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  • Wednesday February 17th, 2016
    By JOHN RAMSEY Richmond Times-Dispatch Despite opposition that halted work on a 2-mile transmission line across the Rappahannock River late last year, Dominion Virginia Power still prefers the controversial route that critics paint as an eyesore along the area’s iconic scenery. Dominion Virginia Power has developed alternative plans for the replacement 115-kilovolt line it plans to show to local officials and opponents during an open house tonight, ...
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  • Wednesday February 17th, 2016
    The defunct J.W. Ferguson Seafood Company facility on LaGrange Creek in Remlik has been torn down to make room for the future expansion of Remlik Marina. At one time, Ferguson’s Seafood was one of the largest distributors of Virginia oysters in the country. It was run back then, by James Waverly “Buster” Ferguson Sr. and his son Waverly from 1948 into the late 1980s, and ...
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  • Wednesday February 17th, 2016
    Washington and Lee University students have correctly picked the Republican presidential nominee at a mock convention since 1948. This time around, the students there are predicting Donald Trump will be the party’s pick this year. In fact, Trump topped his nearest competitor, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, by a better than 2-1 ratio during the mock convention at the school. The billionaire businessman got a total of ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    Closings and Delays for Tuesday, February 16, 2016   SCHOOLS Colonial Beach Schools – Closed Essex County Schools – 3 hour delay King and Queen county schools – 2 hour delay Lancaster County Schools – 2 hour delay 12 month employees on time Northumberland County schools – 2 hour delay Richmond County Schools – 2 hour delay Westmoreland County. Schools – 2 hour delay West Point Schools – 2 hour delay Chesapeake Governor’s School – ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Officials in Virginia are asking motorists to delay unnecessary travel until weather conditions improve. The Virginia State Police said in a statement Monday that as of 11 a.m. State Police were on the scene of 55 traffic crashes statewide, including a fatal crash in Fauquier County. Troopers were also responding to 23 disabled vehicles across Virginia. State Police said that as of 7 ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Despite a wet, snowy Presidents Day, Virginia’s spring fire season is under way. Starting Monday, state law prevents burning before 4 p.m. each day if the fire is within 300 feet of woodland, brush or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Violators can be fined up to $500. They also have to foot the bill for the cost of snuffing the ...
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  • Monday February 15th, 2016
     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A proposed change to Virginia’s constitution aimed at expanding the number charter schools has failed in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Senate voted 21-19 to reject the constitutional amendment granting the Virginia Board of Education the power to approve charter schools. That authority is currently in the hands of local school districts, which have been hesitant to do so. The Republican-controlled house has already ...
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