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  • Friday May 20th, 2016
    You might be surprised to learn just who represents the largest international tourist group here in Virginia. If you guessed “The Canadians”, you would be correct! Canadians are by far, the largest group of international tourists in our state, spending $214 million here in 2014 according to the most recent figures available. Governor McAuliffe said this week, that Canadian tourism was up 18 percent in 2014, ...
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  • Thursday May 19th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Supporters of an emerging subscription-based medical care are hoping Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn’t veto legislation designed to clarify that the practice is legal and does not need to be regulated like insurance. The governor has until Friday to either sign or veto the legislation. His spokesman, Brian Coy, has declined to say what McAuliffe’s plans are. Known as direct primary care, patients pay ...
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  • Thursday May 19th, 2016
    The Rappahannock River topped the “Natural, Historic and Cultural Resources Threatened by Utility Infrastructure Projects Statewide” category of Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places, which was released last week. The news comes just as Dominion Power plans to install new power lines across the river… a plan that is opposed by many in the area. According to the Southside Sentinal, the group claims that viewsheds ...
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  • Thursday May 19th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors may reveal more details Friday in the case against two former Virginia Tech students accused of plotting to kidnap and murder a socially awkward 13-year-old girl who authorities say climbed out a window to rendezvous with them after midnight last January. A hearing for 18-year-old David Eisenhauer and 19-year-old Natalie Keepers is scheduled Friday in Montgomery County Juvenile and Domestic Relations ...
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  • Wednesday May 18th, 2016
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AP) – Newport News Shipbuilding is planning to eventually add more than 1,000 jobs to help build a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines for the Navy. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1sr2fi0 ) reports that company President Matt Mulherin announced the news Tuesday during a news conference at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. The shipyard, which is Virginia’s largest industrial employer, has shed ...
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  • Wednesday May 18th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia judge says that when he read Rolling Stone’s now-discredited story about a rape at the University of Virginia, he got the impression that a fraternity was the main villain. Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore made the remark Tuesday at a hearing on the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity’s $25 million defamation lawsuit against the magazine, its publisher and writer Sabrina Rubin ...
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  • Wednesday May 18th, 2016
    14 sixth-graders trying to help raise awareness about Tangier Island’s struggle with climate change, traveled to the island Monday to meet with Tangier’s sixth graders and the crew of a ship that is circumnavigating the globe. The Northumberland Middle School Community Problem Solving Team Eco is learning about the island’s issues with sea-level rise, erosion and subsidance and to help fundraise for a living shoreline ...
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