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  • Friday September 02nd, 2016
    By Newsroom The Middlesex Water Authority has voted to suspend review and negotiations with Sydnor Hydro on a proposed water system in Deltaville, pending review of other system alternatives. The decision was reached in a special meeting held last week, when the board also decided that it should evaluate potentially less-expensive water systems. A consultant also recommended the Middlesex Water Authority not move forward with a ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    Updates to the projected path of Tropical Storm Hermine would see the storm push off into the Atlantic Ocean before reaching the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore region, but there is still some uncertainty to the storm’s path, according to local forecasters. The National Hurricane Center reported that Tropical Storm Hermine was located about 235 miles west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, at 8 a.m. Thursday. The storm was ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans are trying to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s latest effort to restore voting rights to thousands of felons who’ve completed their sentences. Top Republican lawmakers say in a contempt motion filed Wednesday that McAuliffe is violating the Virginia Supreme Court’s order that he restore the rights on a case-by-case basis. The court in July invalidated McAuliffe’s sweeping executive ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking his administration’s agency heads to suggest where to cut state spending to help bridge an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap. The Virginian-Pilot reports (goo.gl/GmnQVz) that McAuliffe’s chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency heads asking them to submit proposal of how to cut spending by 5 percent. The proposals are due Sept. 20. Last week, ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    NORTHUMBERLAND, VA (WWBT) – A woman was charged Wednesday with assault after she was seen on video slapping a student after a fight at Northumberland High School. In the video, Heather Lynn Sebra can be seen trying to pull two students apart during a fight that broke out as parents were dropping students off at football practice Tuesday afternoon. She “struck one of the juveniles with an open hand,” ...
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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    An essay contest is underway in Northumberland County. Three Northumberland organizations are teaming up to honor local law enforcement officials with an essay contest on, “Why I Appreciate Our Local Police.” The American Legion Post #117 of Reedville, the Marine Corps League of Callao and the Northumberland Public Library are offering three $50 cash prizes to the most outstanding essay submitted by county students. One ...
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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    Health officials here in Virginia, now say there are 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis-A connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across the state, and the number is growin… up from 28 cases less than a week ago. According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Health, about 55 percent of those infected have been hospitalized. There are more than 500 ...
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