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  • Wednesday November 04th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – There’ll be plenty of turkeys for the Thanksgiving table, according to state agricultural statistics. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the number of turkeys raised in the state this year is expected to total 17.4 million. That’s up 4 percent from last year. The VDACS estimate is based on a Sept. 1 survey by federal agricultural officials in the nation’s ...
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  • Tuesday November 03rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s dairy industry has a big economic footprint in Virginia, with nearly 8,000 people directly employed in the milking business. A study by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia found that the dairy industry has a $3.2 billion economic output. When the impact of dairy-related businesses is assessed, nearly 14,000 people can trace their jobs to the ...
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  • Tuesday November 03rd, 2015
    The 2015 Historic Urbanna Christmas House Tour features beautiful coastal homes, historic sites and unique holiday décor capturing the magic of this special season.  The Urbanna Beautification Committee, The House Tour Committee, the Urbanna Business Association and Town of Urbanna invite you to join them for this festive tour highlighting properties in the town of Urbanna and Kilmer’s Point communities. Sites and homes along the ...
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  • Tuesday November 03rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The latest on Election Day in Virginia as Democrats try to gain control of the Senate and Republicans battle to retain their slim edge while retaining their majority in the House of Delegates. The polls are open across Virginia from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has made taking control of the state Senate a top priority and has ...
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  • Tuesday November 03rd, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says it has acquired two rare crocodiles that were born and raised on a crocodile farm in Malaysia. The juvenile Tomistona crocodiles arrived at the aquarium in Virginia Beach on Saturday and made their first public appearance on Sunday. They will be named Ralf and Sommer in honor of German crocodile specialist Ralf Sommerlad. The ...
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  • Monday November 02nd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three boating access sites in eastern Virginia will soon get makeovers. The Virginia Department of Games and Inland Fisheries says the renovations include re-decking the docks and fishing pier at West Point Landing in King William County, replacing and expanding the launching piers at Fox Hill/Dandy Point Landing in Hampton, and re-decking and expanding the dock at Town Point Landing in Mathews ...
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  • Monday November 02nd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Hearings are scheduled this week on proposed new rules for oil and gas drilling in Virginia’s coastal plain. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has scheduled hearings Monday and Tuesday in the Fredericksburg area and in Richmond. The hearings will focus on proposed changes in so-called fracking, a drilling process that uses a cocktail of water and chemicals to free natural ...
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