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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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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Fire damaged a home on Linden Avenue in Cobbs Creek last Saturday afternoon. The fire was called in by a neighbor just before 3 that afternoon, and firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke showing just three minutes later. A one-story addition to the two-story house was a total loss and there was extensive heat, smoke and water damage throughout the entire home. Fire investigators say the ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Bay Transit, a service of Bay Aging, has announced a new type of public transportation service in the Northern Neck — fixed route. Director Ken Pollock told reporters that providing public transportation in a rural area is very challenging and now they are about to embark on the maiden voyage into delivering fixed route service in the Northern Neck. NECK CONNECT, the fixed route service, will have ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Tappahannock Police were recently called to 423 Virginia Street regarding a fight by several individuals. 42 year old John Richards of Tappahannock, and 36 year old Harley Thacker, also of Tappahannock were apparently fighting inside Richard’s residence, when the fight spilled out onto Virginia Street. Mr. Thacker’s injuries required him to be transported to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and then to VCU Medical Center. He sustained extensive ...
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  • Thursday July 10th, 2014
    Some new laws took effect in Virginia on July first. Current law allows DMV customers to indicate a hearing or speech impairment or a condition of insulin-dependent diabetes on their driver’s licenses. Starting July 1st, drivers may also designate an intellectual dis-ability or autism spectrum disorder on their drivers’ licenses, and holders of identification cards may also des-ignate any of these conditions on those cards as ...
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