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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    A so-called “Pardon Our Dust” meeting has been scheduled so people can learn more about an upcoming maintenance project to paint the center three spans of the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge on Route 3 over the Rappahannock River. The meeting is set for 6PM this Wednesday at Lancaster Middle School in Kilmarnock. Information will be available at the meeting, about the project purpose, ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    The Annual Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity will take place at the Tides Inn in Irvington on Monday and Tuesday. The summit’s goal is “Connecting Rural Virginia to the Global Economy.” This two-day summit will feature a keynote address by Governor Terry McAuliffe with panel discussions and subject matter experts on cyber-security, economicdevelopment, trade policies and other subjects as well. Economic development officials, elected officials, business ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    By Newsroom Virginia State Police are experiencing a severe manpower shortage following the departure of numerous troopers over poor salaries and an unsustainable workload. The head of the state police, Col. W. Steven Flaherty, sent a memo to his department noting that 103 troopers and 76 civilian employees left the state police in the first nine months of 2016. He says a majority of those departing ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation has named John England of Kilmer’s Point, as the grand marshal of the 2016 festival coming up on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th. England is a local contractor, and he has served as both co-chair and chair of the Oyster Festival’s waterfront activities since 1992. England was also the main boatwright on the restoration of “F.D. Crockett,” a ...
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  • Thursday September 22nd, 2016
    A Virginia man is suing over a beverage he bought that turned out to be contaminated with hepatitis A. The lawsuit against Tropical Smoothie Cafe was filed Tuesday in Prince William County, and is one of several legal cases now involving the smoothie chain. Robert Daly alleges that he drank several smoothies from the Woodbridge Tropical Smoothie, and then became ill, spending three days in ...
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  • Thursday September 22nd, 2016
    The Mathews Board of Supervisors recently met to discuss the upcoming referendum on the proposed meals tax. The initiative will appear on the November 8th ballot, and will mark the second time that Mathews residents have voted on a meals tax referendum. In 2014, it was defeated by a 63 percent to 36 percent margin. This time, it appears that no such victory will be ...
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  • Thursday September 22nd, 2016
    Beginning October first, Richmond County High School’s JROTC program will be fully funded and fully accredited. According to Richmond County Superintendent Dr. James Smith, the JROTC program is the most popular extra-curricular elective, with more than 100 students enrolled in the still,fairly new program, that is only entering its third year. Full accreditation will supply the program with uniforms, instructional and other materials, and some ...
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