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  • Thursday March 23rd, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is considering charging admission to its Historic Area. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2nKhR2e) that the general area is free. But the foundation requires tickets into homes, shops and museums as well as tours of the Governor’s Palace. The foundation detailed its concerns to Williamsburg’s city council in a recent memo. It said it loses between $1.3 million and $2.4 ...
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  • Thursday March 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is honoring native son George Washington for his whiskey making prowess. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently signed legislation recognizing Washington’s rye whiskey produced at his Mount Vernon estate as the official state spirit. Washington was urged by his farm manager, James Anderson, to try distilling whiskey at Mount Vernon, according to the bill. Washington went slowly at first, producing 600 gallons in 1797. But ...
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  • Wednesday March 22nd, 2017
    Registration is open for 4-H Junior Camp for residents of Lancaster and Northumberland counties July 24 through 28 at the Jamestown 4-H Center near Williamsburg. Children ages 9-13 are eligible to attend. The fee is $225 if registration and $75 deposit are received by April 1st and $250 after April 1st. Scholarships are available.   Classes include water sports, archery, riflery, outdoor living, marine science, canoeing and ...
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  • Wednesday March 22nd, 2017
    Chesapeake Bank president and chief executive officer Jeff Szyperski was with a group of bankers that met March 9th with President Trump to discuss current regulations impacting community banking. The White House invited Szyperski and the others to meet with President Trump to discuss how the current regulatory environment affects the ability of community banks to serve customers and drive economic growth. The meeting was viewed ...
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  • Tuesday March 21st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill to provide $1.55 million to a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Keith Allen Harward was released from prison in April 2016 at age 60 after DNA evidence proved him innocent of the 1982 killing of Jesse Perron and the rape of his wife in ...
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  • Tuesday March 21st, 2017
    The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has approved a Gloucester County shoreline improvement application. The action was taken last month, at a meeting held at commission headquarters in Newport News. G.C. Tillage, Inc., got unanimous approval to repair and extend an existing 4-foot wide travel lift pier 31 feet channelward at a property along the Northwest Branch of Sarah Creek off Tillage Lane in lower Gloucester. ...
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  • Monday March 20th, 2017
    GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. (AP) – President Trump’s budget proposal would slash funding by 25 percent at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Associate Dean Mark Luckenbach says the impact would be felt throughout the Tidewater region. For instance, VIMS gives guidance to communities trying to comply with Chesapeake Bay pollution standards. It also provides significant support to the growing oyster industry, including its breeding program. The losses would ...
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