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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has denied a Virginia school board’s request to allow it to prevent a transgender teen from using the boys’ bathroom when he returns to school this September. The Gloucester County School Board wants to delay an order forcing it to let Gavin Grimm to use the restroom matching his gender identity while it appeals. The 4th Circuit Court of ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors is now thinking of changing the county’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance to more site-specific requirements, which, according to the Gazette Journal, would require 100-foot setbacks in certain areas from wetlands and/or the floodplain. The move they claim, would make it easier for commercial development. Two ordinance changes are under consideration now, one where the RMA comprises a 100-foot setback from ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A 911 dispatch center in Virginia is under investigation after a man died when no one was sent out in response to his call. WJLA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29y5IC0) that 56-year-old Robert Paulus died of heart disease in late April in his Fredericksburg apartment. According to Robert Paulus’s son, Michael Paulus, his father called 911 hours before his death. In the 18-second call to Fredericksburg ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – If Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as her running mate, she’ll be getting a steady, well-practiced politician. Kaine is a whip-smart Harvard Law School graduate who speaks with ease while campaigning, rarely needing a prepared text. He is the former governor of Virginia and current senator from the state. His remarks at Virginia Tech the day after one of the worst campus shootings ...
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  • Tuesday July 12th, 2016
    The Mathews County Board of Supervisors is possibly considering the sale of the East River Boat Yard to a private buyer. The announcement comes after meetings with some residents who live on Mill Lane, where the boat yard is located. Those residents pretty much all expressed opposition to the county’s plan to build a new boat ramp and fishing pier there, for use by both ...
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  • Tuesday July 12th, 2016
    The State Health Department says that as of the beginning of this month, more than 5,000 acres of local bodies of water are so polluted that shellfish cannot be harvested safely from them. The polluted water includes everything from tiny inlets in big rivers, to the rivers themselves. Many are now condemned for having high counts of coliform in monthly sampling by the Virginia Division ...
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  • Tuesday July 12th, 2016
    Kilmarnock Police issued arrest warrants for Taylor Honaker, who is from Hague, and Melanie Meline of Montross . Honaker has since been taken into custody and posted bail, but Meline is reportedly still at large. Both are former employees of the restaurant on Irvington Road in Kilmarnock, and both are allegedly involved in a burglary that took place on June 25 there, where profits, employee ...
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