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  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016
    A Personal Water-Craft collision that happened early Sunday evening at the Downing Bridge on the Rappahannock River, is under investigation now by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. 22 year-old Antoneno Volo of Warsaw was operating a Jet-Ski when it slammed into the bridge while doing about 40 miles per hour. Volo, who fortunately was wearing a life jacket, suffered a laceration to the ...
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  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016
    The annual inspection of the Robert O. Norris Bridge will begin on October 3rd and continue through most of the month, wrapping up on October 28th. There will be travel restrictions for drivers, cutting the bridge down to one lane as the inspections take place each day, Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM most all of October. During the inspection periods, a pilot car ...
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  • Tuesday September 27th, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A college football coach is defending players who wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they warmed up for a recent game. Old Dominion University Monarchs coach Bobby Wilder told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2d4xf3o) Monday that he supports the players “100 percent in wanting to do that.” The Monarchs on Saturday hosted the Roadrunners from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Photos of the shirts emerged ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    A so-called “Pardon Our Dust” meeting has been scheduled so people can learn more about an upcoming maintenance project to paint the center three spans of the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge on Route 3 over the Rappahannock River. The meeting is set for 6PM this Wednesday at Lancaster Middle School in Kilmarnock. Information will be available at the meeting, about the project purpose, ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    The Annual Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity will take place at the Tides Inn in Irvington on Monday and Tuesday. The summit’s goal is “Connecting Rural Virginia to the Global Economy.” This two-day summit will feature a keynote address by Governor Terry McAuliffe with panel discussions and subject matter experts on cyber-security, economicdevelopment, trade policies and other subjects as well. Economic development officials, elected officials, business ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    By Newsroom Virginia State Police are experiencing a severe manpower shortage following the departure of numerous troopers over poor salaries and an unsustainable workload. The head of the state police, Col. W. Steven Flaherty, sent a memo to his department noting that 103 troopers and 76 civilian employees left the state police in the first nine months of 2016. He says a majority of those departing ...
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  • Monday September 26th, 2016
    The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation has named John England of Kilmer’s Point, as the grand marshal of the 2016 festival coming up on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th. England is a local contractor, and he has served as both co-chair and chair of the Oyster Festival’s waterfront activities since 1992. England was also the main boatwright on the restoration of “F.D. Crockett,” a ...
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