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  • Friday June 20th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has scheduled a news conference to outline his plans for the state budget recently passed by the General Assembly. McAuliffe is set to address reporters Friday at the Capitol. Lawmakers passed a two-year budget last week that did not include expanding Medicaid eligibility. McAuliffe and most Democratic lawmakers support expanding Medicaid. The governor has not indicated whether ...
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  • Friday June 20th, 2014
    Urbanna has been operating without a town treasurer since March 25, 2013. The Southside Sentinal reports that town resident Janet Smith raised a “point of order” near the end of the Urbanna Town Council meeting on Monday, that the state code and town charter require the town to have a treasurer. In response to Smith’s comment on Monday night, Urbanna Mayor Don Richwine said he has ...
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  • Friday June 20th, 2014
    The Northern Neck Rotary Club has given it’s 2014 Community Service Award to Ed Fuehrer for his leadership in the area, most recently with the Northern Neck Boys and Girls Club. Fuehrer moved to the area from Northern Virginia in 1997 and has been involved in community activities in some manner ever since. Fuehrer graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in landscape architecture and ...
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  • Friday June 20th, 2014
    A young fawn that found it’s way to a Gloucester area home is continuing it’s rehabilitation, and doing quite well according to Mike and Kim Rawlings, who discovered the fawn over the Memorial Day weekend when it followed their chocolate lab home, then collapsed on their doorstep. The Gazette Journal reports that the couple tried to get the little deer to eat and drink from a ...
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  • Thursday June 19th, 2014
    Dave Brat is kicking off his general election campaign after his upset victory against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 7th District’s Republican primary. Brat attended a private breakfast Tuesday but organizers said he was not a speaker at the event. The breakfast was closed to the press. He gave brief remarks to reporters however before the breakfast, where he said he’ll be campaigning on ...
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  • Thursday June 19th, 2014
    The Beryl R. Newman Memorial Bridge, otherwise known as the Urbanna Bridge, was damaged recently when a Lincoln Navigator slammed into it, knocking out six top guard rails. No one was hurt in the single-car accident, but parts of the rails fell into Urbanna Creek. The U.S. Coast Guard retrieved them from the water. The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, Middlesex deputies, State Police ...
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  • Thursday June 19th, 2014
    Gloucester County is now the only Middle Peninsula municipality that will implement its own local stormwater management program. According to county officials, that will allow them to maintain local control and to maintain better relationships with developers and contractors. Legislation passed earlier this year allows localities that do not operate a separate storm sewer system to opt out of establishing a local program, in which case, the ...
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