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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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  • Sunday December 07th, 2014
    River Coun­ties Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion awarded $291,000 in grants in 2014, the most money handed out in its his­tory and three times the amount awarded in 2013. How­ever, even with those num­bers, RCCF could only fund 35% of the amount requested by local non­prof­its. Most of the increase this year is because of a $15 mil­lion unre­stricted bequest to the Martha Henna Har­ris Endow­ment Fund of The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion. Nine ...
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