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  • Thursday July 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The seventh season of “Homeland” will be filmed in central Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says creators of the Showtime spy thriller will begin filming in the Richmond area this fall. The show’s seventh season is set to premiere in 2018. McAuliffe says the state is “delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth.” McAuliffe’s office says the show will be eligible for a ...
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  • Thursday July 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s population of cliff swallows is booming. The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary recently surveyed the small bird’s population in coastal Virginia and found it had increased nearly seven-fold since 1995. The birds spend the winters in South America and come north in the spring to breed. Some of Virginia’s bridges have provided an ideal spot for ...
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  • Wednesday July 12th, 2017
    Crews will work tonight and tomorrow night to install fresh concrete to repair section of the Robert O. Norris Bridge travel surface between Lancaster and Middlesex counties FREDERICKSBURG – Route 3 drivers crossing the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties should anticipate brief delays overnight on Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13 for repairs to the bridge travel surface. Crews will remove a ...
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  • Wednesday July 12th, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – The American Alliance of Museums has reaccredited Colonial Williamsburg as the financially challenged organization plans to make major changes. The living history museum said in a statement on Tuesday that reaccreditation is a “very big deal” because it helps in securing grants from foundations and governments. President and CEO Mitchell Reiss recently announced that Colonial Williamsburg would outsource many of its commercial operations ...
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  • Wednesday July 12th, 2017
    Lancaster supervisors approved a $30.9 million spending plan and a 5-cent tax rate increase on real estate. The amended budget eliminates spot salary and benefit increases of up to 13%, mostly in the emergency management services department, and gives an across-the-board raise of 3% to all county employees. By keeping salary increases at 3%, a savings of about $102,000 in salaries and benefits will be realized. ...
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  • Tuesday July 11th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia is the first state in the country to opt-in to a national public safety broadband network. McAuliffe signed a letter of intent Monday saying that Virginia will allow the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T to move forward with the development of the network. McAuliffe said the letter marks a “significant step” toward fulfilling a recommendation from the ...
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  • Tuesday July 11th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Dominion Energy is partnering with Denmark’s DONG Energy to build two wind turbines off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion announced Monday the six-megawatt turbines will be built approximately 27 miles off the coast, far enough that they won’t be visible from the shore. The turbines are expected to power about 3,000 homes and provide operational, weather and environmental experience to open the ...
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