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  • Thursday May 05th, 2016
    Delegate Margaret Ransone has joined the General Assembly leaders in announcing that House and Senate Republicans have retained attorney Charles J. Cooper to challenge Governor McAuliffe’s recent executive order restoring the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons. The announcement comes following the Governor’s refusal to call a Special Session to consider his actions and release a list of those felons requested by the General ...
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  • Thursday May 05th, 2016
    In Mathews County, a military landing craft is tied off along the Piankatank River at Hallieford, and some neighbors are less than excited about its presence. Jason and Jordan Podd are brothers who grew up in Mathews. They purchased the old craft at scrap prices from a private seller in Annapolis, Maryland. At the time, they planned on using it for an oyster business. But ...
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  • Thursday May 05th, 2016
    The treasurer of one Virginia city says publishing a list of delinquent taxpayers in a local newspaper has helped boost tax collection efforts. Petersburg Treasurer Kevin Brown says making the names of people who haven’t paid taxes public, has helped raise more than $581,000 from more than 70 otherwise delinquent accounts. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Brown says that the city needs the revenue to ...
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  • Wednesday May 04th, 2016
    Repairs planned for the Norrris Bridge this week have beeen delayed. No date has been set. When work reesumes, bridge traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 pm to 6 am each evening. Flag crews and a pilot vehicle will guide motorists through the work zone. Crews will replace a 44-foot long section concrete on the bridge’s surface. The concrete will fill in an ...
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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016
    In Kilmarnock, three seats are up for election for four-year terms. One seat is up for the remaining two years of a four-year term. Rebecca Nunn, Michael Sutherland, Keith Butler, Shawn Donahue and Bernice McElroy are running for the four-year terms. Betty S. “Betsy” Crowther is seeking the two-year term.   Member Town Council – Kilmarnock (KILMARNOCK) 2 precincts of 2 (100.00%) reporting Candidate Votes Percent Keith L. Butler 235 29.12% Shawn E. Donahue 96 11.90% Bernice N. ...
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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016
    Virginia House and Senate Republicans announced Monday that they have retained the services of an attorney and plan to sue Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his executive order granting voting rights to over 200,000 felons. “Governor McAuliffe’s flagrant disregard for the Constitution of Virginia and the rule of must not go unchecked,” said Majority Leader Thomas Norment in a statement. McAuliffe signed an executive order ten days ...
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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A preservation group’s annual list of Virginia’s most endangered historic places includes African-American cemeteries, a plantation slave dwelling plundered by treasure hunters and the General Assembly Building. Preservation Virginia said Tuesday that African-American cemeteries statewide are endangered by development, neglect and vandalism. For example, the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville has deteriorated since an organization established to take care of it ...
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