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  • Thursday February 09th, 2017
    The Virginia Marine Resource Commission is moving forward in a criminal case against a local waterman who they say crossed an oyster sanctuary with dredging equipment in November, while he was on his way home from volunteering to help promote the industry. Jonathan Somers is charged with a felony after he brought his boat home from the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Taste ...
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  • Wednesday February 08th, 2017
    The Engineering program of the Northern Neck Technical Center Governor’s STEM Academy won a $10,000 Verizon grant recently, to support program purchases. Faculty members worked with the Verizon foundation to structure a grant proposal that would cater to project based learning initiatives. The Engineering program was started in 2013 and includes courses such as Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Robotics, Civil Engineering, and Engineering ...
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  • Wednesday February 08th, 2017
    In Lancaster County Circuit Court, some recent cases include that of James Veney of Hampton, who did not appear in court for probation violation on a felony conviction because he was not served. His case was continued to April 28. Centrix Palmer of Lancaster did not appear in court for probation violation on two felony convictions due to a conflict with his employment. A motion ...
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  • Tuesday February 07th, 2017
    By The Associated Press Interstate fishing managers are considering liberalizing rules for commercial and recreational fishing of striped bass along the East Coast. The regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the possibility of new rules arises from concerns raised over economic hardships in the fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. The commission says rules enacted in 2015 required reductions in catch of striped bass. But an updated assessment ...
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  • Tuesday February 07th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is vowing to veto Republican-sponsored legislation designed to crack down on sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities. McAuliffe’s spokesman, Brian Coy, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the Democratic governor would veto any bill that makes Virginia localities enforce federal immigration laws. Coy says the governor views the bills as “attempts to divide and demonize people.” The ...
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  • Monday February 06th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia hunters who use dogs have scored a victory over one of the General Assembly’s most powerful lawmakers. The House on Monday narrowly voted down legislation sponsored by House Speaker William J. Howell to fine hunters whose dogs go on private land without landowners’ permission. A bipartisan group of rural lawmakers spoke out against the bill, saying it wasn’t needed and would hurt ...
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  • Monday February 06th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Richmond, Virginia-based energy giant Dominion Resources is planning to change its name. The company announced Monday it will seek shareholder approval to be renamed Dominion Energy Inc. Chairman, president and CEO Thomas Farrell II said in a statement that the new name will unify the company’s brands throughout the 18 states where it does business. The change will take place later in the year, ...
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