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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Despite a wet, snowy Presidents Day, Virginia’s spring fire season is under way. Starting Monday, state law prevents burning before 4 p.m. each day if the fire is within 300 feet of woodland, brush or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Violators can be fined up to $500. They also have to foot the bill for the cost of snuffing the ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A proposed change to Virginia’s constitution aimed at expanding the number charter schools has failed in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Senate voted 21-19 to reject the constitutional amendment granting the Virginia Board of Education the power to approve charter schools. That authority is currently in the hands of local school districts, which have been hesitant to do so. The Republican-controlled house has already ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    Closings and Delays – Monday Feb. 15 2016   SCHOOLS Gloucester County Public Schools closed code 1 Mathews County Public Schools closed Middlesex County Schools closed Richmond County Schools Closed Westmoreland Co. Schools Closed Christ Church School Classes canceled   COLLEGES Rappahannock Comm. College Closed   MEDICAL Bay Internists – Closed White Stone Family Practice – Closed Northern Neck Free Clinic closed Carousel Physical Therapy – both locations closed   OTHER Lancaster Community Library – Closed Foundation for Historic Christchurch in Weems – Closed No Bay Transit Dandelion ...
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  • Friday February 12th, 2016
    Channel markers in Queens Creek in Mathews County that had been changed to warning signs by the U.S. Coast Guard, will soon be reinstalled. The about face comes following complaints by property owners and businesses on the creek. The channel markers were changed to warning signs in November, when the Coast Guard said it planned to do away with all aids to navigation in the ...
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  • Friday February 12th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s House has approved a bill that seeks to undo Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s ban on the open carry of guns in some state-owned buildings. Republican Del. Michael Webert’s bill passed the House with a 63-35 vote Thursday. It heads to the Senate and faces a likely veto from McAuliffe. McAuliffe’s executive order in October prohibited the open carry of firearms, except by law ...
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  • Friday February 12th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Virginia transportation officials say they’re keeping an eye on road conditions as light snow showers are expected to move into the Richmond area. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release Friday morning that crews are ready to deploy to treat icy patches with salt and sand. Officials say there could be accumulations of snow ranging from a trace up to an ...
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  • Thursday February 11th, 2016
    The Virginia Senate approved a bill Tuesday to restrict what local governments can ask homebuilders to do to offset the impact of their developments, setting up far-reaching reforms to the state’s so-called proffer system. The bill passed 29 to 8 after a heated debate between the bill’s sponsors and senators from Northern Virginia, who argued that it would interfere with local efforts to keep new development ...
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