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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016
    Many Virginia High schools, including schools locally, are kicking off a statewide safety campaign to prevent speeding and increase seat belt use among teens. The four-week campaign, called MISSION:POSSIBLE. Buckle Up. Drive the Speed Limit., is designed to educate teens about the dangers of speeding and help them develop life-long safe driving habits. It is sponsored by Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety, ...
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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016
    If you live in the Greenvale, Paynes or Beach Creek Watersheds in Lancaster County, you may be eligible for reimbursment up to 50% of the cost of having your septic tank pumped out. The Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjuction with Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality has received grant funding that is aimed at assisting residents of those watersheds with septic tank ...
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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016
    Lancaster Co Schools | open 2 hours late Essex Co Schools | open 2 hours late Westmoreland Co. Schools | open 2 hours late Lancaster Community Library | Open at 11 AM
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    Colonial Williamsburg is being criticized for it’s first ever Super Bowl commercial. Many news outlets across the country, along with many on social media, are condemning the spot, which includes footage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11. Professor of Brand Management at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Brandcenter, and an officer with a public relations and marketing firm, Kelly O’Keefe, ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    An escaped work-release inmate from Henrico County has been captured in Florida, three days after he removed his GPS monitoring device and fled the state. 54-year-old James Booth was captured early Saturday in Palm Coast, Florida, where he was hiding in a shed. The sheriff’s office in Flager County, Florida, says police learned of Booth’s whereabouts after a crash on Interstate 95. Witnesses said three people ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    Delegate Margaret Ransone reports that the fourth week of the 2016 General Assembly Session wrapped up on Friday, marking the end of another very busy week in Richmond. Ransone reports that House Bills 753 and 571 each passed, which will allow local school boards to be responsible for setting the school calendar and to determine the opening date of the school year. Ransone patroned House House ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    The Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved $1 million in funding for Tappahannock Route 17 corridor improvements, including the shoulder along Tappahannock Boulevard, whic will be paved to improve bicycling, pedestrian and vehicle safety. Other projects that got the green light, include improvements to the Queen Street and Church Lane intersection and Tappahannock Boulevard/Winston Drive Crossover. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s new House Bill 2 scoring and ...
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