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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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  • Wednesday March 16th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Smoking cigarettes in a vehicle in the presence of young children may soon be illegal in Virginia. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1pkUSHq) that the bill awaiting the governor’s signature would make it illegal to smoke in a motor vehicle with children under 8. Violators could be hit with a $100 fine. The House voted in favor of the bill in February, and the ...
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  • Tuesday March 15th, 2016
    The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in identifying the man pictured below. The individual is the subject of separate credit card fraud investigations in both the Gloucester and York Counties. Any information from tipsters which leads to an arrest could result in a cash award. To report any information related to these cases please call the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office at ...
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  • Tuesday March 15th, 2016
    Runaway Juvenile: Dawson Patrick Midgette is a 17 year old 5’10, 165 lb. white male with short brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Midgette left his home in the courthouse area of Gloucester during the overnight hours Saturday night (3-12-16). Mr. Midgette has had a history of running away from home recently. Midgette has no medical concerns and there is no information to suggest ...
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