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  • Monday September 12th, 2016
    GLOUCESTER, Va.  – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office has reported that several residents have complained of  fraudulent IRS calls. Victims are told they owe the IRS for a tax debt, and the money is due immediately.  If the person calls the number given, they are told how much they need to pay to be paid through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. The caller says that ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is giving schools extra money to help support year-round and extended-year school programs. The governor’s office announced Wednesday that McAuliffe has awarded more than $7.7 million to 66 schools. The General Assembly created the Extended School Year Grant Program after a legislative commission found that students in struggling schools do better with longer school years. McAuliffe said the grant distributions would ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    HEATHSVILLE, Va. (AP) – State officials in Virginia are unveiling a historical marker that honors a man who freed more than 500 slaves. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says the marker honoring Robert Carter III will be unveiled Saturday in Heathsville in front of the Northumberland County Courthouse. The marker notes that on Sept. 5, 1791, Carter filed a document, called a “deed of manumission,” ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Prosecutors indicated in court filings they do not want to pursue a second trial against the couple. “After carefully considering the Supreme Court’s recent decision and the principles of federal prosecution, we have made ...
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  • Thursday September 08th, 2016
    Authorities say fewer people were killed on Virginia’s highways over Labor Day weekend this year than last year. State Police say seven traffic deaths were reported over the holiday weekend this year… a decrease from the 16 deaths over Labor Day weekend in 2015. Two of those killed this year were motorcyclists. Over the long holiday weekend, state police pulled over and cited 8,671 drivers ...
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  • Thursday September 08th, 2016
    Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring, in a letter to the Middlesex County board of supervisors, says the county cannot legally impose a fee on boats in lieu of eliminating personal property taxes on boats. The letter was read to the supevisors at their meeting on Tuesday. It references a decision by supervisors a couple of months ago, to charge a fee to those owning ...
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  • Thursday September 08th, 2016
    Students returned to school in Gloucester, Virginia, on Tuesday under a cloud of uncertainty, as the state awaits a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding transgender bathroom access. Gloucester faces scrutiny as Virginians await word from the Supreme Court on a suit filed by Gloucester High School senior Gavin Grimm. Grimm, a transgender student, sued the school board over its policy requiring students to use restrooms ...
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