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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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, 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 King & Queen County Community Pr... @ King & Queen Central High School
King & Queen County Community Pr... @ King & Queen Central High School
Oct 21 all-day
King & Queen County will be holding Community Pride Day on Saturday October 21. A parade will begin at the courthouse at 10am and end at Central High School. Local vendors and children’s activities will[...]
5:30 am Run for Life @ Northumberland High School
Run for Life @ Northumberland High School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
The Northumberland Cross Country Teams partnering with the Red Cross are sponsoring a “Run for Life” 12 Hour Fun Run event. The fundraising event will take place on Saturday October 21st from 6am to 6pm[...]
3:30 pm Smyrna Church Fall Festival @ Smyrna Christian Church
Smyrna Church Fall Festival @ Smyrna Christian Church
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Smyrna Christian Church in Bruington is holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21 from 4-8pm. Activities include a Hayride, Pookey the Clown, face painting, pumpkin carving, corn hole, trunk-or-treat and more. Live music will[...]
4:30 pm Disaster Relief Fish Fry @ Afton United Methodist Church
Disaster Relief Fish Fry @ Afton United Methodist Church
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Afton United Methodist Chruch in Ophelia is holding a Disaster Relief Fish Fry on Saturday, October 21 from 5 – 7pm. Cost is by donation and 100% of the proceeds will go to those affected[...]
5:00 pm Low Country Boil Fundraiser @ Northern Neck Farm Museum
Low Country Boil Fundraiser @ Northern Neck Farm Museum
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Northern Neck Farm Museum will hold a Low Country Boil fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 21st starting at 5pm. The cost is $50. For more information call 493-8619.

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