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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    Glouces­ter Blue­ways started in 2012 as an effort to intro­duce kayak­ers and canoers to five pos­si­ble routes through 40 miles of the county’s rivers and trib­u­taries. Now, the group has teamed up with some local busi­nesses to pro­vide more access points, more lit­er­a­ture, and more ser­vices. One of those busi­nesses, Yacht Haven, is on Sarah Creek near the York River and will start rent­ing out ...
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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    Some­one keeps tak­ing off with con­struc­tion mate­ri­als from a Lan­caster County build­ing site. The Lan­caster County Sheriff’s Office received a call yes­ter­day that some cin­der blocks were miss­ing from the Chown­ings (chewn­ings) Ferry Road loca­tion. It’s the same place where deputies also got a report of miss­ing power tools and other mate­ri­als on March 28. Inves­ti­ga­tors dis­cov­ered tire tracks at the scene that appeared to ...
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    In keeping with tradition, the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District (NNSWCD) offers summer camp sponsorships for Northern Neck students, and one deadline is nearing. The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Youth Conservation Camp (YCC) will be held on the campus of Virginia Tech July 18-24. Eligible students must be in grades 9-12 for the current school year. Two District full sponsorships ...
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    Rich­mond County is going to need some new vot­ing equip­ment, that after the State Board of Elec­tions de-certified the AVS WIN­Vote machines cur­rently in use in more than 560 precincts across Vir­ginia. The deci­sion was made after a review of secu­rity con­cerns found in the sys­tem stem­ming from com­plaints by vot­ers dur­ing the 2014 elec­tions. All affected local­i­ties have until the Novem­ber elec­tion to buy, install, and test new ...
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    A vet­eran Vir­ginia State Trooper has announced his can­di­dacy for the Lan­caster County sheriff’s job. Patrick McCranie is also a two-term mem­ber of the Lan­caster School Board and will seek the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion. Cur­rent sher­iff Ron­nie Crock­ett plans to retire at the con­clu­sion of his cur­rent term after over 30 years in the posi­tion. McCranie has spent over 25 years on the state force.
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    Troy Lam­ont Bur­rell has been con­victed of unlaw­ful wound­ing for the near-death beat­ing of an Essex County man this past July over a dis­pute about food and alco­hol. The jury rec­om­mended the max­i­mum sen­tence for Bur­rell, who was only two years removed from a 13-year prison stint for bur­glary and abduc­tion. He also has sev­eral con­vic­tions on his record for drug dis­tri­b­u­tion and assault.
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  • Friday April 17th, 2015
    If you plan to head toward Tap­pa­han­nock next week, you might run into some delays at the Down­ing Bridge over the Rap­pa­han­nock River. The bridge’s annual inspec­tion is sched­uled to take place 9am-3pm Mon­day through Fri­day. Dur­ing the inspec­tion, Route 360 will be reduced to one lane, mean­ing traf­fic will only get across in one direc­tion at a time. Flag­gers will be out to direct ...
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