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  • Tuesday October 18th, 2016
    Following a recent meeting of the Mathews County Planning Commission and Mathews County Board of Supervisors held last month, in which proposed zoning ordinance changes governing vacation rental homes were discussed, another meeting is now on the table. Planners will consider the matter beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the historic courthouse on Court Street to consider a request from Robert E. and Gail C. ...
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  • Monday October 17th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Jury selection is set to begin in a University of Virginia administrator’s defamation case against Rolling Stone magazine over its now discredited story about a rape on campus. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday at the federal court in Charlottesville. The November 2014 story told the harrowing story of a woman identified only as “Jackie,” who claimed she was gang raped by ...
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  • Monday October 17th, 2016
    By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A bad cable has delayed a rocket launch from Virginia by a NASA shipper eager to make a strong comeback. Orbital ATK was poised to fly its Antares rocket Sunday night with a load of supplies for the International Space Station, after being grounded for two years. But seven hours before the planned liftoff, NASA announced the ...
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  • Monday October 17th, 2016
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old student at The College of William & Mary. Williamsburg police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley tells local news outlets that officers received a call about an unconscious person early Saturday morning. University officials said in a statement that the emergency call was about a student, identified as Tiancheng “Austin” Zheng, in cardiac arrest at an off-campus ...
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  • Friday October 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure the work is covered before they hire a contractor or mechanic to repair damage. They say while some auto insurance policies may ...
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  • Friday October 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Hurricane Matthew will cost Virginia more than $2 million in bridge and road damage and cleanup costs. The Virginian Pilot reports (goo.gl/OFR71H) that the state Department of Transportation said the final addition of the storm’s cost could take several days. Southampton County had more than $1 million in damage to its roads, while Isle of Wight County had $300,000. A VDOT official said nine ...
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  • Thursday October 13th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A lecturer at the University of Virginia has apologized after comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan on social media. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/2ddqGbj ) reports that adjunct lecturer Douglas Muir apologized after responding to a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter, calling the movement the biggest racist organization since the KKK. In a statement on Oct. 11, ...
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