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  • Monday July 18th, 2016
    Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association’s hopes to encourage oyster gardening for fun, food, and to help restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. They have created an educational oyster reef for area youth and campers at Camp Kekoka near Kilmarnock… on Pittman’s Cove. Students from the Northern Neck Boys and Girls Club recently visited it, where they could… while wearing heavy gloves and life preservers, see ...
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  • Monday July 18th, 2016
    According to a report from NASA, the commercial space company Orbital ATK plans to send a resupply rocket to the International Space Station on or about August 22. The launch will be the first from Virginia since the 2014 mishap that destroyed a NASA payload and damaged Virginia’s state-owned launch pad. NASA says the unmanned spacecraft will carry supplies and vehicle hardware to the space ...
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  • Friday July 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican lawmakers have announced a new workgroup focused on loosening government oversight of new or expanded health care facilities in Virginia. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate President Pro-Tem Stephen D. Newman said Thursday they had created a new workgroup and were rededicating themselves to changing the state’s certificate of need law. The decades-old law medical providers to State Board of Health ...
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  • Friday July 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s advisory council on open records has argued that Gov. Terry McAuliffe shouldn’t keep secret a list of felons whose voting rights are believed to have been restored. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/29zYvkS ) reports that the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council issued the opinion Tuesday, arguing that the list doesn’t qualify as an executive working paper. The list contains roughly 206,000 felons ...
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  • Friday July 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to be named the next chairman of the National Governors Association. The governor, a Democrat, announced Wednesday that he is traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the NGA’s annual summer meeting. The nonpartisan group advocates on behalf of the governors. McAuliffe is the current vice-chairman of the group, and said he will spend his coming year ...
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  • Thursday July 14th, 2016
    CROAKER, Va. (AP) – Game and fisheries officials say a woman and her 9-year-old daughter died when their boat capsized on the York River and they were trapped under the craft. Officials with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tell media outlets that the incident happened shortly after noon Tuesday on the river between Croaker Landing and West Point. Investigators say six people were ...
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  • Thursday July 14th, 2016
    The William F. and Catharine K. Owens Foundation, a charitable foundation originally established in 1962 to benefit Mathews County churches and nonprofit organizations, has been dissolved. Although the board of directors met for the final time last month, when they selected the 2016 grant recipients, that doesn’t mark the end of the Owens legacy. $2.4 million of the foundation’s assets have been used to set ...
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