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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
    Drivers can anticipate more brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Preparation work continues for an upcoming $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor has started installation of the platform system required to paint the bridge. Route 3 is now reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge from 7 a.m. to ...
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  • Monday February 20th, 2017
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Sixth District Rep. Bob Goodlatte has declined an invitation to appear at a town hall meeting organized by a Roanoke grassroots organization demanding a meeting with him. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lqxdHh) Roanoke Indivisible, a local chapter of the national progressive organization Indivisible that formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency, invited the Republican lawmaker to the “People’s Town Hall for ...
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  • Monday February 20th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republican hopefuls for governor have played nice during their first debate. The candidates avoided attacking each other Saturday at an event in Charlottesville and instead stuck largely to GOP talking points. Corey Stewart, a one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Virginia, has blasted former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie several times in interviews and social media ...
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  • Monday February 20th, 2017
    By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that’s taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump – to the dismay of some and delight of others – upends traditional notions of the office. The holiday began as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, and its official name ...
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  • Friday February 17th, 2017
    DALEVILLE, Va. (AP) – San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits has begun construction on its new brewery in a former automotive parts factory near Roanoke. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2kUr59B ) the Daleville facility will be the Roanoke Valley’s first industrial-sized brewery. It is expected to produce up to 240,000 barrels of beer a year. On Wednesday, crews were using a crane to lower brew kettles ...
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  • Friday February 17th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Virginia man caught trying to help the Islamic State group during an FBI sting last year is asking for a prison term of five to six years. The request from lawyers for 26-year-old Haris Qamar of Burke would be significantly less than the 20-year maximum recommended under federal sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors have only urged a long sentence of unspecified length. Qamar used ...
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  • Friday February 17th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia DMV officials have launched a new online tool to help members of the public figure out when the best time to visit their local DMV office is. News outlets that the new system, available at dmvNOW.com , shows how many customers are currently waiting at each office as well as the longest wait time currently experienced by any customer. Users can also ...
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