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  • Tuesday September 05th, 2017
    Crews will install fresh concrete to repair section of the Robert O. Norris Bridge travel surface on Route 3 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, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 for repairs to the bridge’s travel surface. Crews will remove temporary asphalt patches from ...
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  • Tuesday September 05th, 2017
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is stepping down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice activists on an MTV broadcast. The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV issued a statement that he’s resigning from Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. He’s a distant nephew of the Confederate general. He said that ...
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  • Tuesday September 05th, 2017
    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a Justice Department lawsuit that alleged a county board in northern Virginia had discriminated against Muslims trying to build a new mosque when it denied a sewer permit. The Free Lance-Star reports U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon issued a 15-page opinion last week saying the lawsuit was moot because Culpeper County has since granted the permit ...
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  • Tuesday September 05th, 2017
    Administrators, faculty and staff head back for a brand new school year today. Lancaster public school students will once again have classes, and the school day will end at 3:15 p.m. Superintendent Steve Parker released a statement, saying that the district will continue to focus on improving literacy for all students, with a priority to continue meeting the needs of each and every student through ...
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  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A judge in Virginia is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The controversy over the statue sparked the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally that descended into violent chaos. Charlottesville has since shrouded the monument with a black tarp as a symbol of mourning for the woman who ...
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  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – It’s about to be open season on digging up wild ginseng in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Wednesday that harvest season starts Friday and runs through the end of the year. Wild American ginseng is a threatened species in Virginia and there are prohibitions and restrictions from harvesting it on public lands. Those regulations include replacing each plant ...
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  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    Tappahannock Police have arrested three people involved in a counterfeiting ring involving U.S. currency. The bills were passed at Wal-Mart on Tappahannock Blvd. on August 13 and 15. Police, along with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants at two different apartments in Tappahannock, where evidence related to counterfeit currency was seized. Those arrested include 29 year old Marcia Smith of Tappahannock, who is charged ...
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