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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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  • Wednesday November 09th, 2016
    Republican Rob Wittman won a fifth full-term representing Virginia’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Wittman issued this statement: “I’m a firm believer in the power of democracy and a firm believer in this process. It’s no small thing that we get to come together like this to choose who holds public office in this country, and I’m humbled that the folks in the ...
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  • Tuesday November 08th, 2016
    Northumberland Elementary School in Heathsville, will present a Veterans Day concert at 1:45 p.m. November 11 in the gym. The concert will include songs, along with some words to recognize and honor area veterans. Northumberland Elementary School invites Northumberland County area veterans to the concert so that they may be recognized for their service to the country. To attend, please bring a photo ID to ...
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  • Tuesday November 08th, 2016
    Federal authorities have broken up a gang, including prison guards, who they say were selling drugs inside Virginia state prisons. Federal law enforcement officials have charged 20 members and associates of the Mad Stone Bloods with racketeering and other charges. Prosecutors say three former employees at the Department of Corrections who were members or associates of the gang conspired to smuggle drugs into Virginia prisons. A ...
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  • Tuesday November 08th, 2016
    Election Day is finally here, and it comes after one of the most polarizing presidential campaigns ever. Today, millions of Americans who have not already voted early, head to the polls to cast their ballots for the next President of the United States. But that’s not the only thing on the ballot. Lots of other local issues that in the long run, may have more ...
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  • Monday November 07th, 2016
    East Coast fishery managers have agreed to increase next year’s limit on Atlantic menhaden. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has voted to allow a 6.5% increase in the harvest of menhaden. The commission, which regulates near-shore fishing from Maine to Florida, had been deadlocked over whether to raise the allowable menhaden catch next year. Fishing interests have been pushing for a substantial catch increase, arguing ...
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