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  • Friday September 29th, 2017
    The Urbanna Oyster Festival is officially the state’s official oyster festival, according to an announcement by the office of Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. This coming Wednesday, October 4th, at 10 a.m. in Urbanna, a ceremony will be held at the Urbanna Town Marina. Haymore and other state dignitaries will be there, to reaffirm the state’s commitment to the support of what ...
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  • Thursday September 28th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A state health actuary says health plan premiums are set to rise by an average of nearly 60 percent in Virginia’s 2018 individual marketplace. The Richmond Times-Dispatch quotes David Shea as telling lawmakers on Monday that the increase is “unquestionably the highest we’ve ever seen.” Shea said that next year, average monthly premiums will range from roughly $500 to $1,050 and the ...
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  • Thursday September 28th, 2017
    WAVES, N.C. (AP) – Maria is finally racing east in the Atlantic, giving the United States and the Caribbean a rest from the constant threat of tropical weather for more than a month. No injuries have been reported on the U.S. mainlan with Maria. The storm mainly lashed North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks, with high water and waves pounding the islands from both sides. Officials say the ...
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  • Thursday September 28th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is helping raise money for the Democratic candidate in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor. An invitation obtained by The Associated Press says Clinton is the featured guest at a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in New York on Oct. 4. Northam is facing Republican Ed Gillespie in one of only two off-year gubernatorial contests in November. ...
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  • Wednesday September 27th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender teen who sued for the right to use the boys bathroom at his high school. Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a lower court last month, asking a ...
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  • Wednesday September 27th, 2017
    Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 6:49 am EDTWednesday, September 27th 2017, 9:33 am EDT9:30 a.m. Standing near the closed fishing pier in the unincorporated community of Avon, Tony Meekins said anything is possible when it comes to Maria’s effect on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The 55-year-old lifelong Avon resident said the dune line along much of this part of Hatteras Island is gone, pounded down by previous storms. The ...
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  • Wednesday September 27th, 2017
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Tech has unveiled a new academic logo and dropped its old “Invent the Future” tagline as part of a re-branding campaign. The school revealed the new logo Tuesday. The school has long had two logos, one for athletics and one for academics. Now, the two logos will look nearly identical. The old academic emblem -a maroon shield – will be phased out. The new ...
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