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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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  • Tuesday July 05th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s bald eagle population is thriving, with more than 1,000 breeding pairs spotted in the state this year. The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary announced Thursday that its survey counted 1,070 occupied nests this year. It’s the first time more than 1,000 have been counted since the survey started 60 years ago. The figure marks a remarkable ...
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  • Friday July 01st, 2016
    Among the many new laws will be two that impact Virginia concealed handgun permit holders and those engaging in private firearms transactions at Virginia gun shows, as well as many others which we’ve outlined here. CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT:As of July 1, 2016, Virginia will recognize all valid concealed handgun or concealed weapon permits and licenses issued by another state, so long as the following requirements are ...
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  • Friday July 01st, 2016
    GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the health of coastal wetlands in the nation, with the five-year effort revealing that wetlands in the coastal plains region, which includes Virginia, are slightly healthier than the nation overall. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/29dm1b2 ) reports that the EPA’s survey shows that 50 percent of all wetland types in the region ...
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  • Thursday June 30th, 2016
    From the Southside Sentinel: The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors voted last week to eliminate the personal property tax on all boats moored in that county. The towns of Urbanna and Kilmarnock also eliminated boat taxes within their town limits this month, and the Northumberland Board of Supervisors is currently discussing a reduction in its county’s boat tax. Gloucester County also has eliminated the tax on all boats. Lancaster ...
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