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  • Monday September 25th, 2017
    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has released a warning to owners of powerboats, saying they should no longer use Tanyard Landing at the northern part of Gloucester County because of a deteriorated ramp and insufficient water depth at low tide. According to the agency, they made the decision to limit access to the landing, because of limited parking and the fact that ...
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  • Friday September 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office has announced that Virginia’s schools served 10 million more school breakfasts during the last school year compared to when he took office nearly four years ago. The governor’s office said Wednesday that about 50,000 more students are eating breakfast each day. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe has made increasing school breakfasts her signature issue and raised millions in private funding ...
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  • Friday September 22nd, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he’s hired a private consultant to help in trying to get Amazon to build its second headquarters in the state. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that Richmond, northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will craft pitches to the company. The state will submit a proposal offering Amazon its pick. Speaking at an elementary school in Norfolk, McAuliffe said Virginia is ...
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  • Friday September 22nd, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The University of Virginia says it has rescheduled a series of free discussions about intolerance and inequity that were canceled last month because of safety concerns about a white nationalist rally and protests in Charlottesville. The Daily Progress reported Wednesday that the talks will be held Saturday. Demonstrations over officials’ decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had ...
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  • Thursday September 21st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A state commission in Virginia has decided to include Nat Turner in an anti-slavery monument. Turner was the leader of a bloody slave uprising in 1831. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the issue was hotly debated before the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission voted Wednesday to honor Turner. The panel of state lawmakers and historians is tasked with selecting 10 honorees ...
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  • Thursday September 21st, 2017
    Some parts of Middlesex County could soon see community sewer systems. The Southside Sentinal reports that back in June, the Middlesex Board of Supervisors approved a memorandum of understanding and agreement with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District to develop preliminary engineering studies for community sewer systems. At their meeting earlier this month, it was learned that Hampton Roads Sanitation District has completed negotiations for engineering ...
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  • Thursday September 21st, 2017
    At the most recent meeting of the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, the potential impact of hurricanes was a hot topic of discussion. Earlier this month, Middlesex Supervisors voted to enter into an agreement with Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority and four “third party” firms for removal and disposal of debris, in case a hurricane or other major storm hits locally. The state authority says, ...
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