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  • Monday March 21st, 2016
    More travel headaches this week because of bridge work in the area. Beginning Monday, single lane closures are scheduled on the Eltham Bridge and Lord Delaware Bridge for bridge inspections near the Town of West Point. Today and tomorrow, one lane of Route 30 will be closed on the bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in what VDOT is calling “a mobile work zone” ...
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  • Monday March 21st, 2016
    A statewide test of Virginia’s tornado warning systems will be conducted this week. The state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service say the tornado drill is set for Tuesday, and is in response to the last round of severe weather that spawned eight tornadoes and caused five deaths last month here in Virginia, which illustrates the importance of being prepared. The drill tomorrow, ...
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  • Thursday March 17th, 2016
    The Essex County Board of Supervisors will waive all building permit fees for those affected by the EF3 tornado that struck the area last month. The board also approved $300,000 in appropriations for debris cleanup. A $120,000 portion of the appropriation will be paid to Crowder Gulf, a disaster recovery and debris management company contracted for the cleanup. Crowder Gulf officials say it take about two ...
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  • Thursday March 17th, 2016
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors have voted unanimously to approve a $15,929,308 proposed school budget for the upcoming 2016-17 (FY17) budget. The budget includes an increase of $993,637 (27.78%) in state aid to the school system. The increase is due to lowering of the State Composite Index. The state uses the index to determine a local government’s ability to fund its own school system. The ...
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  • Thursday March 17th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a new public-private partnership on solar power. The governor said at a news conference Wednesday that the state plans to buy electricity produced from a proposed Dominion Virginia Power 20-megawatt solar plant, with Microsoft offsetting the extra cost associated with solar energy. Microsoft representative Jim Hanna says the company is willing to pay an undisclosed amount as ...
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  • Wednesday March 16th, 2016
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea’s Supreme Court. He was ...
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  • Wednesday March 16th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic state Sen. Don McEachin has officially announced his candidacy for Congress in a newly redrawn district friendlier to his party. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Uek5QP ) McEachin announced his candidacy Tuesday. The African-American personal injury lawyer said he would fight for “civil rights, voting rights and human rights.” McEachin is running the 4th Congressional District, which is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. ...
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