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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Top officials plan to announce the opening date for express toll lanes on a 29-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in northern Virginia. State Department of Transportation officials have said the $940 million project was ahead of schedule and could open as early as this month. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s secretary of transportation, and Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are attending a celebration ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – AAA Mid-Atlantic says Virginia gas prices have fallen more than $1 since the April 2014 spring peak of $3.52 per gallon. And the auto group says that some areas of the state could see prices fall to less than $2 per gallon around the end of the year. Gas prices historically declines from fall into winter due to a number of factors including ...
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  • Tuesday December 09th, 2014
    The Northumberland County School Board is accepting applications to fill the vacant seat in District 1 for the term which ends on December 31,2015. Applicant must be a registered voter in District 1. Applications are available at each school, central office and on-line at www.nucps.net. Application must be delivered to Mrs. Carol Badenoch,Clerk of the School Board, at 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg, VA, 22511 no later than Friday, ...
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  • Tuesday December 09th, 2014
    Domin­ion Vir­ginia Power is hold­ing a dress rehearsal today for an upcom­ing emer­gency exer­cise at Surry Power Sta­tion. The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment tells us that today’s rehearsal will involve local­i­ties within 10 miles of the plant, and emer­gency oper­a­tions func­tions will be tested. Today’s test will include per­son­nel from sev­eral Vir­ginia State agen­cies, along with emer­gency response per­son­nel from local gov­ern­ments and also from Domin­ion ...
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  • Tuesday December 09th, 2014
    A report this morn­ing by the Asso­ci­ated Press, says that more than 3,800 Vir­ginia state employ­ees, or nearly 4 per­cent of the work­force, are paid annual wages below the fed­eral poverty level of $23,850 for a fam­ily of four. Jobs with poverty-level wages include hos­pi­tal food ser­vice work­ers and house­keep­ers, school secu­rity offi­cers, men­tal health work­ers, deputy sher­iffs, cor­rec­tions work­ers, sec­re­taries, researchers and asso­ciate pro­fes­sors. The num­ber ...
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  • Monday December 08th, 2014
    An arrest in Vir­ginia is mak­ing waves around the world today… A York­town man, orig­i­nally from Saudi Ara­bia, was arrested on Fri­day on charges of try­ing to smug­gle schematic plans for a US Navy air­craft car­rier to Egypt. Mostafa Awwad was indicted by a fed­eral grand jury on two charges of attempted expor­ta­tion of defense arti­cles and tech­ni­cal data. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors allege Awwad tried to bring plans for the USS Ford ...
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  • Monday December 08th, 2014
    The Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library has announced Christ­mas and New Year clos­ings and mod­i­fied oper­at­ing hours dur­ing the upcom­ing hol­i­day sea­son. The library will be closed on Christ­mas, Thurs­day Decem­ber 25, and remain closed on Fri­day, Decem­ber 26. Like­wise, the library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 1, 2015. There will be 5 p.m. early clos­ings on Mon­day and Tues­day Decem­ber 22 and 23 and ...
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