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  • Tuesday May 24th, 2016
    RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point in April and is now at 3.9 percent—the lowest rate since the June 2008 rate of 3.9 percent. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below the national rate, which was unchanged in April at 5.0 percent. In April, Virginia’s over-the-year employment growth of 2.2 percent surpassed the national growth ...
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  • Tuesday May 24th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans have asked the state’s highest court to block more than 200,000 convicted felons from voting in November. GOP leaders argue in a lawsuit filed in the Virginia Supreme Court on Monday that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order violates the separation of powers by effectively suspending the state’s ban on felons. They say governors can restore voting rights only on a ...
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  • Monday May 23rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – With temperatures heating up and anxiety about the Zika virus growing, Virginia officials are racing to educate the public and ramp up measures to track and combat mosquitoes that can carry the disease. The state is preparing to launch an aggressive public awareness campaign and distribute thousands of Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. They’re also getting the state lab ready to test ...
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  • Monday May 23rd, 2016
    The Virginia Department of Transportation now is performing two additional weeks of overnight repairs to the travel surface of the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Crews will remove temporary asphalt patches on the bridge’s travel surface and replace them with concrete. Route 3 traffic is once again being reduced to one lane from 7PM to 6AM on the Norris Bridge. It began ...
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  • Monday May 23rd, 2016
    The Colonial Beach Town Council recently got an update on Westmoreland County’s budget and tax issues. Council learned that with the assessments of real estate in the county dropping from $490 million to $470 million, the real estate tax rate will have to be raised just to keep level funding. According to experts, a 2.24-cent increase per $100 value was deemed necessary to cover the ...
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  • Friday May 20th, 2016
    The monument honoring Northern Neck menhaden watermen, including spotter pilots, who died at sea will be unveiled and dedicated on Saturday, May 28th, at 2 pm at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. This project is a cooperative effort between the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Kilmarnock Museum. More than 70 names of watermen who have perished while at sea are inscribed on the monument. Extensive research ...
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  • Friday May 20th, 2016
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s office reports closing a nearly 30 year old rape and murder cold case. 50 year old Henry Hall of Middlesex was arrested in Deltaville Tuesday afternoon and arraigned Wednesday in Lancaster General District Court. Hall faces charged in the 1988 on a charge of rape in the death of 68-year-old Virginia Mae Hall at her home on Blackstump Road. The cold ...
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