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  • Tuesday June 02nd, 2015
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Undeveloped land that was once the planned site of a slavery museum and later a minor league baseball stadium in Fredericksburg has been sold. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1AKYXcC) reports a deed filed last week in Fredericksburg Circuit Court shows a subsidiary of Diamond Nation paid $400,000 for the 38 acres. The property was owned by the U.S. National Slavery Museum, which failed to ...
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  • Tuesday June 02nd, 2015
    By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia advisory panel is recommending that energy companies disclose the chemical ingredients they use in horizontal fracking, a type of natural gas drilling that has spawned environmental concerns. The proposal is among 14 recommendations that have been sent to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for review. Besides the requirement on fracking ingredients, the recommendations also provide for greater safeguards for water ...
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  • Tuesday June 02nd, 2015
    A Tap­pa­han­nock man pled guilty last week, to one count of stran­gu­la­tion and one count of mali­cious wound­ing. The charges against Kevin Kelly stem from attack­ing his then-girlfriend Michelle Jor­dan in both a car and their apart­ment in Tap­pa­han­nock last Sep­tem­ber as they cel­e­brated his birth­day. Accord­ing to Jordan, she stepped away from a party, and a man fol­lowed her to ask her a ques­tion. She ...
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  • Monday June 01st, 2015
    Start­ing in June, the Sunny Bank Ferry in Northum­ber­land County will oper­ate longer on Sat­ur­days to bet­ter accom­mo­date pas­sen­ger demand on sum­mer week­ends. The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (VDOT) is extend­ing Sat­ur­day ser­vice by 4 hours after con­sult­ing with Northum­ber­land County offi­cials and review­ing rid­er­ship data. Ferry ser­vice will begin one hour later at 9 a.m. on Mondays-Thursdays to accom­mo­date the addi­tional ser­vice on Sat­ur­days. The ...
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  • Monday June 01st, 2015
    The new $5 mil­lion Mid­dle Penin­sula Regional Tran­sit Facil­ity in Glouces­ter offi­cially opened dur­ing a ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony on Thurs­day. Bay Tran­sit, a divi­sion of Bay Aging, hosted a rib­bon cut­ting and open house for local offi­cials and dig­ni­taries show­cas­ing the new 18,000-square-foot build­ing on Fid­dlers Green Road. The facil­ity houses buses that serve Glouces­ter, Math­ews, Mid­dle­sex, King & Queen and King William. It was named for for­mer U.S. ...
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  • Monday June 01st, 2015
    Spring turkey hunters har­vested a record num­ber of 20,580 gob­blers dur­ing the 2015 sea­son which recently con­cluded. Because the spring har­vest is believed to be the best index to turkey pop­u­la­tions, the 2015 spring har­vest sug­gests Virginia’s turkey pop­u­la­tion is at record lev­els. The 2015 sea­son har­vest was 17% higher than the 2014 har­vest. The pre­vi­ous record of 19,265 birds was set in 2013. Most of ...
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  • Friday May 29th, 2015
    It’s smart to get ready for hurricane and flash flooding season, which arrives June 1st. And it’s smart to save money – and you still have a few days to benefit from Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which ends at midnight May 31. During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane/flood preparedness are exempt from sales tax. This is the last year this sales ...
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