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  • Monday October 10th, 2016
    Friday, December 9th, marks the return of Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade. This year is the parade’s 38 th year, and the theme this year is “A River Christmas.” This year’s parade kicks off on Friday, December 9th at 7:00PM along Kilmarnock’s Main Street and lasts approximately one hour. Float and vendor registration is available on line at www.lancasterva.com/Events or at the Chamber office at 129 ...
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  • Monday October 10th, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – High water and downed trees are blocking roads and tens of thousands of people are without power as southeastern Virginia cleans up after Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and winds. Dominion Virginia Power says more than 100,000 customers in Virginia are in the dark Monday morning, most of them in southeastern Virginia. Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach declared states of emergency Sunday. ...
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  • Saturday October 08th, 2016
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... * MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. RAIN WILL FALL...HEAVILY AT TIMES TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ...
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  • Friday October 07th, 2016
    You could see more restaurants, stores and apartments at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science if a planned development gets off the ground. The Daily Press reports the school is proposing a mixed-use development in the area around its Gloucester Point campus bordering the graduate school. The school doesn’t currently have dormitory space or food services, so students rent housing near VIMS. School officials say creating the mixed ...
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  • Friday October 07th, 2016
    Mathews County residents have until next Friday to apply for FEMA hazard mitigation grants. Once awarded grant money is usable to elevate structures that currently sit in flood prone areas. The Gazette Journal reports structures awarded funding will be elevated to one foot above the base flood elevation as determined by mapping. The grants cover 75 percent of the work with the state contributing 20 percent and the ...
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  • Thursday October 06th, 2016
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A well-heeled political donor has been charged with using his health-technology company to run a $30 million investment fraud scheme. of Potomac, Maryland, has given to Democrats and Republicans, but it is his large contributions to the Democratic National Committee that put him in the spotlight. A series of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks show DNC officials debating whether he deserved ...
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  • Thursday October 06th, 2016
    The Tappahannock Police Department says 32 year-old Curtis L. Jeffries, Jr., of Mechanicsville has been arrested on charges of abduction and malicious wounding of his wife. Police say additional charges may also be pending. According to Police, officers responded Sunday, September 25th to the Millers Tavern area to find a woman bleeding heavily from a stab wound. The initial investigation determined that she was the wife of  ...
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