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  • Thursday December 01st, 2016
    Fall 2016 Wildfire Season Ends The 47-day fall wildfire season in Virginia ended at midnight Wednesday with some much-needed rain across most of the Commonwealth.  Virginia Department of Forestry crews responded to 172 wildfires that burned a total of 5,501 acres on privately-owned land from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30.  The firefighters protected 412 homes and other structures, but four homes and 22 other structures were ...
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  • Wednesday November 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s embattled economic development office has named a new chief executive. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership announced Monday it had hired Stephen Moret as its new CEO. Moret previously held a similar job in Louisiana. The VEDP has come under fire recently for the lax vetting of a Chinese company’s rosy pitch that secured $1.4 million in state funding for a deal that ...
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  • Wednesday November 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set a date for special elections to replace the three members of the General Assembly who were recently elected to Congress. McAuliffe announced Tuesday that the special elections would be on Jan. 10. In the state Senate, Republican Tom Garrett and Democrat A. Donald McEachin both won seats in Congress. State House Del. Scott Taylor, a Republican, also won ...
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  • Wednesday November 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has started awarding new business development grants to farmers. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Tuesday that the state had given two $5,000 grants to two farms. The new grants are designed to help farmers manage risk and broaden income sources. The state plans to award 30 grants a year for activities like business restructuring, farm succession planning, feasibility studies, marketing plans, website ...
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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    The Holley Graded School Museum and Art Gallery and Northumberland Public Library are making plans to collaborate to gather objects and oral histories from the community, that when finished, will be presented at an exhibit next summer called “The Northumberland County Remember Project.” Storytellers will be audio-recorded or video-taped. Tales may include items too, such as a great-grandfather’s fishing pole, a medal of honor, a ...
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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    A deadline is looming for Gloucester County residents – the due date for the 2016 second installment real estate, tangible personal property and mobile home tax bills is Monday, December 5th. If you don’t pay  or at least get your tax payment postmarked by December 5th at the latest, additional charges will be added, and your taxes will be listed as unpaid. Everyone should have ...
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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    Virginia Tech has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin, in which the school will work with the defense industry giant in more research collaboration and recruitment. The agreement, according to sources on both sides, will allow the school and company to work together more efficiently. Research subjects will include microelectronics, power electronics and cybersecurity. According to a release from the school, the Maryland-based Lockheed ...
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