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  • Sunday July 13th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Opponents of high-rise transmission towers within sight of the shores of Jamestown are pressing their case with the Virginia Supreme Court. The court has granted a hearing by several groups opposed to the Dominion Virginia Power line over the James River. Justices will hear an appeal of state utility regulators’ approval of the transmission line. The Army Corps of Engineers has yet to ...
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  • Sunday July 13th, 2014
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – A team of high school students from Virginia is helping NASA find a way to protect astronauts from radiation. Figuring out a way to protect astronauts from cosmic radiation is one of the primary challenges NASA has when it comes to sending humans into deep space. In April, a group of five students from the Governor’s School for Science and ...
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  • Saturday July 12th, 2014
    This is a Code Red message from Lancaster County Emergency Services. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are conducting a search related to a missing person on Saturday, July 12th. Residents may see search teams, including search and rescue personnel and search dogs on the ground from Windmill Point to Kilmarnock. Additionally teams may be searching waterways in the same ...
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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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