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  • Friday February 19th, 2016
    A measure which if passed, would reduce the emphasis Virginia high schools put on standardized testing is advancing through the General Assembly. According to a report in the Virginian-Pilot, state Sen. John Miller’s bill aimed at requiring the state Board of Education to stress critical thinking over standardized testing has so far, been approved by a House committee on a 19-3 vote. The legislation already ...
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  • Friday February 19th, 2016
    The new Gloucester Family YMCA branch recently held its ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Main Street Center facility, marking the achievement of a decades-long goal a group of people had to open a YMCA in Gloucester. Talk of a branch of the YMCA in Gloucester started back in the 1970s, and finally lead to the new facility this year. It’s a facility that Y staff says ...
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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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