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  • Saturday October 18th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is organizing multiple state agencies into a unified command group as part of an effort to safeguard against any spread of the Ebola virus in Virginia. McAuliffe announced Friday that the group will work to make sure first responders have adequate training to treat Ebola patients and that state hospitals are able to coordinate potential care. State Health Commissioner Marissa ...
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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has delayed the 2015 sentencing of former first lady Maureen McDonnell on nine public corruption convictions. Judge James R. Spencer granted a request Friday to push back McDonnell’s sentencing to sometime after Feb. 16. One of her attorneys had requested the change. The attorney said he had a conflict with the original Jan. 6 sentencing date. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and ...
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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Customs and health officials at Dulles International Airport are scheduled to begin screening arriving travelers from three West African countries. Dulles is one of four U.S. Airports scheduled to begin the screening process Thursday, along with airports in Chicago, Atlanta, and Newark, New Jersey. Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which runs Dulles, estimate that anywhere from 15 to 55 travelers arrive ...
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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    A special treat awaits Halloween visitors to the Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe in Heathsville. On Friday October 31, the Book Shoppe is offering free treats between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Those who are wearing a costume also will receive a free book. To accommodate this free Halloween event, the Book Shoppe is remaining open until 5 p.m., an hour later than ...
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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    2nd Annual PINK STOMP!! Join in the fun and help recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Stomping Out Cancer! Decorate a BOOT using a PINK theme; elegant, funny, frilly or crazy. Registration forms are available at both libraries. Bring your entry to the Gloucester Main Library through October 20. Voting will run from October 24 thru October 31. There is a $5.00 entry ...
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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia regulators say the cost of electricity would increase substantially under proposed federal environmental rules. The revelations came in the State Corporation Commission staff’s comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. According to those comments, costs are anticipated to rise because the rules would require much of today’s electricity production be replaced with costly generation and expensive programs ...
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  • Thursday October 16th, 2014
    The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission will host its monthly meeting at the Sandpiper Reef Restaurant at Misti Cove, Mathews County on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, for a gathering of all Middle Peninsula elected officials to participate in a discussion of regional economic development needs and priorities led by the Honorable Delegate Keith Hodges. A regional networking period will be held from 6-7:00 p.m., followed ...
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