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  • Thursday June 16th, 2016
    In April about 260 people showed up for the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors’ budget public hearing. Although public participation is generally looked upon as favorable, the county fire code only allowed 120 people in the boardroom on the second floor of the historic Middlesex Courthouse in Saluda. So instead of moving that meeting somewhere that could accomodate the larger than expected crowd, loud speakers ...
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  • Thursday June 16th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order to restore voting rights to ex-felons may have included more than 100 sex offenders who’ve completed their sentences, but were deemed too dangerous to release. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1Q7vIsc ) reports that Nottoway County Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Royall said Wednesday that the director of the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation informed her that 176 of its 370 ...
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  • Thursday June 16th, 2016
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – A 7-year-old Portsmouth student is facing expulsion after bringing toy guns to school. Media outlets report the second-grader was suspended for 10 days in May after he was caught with a water gun and a Nerf gun in class at Douglass Park Elementary. Following his suspension, the school told the child’s mother that he could be expelled. Like most school systems, Portsmouth has ...
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  • Wednesday June 15th, 2016
    UPDATE: NORRIS BRIDGE WORK TONIGHT, TOMORROW NIGHT Route 3 traffic will be reduced on the bridge tonight, Thursday night FREDERICKSBURG – Two additional evenings of work have been scheduled on the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River for tonight and tomorrow night. Overnight repairs to the bridge’s travel surface are now scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16. Route 3 will be reduced to one ...
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  • Wednesday June 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia says that nearly three quarters of the commonwealth’s attorney elections held over a 10 year period were uncontested. The ACLU looked at every commonwealth’s attorney election held between 2005 and 2015. The group says that of the 381 total races during that period, 72 percent of them were uncontested. The ACLU says ...
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  • Wednesday June 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Democrats and the presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are opening five offices around the state as part of the prep work ahead of the general election. The offices – two in northern Virginia, one in Blacksburg, one in Richmond and one in Virginia Beach – are opening Tuesday through Thursday. Local Democratic lawmakers and candidates will be on hand in at each ...
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  • Tuesday June 14th, 2016
    UPDATE: The overnight water main repair at E. Church and Main Streets is now completed. The intersection is fully open to all traffic.    All water service has been turned back on.  For the locations along Main Street and adjacent streets where water was turned off, there may be some discolored water due to sediment released. This is  not harmful and we recommended simply flushing toilets and letting a ...
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