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  • Wednesday December 31st, 2014
    Accord­ing to VDOT, rou­tine main­te­nance work will shut down ferry ser­vice in Northum­ber­land County dur­ing low rid­er­ship months. State offi­cials say the Merry Point Ferry to be affected for sev­eral days in Feb­ru­ary, and the Sunny Bank Ferry in Northum­ber­land County will be out of ser­vice for approx­i­mately 90 days for main­te­nance work start­ing on Tues­day, Jan. 15. In addi­tion, the Merry Point Ferry in Lan­caster County ...
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  • Wednesday December 31st, 2014
    As we get set to ring in the new year, older dri­vers are brac­ing for some new, tougher stan­dards here in Vir­ginia. Begin­ning Jan­u­ary 1st, dri­vers 75 and older will have to renew their license in per­son every five years. The renewal process will include a vision. The new law updates the cur­rent law, which spec­i­fies that dri­vers age 80 and older are required to renew ...
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  • Tuesday December 30th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a collection of more than 1,000 works of art, prints, objects and other materials documenting early human flight, beginning with balloons. The museum announced this month that it has acquired the Evelyn Way Kendall Ballooning and Early Aviation Collection. The collection recalls the excitement at the first sights of colorful balloons rising into the air ...
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  • Monday December 29th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia drivers can expect to see a 5 cents-per-gallon increase in the cost of gas starting Jan. 1. The increase on wholesale gas, which will likely be passed on to consumers at the pump, will help pay for a $6 billion transportation funding package passed under former Gov. Bob McDonnell last year. The transportation package originally relied on passage of ...
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  • Monday December 29th, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Alumni from the University of Virginia are raising money to provide an attorney to sexual assault survivors at the Charlottesville school. The Sexual Assault Advocacy Fund has raised $31,280 from about 360 people since November through the website CrowdRise.com. Lisa Richey launched the fund after a Rolling Stone article describing an alleged gang rape at a fraternity house in 2012. The magazine has ...
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  • Sunday December 28th, 2014
    The Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union is now weigh­ing in on a deci­sion made last week by the Glouces­ter School Board. The ACLU has now filed a com­plaint with the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment against Glouces­ter County Pub­lic Schools over a pol­icy the School Board adopted on Dec. 9th, which lim­its the use of male and female bath­rooms and locker rooms to a student’s cor­re­spond­ing bio­log­i­cal gen­der, with a pro­vi­sion ...
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  • Sunday December 28th, 2014
    Vir­ginia State Police were called out Tues­day for a crash involv­ing a train strik­ing a car at 4800 Sta­tion Road in Din­wid­die County. State Pol­cie say it hap­pened just after 9 last night when a Mazda Pro­tege, ran off the road and got stuck on the tracks. It wasn’t long before a Nor­folk South­ern train came speed­ing down the tracks and slammed into the car. The dri­ver ...
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