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  • Friday December 12th, 2014
    The Urbanna Town Coun­cil is hold­ing a pub­lic hear­ing on Mon­day evening at 7 in the town hall on a pro­posal to shrink the bound­aries of the town’s His­toric Dis­trict. The pro­posal being con­sid­ered, if passed, would remove water­front prop­er­ties from the His­toric Dis­trict start­ing at the Urbanna bridge and run­ning to the north end of The Res­i­dence at Oys­ter Har­bor con­do­mini­ums at the foot of ...
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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    Friday, December 12th, 2014 marks the return of 36th annual Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade. “This year is the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner and we wanted a special theme to reflect this major patriotic event” stated Anne Paparella, Executive Director.  Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors this annual tradition in conjunction with their partners, Tri-Star Supermarket, Dominion Virginia Power and ...
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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – The Gloucester County School Board has designated school restrooms as specific to students’ biological genders. The move comes in response to a transgender student’s use of boys’ restrooms at Gloucester High School. Media outlets report that the board adopted the gender-specific restroom policy Tuesday night. The decision drew criticism from the ACLU of Virginia and Equality Virginia. The groups say the policy is discriminatory ...
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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be allowed to file a longer-than-usual brief about his upcoming sentencing on federal corruption charges. U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Wednesday gave McDonnell permission to submit up to 50 pages instead of the maximum of 30 allowed by Richmond federal court rules. McDonnell’s attorneys said in court papers that they needed the extra pages ...
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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates are proposing a $100 limit on the value of gifts to state and local elected officials. House Speaker Bill Howell and other GOP leaders announced the proposal Wednesday. The cap would apply to tangible gifts and intangible gifts, like meals and entertainment. Ethics reform will be a major issue for the 2015 General Assembly following ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers are seeking permission to file a longer-than-usual brief about his sentencing on federal corruption charges. The lawyers say they need 50 pages instead of the usual 30 because they expect prosecutors to seek an exceptionally long sentence. McDonnell’s attorneys say the memo needs to cover their client’s entire life. Prosecutors say in court papers that the judge ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia ranks at the top of a national assessment of states’ preparedness for health emergencies. The National Health Security Preparedness Index is an annual initiative of the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall scores for states range from 6.5 to 8.2. McAuliffe announced that Virginia scored an 8.2 ...
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