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  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – It’s about to be open season on digging up wild ginseng in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Wednesday that harvest season starts Friday and runs through the end of the year. Wild American ginseng is a threatened species in Virginia and there are prohibitions and restrictions from harvesting it on public lands. Those regulations include replacing each plant ...
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  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    Tappahannock Police have arrested three people involved in a counterfeiting ring involving U.S. currency. The bills were passed at Wal-Mart on Tappahannock Blvd. on August 13 and 15. Police, along with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants at two different apartments in Tappahannock, where evidence related to counterfeit currency was seized. Those arrested include 29 year old Marcia Smith of Tappahannock, who is charged ...
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  • Wednesday August 30th, 2017
    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) – More than a dozen members of an elite search and rescue team from Virginia have arrived in Virginia to assist with the response to Hurricane Harvey. Chuck Ryan, an assistant chief with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, said in a video Tuesday that 14 swift water rescue specialists arrived early Tuesday in Texas. The rescuers are members of Fairfax County’s elite Urban Search ...
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  • Wednesday August 30th, 2017
    COVINGTON, Va. (AP) – An effort to convert a former primary school in southwest Virginia into a drone research and recreational facility is getting a boost. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday that the Appalachian Regional Commission had awarded the city of Covington $100,000 for what’s being called the Alleghany County Drone Zone. A news release says that money will be matched with ...
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  • Wednesday August 30th, 2017
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Three more people have been charged with toppling a Confederate statue in North Carolina earlier this month. Durham County jail records show that Jessica Nicole Jude, Joseph Baldoni Karlik and Qasima Rohan Elise Wideman were arrested Monday and later released. Jail records show each faces charges related to rioting and property damage. An attorney representing the three, Scott Holmes, declined to comment on ...
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  • Tuesday August 29th, 2017
    Northumberland County Public Schools is cancelling all after school activities for today due to the weather. The sixth grade orientation set for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 6:00 p.m more closings likely to come  keep checking in for the latest at Middle Neck News.com
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  • Tuesday August 29th, 2017
    Dominion Energy is urging customers in North Carolina and parts of Virginia to prepare for outages from a tropical system moving up the East Coast on Tuesday. “Although the storm will be less severe than Hurricane Harvey, the heavy rains and gusty winds will have a greater impact on areas with dense trees,” said a spokesperson with Dominion Energy. Dominion Energy customers in North Carolina, the Hampton Roads area, ...
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