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  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015
    According to a press release from the Virginia DMV, several new traffic laws take effect July 1 in Virginia. The 2015 General Assembly amended state code to increase safety provisions for traffic management vehicles, bicyclists, postal vehicles, and refuse-collection vehicles, among other initiatives. Here are a few highlights: Vehicles that assist with the management of roadside and traffic incidents or perform traffic management services along highways may ...
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  • Thursday July 02nd, 2015
    July 3rd Urbanna Independence Day Festivities Music and food at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point. 6 pm Boat Parade on Urbanna Creek with a contest for the best boat decorations. 9 pm Fireworks over Urbanna Creek. Anchor your boat or watch from land. * Rain date is July 5th   Irvington Annual 4th of July Parade – 10 am Irvington celebrates the 4th of July each year with its traditional “Hometown Parade”. Once ...
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  • Wednesday July 01st, 2015
    Two minor earth­quakes have rat­tled parts of Vir­ginia in the past two days. The US Geo­log­i­cal Survey’s web­site shows a mag­ni­tude 2.2 earth­quake occurred at 2:10 AM Mon­day. The epi­cen­ter was 12 miles west-southwest of Court­land. Another mag­ni­tude 2.2 earth­quake occurred at 1:08 AM Sat­ur­day. The epi­cen­ter was 5 miles south of Louisa. Saturday’s earth­quake occurred in an area with a his­tory of seis­mic activ­ity in recent years. In August 2011, ...
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  • Wednesday July 01st, 2015
    Fed­eral inves­ti­ga­tors say a New­port News seafood com­pany may have falsely labeled crab meat from for­eign waters as Atlantic blue crab and a “Prod­uct of the USA”. Casey’s Seafood Inc. is accused of mis­la­bel­ing crab meat at its pro­cess­ing facil­ity in the New­port News Small Boat Har­bor, then pass­ing it on to Farm Fresh, Har­ris Teeter and other retail­ers, both here in Vir­ginia and out of ...
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  • Wednesday July 01st, 2015
    A detour on south­bound Route 17 in Essex County. Crews there are try­ing to repair the high­way fol­low­ing Saturday’s severe weather and heavy rain­fall. VDOT crews had to scram­ble to fix a dam­aged 24-inch drainage pipe and sec­tion of pave­ment near Route 1103 just south of Tap­pa­han­nock in the Dunnsville area. While the detour is in place, both south­bound and north­bound Route 17 traf­fic are both trav­el­ing ...
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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A lawsuit is challenging Virginia rules governing large farm operations, arguing that waters feeding the Chesapeake Bay are being fouled by livestock. The lawsuit was filed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Richmond Circuit Court. It argues that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the State Water Control Board erred when they approved a new 10-year pollution abatement permit governing large ...
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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along the coast of the Carolinas: It’s mainly because so many people are getting in the water. Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters. The two most recent victims had to be flown to a hospital in Virginia for treatment. That’s more attacks than North Carolina has ...
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