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  • Thursday June 02nd, 2016
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to expedite House and Senate Republicans’ lawsuit to challenge Governor McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the political rights of over 206,000 convicted felons, including 40,000 who committed violent crimes. The Supreme Court will hear the case at a special session in July. Delegate Margaret Ransone, who represents the counties of King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, and part of Caroline ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    Area watermen say, so far, so good! Soft-shell crabs are in season and local restaurants are serving ’em up! The run of spring crabs is on, and thousands of blue crabs have arrived here in local waters, where they shed their shells and local crabbers make money. The crabs caught locally, including crabs pulled from the Rappahannock River… along with those from the Chesapeake Bay, ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    Virginia’s Cobia season will remain open more than two months past a closure date that federal fisheries managers had asked for. A report by The Virginian-Pilot says that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted 5 to 4 this week, to keep the state’s cobia season open until Aug. 30, but with stricter regulations. Starting June 1, Virginia anglers will have a two-fish maximum per boat ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe says a new statewide initiative is underway to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage. The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and improves the process for installing communications infrastructure, benefiting rural communities. The new initiative, RUOnlineVA, provides a platform for Virginia residents and businesses to notify the Commonwealth whether ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    SCAM ALERT: Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has received reports from approximately 12 citizens stating they have received calls from a subject claiming to be the with IRS . The IRS will not contact you by phone or threaten to persue criminal charges by phone. Do Not provide your person information or any financial information. CRIME SOLVERS: Lancaster County Crime Solvers is seeking information about a break in ...
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  • Friday May 27th, 2016
    On May 25, the Northumberland sheriff’s office announced the arrest of  64 year old Robert Baker Ward, Jr on 10 felony counts relating to the possession of child pornography. He is being held in the Northern Neck Regional Jail pending arraignment. The arrest resulted from a joint investigation involving Franklin County, Gloucester County and Northumberland County, all members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. ...
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  • Friday May 27th, 2016
    The monument honoring Northern Neck menhaden watermen, including spotter pilots, who died at sea will be unveiled and dedicated on Saturday at 2 pm at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. This project is a cooperative effort between the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Kilmarnock Museum. More than 70 names of watermen who have perished while at sea are inscribed on the monument. Extensive research was conducted ...
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