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  • Friday February 19th, 2016
    The Middlesex County emergency radio system is likely getting an upgrade. The system has served first responders for more than 16 years, but now, coverage, maintenance and obsolescence issues are an issue, and a new radio system is needed. On Tuesday, March 1st, all that could be addressed when the Middlesex Board of Supervisors could “OK” new construction of a replacement radio system during their ...
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  • Wednesday February 17th, 2016
    By JOHN RAMSEY Richmond Times-Dispatch Despite opposition that halted work on a 2-mile transmission line across the Rappahannock River late last year, Dominion Virginia Power still prefers the controversial route that critics paint as an eyesore along the area’s iconic scenery. Dominion Virginia Power has developed alternative plans for the replacement 115-kilovolt line it plans to show to local officials and opponents during an open house tonight, ...
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  • Wednesday February 17th, 2016
    The defunct J.W. Ferguson Seafood Company facility on LaGrange Creek in Remlik has been torn down to make room for the future expansion of Remlik Marina. At one time, Ferguson’s Seafood was one of the largest distributors of Virginia oysters in the country. It was run back then, by James Waverly “Buster” Ferguson Sr. and his son Waverly from 1948 into the late 1980s, and ...
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  • Wednesday February 17th, 2016
    Washington and Lee University students have correctly picked the Republican presidential nominee at a mock convention since 1948. This time around, the students there are predicting Donald Trump will be the party’s pick this year. In fact, Trump topped his nearest competitor, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, by a better than 2-1 ratio during the mock convention at the school. The billionaire businessman got a total of ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    Closings and Delays for Tuesday, February 16, 2016   SCHOOLS Colonial Beach Schools – Closed Essex County Schools – 3 hour delay King and Queen county schools – 2 hour delay Lancaster County Schools – 2 hour delay 12 month employees on time Northumberland County schools – 2 hour delay Richmond County Schools – 2 hour delay Westmoreland County. Schools – 2 hour delay West Point Schools – 2 hour delay Chesapeake Governor’s School – ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Officials in Virginia are asking motorists to delay unnecessary travel until weather conditions improve. The Virginia State Police said in a statement Monday that as of 11 a.m. State Police were on the scene of 55 traffic crashes statewide, including a fatal crash in Fauquier County. Troopers were also responding to 23 disabled vehicles across Virginia. State Police said that as of 7 ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Despite a wet, snowy Presidents Day, Virginia’s spring fire season is under way. Starting Monday, state law prevents burning before 4 p.m. each day if the fire is within 300 feet of woodland, brush or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Violators can be fined up to $500. They also have to foot the bill for the cost of snuffing the ...
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