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  • Monday August 28th, 2017
      NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The federal government is giving Virginia nearly $2.7 million to help manage its coastline. The Daily Press in Newport News reports that the money will help reduce flooding and pollution while improving fisheries and wildlife habitats. The funding is being award by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And it will be matched by state and local governments. The money is being distributed ...
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  • Monday August 28th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Charlottesville officials and representatives of the Department of Justice heard from residents frustrated by the city’s response to a white nationalist rally that erupted into deadly violence. Hundreds of people attended an event promoted as a “community recovery town hall” at a Charlottesville performing arts center Sunday. Residents spent around three hours taking turns at a microphone, criticizing officials and asking questions ...
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  • Friday August 25th, 2017
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Randolph College has removed a statue of a Confederate soldier on campus. President Bradley W. Bateman said in a statement that the statue of George Morgan Jones was taken down Friday following a decision by the executive committee of the Board of Trustees. Bateman says Jones was a generous donor to the school and the first person to suggest to its founder ...
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  • Friday August 25th, 2017
    The Urbanna Town Council has agreed to donate $6,000 toward repairs of windows at the historic Middlesex County Woman’s Club building on Virginia Street. The estimate to repair the windows is $19,000. The women’s club has maintained the historic building since 1948. Originally, the old building was the Middlesex Courthouse… until the county seat was moved to Saluda in 1852. It’s not the first time ...
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  • Friday August 25th, 2017
    Gloucester County officials say that the county is not staffed to respond to all wild animal complaints. That revelation was made, following a recent incident with a fox, that although it didn’t threaten anyone, it was caged by a private citizen, and the county later had the animal euthanized. County Administrator Brent Fedors says the county can’t handle all wild animal calls, and county animal ...
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Some are calling for the removal of another Confederate monument in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that a rally is scheduled for Thursday afternoon to demand the removal of a Confederate soldier statue in Virginia Beach. Confederate veterans built the 27-foot-tall structure in the early 1900s. It’s located near a former county courthouse that now serves as city office space. Organizations behind the rally ...
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Another brewery is expanding its operation in Virginia, thanks to state help. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Wednesday that Heritage Brewing plans to spend $8.9 million and create 66 new jobs to expand its craft brewery in Manassas. The state is providing a $250,000 grant, which the city of Manassas will match. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide additional support. Heritage has ...
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