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  • Wednesday March 04th, 2015
    Domin­ion Power said Mon­day, that a typ­i­cal res­i­den­tial cus­tomer could expect to see an over­all reduc­tion of 5.5 per­cent in elec­tric rates begin­ning in April. The reduc­tion stems from the new state law that gives con­sumers the ben­e­fits of lower fuel costs imme­di­ately and pro­tects them from poten­tial price spikes related to fed­eral man­dates to reduce car­bon emis­sions. In the fuel fil­ing, Domin­ion asked the Vir­ginia ...
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  • Wednesday March 04th, 2015
    For­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDon­nell and for­mer Vir­ginia first lady Mau­reen McDon­nell are both appeal­ing their public-corruption con­vic­tions. McDon­nell filed a “notice of appeal” Mon­day. The court has sched­uled argu­ments in the case for the week of May 12. In the appeal, Bob McDon­nell argues that his con­vic­tions were based on a def­i­n­i­tion of bribery that would make vir­tu­ally every politi­cian a crim­i­nal. Mean­while, Mau­reen McDonnell’s notice of ...
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  • Wednesday March 04th, 2015
    Mur­der charges have been filed in Essex County. Ben­jamin Matthew Gray has been charged with 1st Degree Mur­der and attempted 1st Degree Mur­der in the death of 36-year-old Yolanda Smith, who was killed Sat­ur­day night, Feb­ru­ary 28th in a domes­tic alter­ca­tion in a vehi­cle. Smith was found dead of appar­ent blunt force trauma on the state high­way median at the inter­sec­tion of Boston Road and Route 17 ...
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  • Tuesday March 03rd, 2015
    On February 25, 2015 the local multi-jurisdictional grand jury returned felony indictments against James Todd Kessler in connection with the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford. Kessler was charged with murder of Claudine Gifford and concealment with malicious intent of a dead human body. The indictments were served on Kessler by lead investigator Lt. E.T. Self. Kessler, already in custody on unrelated charges, was ordered held ...
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  • Tuesday March 03rd, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is appealing his public-corruption convictions. McDonnell filed a “notice of appeal” Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The court has scheduled arguments in the case for the week of May 12. A jury in September found the McDonnells guilty of doing favors for a nutritional supplements executive in exchange ...
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  • Monday March 02nd, 2015
    The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck is open when schools are closed for inclement weather. When schools close and parents work, the Boys & Girls Club opens its doors at 7:30 a.m., and provides lunches and snacks until parents can return by 5:30 p.m.  Meanwhile the children can read, use the club’s technology room, and share the joy of a snowman in the ...
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  • Monday March 02nd, 2015
    Tickets that were meant for the Northern Neck Orchestra concert which was canceled for March 1st due to icy road conditions can be used to attend the concert at Northumberland High School on March 8th at 3 p.m. Because the same concert was being performed on both March 1st and March 8th, patrons who were planning to attend the first performance can use their tickets to attend the second. www.NorthernNeckOrchestra.org
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