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  • Thursday July 03rd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program has reached a milestone with more than $50 billion in assets under management. The Virginia529 College Savings Plan said Wednesday that the figure represents the college savings of 1.4 million account owners. According to the College Savings Plans Network, U.S. investors had accumulated more than $227 billion in prepaid tuition plans by the end of 2013. Virginia’s programs ...
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  • Wednesday July 02nd, 2014
    The Essex County Airport Authority wants to re-zone some airport property outside Tappahannock from agriculture to light industry. The change is being brought about after a business expressed interest in establishing a dry fertilizer blending facility on the 24 acre site. As it is now, Southern States is the only business offering that type of service in Essex County. However, the retail showroom portion of Southern States ...
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  • Wednesday July 02nd, 2014
    Attorney General Mark Herring has released his legal interpretation of state code section regarding the service of a board of supervisor’s relatives on county boards. The opinion, which was dated June 26th, addresses an inquiry into whether or not appointed Richmond County School Board Member Brenda Pemberton could continue to serve out her term with her husband Bobby Pemberton having been recently elected to the ...
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  • Wednesday July 02nd, 2014
    As of today, moped riders could find themselves stopped by police if they don’t have their mopeds registered here in Virginia. Last year, the Virginia General Assembly made registrations and titles for mopeds a requirement. Although lawmakers gave moped owners a year to take care of titling and registration, some dealers say they fear that first-time buyers don’t know about the new requirements. One of the reasons state ...
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  • Tuesday July 01st, 2014
    VDOT’s contractor, Lee Hy Paving, will begin work on School Street on July 1st. The process will start with milling the surface along the length of the street. Drivers should expect periodic delays along this route. Repaving will begin on July 14th. All work is weather dependent.
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  • Tuesday July 01st, 2014
    The United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band from Joint Base Langley-Eustis will perform tonight at 7 pm at the Irvington Commons, Irvington, VA. The concert will include marches, light classics and patriotic pieces. The free concert is sponsored by the Town of Irvington and the Village Improvement Association. Folks are urged to bring blankets or chairs and picnic baskets.
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  • Tuesday July 01st, 2014
    Busch Gardens was the scene of a bomb threat Sunday. James City County authorities say a note was found around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, indicating that there was a bomb either in the England section of the theme park or in the England parking lot. Busch Gardens issued a statement saying that the park was shut down out of caution, but was re-opened about ten minutes later, however ...
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