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  • Thursday September 29th, 2016 broadband
    Governor Terry McAuliffe gave the opening address Monday at the governor’s annual summit on rural prosperity, held at the Tides Inn for two days this week, saying that the state has to open up all of our communities to make sure we have broadband. The governor focused on the challenges and solutions for growing rural Virginia’s economy. McAuliffe said that the need for broadband is key ...
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  • Thursday September 29th, 2016 urbanna2
    VDOT assistant resident engineer Ron Peaks was in attendance at a recent meeting of the Urbanna Town Council. Council member Larry Chowning said a section of curbing on Watling Street was damaged five years ago by a truck, and nothing has been done about it since. He said he fears that someone walking there could fall on the uneven surface, and it is also unsightly. ...
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  • Wednesday September 28th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter says legislation backed by the families of Sept. 11 victims could be devastating to the U.S. military. Carter’s concerns are detailed in a letter to a senior member of Congress that was released Tuesday. Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill that would allow the families to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing ...
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  • Wednesday September 28th, 2016 Bald Eagle-3
    CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) – A young bald eagle that suffered a broken wing is set to be released in Virginia after being nursed back to health. The eagle will be released by the Wildlife Center of Virginia at noon Wednesday at Berkeley Plantation. The bird was found on the ground in June near an active eagle nest. The eagle, which suffered a fracture in the left ...
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  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016 VDGIF
    A Personal Water-Craft collision that happened early Sunday evening at the Downing Bridge on the Rappahannock River, is under investigation now by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. 22 year-old Antoneno Volo of Warsaw was operating a Jet-Ski when it slammed into the bridge while doing about 40 miles per hour. Volo, who fortunately was wearing a life jacket, suffered a laceration to the ...
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  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016 norris_bridge
    The annual inspection of the Robert O. Norris Bridge will begin on October 3rd and continue through most of the month, wrapping up on October 28th. There will be travel restrictions for drivers, cutting the bridge down to one lane as the inspections take place each day, Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM most all of October. During the inspection periods, a pilot car ...
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  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016 bobby-wilder
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A college football coach is defending players who wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they warmed up for a recent game. Old Dominion University Monarchs coach Bobby Wilder told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2d4xf3o) Monday that he supports the players “100 percent in wanting to do that.” The Monarchs on Saturday hosted the Roadrunners from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Photos of the shirts emerged ...
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