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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    The 2nd annual Chili Plunge will hap­pen on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, in Urbanna. All ages are wel­come to take the plunge into the cold water of Urbanna Creek with the Polar Plunge tak­ing place at 9:30 a.m. Every­one is invited to gather in the heated tent at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton Point where cof­fee and hot choco­late will be pro­vided by Cross Street Cof­fee. If you ...
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  • Friday January 23rd, 2015
    The Mid­dle­sex County Board of Super­vi­sors have learned from VDOT, that plans are under­way to install a cul-de-sac on each side of the dam at Healy’s Mill Pond on Stor­mont Road, close to Hart­field. Despite what many think, Stor­mont Road, also known as Route 629, is not an aban­doned road, even though through traf­fic was dis­con­tin­ued on the por­tion of road across the dam in Feb­ru­ary 2006 ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    Virginia will likely get a new state song during this year’s General Assembly. Multiple bills have been presented by Virginia State Legislature members supporting different songs to be the official state song. Virginia has not had an official state song since 1997, when “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny” was set aside due to its racial overtones and made “song emeritus”. Speaker of the House William Howell ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker spending nights in jail after a sex scandal involving a teenager is facing four new felony charges and vowing to prove his innocence. The indictments on felony perjury and forgery charges were unsealed Wednesday against 57-year-old Delegate Joe Morrissey, who was just re-elected despite the scandal involving a 17-year-old girl. Supporter Preston Brown says the new charges ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    By BILL SIZEMORE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia state senator says it’s time to decriminalize marijuana. Sen. Adam Ebbin, an Alexandria Democrat, has introduced a bill that would eliminate jail time for possession of the drug and make it punishable by a maximum $100 civil penalty. The measure would also reduce criminal penalties for distribution. Ebbin said Thursday at a news conference that criminalization of marijuana has ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    Some new laws are headed for the books that will revamp speed­ing fines in the com­mon­wealth. The House Of Dele­gates on Tues­day, approved leg­is­la­tion that would raise the thresh­old of reck­less dri­ving from 80 to 85 miles per hour. That would mean that a dri­ver who is caught speed­ing at 11 miles per hour over the speed limit on the inter­states here in Vir­ginia, may ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    The ATF and the Firearms Indus­try have now offered a com­bined reward of $6,000 for infor­ma­tion lead­ing to the arrest and con­vic­tion of three men respon­si­ble for tak­ing dozens of guns from the Glouces­ter County Pawn Shop. Police say they don’t really know just exactly how many guns were taken. It hap­pened in the 4900 block of George Wash­ing­ton Memo­r­ial High­way. Sur­veil­lance video shows three men going into the ...
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