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  • Wednesday September 21st, 2016
    A ceremonial groundbreaking is being planned for Wednesday, October 5th at 5PM for Kilmarnock’s Town Centre Park on North Main Street. Mayor Mae Umphlet says the park is just what the community has asked for, and construction will soon be under way. The new park, according to a release from the Mayor, is not only for the residents and visitors to Kilmarnock, but something that ...
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  • Wednesday September 21st, 2016
    In Westmoreland County, a number of people have been arrested on drug charges in what is being referred to as Operation ‘Coldshot.’ It kicked off last Thursday morning at 4, and ended with the suspects being hit with a list of drug charges. The whole thing actually began more than five months ago, and has been part of an ongoing investigation by the Westmoreland County ...
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  • Wednesday September 21st, 2016
    The Northumberland County Department of Emergency Services will begin billing for ambulance service for the first time ever, on October 1. The billing process will be handled by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, who will provide the equipment and software. They also handle billing for Westmoreland, Richmond County, Lancaster, Essex, King and Queen and others. Starting rates are $450 for a basic life support ...
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  • Tuesday September 20th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – About $11 million in federal grants have been awarded to help protect the Chesapeake Bay. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2ccEC9L) that nearly $3.5 million of that money will focus on 13 projects in Virginia. Newly funded efforts include managing stormwater near the Elizabeth River. Another project will improve the James River’s water quality and trout habitat. Funding is also earmarked for reducing ...
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  • Tuesday September 20th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Simon Tam has openly criticized the Washington Redskins team name as a racist slur that demeans Native Americans. But Tam and his Asian-American rock band, The Slants, have formed an unusual alliance with the NFL franchise as they both battle the U.S. government over trademark protection for names that some consider offensive. The Supreme Court could decide as early as this month whether to ...
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  • Tuesday September 20th, 2016
    BRISTOW, Va. (AP) – Posing for pictures is part of every governor’s job. Posing with a can of marijuana – not so much. But Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe did just that, inadvertently, when he went to greet country music legend Willie Nelson this weekend. A picture posted on Twitter shows McAuliffe and Nelson, who was performing in Virginia. On the table between them is a can of ...
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  • Monday September 19th, 2016
    Area schools were awarded a total of $183,846 in school safety grant funds by the Virginia Department of Criminal Services for school security infrastructure iprovements at six schools in Caroline, Northumberland, Richmond County and the Town of Colonial Beach. The grants are from the School Security Infrastructure Improvement created by the General Assembly during the 2013 session. The 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 budgets appropriated ...
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