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  • Thursday July 27th, 2017
    ACCOMACK, Va. (AP) – Authorities say 50 people have been indicted after a 16-month undercover drug investigation in Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The indictments are the result of “Operation Firecracker” conducted by the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force. The task force consists of members of the Accomack and Northampton County Sheriff’s Offices and Virginia State Police. The task force says the investigation ended in 50 indictments on drug-related ...
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  • Thursday July 27th, 2017
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition. The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend ...
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  • Thursday July 27th, 2017
    The Regional Rural Caucus met last week in Tappahannock, where state and local officials shed light on collaborative initiatives designed to boost economic development and job growth locally and across rural Virginia. State Senator Ryan McDougle and Delegate Keith Hodges co-hosted the meeting, with discussions that also touched on new developments in rural broadband internet access availability and how solar has become an increasingly competitive ...
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  • Tuesday July 25th, 2017
    GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. — The body of a missing 13-year-old boy has been recovered after an extensive weekend search. The child’s body was found about a half mile upstream of the Coleman bridge around 7 a.m. Sunday, according to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue. All agencies suspended their search Saturday evening. The boy was not wearing a flotation device, according to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue. ...
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  • Tuesday July 25th, 2017
    In the Harcum area of Gloucester, a well known landmark was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning. The former Hazel’s Country Store had been vacant for a number of years. At about 1:20AM last Thursday, the first calls came in about flames that were coming from the old building. C.W. Miller is the assistant chief for Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, and lives near ...
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  • Friday July 21st, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – A lawsuit claims that Colonial Williamsburg removed a boy from a restaurant and forced him to sit in the rain. The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the 11-year-old was on a school field trip and brought his own food because of a gluten allergy. After pulling out his own meal, workers at Shields Tavern allegedly told him to leave. The suit filed in federal ...
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  • Friday July 21st, 2017
    Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital now has a new, state of the art, all purpose, dual detector nuclear imaging system, the GE Discovery NM630. This highly advanced unit gives healthcare providers the outstanding capability to deliver excellent care to their patients, with doses as low as half those of standard nuclear medicine scanning protocols and the potential for significantly less time on the table. Nuclear ...
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