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  • Monday January 12th, 2015
    An annual statewide sur­vey recently showed that 91 per­cent of tobacco retail­ers in Vir­ginia did not sell tobacco prod­ucts to youth under the age of 18. The inspec­tion pro­gram is a fed­eral man­date requir­ing each state to doc­u­ment that the rate of tobacco sales to minors is no more than 20 per­cent. If it is, those states risk los­ing mil­lions in fed­eral funds for alco­hol and ...
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  • Monday January 12th, 2015
    The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion has sus­pended a con­tract with a tree-trimming com­pany. Accord­ing to VDOT, some employ­ees of Tree-Tech Inc. made incon­sis­tent state­ments about the down­ing of a power line ear­lier this week. VDOT says it sur­rounds an inci­dent on Tues­day, when a Tree-Tech crew was trim­ming trees along Inter­state 264 in the Nor­folk area, when an improp­erly secured boom truck dropped a Domin­ion Vir­ginia Power line across ...
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  • Friday January 09th, 2015
    Flames early Mon­day morn­ing destroyed a house in Deltaville. The call came in from a neigh­bor around 4:15am, who woke up when their elec­tric­ity went off after the fire appar­ently burned the breaker panel in the vacant house, which in turn, tripped the breaker on the util­ity pole, knock­ing out power to the entire neigh­bor­hood. The house, with a garage, was about 15 years old, and was ...
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  • Friday January 09th, 2015
    It’s cold out there, and lots of reports are com­ing in locally about frozen pipes. With that in mind, a few safety reminders… Experts say you should never use a torch to thaw pipes. The best way to address the prob­lem is to pre­vent it from hap­pen­ing in the first place. They say if you leave a cab­i­net door, such as the doors under your kitchen or ...
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  • Friday January 09th, 2015
    Tim­ing is every­thing, or so they say. With the frigid tem­per­a­tures out there today, we thought we would take a moment to remind you that you still have time to sign up for the sixth annual YMCA Camp Kekoka Freezin For A Rea­son Polar Bear Plunge, that is set for this Sat­ur­day in Kil­marnock. If you want to take part, the camp gates will open at 11am, and ...
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  • Friday January 09th, 2015
    Rabies has been found in Glouces­ter County. The Glouces­ter County Health Depart­ment says a skunk was killed on Sun­day by two dogs in the Roar­ing Springs Road area of Glouces­ter. Now, that skunk has tested pos­i­tive for rabies. It’s the first con­firmed case of the new year, but it’s the sec­ond case of con­firmed rabies in our area in just the past few weeks. Offi­cials say ...
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  • Thursday January 08th, 2015
    On Tuesday, January 27, Richmond orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Cyrus Kump II will speak about “Healthier Joints for a Healthier You” at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. The presentation is part of RWC’s ongoing Mind & Muscle series, a program of presentations and activities designed to highlight the importance of brain health and physical fitness for overall wellness. Dr. Kump’s presentation is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium ...
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