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  • Friday November 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Transportation says it’s stocked up with supplies to clear the state’s highways when it snows this winter. The department has more than 657,000 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives on hand. It also has 1.7 million gallons of liquid calcium chloride and salt brine. More than 13,000 pieces of snow-removal equipment stand at the ready. That includes something ...
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  • Friday November 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Two-thirds of Virginia’s Democratic superdelegates are publicly backing Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, including all of the state’s Democratic congressional delegation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is also a superdelegate and public supporter of Clinton. He has been friends with Clinton for many years and helped manage her unsuccessful 2008 campaign. Ten out of 15 of Virginia’s superdelegates publicly support Clinton in the Democratic primary. ...
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  • Friday November 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The latest Virginia crop report forecasts drops in soybean, corn, cotton and peanut production. The report says soybean production for Virginia is forecast at 22.9 million bushels, down 9 percent from 2014. Producers are expected to harvest 620,000 acres, a decline of 20,000 acres from last year. The report says 49.6 million bushels of corn are expected to be produced this year, down ...
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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment and is looking for input from the community. There will be two Community Dialogue sessions held during which residents of Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland counties are invited to share thoughts and concerns regarding the health needs in the Northern Neck. The meeting dates will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Northumberland Public ...
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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    Virginia is home to approximately 800,000 veterans; and that number is only expected to go up.  Upon returning home from their service, many of these brave young men and women are finding that their experiences over seas don’t translate well into college credits.  John Newby commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services wants to fix that.  According to Newby: Many veterans leave the military with ...
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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Two men accused of trying to buy weapons for attacks on synagogues and black churches are due in a Virginia courtroom for a preliminary hearing. Thirty-four-year-old Robert C. Doyle and 33-year-old Ronald Beasley Chaney III are scheduled to appear in federal court in Richmond on Thursday. They have been in custody since their arrests Sunday. Doyle and Chaney are charged with conspiracy to ...
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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Film Festival says this year’s event broke box office and revenue records. Festival officials said Wednesday that 31,860 tickets were issued. That broke the previous record of nearly 28,610 tickets in 2014. Revenue for the four-day festival in Charlottesville was $192,567, which also is a record. Forty-one screenings were sold out. “Brooklyn” won the best narrative feature award. “Until 20” received the ...
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