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  • Friday March 04th, 2016
    In Gloucester County, a four-cent increase on the county’s real estate tax rate is under consideration as a way to balance the county’s fiscal year 2017 budget. If the proposed rate increase is approved, it would change the county’s real estate tax rate from 68 cents per $100 of assessed value to 72 cents per $100 of assessed value. Meanwhile, the county leaders are fine tuning ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016
    Beginning Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin work to replace the Route 635 (Pilkington Road) Bridge in Essex County. Bridge crews will replace the existing timber bridge that was built in 1965 with a new concrete slab span structure. During construction motorists will be detoured approximately 12 miles around the work zone. Motorists traveling on Route 635 (Pilkington Road) will be detoured to ...
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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia House has voted down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state Supreme Court. The House took the formal step Wednesday of voting against Justice Jane Marum Roush, who temporarily served on the court last year and earlier this year. The move came shortly after the Senate voted to elect her. The GOP-controlled General Assembly has the final say in electing judges. ...
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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe and officials from his administration have begun a marketing mission to San Francisco to attend RSA Conference 2016, the largest information and cyber security conference in the world. The Governor and the Virginia delegation will conduct over 30 economic development meetings  in an effort to bring new jobs and economic activity back to the Commonwealth. The Governor, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice ...
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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016
    URBANNA — Virginia State Police have identified the two people killed in a fire that destroyed or damaged boats and buildings at a marina in Urbanna. Francis Blantz, 75, and his wife, Julia J. Blantz, 65, died in Monday’s fire at the Dozier Port Urbanna Marina, troopers said in a news release Wednesday. Police did not say where the couple’s bodies were found. The cause of ...
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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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