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  • Monday April 11th, 2016
    The ponies of Assateague Island National Seashore will soon be commemorated on a United States Postal Service stamp. The Postal Service announced last week, that a photograph of two wild ponies grazing in the saltwater marsh will be used to create a Forever Stamp image. The stamp will be released this summer. The stamp is one of 16 Forever Stamp images meant to celebrate the ...
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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    According to VDOT, the Norris Bridge is safe. Ron Peaks, Assistant Residency administrator for VDOT’s Saluda office, appeared before the Middlesex Board of Supervisors on April 5th, and told supervisors that VDOT performed load tests on the bridge across the Rappahannock River connecting Topping in Middlesex County to White Stone in Lancaster County. The tests included a dump truck loaded with 26 tons, which was driven ...
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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    At the monthly work session of Middlesex County Supervisors, it was pretty much agreed to keep the county boat tax at its current rate of 98 cents per $100 of value. The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed FY17 budget on April 21, and is scheduled to approve the budget on April 28. The county real estate tax rate remains unchanged at ...
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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, according to the Southside Sentinal, may cut funding for the Middlesex Family YMCA. The paper reports that Pinetop District supervisor Chip Holt is asking supervisors to cut the YMCA’s FY17 budget request by $15,833… that’s a third of the $47,500 in funds the county has given the Y the past several years. Holt and Hartfield District supervisor Bob LeBoeuf ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a trio of education-related bills he said would undercut state support for all public schools. McAuliffe vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed students at struggling schools to transfer to another school in the same school district. Another bill would allow disabled students to use public school funding for private school or other items. And a third bill ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) – George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely. Eleven Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, asking it to reject the university’s renaming plan. The university has ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe’s request for federal assistance to help Virginians and homeowners impacted by the February 24 tornadoes has been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said the damage from the tornadoes “was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the commonwealth, affected local governments, and voluntary agencies.” The National Weather Service ...
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