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  • Monday July 17th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state will be awarded a $3.8 million grant to help prepare and prevent a “complex coordinated terrorist attack.” McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia will receive nearly 10 percent of the total funding awarded through the grant and the largest allocation of states on the East Coast, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. About $1.2 ...
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  • Friday July 14th, 2017
    Rep. Rob Wittman has been working with some local leaders, to try to lift a bit of the burden that many Middle Peninsula residents have had to put up with, in tolls for maintaining the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. Now comes news that an idea is currently being floated in Washington, and if it is approved, the tolls may be reduced on the bridge. ...
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  • Friday July 14th, 2017
    Dominion Energy has been awarded the final permit it needed for a transmission line project that will cross the James River near Jamestown. The James City County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 at their meeting on Tuesday, to approve a switching station along the Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line, which has drawn opposition from preservation groups that say it will blight views in the historic area. ...
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  • Thursday July 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to head to Rhode Island for meetings with other governors on healthcare, cyber security and other issues. McAuliffe is attending the National Governors Association summer meeting in Providence, which runs from Thursday to Saturday. As chairman of the NGA, McAuliffe will introduce Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before they speak to the ...
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  • Thursday July 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The seventh season of “Homeland” will be filmed in central Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says creators of the Showtime spy thriller will begin filming in the Richmond area this fall. The show’s seventh season is set to premiere in 2018. McAuliffe says the state is “delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth.” McAuliffe’s office says the show will be eligible for a ...
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  • Thursday July 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s population of cliff swallows is booming. The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary recently surveyed the small bird’s population in coastal Virginia and found it had increased nearly seven-fold since 1995. The birds spend the winters in South America and come north in the spring to breed. Some of Virginia’s bridges have provided an ideal spot for ...
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  • Wednesday July 12th, 2017
    Crews will work tonight and tomorrow night to install fresh concrete to repair section of the Robert O. Norris Bridge travel surface between Lancaster and Middlesex counties FREDERICKSBURG – Route 3 drivers crossing the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties should anticipate brief delays overnight on Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13 for repairs to the bridge travel surface. Crews will remove a ...
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