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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    The Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved $1 million in funding for Tappahannock Route 17 corridor improvements, including the shoulder along Tappahannock Boulevard, whic will be paved to improve bicycling, pedestrian and vehicle safety. Other projects that got the green light, include improvements to the Queen Street and Church Lane intersection and Tappahannock Boulevard/Winston Drive Crossover. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s new House Bill 2 scoring and ...
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  • Tuesday February 09th, 2016
    A man and a woman have been arrested following an investigation into a whole bunch of residential burglaries in Mathews County over the past month or so. 28 year old Christy Respress and 25 year old Michael Darnell, both of Gloucester, were arrested by officers of the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation that has lasted for more than a month. The burglaries occurred in ...
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  • Friday February 05th, 2016
    Closings and delays – Feb 5, 2016 Schools Colonial Beach Schools – 2 hour delay Chesapeake Academy – 2 hour delay Chesapeake Bay Gov. school – Closed Essex County Public Schools – 2 Hour Delay (Students and Staff) Gloucester Co. Schools – 2 hour delay King George Co. Schools – 2 hour delay King and Queen – 2 hour delay King William – 2 hour delay Lancaster Co. Schools – Opening at 11:00 AM (Essential ...
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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Latest on a 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed and the two Virginia Tech students charged in her death (all times local): 7 p.m. The steady flow of mourners to a Blacksburg, Virginia, funeral home to pay respects to a slain teenager has slowed as the two-hour visitation draws to a close. Workers at McCoy Funeral Home used lighted orange batons to continue ...
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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. The House approved Republican Del. Todd Gilbert’s bill with a 68-29 vote on Wednesday. It heads to the GOP-controlled Senate. The bill would apply to people who are over age 21. Those who are protected ...
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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Legislation that would require that Virginia public school students get at least an average of 20 minutes of physical activity a day is advancing in the General Assembly. A House version of the bill received preliminary approval Wednesday, despite criticism from some lawmakers that it was an unfair imposition the state was putting on teachers and local school districts. The Senate has already ...
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  • Wednesday February 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports. A longtime goal of home-schoolers, the measure is commonly known as the “Tebow bill,” named for Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback who was home-schooled and allowed to play football for his local high school. The measure passed the state Senate Monday. A ...
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