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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    WHITE STONE SEWER PROJECT HAS MOVEMENT By Newsroom White Stone is moving forward with its public sewer project. Council voted unanimously to have the town manager and mayor execute a contract to purchase property on which to locate the sewer’s wastewater treatment plant. It’s a 19.483-acre tract just outside of town limits on Mosquito Point Road at a cost of $250,000. Public utilities is an accepted use ...
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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise a proposed $24,557,343 county budget for FY 2018, which includes a 3-cent real estate tax increase and a $1.65 personal property rate on most personal-use vehicles. The move comes after the board originally agreed to a $1.60 personal property rate on personal-use vehicles, but last Friday, they increased the rate to $1.65. As it now ...
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  • Friday March 17th, 2017
    We recently told you about a vulture problem in Urbanna. Now, the Urbanna Town Council is trying to do something about it. The Southside Sentinal reports that a man showed up at the recent council meeting, and told about how the vultures have been harassing his 12-year-old black lab. It’s a pretty scary story too. You see, black vultures don’t just feed on things that ...
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  • Thursday March 16th, 2017
    By The Associated Press March 16, 2017 3:05 am   RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder is accusing former Del. Joseph Morrissey of filing a bogus lawsuit against him to gain publicity. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Wilder has filed a motion to dismiss Morrissey’s lawsuit and asked for a hearing to be scheduled. Morrissey is seeking $1.45 million in damages from Wilder and ...
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  • Thursday March 16th, 2017
     SCHUYLER, Va. (AP) – Fifteen former cast members of the hit TV show “The Waltons” are returning to Virginia for a reunion weekend. The Nelson County Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nbxPlc ) the Walton’s Mountain Museum in Schuyler will host the 45th anniversary reunion later this month. The events are also planned to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the death of the show’s creator, Earl Hamner Jr. Hamner, ...
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  • Wednesday March 15th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Strawberry farmers are rushing to protect their crop from the cold temperatures. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2nkSaoF) that buds have sprouted in Hampton Roads after the second-hottest February on record. The plants are now vulnerable to this week’s sub-freezing temperatures. Strawberry grower Barbara Henley in Virginia Beach said strawberry plants are normally dormant this time of year. Local farmers are using a variety of ...
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  • Wednesday March 15th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s attorney general is supporting Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement Tuesday that he joined 13 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief Monday in the District Court for Hawaii. Hawaii has asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of the revised travel ban. A hearing in the ...
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