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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise a proposed $24,557,343 county budget for FY 2018, which includes a 3-cent real estate tax increase and a $1.65 personal property rate on most personal-use vehicles. The move comes after the board originally agreed to a $1.60 personal property rate on personal-use vehicles, but last Friday, they increased the rate to $1.65. As it now ...
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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    We recently told you about a vulture problem in Urbanna. Now, the Urbanna Town Council is trying to do something about it. The Southside Sentinal reports that a man showed up at the recent council meeting, and told about how the vultures have been harassing his 12-year-old black lab. It’s a pretty scary story too. You see, black vultures don’t just feed on things that ...
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  • Thursday March 16th, 2017
    By The Associated Press March 16, 2017 3:05 am   RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder is accusing former Del. Joseph Morrissey of filing a bogus lawsuit against him to gain publicity. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Wilder has filed a motion to dismiss Morrissey’s lawsuit and asked for a hearing to be scheduled. Morrissey is seeking $1.45 million in damages from Wilder and ...
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  • Thursday March 16th, 2017
     SCHUYLER, Va. (AP) – Fifteen former cast members of the hit TV show “The Waltons” are returning to Virginia for a reunion weekend. The Nelson County Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nbxPlc ) the Walton’s Mountain Museum in Schuyler will host the 45th anniversary reunion later this month. The events are also planned to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the death of the show’s creator, Earl Hamner Jr. Hamner, ...
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  • Wednesday March 15th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Strawberry farmers are rushing to protect their crop from the cold temperatures. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2nkSaoF) that buds have sprouted in Hampton Roads after the second-hottest February on record. The plants are now vulnerable to this week’s sub-freezing temperatures. Strawberry grower Barbara Henley in Virginia Beach said strawberry plants are normally dormant this time of year. Local farmers are using a variety of ...
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  • Wednesday March 15th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s attorney general is supporting Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement Tuesday that he joined 13 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief Monday in the District Court for Hawaii. Hawaii has asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of the revised travel ban. A hearing in the ...
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  • Wednesday March 15th, 2017
    Grocery store chain ALDI will host a series of hiring events to fill positions. The jobs are at stores in Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, and in Gloucester. The position of Store Associate pays $11.50 per hour. Shift Managers receive $16 per hour. Job Requirements • Must be 18 years or older to apply • High school diploma or GED preferred • Must be available to work ...
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