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  • Friday September 25th, 2015
    At a meet­ing that was held this week, on Tues­day, the Vir­ginia Marine Resources Com­mis­sion revis­ited a “lim­ited entry pol­icy” approved in August that resulted in the revo­ca­tion of over half of the state-issued oys­ter dredge licenses and hand scrape licenses. Begin­ning Jan­u­ary 1, 2016, the new reg­u­la­tion will elim­i­nate those oys­ter-­men who either did not report any har­vest or who worked less than 20 ...
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  • Friday September 25th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Fifty-four schools in 10 districts will share $5.3 million in state funding to develop and implement year-round instructional programs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the Extended School Year Grant Program awards Thursday. The General Assembly created the program in 2012 in response to a Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report on the effectiveness of year-round instruction in raising student achievement. School divisions receiving funding ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    The auditorium of the Lancaster County Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock will be the venue for Two forums for local candidates running for public office in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties. All events are free and open to the public. Candidates will take the opportunity to introduce themselves, explain why they want the position, share their plans and answer questions from the audience. Each Forum will ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    According to Northernnecknews.com, a Richmond County project to build a new boat ramp and site pier will cost $9,000 more than originally anticipated.  Dameron Marine Construction, out of Fredricksburg, provided the lowest bid for the Farnham Creek Boat Landing project with estimates from multiple companies ranging from $69,000 – $350,000.  According to Richmond County Planner Joseph Quesenberry, the county has received a grant of “about ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of hanging a black-faced dummy in his yard where his black neighbors could see it has been convicted of violating a state law against displaying a noose to intimidate people.A judge returned a guilty verdict Tuesday against 51-year-old Jack Turner of Rocky Mount. Turner could face up to five years in prison and fines of up ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorney General Mark Herring says Virginia has joined a seven-state task force to combat heroin distribution and overdose deaths. The other states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force are New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Maine. Herring says that by sharing information and collaborating on leads, authorities in the participating states will be better equipped to dismantle large-scale drug ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state has received a $300,000 federal grant to help implement his administration’s energy goals. One of those goals is to lower energy consumption in Virginia by 10 percent in 2020. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the grant to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The money will provide additional expert support for the work of ...
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