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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is creating a new rail safety task force in the wake of a train derailment in Lynchburg. McAuliffe surveyed the site of the derailment Friday and announced the formation of the new task force. He says Virginia needs to be a national leader in preventing and preparing for train derailments. Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the 17-car ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) – University of Richmond administrators say that two members of its women’s basketball staff were aboard a hot-air balloon that went down in a fiery crash. A university news release says that assistant coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were aboard the balloon that crashed Friday. President Edward L. Ayers says the two women were beloved by the community. They were ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build off-shore wind turbines. The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks for ways to cut the cost of offshore wind projects. Dominion will use the money to help build turbines about 24 miles off the coast. This is the second big federal ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    The Urbanna Town Council plans to begin work on the FY15 budget at its work session on Friday. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of the town hall, and the public is invited. The proposed budget contains no increases in the tax rates or water rates. The real estate tax rate would remain at 24 cents per $100 of assessed value and bring ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    The number of female motorcycle riders in the nation and in Virginia has soared in the past decade while crash fatalities, at least here in Virginia, are going the other way. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, the number of female operators shot up from 4.3 million in 2003 to 7.1 million in 2009, the latest numbers available. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, from 2011 to 2013, ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    The grand opening ceremony for Fort Nonsense, Mathews County’s new historical park, will start at 10:00 A.M. this Saturday with J. Michael Moore, historian and curator at Lee Hall Mansion, as the keynote speaker. During the all day event, visitors will be able to experience life as it was during the American Civil War. A wide variety of displays and demonstrations will be open to the ...
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  • Tuesday May 13th, 2014
    That sunken barge in Urbanna Creek is no more. The sunken 50-ton steel barge that had been on the bottom of the creek since April 2012, was removed last week. The sunken barge was deemed a boating hazard, and its location had been marked on the water’s surface to alert boaters to avoid that area. The final removal of the barge will probably put an end to ...
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