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  • Friday December 02nd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Legislative leaders from both parties say increasing salaries and reducing staffing shortages among Virginia State Police will be a priority in the upcoming legislative session despite the state’s budget shortfall. The state is facing an estimated $1.5 billion shortfall due to lower-than-expected income and sales tax collections, which prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the summer to scrap planned raises for state employees. ...
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  • Friday December 02nd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lawyers for journalist Katie Couric are urging a federal judge to dismiss a $12 million defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia gun rights activists over what they call a misleading documentary edit. The Virginia Citizens Defense League filed a lawsuit in September over Couric’s documentary “Under the Gun.” The documentary shows nearly 10 seconds of silence after Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens ...
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  • Friday December 02nd, 2016
    David A. Nice Builders got right to work after town officials, civic leaders and community members gathered October 5 to commemorate the groundbreaking for the Kilmarnock Town Centre Park at 150 North Main Street. “A little over two years ago we started down the path that has led us to today. After considering over the years a number of uses for this open space Kilmarnock’s Town ...
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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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