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  • Friday December 16th, 2016
    The possibility of dredging the mouth of Urbanna Creek is now under discussion. The Southside Sentinal reports that Saluda District supervisor Pete Mansfield told the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors at a recent meeting, that the depth finder on his boat shows that the channel is filling in, and is now just 4 feet of water along the edges. That’s a sharp contrast to the ...
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  • Thursday December 15th, 2016
    Virginia Delegate Margaret B. Ransone  issued the following statement on Congressman Rob Wittman’s decision to remain in the House of Representatives and not run for Governor in 2017. “Rob Wittman has an extraordinary opportunity to work with President-elect Trump and a Republican-controlled House and Senate in an expanded leadership role to promote our shared Northern Neck values. He is a great friend, and I look ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his budget proposal will include a 1.5 percent one-time bonus for state workers next year. McAuliffe said Tuesday during a regular appearance on WRVA-AM’s “Ask the Governor” that the bonus would be paid in December 2017. He says he’s setting aside $130.6 million for the pay boost, career development and money to reduce salary compression among ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and SARAH RANKIN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia law requiring voters to show photo identification. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a challenge from Democrats, who argued that the law suppresses voting by blacks, Latinos and young people. The same court recently struck down a North Carolina law ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    A detailed investigation into Virginia’s Medicaid program has identified ways to cut millions of dollars from the yearly budget. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, a watchdog group, released its report Monday, and among it’s recommendations are for leaders to consider a tighter cap on profits for insurance companies that manage care for most people in the Medicaid program. The study also suggests that the ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    Working waterfronts here in coastal Virginia are threatened, not only from sea-level rise, subsidence and loss of marine habitat, but also from the public’s desire to live on the water. It was earlier this year, when some oyster farmers near Virginia Beach, were confronted by waterfront property owners over the number of cages they were putting down in waters used not only commercially but for ...
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  • Monday December 12th, 2016
    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Three people are wanted for breaking into B&G Auto Sales in November, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office said. On November 3, the three suspects left the 7-Eleven on Tidemill Road around 9:00 p.m. and walked to B&G Auto Sales. The sheriff’s office said they then destroyed security cameras, broke into the building and stole things from inside. Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked ...
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