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  • Wednesday March 02nd, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed two bills related to students who receive home instruction’s ability to participate in interscholastic programs. The Governor sent a letter to the General Assembly detailing his reasons for vetoing both bills, in which he said that allowing home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic competitions would disrupt the level playing field Virginia’s public schools have developed over the past century.
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  • Wednesday March 02nd, 2016
    Virginia’s commerce secretary, Maurice Jones, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, that he has no regrets about accepting the use of a luxury suite offered by the Washington Redskins and inviting business prospects and other state officials to join him in watching a football game. Jones said he received “unqualified approval” from the state’s newly created ethics council over the phone prior to accepting the offer to attend ...
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  • Wednesday March 02nd, 2016
    A Secret Service agent and a news media photographer got into a verbal and physical altercation at a Donald Trump presidential campaign rally Monday here in Virginia. The photographer, Chad Morris, was escorted out of the rally and then detained before being released. The Secret Service says it is investigating the exact circumstances. Videos taken by reporters and attendees show Morris attempting to secure a better ...
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  • Tuesday March 01st, 2016
    Saint John Baptist Church outside Tappahannock is gone. The church building was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area last week, but that didn’t destroy the church, or stop Sunday worship. Although the building itself is no more, the church lives on spiritually, and congregation members are just thankful that it wasn’t worse. They say it is nothing short of a miracle that ...
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  • Tuesday March 01st, 2016
    Virginia State Police have now confirmed that there were two fatalities in Monday morning’s massive fire at Dozier’s Port Urbanna Marina in Urbanna. State Police, along with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, say the fire was called in at 4:30AM on Monday. The flames quickly spread, destroying a boathouse and storage facility, 21 boats and two cars. The fire was under control at 8:30 a.m. The ...
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  • Monday February 29th, 2016
    TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. —  Volunteers organizations around Tappahannock are calling for a hold on donations for victims of Wednesday’s tornado outbreak. A message from Larry Schools and the volunteer organizations collection donations says their centers are at capacity, ” Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, our neighboring communities, our fellow Virginians and other states; we are at capacity for donations at the Tappahannock center. Until ...
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  • Monday February 29th, 2016
    The Middlesex County Economic Development Authority voted last week to appropriate $100,000 to create grants for businesses and commercial property owners located in the water system deployment area to subscribe to water service. The Middlesex Water Authority is seeking an additional 190 subscribers to meet their target for a sustainable water system. Under the EDA offer, individual businesses and owners of commercial properties will receive a ...
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