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  • Tuesday February 13th, 2018
    VDOT is doing some work in the area which might have an effect on your travels. All this week, through this Friday from 7PM til 5AM, you can expect alternating land closures on Route 3 in Lancaster County, from Claybrook Avenue to Brent Street. VDOT says there will be some brief overnight delays. Also during the same time period, you can expect alternating single lane ...
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  • Tuesday February 13th, 2018
    According to numbers recently released by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in Charlottesville Gloucester and Mathews Counties continue a trend in population. Gloucester is slowly growing, but Mathews is continuing to decline. The new numbers show that Gloucester County had 37,169 residents as of July 1, 2017… representing a growth of 0.8 percent since the 2010 Census. Gloucester had 69 more births than ...
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  • Monday February 12th, 2018
    Mathews High School has been evacuated today (Monday) following a possible threat, according to robo-calls from Mathews County Schools Superintendent  Nancy Welch. Welch said that the administration was notified of a possible threat, but did not disclose the nature of the threat. Students and staff were transported to Thomas Hunter Middle school. Law enforcement investigated, but found the threat to not be credible. Students and staff ...
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  • Monday February 12th, 2018
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A bill to allow slots-like betting machines to revive the shuttered Colonial Downs horse-racing track outside Richmond has cleared a Virginia House committee. The bill to allow historical horse race wagering, which lets players gamble faster by betting on races that have already happened, passed the House Appropriations Committee Friday 21-1. The proposal could generate more discussion next week, when it reaches the ...
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  • Monday February 12th, 2018
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Virginia state prosecutor has been fired after he was accused of hitting a co-working and pulling a gun on her. The Virginian-Pilot reports that John Haugh, of Hampton, Virginia, has been charged with assault and battery, a misdemeanor. The newspaper reports that the woman, who is a paralegal for the Norfolk commonwealth’s attorney, took out a charge with the Newport News Magistrate ...
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  • Monday February 12th, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Senate has passed legislation putting new limits on regulators’ ability to lower utilities’ electric rates that are currently earning excessive profits. The Senate voted Friday for the bill, which also providing some rebates for past overearnings. The vote came despite warnings from the attorney general’s office and regulators that it could result in billions of dollars in unnecessary costs while also ...
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  • Friday February 09th, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is poised to soften penalties for people caught stealing smaller-dollar items after a compromise announced by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican lawmakers. The governor and Republican leaders outlined a deal Thursday that would raise the state’s felony theft threshold from $200 to $500. Virginia has kept its felony bar at $200 since 1980 and is tied with New Jersey for the ...
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