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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – Donations have boosted a reward offered for information in the theft of one Chincoteague’s famed wild ponies. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company had offered a $1,000 reward in the case. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1NGsABA) of Salisbury, Maryland, reports that donations have increased the reward to $2,300. Police say the pony, named Dreamer’s Faith, was stolen in September from the corral area at the ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors are opposing former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s request to delay a hearing in her case while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review her husband’s public corruption convictions. In papers filed Tuesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, prosecutors say the public “has a significant interest in the prompt resolution of the McDonnells’ appeals.” Former Gov. Bob McDonnell ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) – After a three-year aging process, distillers at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate will be tasting a batch of single malt Scotch whisky made at the estate’s distillery. Scottish distillers teamed with Mount Vernon’s own distiller in 2012 to make the whisky using 18th century methods employed by Washington and Mount Vernon’s reconstructed, water-powered gristmill. Washington became one of the young nation’s biggest ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia residents are running out of time to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Tuesday is the voter registration deadline. The Virginia Department of Elections says eligible Virginians can register to vote online at http://elections.virginia.gov/register . The online system also can be used to check registration status and update voter information. The online system requires a resident’s Virginia Department of Vehicles ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on Virginia’s Eastern Shore after a net recently tore during menhaden harvesting. Media outlets report that Omega Protein alerted the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of the tear on Oct. 7. The fish began washing ashore over the weekend. The company estimates it lost about 75,000 fish. Commission spokeswoman Laurie Naismith says Omega mobilized ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) – A company that wants to build Virginia’s first commercial wind farm is seeking clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to build atop a Botetourt County mountain. Multiple media outlets reported Monday that Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville needs a determination from the FAA that the windmills will not interfere with passing airplanes. Apex recently filed a proposal with the federal agency that ...
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  • Monday October 12th, 2015
    The Deltaville Community Association (DCA) will be hosting two political forums for local offices this month; the public is invite, and encouraged to attend.  On Thursday, October 15th, Middlesex County candidates for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Commissioner of the Revenue, and the Pinetop District seat on the Board of Supervisors will be featured.  Later in the month, on Thursday, October 29th, the forum will ...
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