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  • Thursday September 03rd, 2015
    Domin­ion Power has received approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers for its plans to replace power lines across the Rap­pa­han­nock River. Accord­ing to Dominion’s web­site, the util­ity plans to remove all of the exist­ing lines from the Robert O. Nor­ris Jr. Memo­r­ial Bridge and install new ones, that will be sus­pended from 10 steel tow­ers, each 180-feet tall, that will be placed across ...
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  • Thursday September 03rd, 2015
    A Vir­ginia bank­ruptcy attor­ney pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Now, 52 year old Tony Huchin­son will serve four months in fed­eral prison, and then have to pay $160,647 in resti­tu­tion. Huchin­son was sen­tenced on Tues­day. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say Hutchin­son was a law firm’s only bank­ruptcy lawyer. Begin­ning in 2013, he kept pay­ments made by clients who retained the firm for fil­ing bank­ruptcy peti­tions. The money ...
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  • Wednesday September 02nd, 2015
    North­ern Neck native and noted author Tom Rob­bins will give a speech at the War­saw cam­pus of Rap­pa­han­nock Com­mu­nity Col­lege on Fri­day, Octo­ber 16th at 6 PM to read from his lat­est mem­oir. A meet and greet will be held with Rob­bins after the speech in the lec­ture hall. He will be avail­able to answer ques­tions and auto­graph copies of his book, “Tibetan Peach Pie”. ...
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  • Wednesday September 02nd, 2015
    You have a chance to help name a giraffe calf recently born at the Vir­ginia Zoo. The zoo says the male giraffe weighed 152 pounds and was 75 inches tall when it was born on July 23. Now, the pub­lic is being offered the oppor­tu­nity to vote online at the zoo’s web­site, www.virginiazoo.org, for one of 14 names cho­sen by the zoo’s staff. Pro­posed names ...
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  • Wednesday September 02nd, 2015
    The Glouces­ter County Wet­lands Board unan­i­mously approved four shore­line improve­ment appli­ca­tions dur­ing a recent meet­ing. The green light was given to con­struct 180 lin­ear feet of new vinyl bulk­head along the Ware River. The board also, accord­ing to the Gazette Jour­nal, dis­cussed a Vir­ginia Insti­tute of Marine Sci­ence rec­om­men­da­tion for a liv­ing shore­line at the Pfeil prop­erty, but decided there was not enough dis­tance from ...
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  • Wednesday September 02nd, 2015
    Gov­er­nor McAu­li­ffe has signed a new law which he says will strengthen the Commonwealth’s cyber­se­cu­rity mea­sures in order to pro­tect per­sonal infor­ma­tion and sen­si­tive data through the expan­sion of cyber-related risk man­age­ment activ­i­ties. The Direc­tive requires the Vir­ginia Infor­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies Agency to pro­vide an updated inven­tory of all data and com­puter sys­tems while rec­om­mend­ing strate­gies to strengthen and mod­ern­ize agen­cies’ cyber secu­rity pro­files. Sec­re­tary of ...
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  • Tuesday September 01st, 2015
    KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) – King George County residents will have the opportunity at a hearing to speak out on a hotly debated form of natural gas drilling. The hearing Tuesday focuses on local rules governing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Fracking uses water and chemicals to free natural gas in shale deposits. The process has opened new areas to drilling, including the Taylorsville basin. King George is ...
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