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  • Wednesday April 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va.  — Virginia has set up a new revolving loan fund designed to help property owners prepare for rising sea levels. The “Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund” was first proposed in 2015. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management will provide localities with funding for low-cost loans to property owners experiencing flood damage. As the loans are repaid, money will be returned to the fund for use by ...
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  • Wednesday April 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has formed a consulting company with his sister to advise corporate clients. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://goo.gl/hQTix3 ) McDonnell formed the company, called The McDonnell Group, last year with his sister, Maureen. McDonnell is also working as a consultant to The ESG Companies on its plan to build a new arena in Virginia Beach, according to his sister. The former ...
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  • Tuesday April 26th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican leaders of the Virginia General Assembly are calling on Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special legislative session to discuss the governor’s recent restoration of voting and other civil rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. sent a letter to McAuliffe Tuesday requesting a special session. The GOP ...
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  • Tuesday April 26th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide how far politicians can go in doing favors for people who give them money as it takes up the public corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The justices in their final argument of the term on Wednesday will consider the appeal of McDonnell, who was convicted accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a ...
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  • Tuesday April 26th, 2016
    Warsaw Mayor Mark Milstead is taking a stand in the Verizon strike… Milstead agreed to send a letter on behalf of the town of Warsaw, in defense of the Main Street Verizon office, which has been threatened with closure in order to shift the company to using mega centers instead of separate offices. According to Theresa Balderson, a local Verizon employee, who is also chief ...
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  • Monday April 25th, 2016
    YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) – Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the theft of a donations jar intended for the family of a slain Virginia State Trooper. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that 25-year-old Tyree Burrell was arrested Saturday, four days after authorities say a man stole the jar from a 7-Eleven convenience store near Yorktown. The money was intended for the ...
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  • Monday April 25th, 2016
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued three crew members from a disabled boat that was stranded in the Chesapeake Bay. The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://delmarvane.ws/1rsPIuC ) reports that the Coast Guard was able to reach the 16-foot boat within less than an hour of receiving a distress signal Saturday afternoon. The rescue boat, which was in the area on a training mission, ...
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