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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    VITAL (Virginia International Trade Alliance) is a new initiative managed by the VEDP (Virginia Economic Development Partnership) that aims to bolster international trade for Virginia businesses. VITAL expands the Commonwealth’s nationally recognized international trade program via formal partnerships with Virginia’s public universities, industry associations and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to serve their member companies as they expand to better accommodate international interest.  Gov. McAuliffe ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    Though the abundance of adult female blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is below target, experts are reporting that the blue crap stock is not depleted, nor is over-fishing occurring. The 2015 Chesapeake Blue Crab Advisory Report, an annual evaluation released by the CBSAC (Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee,) showed a 47% increase in adult female blue crabs from last year’s report. This seasons report showed ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    A special collection box for donations to the Wildbunch Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw has been set up inside the entrance to the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville. The Wildbunch Donation House is a community service project that is being held during the library’s Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has A Story.” The requested items that will be given to the animal refuge include: Dry ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern says more than 20,000 gallons of lube oil spilled after a freight train was struck from behind by another train traveling in the same direction in western Virginia. Norfolk Southern spokeswoman Susan Terpay says the oil spilled from one of 18 cars that derailed around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Some scrap metal spilled from another derailed car. Terpay said Wednesday that the ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A lawsuit aimed at keeping cattle out of Virginia streams that feed into the Chesapeake Bay has been rejected by a Circuit Court judge in Richmond. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday it will review the decision before deciding on its next step. The foundation sued the state to push for regulations that would require Virginia’s largest livestock operations to fence off streams ...
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  • Tuesday July 14th, 2015
    Three small bridges on the Middle Peninsula are due for safety inspections this week, and that could mean some headaches for motorists. The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will be performing a routine inspection of the bridge on John Clayton Memorial Highway in Matthews County on Friday. Traffic will be relegated to one lane for those heading westbound on the bridge just ...
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  • Tuesday July 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Retirement System’s return on its investments lagged in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The retirement system with more than $68 billion in assets earned a 4.6 percent return on investment income. That’s below the 7 percent annual return it relies upon to help fund state and local employee pensions. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This ...
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