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  • Friday July 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has picked a new secretary of agriculture and forestry for Virginia. The Democratic governor said Thursday that Dr. Basil I. Gooden will take over for current Secretary Todd Haymore. Haymore is leaving to become secretary of commerce and trade. Gooden has been serving as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia since ...
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  • Friday July 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are trying to make it easier to sign residents up to vote. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that starting this month residents will be able to apply electronically for voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle service centers and mobile offices. Residents have been able to apply to register to vote at DMV locations since 1996. They currently have to fill ...
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  • Thursday July 07th, 2016
    Hundreds of Lancaster County residents turned out yesterday to speak before the State Corporation Commision. The commision held two public hearings at the Lancaster middle school on Wednesday to gather public comment on Dominion Power’s plan to build a new transmission line and fourteen support towers across the Rappahannock River. The towers, which would be constructed on the east side of the Norris Bridge, would be ...
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  • Thursday July 07th, 2016
    The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors is looking for citizens interested in serving on the many board-appointed groups in Gloucester. If you are interested in becoming involved in local county government by serving on a board, council, commission, or committee, please consider submitting your information to the Gloucester County Volunteer Board Bank. Current vacancies include one person needed to serve on the Board of Equalization ...
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  • Wednesday July 06th, 2016
    The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink while the weather is hot. Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of ...
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  • Wednesday July 06th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has won $165 million in federal grants for a new transportation initiative designed to improve rail service and ease congestion on Interstate 95 in the northern part of the state. Gov. Terry McAuliffe made the announcement Tuesday, saying the federal grants will be combined with $565 million in private investment and $710 million in other transportation funds for an initiative named ...
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  • Wednesday July 06th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State-owned liquor stores in Virginia are opening an hour earlier on Sundays. The Daily Press reports (http://goo.gl/xheVtK ) the changes went into effect this month as part of a new state budget. The budget language allows the state-run liquor monopoly to open on noon on Sundays instead of 1 p.m., as well as stay open on New Year’s Day. The stores are not required ...
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