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  • Wednesday June 28th, 2017
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland and Virginia will end their respective crabbing seasons early this year, following a report indicating a drop in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. News outlets report that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that its crab season will end Nov. 20, 10 days earlier than 2016’s extended season. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted 6-1 in a public ...
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  • Wednesday June 28th, 2017
    The Mathews County School Board voted unanimously to spend $236,000 to repair the Lee-Jackson Elementary School gymnasium roof, where more than a year ago, the truss system was damaged and the roof failed, following a winter storm. First Class Contracting of Richmond submitted the most complete and responsive bid for the project, which includes the completion of repairs within 45 days of the Notice to ...
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  • Tuesday June 27th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Liquor stores in Virginia will be open on the July Fourth holiday. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says in a statement that its stores will open as regularly scheduled on the July Fourth holiday. But stores will close early at 6 p.m. Virginia is one of over a dozen states nationwide where the state government manages the sale and distribution of ...
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  • Tuesday June 27th, 2017
    COBB ISLAND, Va. (AP) – A huge great white shark named Katherine has been spotted ten miles off the coast of Cobb Island, Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark sent a satellite ping on Sunday afternoon alerting scientists that she is in the area. She last came to the surface about 80 miles off Virginia Beach several weeks ago. Katherine was originally tagged by ...
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  • Tuesday June 27th, 2017
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – An annual report has found the overall population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has declined and it recommends limiting the number harvested in the fall. The annual Blue Crab Advisory Report was released Monday. It was developed by scientists and other experts and will be used by state officials in Maryland and Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to ...
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  • Monday June 26th, 2017
    25 acres of new oyster habitat have been created in the Piankatank River as part of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Project. The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has taken the lead as the federal agency in charge of implementing the $2 million reef project, all designed to provide a variety of habitat for fish and bottom-dwelling organisms, and to improve the river ...
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  • Monday June 26th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital. The family of Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika says he was released Friday from George Washington University Hospital. Mika was among five people hit by gunfire multiple times in his chest and arm in the attack on a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14. The ...
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