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  • Tuesday March 21st, 2017
    The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has approved a Gloucester County shoreline improvement application. The action was taken last month, at a meeting held at commission headquarters in Newport News. G.C. Tillage, Inc., got unanimous approval to repair and extend an existing 4-foot wide travel lift pier 31 feet channelward at a property along the Northwest Branch of Sarah Creek off Tillage Lane in lower Gloucester. ...
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  • Monday March 20th, 2017
    GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. (AP) – President Trump’s budget proposal would slash funding by 25 percent at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Associate Dean Mark Luckenbach says the impact would be felt throughout the Tidewater region. For instance, VIMS gives guidance to communities trying to comply with Chesapeake Bay pollution standards. It also provides significant support to the growing oyster industry, including its breeding program. The losses would ...
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  • Monday March 20th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Bridges in coastal Virginia have played a key role in helping boost the breeding population of large birds. The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary says peregrine falcons have consistently nested on the Robert O. Norris bridge, which spans the Rappahannock River, for 21 years. The center said bridges have supported more than 30 percent of the known ...
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  • Monday March 20th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The price motorists are paying for a gallon of gas in Virginia is down a penny from a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday that the average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Virginia was $2.09, down from $2.10 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is 20 cents below the national average of $2.29. The average price of ...
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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    WHITE STONE SEWER PROJECT HAS MOVEMENT By Newsroom White Stone is moving forward with its public sewer project. Council voted unanimously to have the town manager and mayor execute a contract to purchase property on which to locate the sewer’s wastewater treatment plant. It’s a 19.483-acre tract just outside of town limits on Mosquito Point Road at a cost of $250,000. Public utilities is an accepted use ...
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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise a proposed $24,557,343 county budget for FY 2018, which includes a 3-cent real estate tax increase and a $1.65 personal property rate on most personal-use vehicles. The move comes after the board originally agreed to a $1.60 personal property rate on personal-use vehicles, but last Friday, they increased the rate to $1.65. As it now ...
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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    We recently told you about a vulture problem in Urbanna. Now, the Urbanna Town Council is trying to do something about it. The Southside Sentinal reports that a man showed up at the recent council meeting, and told about how the vultures have been harassing his 12-year-old black lab. It’s a pretty scary story too. You see, black vultures don’t just feed on things that ...
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