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  • Friday September 04th, 2015 gun_show
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Eight days after two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast at a Virginia resort, several Democratic legislators have produced a petition with nearly 28,000 signatures supporting expanded background checks for gun buyers. The northern Virginia lawmakers unveiled the petition Thursday at a news conference in Arlington, signaling a likely push for universal background checks in the next ...
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  • Friday September 04th, 2015 maintenance on BMB
    Next week, con­struc­tion work will get under­way on a drainage improve­ment project on Route 638… Oak Row Road, in Rich­mond County. Oak Row Road will be closed to through traf­fic between Route 622 (Sny­der Road) and Route 639 (Mozingo Road) start­ing at noon on Tues­day. The road will remain closed at the work zone until Nov. 24th. The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (VDOT) and its ...
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  • Friday September 04th, 2015 library_book_school_shutterstock
    It was just four years ago, when a tor­nado ripped open Page Mid­dle School in Glouces­ter. Now, four years later, stu­dents on Thurs­day got to take a look at the new Page Mid­dle School that they will begin to attend start­ing next week. It’s a two story school, designed with an open con­cept. There are walls and win­dows to let in a lot of nat­ural ...
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  • Friday September 04th, 2015 amainnews
    Cox Com­mu­ni­ca­tions says it plans to close its Solu­tions Store on Fox Mill Cen­tre Park­way in mid-November for what it calls a lack of use. Some Glouces­ter Super­vi­sors how­ever, are tak­ing excep­tion to that plan, say­ing the tim­ing is poor, considering the county is now explor­ing options for improv­ing broad­band ser­vice. Cox is con­trac­tu­ally oblig­ated to main­tain a Glouces­ter store­front busi­ness, unless the board of ...
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  • Thursday September 03rd, 2015 oyster_harvest
    Accord­ing to a release by The Vir­ginia Marine Resources Com­mis­sion, a “lim­ited entry pol­icy” on oys­ter hand scrapes and dredges has been approved, that will take about half of the cur­rent license hold­ers out of the state’s pub­lic oys­ter fish­ery. The pol­icy, as approved last week, will elim­i­nate licenses for those oys­ter­men who either did not report any har­vest or who worked less than 20 ...
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  • Thursday September 03rd, 2015 gavel
    The trial against 26-year-old Tap­pa­han­nock native Terry Finney has been con­tin­ued. That’s because Finney refused to sign a plea agree­ment. Finney is charged with one count of 1st degree mur­der, one count of use of a firearm in the com­mis­sion of a felony, and two counts of child endan­ger­ment. The charges date back to Novem­ber of 2014, when Finney and 23-year-old Danny Gray Jones, Jr. ...
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  • Thursday September 03rd, 2015 dominion
    Domin­ion Power has received approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers for its plans to replace power lines across the Rap­pa­han­nock River. Accord­ing to Dominion’s web­site, the util­ity plans to remove all of the exist­ing lines from the Robert O. Nor­ris Jr. Memo­r­ial Bridge and install new ones, that will be sus­pended from 10 steel tow­ers, each 180-feet tall, that will be placed across ...
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