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  • Thursday June 09th, 2016
    Save the Rappahannock Coalition has filed a Notice of Participation as a Respondent with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, seeking to require Dominion Virginia Power to use an alternative to its proposed transmission towers crossing the Rappahannock River. According to Carl Smith, the President of the organization that is fighting the towers locally, it marks the latest efforts in their struggle to protect the scenic ...
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  • Thursday June 09th, 2016
    According to a report today in the Southside Sentinal… the Virginia Port Authority Board in Norfolk has awarded Middlesex County a $118,000 grant which will be used for dredging the mouth and channel leading into Jackson Creek in Deltaville. The work will mark the second phase of the Jackson Creek dredge project, following the first round of work, done back in 2013, at a cost ...
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  • Thursday June 09th, 2016
    A 6-year-old Virginia boy is nearing the finish line of his goal of running more than 30 miles to help support the family of a state trooper who died in the line of duty. According to the Daily Press, Gloucester’s Braxton Lee set a goal last month, of running in seven 5K races and two 5-mile runs to raise money for the family of State ...
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  • Tuesday June 07th, 2016
    Summer heat and humidity can be physically stressful and dangerous to the eldlerly. That’s why Bay Aging announces its twenty-third year of Fan Care, an electric fan distribution program sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Dept for the Aging. Each year, Bay Aging provides fans to senior adults in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck areas. With a grant from Dominon ...
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  • Tuesday June 07th, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage. The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and improves the process for installing communications infrastructure, benefiting rural communities. The new initiative, RUOnlineVA, provides a platform for Virginia residents and businesses to notify the Commonwealth whether or ...
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  • Monday June 06th, 2016
    Update: Monday 12:23 p.m. The Coleman Bridge has been reopened to traffic. At 10:35 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation was reporting the following traffic issues: Traffic is stopped in both directions on U.S. 17 at the Coleman Bridge because of electrical and mechanical issues during a lift. Use a different route. There is no word on when repairs are expected to be complete. The bridge also has a ...
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  • Monday June 06th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will review a districting plan for the Virginia House of Delegates that challengers say gives too little power to African-American voters in an effort to boost Republican strength. The justices on Monday added the Virginia case to their docket for the fall. The case concerns claims that black voters were illegally packed into a dozen legislative districts. The challengers say ...
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