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  • Thursday December 01st, 2016
    Three people were rushed to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester with burns to the face and hands, as a result of a boat fire at Millstone Public Landing in Water View. One of those injured, a juvenile, was later tranferred to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk. A father and his two sons from Maryland were visiting the children’s grandfather who lives ...
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  • Thursday December 01st, 2016
    Santa is coming to town December 17th this year to have breakfast, take photos and share some holiday cheer with the younger generation. Hosted by Woodland Manor in Dunnsville, guests will enjoy a traditional Southern breakfast, consisting of two seatings – 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $20 each and INCLUDE breakfast, a photo with Santa , plus a craft and goody bag filled ...
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  • Thursday December 01st, 2016
    Fall 2016 Wildfire Season Ends The 47-day fall wildfire season in Virginia ended at midnight Wednesday with some much-needed rain across most of the Commonwealth.  Virginia Department of Forestry crews responded to 172 wildfires that burned a total of 5,501 acres on privately-owned land from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30.  The firefighters protected 412 homes and other structures, but four homes and 22 other structures were ...
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  • Wednesday November 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s embattled economic development office has named a new chief executive. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership announced Monday it had hired Stephen Moret as its new CEO. Moret previously held a similar job in Louisiana. The VEDP has come under fire recently for the lax vetting of a Chinese company’s rosy pitch that secured $1.4 million in state funding for a deal that ...
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  • Wednesday November 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set a date for special elections to replace the three members of the General Assembly who were recently elected to Congress. McAuliffe announced Tuesday that the special elections would be on Jan. 10. In the state Senate, Republican Tom Garrett and Democrat A. Donald McEachin both won seats in Congress. State House Del. Scott Taylor, a Republican, also won ...
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  • Wednesday November 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has started awarding new business development grants to farmers. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Tuesday that the state had given two $5,000 grants to two farms. The new grants are designed to help farmers manage risk and broaden income sources. The state plans to award 30 grants a year for activities like business restructuring, farm succession planning, feasibility studies, marketing plans, website ...
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  • Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    The Holley Graded School Museum and Art Gallery and Northumberland Public Library are making plans to collaborate to gather objects and oral histories from the community, that when finished, will be presented at an exhibit next summer called “The Northumberland County Remember Project.” Storytellers will be audio-recorded or video-taped. Tales may include items too, such as a great-grandfather’s fishing pole, a medal of honor, a ...
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