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  • Saturday July 05th, 2014
    By Associated Press MANTEO, N.C. (AP) – Hurricane Arthur has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it churns north toward Canada. The storm’s winds weakened to 70 mph (110 kph) Saturday morning. Arthur was moving at about 22 mph and located about 65 miles southwest of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island and New ...
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  • Saturday July 05th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is getting a bonus from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its performance using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the Virginia Department of Social Services is getting $1.7 million. Each year the USDA awards performance bonuses to the eight states with the best and most improved program access index. It also awards bonuses to the states ...
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  • Saturday July 05th, 2014
    Despite the pleas of many who support the idea, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has voted against pursuing a grant to bring sewer to and construct a well at Woodville Park. The grant would have provided $500,000 for the project, but would have also required a matching contribution from the county. The Gazette Journal reports that seven residents, including several who have volunteered many hours ...
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  • Saturday July 05th, 2014
    For four consecutive days, the NASA Wallops Flight Facility postponed the liftoff of a rocket due to the presence of boats in its potential crash zone in the Atlantic Ocean. This was fortunate, as the rocket, which was launched early Wednesday morning, crashed into the ocean 19 seconds after lift-off. No damage or injuries were reported. Fortuantely, the hazard area had been fully cleared of all boat ...
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  • Friday July 04th, 2014
    By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) – Hurricane Arthur is moving offshore and away from North Carolina’s Outer Banks after slashing into the state’s barrier islands overnight. Duke Energy says about 22,000 are without power across the Carolinas early Friday. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph Thursday evening before passing over the southern end of the Outer Banks ...
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  • Thursday July 03rd, 2014
    July 4th Irvington 4th of July Parade -10 am Starting near Crockett’s Landing & follows King  Carter Drive to Rt. 200 in Irvington, VA. Featuring the Mayor of Irvington & Town Officials, Kilmarnock District and Pipe BAnd, children on bicycles, antique cars,  Shriner cars & decorated golf carts. For more information or how to enter, call the Town office, 438-6230. Mathews 16th Annual Fireworks Celebration – 9 pm Mathews High ...
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  • Thursday July 03rd, 2014
    RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting the governor to warn vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by trying to salvage their picnics and barbecues. Forecasters expect Arthur to whip past the state’s Outer Banks on Friday without making landfall. One local remarked that he was ...
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