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  • Friday February 24th, 2017
    Federal regulators are seeking input from people in Virginia about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has the final say on interstate pipelines, held a public hearing Wednesday night in Nelson County. Another hearing is set for tonight in Staunton. The proposed 600-mile pipeline would carry natural gas and serve public utilities in Virginia and North Carolina, including Dominion and Duke ...
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  • Friday February 24th, 2017
    A man who spent more than three decades behind bars for a crime that it was eventually proven he didn’t commit, could soon see more than a million and a half dollars from Virginia. 60-year-old Keith Harward is awaiting Governor Terry McAuliffe’s signature on a paper that would guarantee him $1,550,000. Harward was released from prison last April after DNA evidence proved he’s innocent of the ...
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  • Friday February 24th, 2017
    A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia law allowing only federal, statewide and General Assembly candidates to be identified by party affiliation on the ballot. The Virginia State board of Elections was sued over the law in 2015, over claims that it was unfair that candidates for local offices can’t be identified on the ballot as Republicans, Democrats or other parties. But a three-judge panel ...
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  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017
    The Rotarians have announced their 27th Annual Bay Seafood Festival will be held SATURDAY October 21st at Camp Kekoka in Kilmarnock. Make a note now, that the much anticipated annual event will be moved to Saturday this year. According to event chair Mat Terry, the hope is that by making the move to Saturday, even more boaters, locals, and visitors will have an opportunity to ...
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  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017
    A warning today not to fall victim to scammers posing as Dominion Virginia Power employees. Some people and businesses have recently received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a Dominion Virginia Power employee. They are told that their electrical service has been scheduled for disconnection due to non-payment. Despite repeatedly telling the person on the phone that their account was up to date, ...
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  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017
    A researcher at William & Mary claims that what he refers to as “big, honkin’ grandma oysters” could improve the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster stock. Geology Professor Rowan Lockwood said in a university press release that larger, older oysters produce more offspring. And some studies she says, suggest they’re more tolerant to disease. Lockwood is recommending a change in regulations that would protect the larger, more ...
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  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is handing out more than $1 million in grants to local governments and private dam owners for dam safety and flood prevention efforts. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking applicants for the $1.2 million in grants by March 31. The grants will help localities and dam owners for projects and recipients must put up a 50 percent match. Dam safety ...
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