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  • Friday November 11th, 2016
    Just before midnight on Wednesday, Virginia State Police encountered approximately 100-150 protesters walking onto Interstate 195/Downtown Expressway. The protesters then sat down in the travel lanes of I-195. Despite the attempts by state police to communicate with the protesters about their need to disperse and leave the interstate, the large group refused. At about midnight, 10 protesters were taken into custody, and each are now charged ...
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  • Thursday November 10th, 2016
    by Audrey Thomasson – Rappahannock Record CLARAVILLE—The Northumberland school board on Wednesday terminated the contract of school superintendent Dr. Rebecca Gates. No reason was given. District 1 member Dana O’Bier made the motion in a special session to discuss personnel matters on Wednesday November 9. District 5 member Gayle Sterrett seconded the motion, with vice chairman Betty Christopher providing the third vote. District 3 member Gerald Howard attended ...
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  • Thursday November 10th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Hundreds of people protesting Donald Trump’s election are marching through Richmond, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video shows marchers Wednesday night chanting “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA.” Some are carrying banners reading “Not my president.” Images show a small group moving onto Interstate 95 as police block others from the road. WWBT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2fgiXxV ) that windows were smashed in ...
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  • Thursday November 10th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Unofficial election results show at least 68 percent of registered Virginia voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s presidential race. With about 99.7 percent of precincts reporting, the results show about 3,858,000 votes were cast in the race. That’s a turnout of about 68.9 percent. But the figure is likely to increase as absentee ballot precincts in areas including Virginia Beach, Richmond and ...
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  • Thursday November 10th, 2016
    Under the terms of the Middlesex County Capital Improvement Plan for 2017-21, sewer service for Deltaville is at the top of the list. The Middlesex Board of Supervisors approved the CIP earlier this month. Now, another consideration in connection with that sewer service, is how to develop a a $13 million wastewater collecting system for Deltaville. That after a wastewater collection system for Deltaville was ...
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  • Wednesday November 09th, 2016
    State law forbids an employer from requiring union membership as a condition of employment. Voters in Virginia on Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment to enshrine that in the state constitution. Virginia has had a right-to-work law since 1947 governing organized labor. The law forbids an employer from requiring union membership as a condition of employment. Republicans, who control both houses of the General Assembly, said the proposed ...
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  • Wednesday November 09th, 2016
    Mathews County voters said yes Tuesday to a 4 percent tax on prepared food and drinks. Complete unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections were: Yes, 2,760; No, 2,502. The revenue collected from the tax will be applied to a capital improvement fund for the county, the schools, fire, rescue and law enforcement purchases and projects. According to members of the Board of Supervisors, the meals tax ...
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