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  • Friday December 16th, 2016
    Law enforcement personnel will get a “thank you” during the holidays from the father of slain trooper John Dermyer, and the generosity of Lamar Outdoor Advertising. John Dermyer currently lives in Kansas City and reached out to Lamar Advertising about putting up a billboard during the holidays to thank local and state law enforcement for the service and protection they provide every day to local ...
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  • Friday December 16th, 2016
    At a meeting held on Monday, Northumberland School leaders reported a nearly $830,000 surplus for the budget year that ended June 30. The school board learned that the surplus is a result of $430,000 in grant revenue for Title 1 reimbursement from last year and the current fiscal year. Some $397,238.34 is from additional revenue that wasn’t recorded and in unspent funds. The surplus will ...
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  • Friday December 16th, 2016
    The Virginia Department of Transportation’s proposed secondary six-year plan for fiscal years 2017 through 2022 and secondary system construction budget was approved earlier this week, during the meeting of the Lancaster County Supervisors. The plan approved on Monday, specifically addresses road improvements to Coleman Lane, Courtney Road, Smith Lane, Dymer Beach Drive, Daniel Drive, Pine Circle, Holly Circle, Cedar Circle, Forest Haven Drive, Hudnall Lane, ...
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  • Friday December 16th, 2016
    A public hearing will be held Monday at 7 p.m. on a proposed ordinance in Urbanna, that would grant up to $500 real estate tax relief annually for elderly or disabled residents who meet certain qualifications. The proposed ordinance would give tax relief on a sliding scale to those over 65 years of age who own or partially own a dwelling that is the sole ...
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  • Friday December 16th, 2016
    The possibility of dredging the mouth of Urbanna Creek is now under discussion. The Southside Sentinal reports that Saluda District supervisor Pete Mansfield told the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors at a recent meeting, that the depth finder on his boat shows that the channel is filling in, and is now just 4 feet of water along the edges. That’s a sharp contrast to the ...
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  • Thursday December 15th, 2016
    Virginia Delegate Margaret B. Ransone  issued the following statement on Congressman Rob Wittman’s decision to remain in the House of Representatives and not run for Governor in 2017. “Rob Wittman has an extraordinary opportunity to work with President-elect Trump and a Republican-controlled House and Senate in an expanded leadership role to promote our shared Northern Neck values. He is a great friend, and I look ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his budget proposal will include a 1.5 percent one-time bonus for state workers next year. McAuliffe said Tuesday during a regular appearance on WRVA-AM’s “Ask the Governor” that the bonus would be paid in December 2017. He says he’s setting aside $130.6 million for the pay boost, career development and money to reduce salary compression among ...
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