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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    Colonial Williamsburg is being criticized for it’s first ever Super Bowl commercial. Many news outlets across the country, along with many on social media, are condemning the spot, which includes footage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11. Professor of Brand Management at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Brandcenter, and an officer with a public relations and marketing firm, Kelly O’Keefe, ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    An escaped work-release inmate from Henrico County has been captured in Florida, three days after he removed his GPS monitoring device and fled the state. 54-year-old James Booth was captured early Saturday in Palm Coast, Florida, where he was hiding in a shed. The sheriff’s office in Flager County, Florida, says police learned of Booth’s whereabouts after a crash on Interstate 95. Witnesses said three people ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    Delegate Margaret Ransone reports that the fourth week of the 2016 General Assembly Session wrapped up on Friday, marking the end of another very busy week in Richmond. Ransone reports that House Bills 753 and 571 each passed, which will allow local school boards to be responsible for setting the school calendar and to determine the opening date of the school year. Ransone patroned House House ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    The Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved $1 million in funding for Tappahannock Route 17 corridor improvements, including the shoulder along Tappahannock Boulevard, whic will be paved to improve bicycling, pedestrian and vehicle safety. Other projects that got the green light, include improvements to the Queen Street and Church Lane intersection and Tappahannock Boulevard/Winston Drive Crossover. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s new House Bill 2 scoring and ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    A man and a woman have been arrested following an investigation into a whole bunch of residential burglaries in Mathews County over the past month or so. 28 year old Christy Respress and 25 year old Michael Darnell, both of Gloucester, were arrested by officers of the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation that has lasted for more than a month. The burglaries occurred in ...
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  • Friday February 05th, 2016
    Closings and delays – Feb 5, 2016 Schools Colonial Beach Schools – 2 hour delay Chesapeake Academy – 2 hour delay Chesapeake Bay Gov. school – Closed Essex County Public Schools – 2 Hour Delay (Students and Staff) Gloucester Co. Schools – 2 hour delay King George Co. Schools – 2 hour delay King and Queen – 2 hour delay King William – 2 hour delay Lancaster Co. Schools – Opening at 11:00 AM (Essential ...
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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Latest on a 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed and the two Virginia Tech students charged in her death (all times local): 7 p.m. The steady flow of mourners to a Blacksburg, Virginia, funeral home to pay respects to a slain teenager has slowed as the two-hour visitation draws to a close. Workers at McCoy Funeral Home used lighted orange batons to continue ...
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