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  • Wednesday March 30th, 2016
    Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be hosting its annual fundraiser program on Saturday, April 16th at St. Clare Walker Middle School in Locust Hill. This year it will be a Vendor Show and Gospel Sing, featuring all local artists both in the vendor and singing programs. All purchased tickets get one automatic entry into the door prize drawing! Beginning at 6:00, the doors ...
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  • Wednesday March 30th, 2016
    If you’ve been looking for a way to give your time and talent to help better the lives of area families, there is a local organization ready to welcome you with open arms. The Richmond and Westmoreland Counties Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has been making a difference since 1993 by giving a helping hand up, rather than a hand out. Habitat, despite what many ...
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  • Wednesday March 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. –Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Wednesday a bill that gay rights groups compared to legislation vetoed in Georgia earlier this week. Senate Bill 41, also known as the religious freedom bill, would have provided protection for any official who refused to perform a same-sex wedding because of their religious beliefs. However, opponents, including the governor, said the First Amendment and Virginia’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act already protect ...
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  • Tuesday March 29th, 2016
    Gloucester residents and business owners get a chance to take a look at the county’s draft budget tomorrow night, when the board of supervisors holds a public hearing on the FY-2017 proposal at 7 o’clock in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium. The proposed $111 million budget includes a four-cent increase on the real estate tax rate, and a 5 percent pay increase for both ...
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  • Tuesday March 29th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a Republican-backed bill that seeks to block state funding for Planned Parenthood. The Democratic governor said he was proud to veto the legislation that would defund the women’s health group, which performs abortions as well as well as providing other health services. McAuliffe was joined at an event Tuesday by lawmakers and advocates. He said he needed to ...
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  • Monday March 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The clock is ticking to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program. The deadline for the current enrollment period ends Thursday March 31. The program will then be closed to new enrollments until the next window of opportunity, typically in December. Called Virginia529, the program allows families to purchase semesters of tuition for children through ninth grade. The program covers all of the future ...
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  • Monday March 28th, 2016
    The State Corporation Commission will hold a two-session local public hearing in July on the application that has been filed by Dominion Virginia Power to rebuild an existing transmission line across the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. The two sessions will be held on July 6th… the first at 2PM and the second at 7 that evening, at Lancaster Middle School in Kilmarnock. ...
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