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  • Saturday July 12th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling that a company illegally discharged a pollutant into a Wise County creek. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected A&G Coal Corp.’s claim that it was not required to report it was discharging selenium when the company applied for a permit for its Kelly Branch mine. Studies ...
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  • Saturday July 12th, 2014
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down in Virginia Beach on Thursday. Meteorologist Bill Sammler said Friday an examination of the damage caused by the storm revealed that a twister with winds of 70 to 75 mph lashed the tourist city’s oceanfront. About a dozen people required hospital treatment for injuries. The storm ripped the siding off homes, toppled ...
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  • Friday July 11th, 2014
    They’re calling it “Raise the Roof” , and the festival at Christ Church is set to kick off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. The event, sponsored by the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, will help raise funds for the preservation and repair of the 1897 slate roof of the 1735 church. Festivities will include barbecue, music, and 12 craft beers, served in a souvenir ...
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  • Friday July 11th, 2014
    A new business is starting up in Middlesex County, and it’s a bit different than most other businesses. On July 1 Middlesex County Supervisors approved a plan for an aquaponics facility by special exception in a Village Community Zoning District. Business plans call for an indoor tilapia fish farm on county-owned land next to the closed county landfill at Stormont. Supervisors voted to allow the company to lease ...
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  • Friday July 11th, 2014
    A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the fatal plane crash in Topping last weekend, does not show any initial mechanical problems with the aircraft. According to the report, nothing was found to be wrong with the engine or airframe, however two engine-monitoring instruments have been sent to a laboratory for further examination. The crash, which killed both the pilot and passenger, happened ...
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  • Friday July 11th, 2014
    Virginia’s new transportation map is now available. The Virginia Department of Transportation said Thursday, that more than 2 million maps are now available at state welcome centers and by request at safety rest areas. State maps also are available at VDOT offices across the state. The new map features the centennial of the state’s forestry system with pictures and information about several state forests. A map showing the ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Special Media Release July 10, 2014 Sheriff Ronald D. Crockett reports an expansion of actions to locate Claudine Jaquier Gifford, the 43 year old Burgess area woman who was last seen on Sunday, July 6. According to the sheriff’s office, ground and air search teams yesterday began working in the area from Windmill Point proper north towards White Stone. Beginning today the operation expanded to include shoreline and shallow water searches, ...
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