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  • Friday May 19th, 2017
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s governor has helped launch a $5 million runway dedicated to drone research and development on the Eastern Shore. The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a press release Thursday that he also flew in an aircraft that can be piloted remotely. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2riirWy ) that NASA Wallops Flight Facility says the governor wouldn’t use the new runway, ...
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  • Friday May 19th, 2017
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a larceny at 92 Church Prong Lane in Weems. Stolen from the property were two large bronze statues from the yard depicting a baseball pitcher and a catcher; with an estimated value of about $40,800. The pitcher stands 6 feet tall and the catcher is approximately 4 feet 5 inches tall. The statues are very heavy and very ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democrat Ralph Northam has outspent rival Tom Perriello by more than 2 to 1 on TV advertising in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race with less than four weeks before the primary. Spokesman for both campaigns said Wednesday their media tracking showed Northam had spent $1.2 million while Perriello has spent more than $500,000. On the Republican side, Ed Gillespie is ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promoting a new law requiring the state to maintain and preserve historic black cemeteries at a level similar to what the state has done for Confederate soldiers. McAuliffe celebrated the new law Wednesday on Capital Square with a ceremonial bill signing. The new law provides for payments to be made to charitable organizations and trusts to help preserve ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    If you like to fish, you’ll be able to do it without a license for a few days next month here in Virginia. That’s because the Virginia Marine Resources Commission is encouraging families to enjoy the state’s natural resources, by taking advantage of free fishing days June 2, 3 and 4. The license holiday applies only to recreational rod and reel fishing. Regulations will remain ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Urbanna Cup boat races: May 20 @10 a.m.  The 5th annual Urbanna Cup boat races are this Saturday. The 8-foot boats are powered by 6 or 8 horsepower engines, and compete with rules designed to keep them all equal. In Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing the drivers’ skills give the winning edge. This Saturday, a skippers’ meeting will be at 9 a.m.; races will begin at ...
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  • Wednesday May 17th, 2017
    Nine Fraud Fighters Awards were presented last week during Fraud Awareness Week at the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units annual training seminar in Richmond. Fraud Fighters Awards are given yearly by the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program to those who go above and beyond in the fight against insurance fraud. More than $21 million were paid to fraudulent claims ...
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