• Friday February 24th, 2017 gavel
    A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia law allowing only federal, statewide and General Assembly candidates to be identified by party affiliation on the ballot. The Virginia State board of Elections was sued over the law in 2015, over claims that it was unfair that candidates for local offices can’t be identified on the ballot as Republicans, Democrats or other parties. But a three-judge panel ...
  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017 rotary
    The Rotarians have announced their 27th Annual Bay Seafood Festival will be held SATURDAY October 21st at Camp Kekoka in Kilmarnock. Make a note now, that the much anticipated annual event will be moved to Saturday this year. According to event chair Mat Terry, the hope is that by making the move to Saturday, even more boaters, locals, and visitors will have an opportunity to ...
  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017 dominion2
    A warning today not to fall victim to scammers posing as Dominion Virginia Power employees. Some people and businesses have recently received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a Dominion Virginia Power employee. They are told that their electrical service has been scheduled for disconnection due to non-payment. Despite repeatedly telling the person on the phone that their account was up to date, ...
  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017 oysters2
    A researcher at William & Mary claims that what he refers to as “big, honkin’ grandma oysters” could improve the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster stock. Geology Professor Rowan Lockwood said in a university press release that larger, older oysters produce more offspring. And some studies she says, suggest they’re more tolerant to disease. Lockwood is recommending a change in regulations that would protect the larger, more ...
  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 dcr
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is handing out more than $1 million in grants to local governments and private dam owners for dam safety and flood prevention efforts. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking applicants for the $1.2 million in grants by March 31. The grants will help localities and dam owners for projects and recipients must put up a 50 percent match. Dam safety ...
  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 death-penalty
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape in 2006. William Morva argued that he should have been allowed to present evidence that he wouldn’t pose a risk of future violence if he was spared the death penalty. But the justices on Tuesday left in place an appeals court ruling that rejected ...
  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 norris_bridge
    Drivers can anticipate more brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Preparation work continues for an upcoming $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor has started installation of the platform system required to paint the bridge. Route 3 is now reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge from 7 a.m. to ...
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