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  • Monday April 25th, 2016
    As part of it’s continuing efforts to stop Dominion Power’s plans to build new transmission towers in the Rappahannock River, the Save the Rappahannock coalition won some local government support last week, according to a report in the Rappahannock Record, which says that during a closed session meeting held on April 14th, Lancaster supervisors authorized county attorney Jim Cornwell and the law firm of Sands ...
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  • Friday April 22nd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia school board will ask the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the court’s ruling that a high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys’ restroom. In a statement presented at the Gloucester County School Board meeting Thursday night, Chairman Troy Andersen said the board decided unanimously to file a petition for ...
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  • Friday April 22nd, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Officials say the results of an environmental assessment for a potential Navy drone base on Virginia’s Eastern Shore may be finished by late summer. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1U8kbcs ) reports the Navy made the announcement Wednesday, saying the assessment could help determine where it’ll locate its East Coast hub for a surveillance drone that is being developed. The service is considering locating four MQ-4C ...
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  • Thursday April 21st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker is suing the state attorney general for not providing a written opinion requested seven months ago. Loudoun County Republican Del. Dave LaRock claims Democrat Mark Herring is not doing his job as required by state law. He filed papers Wednesday asking the Richmond Circuit Court to order the attorney general to fulfill his request for an advisory opinion about ...
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  • Thursday April 21st, 2016
    Virginia shellfish farmers are leading the nation in hard clam sales. According to the Virginian Pilot, numbers from the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that shellfish farmers sold about $32.3 million worth of aquacultured clams in 2015. Virginia also led East Coast states in oyster sales. The state’s shellfish farmers sold $16 million in oysters last year. The number ...
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  • Thursday April 21st, 2016
    The Northumberland Elementary School Community Problem Solving team Hope In Colors placed second in the state with their project to help the homeless in the Northern Neck. The team discovered the majority of homeless in the area are women and children running away from violence at home.   The team members were given birdhouses built by the Tavern Woodworker’s Guild in Heathsville and received help with decorating ...
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  • Wednesday April 20th, 2016
    Virginia farmers are concerned after chilly weather earlier this month damaged much of their fruit crops. One apple farmer told of the frost killing about 20 percent of his apples, and a Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent said in some counties, fully 100 percent of the peach crop has been lost this year. Others, including owners of winerys, say they lost much of their grape crop, ...
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