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  • Friday November 17th, 2017
    TEMPORARY WEIGHT LIMIT LIFTED AT ROBERT O. NORRIS BRIDGE Effective immediately, all vehicles carrying up to the legal load limit of 40 tons, and up to 45 tons with blanket permits, can cross the bridge over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties   FREDERICKSBURG – A temporary vehicle weight limit of 15 tons will be lifted immediately on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris ...
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  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
    Christmas Friends Inc. kicked off its 32nd year of helping the less fortunate of Middlesex County this week. The community-based program brings who want to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of local needy children, and elderly or disabled adults together to do just that. The gifts this year will be delivered on Saturday, December 16th, leaving volunteers with only a small window of opportunity to ...
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  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
    “Christmas in Urbanna” kicks off on Saturday, November 25, at 7PM at the Town Green with The Festival of Trees and Music. The trees are sponsored by the town, business owners, organizations, and Realtors, and some are still available for sponsorship. Local judges will view the trees and judge them in three different categories—Most Original, Traditional and Whimsical. Stores will stay open that evening, until ...
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  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
    In Middlesex County, people will be going door-to-door, checking to see if homes have E-911 address numbers that are clearly visible at the front of their homes. County Administrator Matt Walker told the Southside Sentinal, that one of the main concerns of county EMS workers, is trouble finding homes because so many homes, and businesses just don’t bother to put the numbers on, or if ...
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  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
    In one Virginia county, provisional ballot counts in an exceptionally close Virginia House of Delegates races that could determine control of the chamber have ended with Republicans holding onto the lead in all three. The Stafford County elections board finished examining provisional ballots Tuesday in the 28th District race between Democrat Joshua Cole and Republican Bob Thomas. Thomas was left with an 82-vote lead. The ...
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  • Wednesday November 15th, 2017
      By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) – The Democrats’ big wins in Virginia’s elections last week weren’t enough to gain control of the House of Delegates, and some say gerrymandering is to blame. In all 100 House races combined, Democrats won 54 percent of the vote, compared to 44 percent for Republicans. But Democrats only won 49 seats in the 100-seat chamber. Democrats and some redistricting advocates ...
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  • Wednesday November 15th, 2017
    MINERAL, Va. (AP) – Dominion Energy has begun the process of trying to renew its license to operate its North Anna nuclear power plant. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that Dominion has notified the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intention. The renewal application would be filed in 2020 to continue operating the plant for another 20 years in Mineral, Virginia. The company expects to file a ...
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