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  • Tuesday October 04th, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A 1,600 pound great white shark is lurking off of Virginia’s coast. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2dmgC5M) that researchers tracked it early Monday in the Atlantic Ocean near the Virginia-North Carolina border. The juvenile shark was first tagged by researchers off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Sept. 22. Researchers have named the shark Miss Costa. She’s 12 feet, 5 inches long. The shark is among ...
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  • Monday October 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Environmental activists are set to start a three-day protest outside Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office. Activists plan a Monday news conference to call on McAuliffe to oppose proposed natural gas pipelines and push for stricter state requirements related to disposing coal waste byproduct. The activists will then have a three day picket line outside the governor’s office. McAuliffe, a Democrat, relied heavily on the ...
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  • Monday October 03rd, 2016
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and SCOTT BAUER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Tuesday’s vice presidential debate in Virginia will be the only time Mike Pence and Tim Kaine get the nation’s political attention all to themselves. Each largely undefined candidate will get a chance to make a mark. Pence is Donald Trump’s running mate and he’s taken a decidedly un-Trump-like approach – he prepared for the event with mock ...
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  • Thursday September 29th, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe gave the opening address Monday at the governor’s annual summit on rural prosperity, held at the Tides Inn for two days this week, saying that the state has to open up all of our communities to make sure we have broadband. The governor focused on the challenges and solutions for growing rural Virginia’s economy. McAuliffe said that the need for broadband is key ...
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  • Thursday September 29th, 2016
    VDOT assistant resident engineer Ron Peaks was in attendance at a recent meeting of the Urbanna Town Council. Council member Larry Chowning said a section of curbing on Watling Street was damaged five years ago by a truck, and nothing has been done about it since. He said he fears that someone walking there could fall on the uneven surface, and it is also unsightly. ...
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  • Wednesday September 28th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter says legislation backed by the families of Sept. 11 victims could be devastating to the U.S. military. Carter’s concerns are detailed in a letter to a senior member of Congress that was released Tuesday. Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill that would allow the families to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing ...
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  • Wednesday September 28th, 2016
    CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) – A young bald eagle that suffered a broken wing is set to be released in Virginia after being nursed back to health. The eagle will be released by the Wildlife Center of Virginia at noon Wednesday at Berkeley Plantation. The bird was found on the ground in June near an active eagle nest. The eagle, which suffered a fracture in the left ...
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