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  • Monday June 12th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginians are set to head to the polls Tuesday to pick a Republican and Democratic candidate in the closely watched race for governor. The Old Dominion is one of only two states electing governors this year, and the primary could illustrate how voters feel about President Donald Trump’s early months and the kind of response they want from Democratic candidates. The ...
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  • Friday June 09th, 2017
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – The winner of a $1 million lottery ticket is collecting his or her prize in the nick of time. The Virginia Lottery says the winner of a $1 million ticket that was set to expire on June 30 will be announced Friday at the River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg. The ticket was one of two $1 million prizes drawn in its New Year’s ...
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  • Thursday June 08th, 2017
    By SARAH RANKIN Associated PressBOLAR, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s top environmental official insists the state is going “above and beyond” in evaluating the water quality impacts of two proposed natural gas pipelines. Department of Environmental Quality Director David Paylor made the comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday after it came to light that his department released inaccurate information about the water quality review ...
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  • Thursday June 08th, 2017
    Ferguson, the largest plumbing wholesaler in the U.S., will invest $82.8 million to expand its headquarters operation in Newport News, Virginia. The company will retain more than 1,000 associates and create 434 jobs. The company will create an additional campus at City Center at Oyster Point for its information technology (IT) workforce and other corporate functions. Virginia successfully competed against several other states for the project. “Ferguson’s ...
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  • Wednesday June 07th, 2017
    During a recent event at Virginia Street Cafe in Urbanna, Democrat Dr. Sheila Crowley announced she plans to seek the 98th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in the November 7 election. Dr. Crowley will oppose incumbent Republican Delegate Keith Hodges of Urbanna. She is an assistant professor at the VCU School of Social Work and the former CEO of the National Low ...
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  • Wednesday June 07th, 2017
    In a lively, and sometimes contentious town hall meeting last night, local residents and current and former RGH employees expressed their fears about up coming changes at Bon Secours Rappahanock General Hospital. Last week the hospital announced that within 30 days RGH would be suspending the intensive care unit and ending surgeries after 3pm, among other changes. Community reaction to this news prompted Bon Secours ...
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  • Tuesday June 06th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Requests for absentee ballots in Virginia’s Democratic primary contests are about twice as high as they are for the Republican primaries. The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project’s data report shows requests for absentee ballots were heavy in large college towns. Most students will be out of class when the June 13 primaries occur. In the 2016 presidential primaries, requests for Democratic and Republican ...
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