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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    Mem­bers from the Rich­mond County School Board met with the Vir­ginia gen­eral assem­bly in an effort to defeat House Bill 1383. The bill would have allowed the Rich­mond County Board of Super­vi­sors or the gov­ern­ing body to remove appointed indi­vid­u­als from com­mit­tees or other appoint­ments at the leisure of the board. Accord­ing to the North­ern Neck News, Rich­mond County includes one of the few school boards in ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    Com­ing on the heels of one of the biggest win­ter storm events to hit the Com­mon­wealth in years, Vir­ginia law­mak­ers are con­sid­er­ing a new law, which would allow schools to avoid mak­ing up some snow days. Some­times, even with the best plan­ning in advance, it seems that there just aren’t enough snow days set aside. Then, stu­dents have to attend classes on Sat­ur­day, or miss hol­i­days, ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    With a goal of hav­ing all state high­ways cleared and pass­able within 48 hours of the end of a storm, VDOTcrews are oper­at­ing in 12-hour shifts, salt­ing and sand­ing the road­ways, and plow­ing in areas where least two inches of snow fell on the roads. VDOT says they have 396 pieces of equip­ment avail­able for snow and ice removal statewide. The first pri­or­ity is the inter­state sys­tem, fol­lowed ...
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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015
    The Mid-Atlantic Triple A reports that the aver­age price of a gal­lon of gas in Vir­ginia is now $2.12 a gal­lon. That is up 4 cents from a week ago, but down nearly a dol­lar from last year at this time. Gas prices range from a low of $2.08 in the Roanoke area to $2.16 in the Nor­folk region. Gas prices across Vir­ginia aver­aged about ...
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  • Tuesday February 17th, 2015
    The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) in 2014 celebrated its most robust year in the six years since it opened its doors, and is poised for further progress in 2015, according to Executive Director Phillip Mumford. Every aspect of club performance rose in the last year, says Mumford, including membership growth, average daily attendance overall and growth in use of the club’s ...
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  • Monday February 16th, 2015
    Historic Christ Church is closed for tours until April 1, but each winter the flower and herb garden committees bring a speaker to the Bayne Center on the campus to talk about Spring and some aspect of gardening.  This year, according to Publicity Chair Marilyn Hedges, Northern Neck native Donald Haynie will talk about “Twelve Culinary Herbs Everyone Should Grow, Know and Use.”  Haynie has ...
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  • Monday February 16th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gas prices are on the rise in Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Triple A reports that the average price of a gallon of gas in Virginia is now $2.12 a gallon. That is up 4 cents from a week ago, but down nearly a dollar from a year ago. Gas prices range from a low of $2.08 in the Roanoke area to $2.16 in the ...
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