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  • Friday February 26th, 2016
    The personal property tax on boats in Urbanna could soon be a thing of the past. That was the main discussion this week at the Urbanna Town Council meeting. As it now stands, boats kept in Urbanna pay personal property tax to the town at the rate of 65 cents per $100 of value. That’s on top of the Middlesex County tax, which of about ...
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  • Friday February 26th, 2016
    The same storm that spawned a destructive tornado in the Tappahannock area Wednesday evening also formed another tornado that hit Lancaster County. According to Terry McGregor, the Director of Emergency Services for Lancaster County, a tornado touched down in the Morratico  area Wednesday evening, causing severe damage to one home and mild to moderate damage to several other structures. The tornado was rated as an ...
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  • Friday February 26th, 2016
    Closings Essex County Schools – Closed (Intermediate School is a shelter) Westmoreland County Schools – 2 hour delay Northumberland High School and the Northumberland High Athletics Department will collect non-perishable items such as diapers, wipes, canned goods, dry goods, dog/cat food, and cases of water during tonight’s night’s game against Sussex Central High School. Both NN Burger restaurant locations in Tappahannock, VA. and Kilmarnock, VA. are donating 100% of ...
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  • Thursday February 25th, 2016
    Those wishing to donate to the victims of Wednesday’s tornado, may drop off items at any EVB location or at the Old Southern States store on Route 360. You can help by donating items such as: • bottled water • non-perishable food items • cleaning supplies (trash bags, rakes, gloves etc.) • toiletries • monetary donations (checks payable to the American Red Cross)  For a list of  ...
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  • Thursday February 25th, 2016
    Essex County Schools –  Closed (Intermediate School is a shelter) King and Queen County Schools – 2 hour delay Northern Neck Tech Center – 2 hour delay Richmond County Schools – 2 hour delay Westmoreland County Schools – Closed Bay Transit – 2 hour delay in Lancaster, Northumberland, Middlesex and  Westmoreland. No service in Essex (exception – River Run)
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  • Thursday February 25th, 2016
    (TAPPAHANNOCK- WWBT-TV) About 25 people were injured in Tappahannock after an  apparent tornado hit through the area, according to Virginia State Police. Their injuries ranged from minor to serious. They were taken to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and then were eventually taken to Memorial Regional and VCU Medical Center.  250 responders were on scene assisting Tappahannock and Essex County. There have been reports of three separate tornadoes that ...
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  • Wednesday February 24th, 2016
    Due to impending severe weather the following Schools have cancelled after school activities for Wed Feb 24 Gloucester Mathews Lancaster – (Basketball Game postponed; School board meeting will go on) Chesapeake Academy – Extended day students should be picked up by 3:10 RCC (All locations) – Evening classes cancelled
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