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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Living Museum has launched a campaign to raise $5 million over the next year. The Future Ready campaign is part of the nonprofit museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. The museum says in a news release that one of the campaign’s goals is to reduce its dependence on funding from the city of Newport News. Other goals include a permanent dinosaur trail, a ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – The city of Roanoke is offering a deal to bargain hunters. The city plans to give away surplus desks, chairs and other items from city offices during a “clearance event” on Friday. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1QW3qwh) reports that all of the items are free. But people will have to haul items away themselves. There’s no warranty or guarantee of condition. All items are ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    A Glouces­ter man is a mil­lion dol­lars richer, thanks to the lot­tery. James Moren III says he doesn’t play the lot­tery very often, but he stopped off to buy gro­ceries at the Glouces­ter Food Lion, and when he saw some other cus­tomers lin­ing up for tick­ets for the Power­ball jack­pot, he decided to give it a whirl. Moren ended up match­ing the first five num­bers ...
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  • Monday October 05th, 2015
    LANCASTER EMERGENCY SERVICES reports that effec­tive at 12:00 Noon on Tues­day, the manda­tory evac­u­a­tion order will be lifted for the fol­low­ing affected areas: Wind­mill Point East of Cypress Lane Lit­tle Bay Road, East of Dameron Drive Ocran Road, East of Poplar Creek Cove Fleets Bay Road, East of McSwain Road Morat­tico Road, West of Nor­wood Church Road Belle Isle Road Wood Road, Rat­cliffe Lane and Fos­ter Lane All areas of Towles Point Res­i­dents return­ing ...
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  • Monday October 05th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state may have difficulty in the future obtaining lethal injection drugs if the manufacturers can’t be shielded from the public. McAuliffe made the comments Friday on WTOP radio, a day after Virginia executed convicted serial killer Alfredo Prieto by lethal injection. Prieto’s execution faced a potential delay because of his legal team’s concerns about the safety of ...
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  • Monday October 05th, 2015
    Glouces­ter County emer­gency man­age­ment offi­cials con­tinue to closely mon­i­tor storm and weather con­di­tions in our area. While Hur­ri­cane Joaquin appears to no longer pose a direct threat, flood­ing con­tinues to be a con­cern. Tidal flood­ing is expected to remain a con­cern. Spe­cific areas include: Achilles, Sev­ern, Rose Haven, Maryus, Jenk­ins Neck and Maundy’s Creek, Guinea Neck, Carmines Island, Horse Point, Lit­tle Eng­land and Mark Pine, ...
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  • Monday October 05th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to decide whether it will hear the case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports (http://bit.ly/1LdlZMz ) that the Supreme Court on Monday will review a petition that defense attorneys for 27-year-old George Huguely V filed in June. Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving ...
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