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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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  • Tuesday July 14th, 2015
    Third time’s a charm, right? River­side Tap­pa­han­nock Hos­pi­tal sure thinks so. For the third year in a row, the hos­pi­tal has been ranked among the best in the nation for pro­vid­ing safe, reli­able and effi­cient care by Pre­mier, America’s largest health­care per­for­mance improve­ment alliance. In fact, River­side Tap­pa­han­nock is the only hos­pi­tal in Vir­ginia, and one of only 20 hos­pi­tals in the entire nation, to ...
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  • Tuesday July 14th, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe has signed a mem­o­ran­dum of under­stand­ing that solid­i­fies Virginia’s com­mit­ment to enhanc­ing recre­ational water access through­out the Com­mon­wealth. The sign­ing took place in a pub­lic cer­e­mony at Glouces­ter Point Beach Park on the York River, and directs three state agen­cies to work together to iden­tify new poten­tial public-access projects, par­tic­u­larly at bridge cross­ings and roads. The three agen­cies men­tioned in the MOU ...
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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has awarded more than $2.2 million in hazard mitigation grants. The state Department of Emergency Management announced the funding Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grants are for 14 properties in the communities of Chesapeake, Cleveland, Poquoson and Salem and one in Northumberland County. Eleven homes will be removed and the land will be converted to open space. Four other homes ...
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  • Monday July 13th, 2015
    A single vehicle accident in Essex County resulted in one fatality Saturday morning. Rebecca M. Tatum of Tappahannock, Va. was driving a 1993 Honda Accord north-bound on Pilkington Road when her vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. According to multiple media sources, police on the scene suggest that Ms. Tatum was not wearing a seat-belt and died at the scene.
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