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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking his administration’s agency heads to suggest where to cut state spending to help bridge an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap. The Virginian-Pilot reports (goo.gl/GmnQVz) that McAuliffe’s chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency heads asking them to submit proposal of how to cut spending by 5 percent. The proposals are due Sept. 20. Last week, ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    NORTHUMBERLAND, VA (WWBT) – A woman was charged Wednesday with assault after she was seen on video slapping a student after a fight at Northumberland High School. In the video, Heather Lynn Sebra can be seen trying to pull two students apart during a fight that broke out as parents were dropping students off at football practice Tuesday afternoon. She “struck one of the juveniles with an open hand,” ...
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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    An essay contest is underway in Northumberland County. Three Northumberland organizations are teaming up to honor local law enforcement officials with an essay contest on, “Why I Appreciate Our Local Police.” The American Legion Post #117 of Reedville, the Marine Corps League of Callao and the Northumberland Public Library are offering three $50 cash prizes to the most outstanding essay submitted by county students. One ...
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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    Health officials here in Virginia, now say there are 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis-A connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across the state, and the number is growin… up from 28 cases less than a week ago. According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Health, about 55 percent of those infected have been hospitalized. There are more than 500 ...
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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    Northumberland County’s planning commission has wrapped up its draft of a new comprehensive plan. The plan comes in at five full chapters, and more than an inch thick. If it is now adopted by the Board of Supervisors ,will replace the plan that was adopted back in 2006. County officials say the new plan does not contain any major changes from the old plan though, ...
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  • Tuesday August 30th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – State Sen. Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach says he’s seeking the Republican nomination for governor. The Virginian-Pilot (http://tinyurl.com/z6xy5tg) reports that Wagner made the announcement on Sunday. He’s one of four candidates who’ve announced they are seeking the nomination. He’s the only state lawmaker of the group and the only candidate from Hampton Roads. Wagner will be challenging Ed Gillespie, the former Republican National ...
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  • Tuesday August 30th, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The Gloucester County School Board formally asked the high court on Monday to overturn an appeals court ruling that said the board’s policy barring Gavin Grimm from the ...
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