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  • Tuesday April 19th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Virginia shellfish farmers are leading the nation in hard clam sales.The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/20RJ4K6 ) that data from the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that shellfish farmers sold about $32.3 million worth of aquacultured clams in 2015. Virginia also came out on top in oyster sales among East Coast states. The report shows that the ...
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  • Monday April 18th, 2016
    This week, on Wednesday, about 33 volunteers from the Gloucester office of Dominion Virginia Power will pitch in some helpful hands with renovation and painting of the historic Deltaville Ballpark. Besides the volunteer work, Dominion also recently kicked in with a $10,000 grant toward the repair of the ballpark’s roof. Dominion volunteers will be there from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. this Wednesday. The public is invited to ...
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  • Monday April 18th, 2016
    Senator Mark Warner has introduced a bill aimed at encouraging Republicans in the state legislature to expand eligibility for Medicaid. Some meanwhile, have questioned whether the federal government would keep its promise to reimburse states for most of the startup costs of expansion. Warner’s proposed legislation explicitly guarantees federal reimbursement of 100% of the cost for the first three years, then it would ramp down ...
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  • Friday April 15th, 2016
    The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office will stage a mock DUI accident at Middlesex High School in Saluda on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m., simulating a vehicle crash as a result of an intoxicated driver. The exercise is being staged for the students with a focus on the juniors and seniors, as the high school prom is scheduled for the following weekend. The crash will be ...
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  • Friday April 15th, 2016
    BB&T Bank, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., will be closing the Urbanna Branch of BB&T on May 20. The bank building is the former headquarters of the Bank of Middlesex. When it closes next month, a century-old tradition of a financial center at that location will come to an end. The former Bank of Middlesex County was started in 1900. The Bank of Middlesex was owned ...
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  • Friday April 15th, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a full scale investigation into a false alarm that was sent to VA hospitals nationwide, about an active shooter. The alert originated earlier this week from the VA Medical Center in Hampton, during training on a new emergency notification system. The false alarm was received by about 23,000 employees at VA hospitals nationwide. Although it was quickly discovered ...
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  • Thursday April 14th, 2016
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Navy is considering Wallops Island as its home base for the next generation of surveillance drones. Media outlets report that business and government leaders gathered Tuesday in Chincoteague, as part of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance, to call upon the Navy to select the Wallops Flight Facility as the East Coast home base for the still-under-development MQ-4C Triton. The new drones ...
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