Author: Jay Atkins

Judge hears challenge to Trump’s travel ban

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments on a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, is seeking to join the lawsuit and broaden its scope. When it was first filed, it focused primarily on lawful permanent residents — commonly known as green-card holders — who were affected by the ban. Herring’s motion indicates he would seek protections for those on student and work visas and those with refugee status as well. Friday’s hearing may also provide an update on the status of two Yemeni brothers at the...

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NORRIS BRIDGE WORK TO CONTINUE

Route 3 over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours as painting project begins FREDERICKSBURG – Preparation work continues for a painting project on the Robert O. Norris Bridge, and motorists will encounter weekday lane closures on the bridge from Monday, February 6 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. The project contractor will continue installing netting on the bridge that will encourage Peregrine falcons to nest outside of the project work zone. Bridge traffic will...

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Nestle USA moving headquarters from California to Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Chocolate maker Nestle is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Virginia. About 750 jobs are associated with the move. Nestle USA, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., says it will formally announce the move Wednesday in Rosslyn, Virginia, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Nestle USA is currently based in Glendale, California. The new headquarters will be in the tallest building in the D.C. region. It has been vacant since its 2013 opening. The Rosslyn area has suffered from a slowdown in federal job growth and McAuliffe has been working to diversify northern Virginia’s job base....

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Richmond airport sets record for December passenger traffic

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Airport had a record-setting December. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that passenger traffic in December 2016 was the highest on record for that month. A report presented during a Capital Airport Commission meeting this week shows there were more than 285,000 passengers last December, up 1.3 percent from the same month in 2015. The previous record for December was set in 2007. August 2007 was the busiest month ever for the airport, when it saw nearly 340,000 passengers. The airport had its second-busiest calendar year on record in 2016....

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Virginia search continues for red panda

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The search continues for Sunny the red panda in Virginia. The raccoonlike creature disappeared Jan. 23 from the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. In recent years, red pandas have escaped exhibits in the United Kingdom, California and Washington, D.C. Most are caught within days, if not hours. But not always: According to media reports, a 10-year-old red panda in China was captured in August after 242 days on the run from its zoo. The animal was less than 3 miles away. Sunny has so far evaded infrared cameras, search dogs and drones — not to mention...

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all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 17 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]
9:30 am Joint Cantata
Joint Cantata
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The joint choirs of Farnham Baptist and Milden Presbyterian Churches will present the cantata, Peace Has Come, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The cantata will be presented at 10:00 a.m. at Milden and at 11:00[...]
4:30 pm Community Christmas Event
Community Christmas Event
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Begin the holiday season in the Tappahannock Historic District on Sunday, December 17th from 5 – 8pm. At 5pm, the Tappahannock Artists Guild will display local artists’ paintings, and conduct Christmas Carols and offer refreshments[...]
6:00 pm Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Howertons Baptist Church in Dunnsville will have a Drive Thru Live Nativity on Sunday December 17th from 6 – 7:30pm
Dec
18
Mon
all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 18 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]

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