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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A federal judge says a coal ash lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power can move forward. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson denied Dominion’s request to dismiss the Sierra Club’s lawsuit on Friday. The lawsuit says coal ash ponds at the site of a former power plant in Chesapeake are leaking arsenic and other contaminants into groundwater and the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A federal judge says a coal ash lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power can move forward. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson denied Dominion’s request to dismiss the Sierra Club’s lawsuit on Friday. The lawsuit says coal ash ponds at the site of a former power plant in Chesapeake are leaking arsenic and other contaminants into groundwater and the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. ...
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  • Monday November 09th, 2015
    IRVINGTON, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Oyster Trail is making its official debut. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe will join other dignitaries in Irvington on Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the trail. Activities along the trail include water-man tours, oyster company tours, restaurants that feature the Virginia oyster, art venues and historic sites and museums. State officials say Virginia is the largest producer ...
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  • Monday November 09th, 2015
    For the 26th con­sec­u­tive year, Rap­pa­han­nock Westminster-Canterbury will once again spon­sor a Thanks­giv­ing food drive to col­lect non-perishable goods for dis­tri­b­u­tion to fam­i­lies need­ing assis­tance. This year, the food drive will run until Novem­ber 17th, and every­one is being urged to bring their dona­tions to the RW-C Chesa­peake Cen­ter, 132 Lan­caster Drive in Irv­ing­ton. The Thanks­giv­ing food drive first began back in 1990. Food col­lected ...
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  • Monday November 09th, 2015
    A reminder that the Mid­dle­sex County School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the His­toric Mid­dle­sex County Courthouse.
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  • Monday November 09th, 2015
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – A jury has convicted a Bedford couple of theft of government funds and other federal crimes. Edgar and Contina Foxx were found guilty Friday after a four-day trial. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon set sentencing for Feb. 23. According to prosecutors, Edgar Foxx made more than $500,000 selling scrap metal from 2008 through 2011. In addition to the charge of stealing government funds, ...
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  • Monday November 09th, 2015
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) – Organizers are kicking off a campaign to raise funds for a proposed medical school in Southside Virginia. The Martinsville Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1WH4ECS ) reports that the campaign aims to raise $54 million to $58 million to develop the medical school in Martinsville. The Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine plans to buy three buildings in uptown Martinsville, along with several acres of land, for ...
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