill later this month. Chesapeake […]

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10 Oyster Facts You Likely Didn’t Know Get ready to be a connoisseur, because after you read these oyster facts, you’ll be able to impress your savviest friends and family with your oyster information. You might even change the way you eat oysters and enjoy flavors you never knew were there. Oysters change their gender. […]

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GLOUCESTER CRASH PROVES FATAL FOR YORKTOWN MAN

Virginia State Police this morning, are confirming a report that on Wednesday night around 9:30, a single vehicle crash on Low Ground Road … one-and a half-miles north of Guinea Road in Gloucester resulted in a fatality. Police say a 2011 Mercury ran off the road to the left, overcorrected and then ran off the […]

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Virginia joins other states in Paris climate goal alliance

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is joining a coalition of governors who say they are committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. McAuliffe said on Monday that Virginia is joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group started by the governors of California, New York and Washington. The governor’s […]

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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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