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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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  • Tuesday July 05th, 2016
    The Northern Neck Farm Museum on Northumberland Highway in Heathsville, will host Threshing Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, July 9th. There will be a threshing machine demonstration, with antique combines and binding machines. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be for sale at the event and there will be a bounce house for the children. Threshing is the process of loosening ...
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  • Tuesday July 05th, 2016
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former National Guard soldier has been charged with plotting to help the Islamic State and contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military. Twenty-six-year-old Mohamed Jalloh of Sterling, Virginia, is expected to make an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria. Court records made public Tuesday indicate Jalloh is a former member of the Army National Guard who says ...
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