Author: Jay Atkins

Governor says 50 new jobs in Chesapeake

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a manufacturing company is bringing 50 new jobs to Chesapeake. The Democratic governor says Atlantic Core Building Products plans to invest $3 million to build a manufacturing operation facility in the city. He says the project by the manufacturer of steel and commercial construction projects will create 50 new jobs. McAuliffe’s office says Virginia beat out North and South Carolina for the project. Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore says the company is joining roughly 6,000 manufacturing firms already in...

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Colonial Williamsburg considering admission to public area

(Information from: Daily Press, WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is considering charging admission to its Historic Area. The Daily Press reports that the general area is free. But the foundation requires tickets into homes, shops and museums as well as tours of the Governor’s Palace. The foundation detailed its concerns to Williamsburg’s city council in a recent memo. It said it loses between $1.3 million and $2.4 million a year when guests enter the property without a ticket. Colonial Williamsburg has periodically debated the idea. And it restricted access for 60 days in 2013 before...

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Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Increase in Middlesex

(from the Southside Sentinel) The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax increases and the proposed FY18 budget on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the historic courthouse in Saluda. The public is invited to attend and comment. The county has advertised a proposed $24.5 million dollar county budget for 2017-18 (FY18), which includes a 3-cent real estate tax increase and a $1.65 personal property rate on most personal-use vehicles. Following the public hearing, supervisors cannot increase tax rates over the advertised amounts, but they can decrease them. Currently in Middlesex,...

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Essex County Stabbing

Neighbors say they witnessed bizarre behavior just before a boy was stabbed Wednesday in a quiet Essex County neighborhood. They say they saw a man riding his bike through their community without his pants on. Police say that man, 34-year-old Duron Penn, a wanted sex offender out of northern Virginia, was arrested for stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the shoulder and neck. The boy is now recovering from the stabbing at VCU Medical Center. He’s in critical but stable condition. Sources say Penn at first tried to slash a pregnant woman, then fled the area on bike. Neighbors say...

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Conservative group to challenge abortion regulation changes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The conservative Family Foundation of Virginia says it plans to file a legal challenge over the way the state did away with restrictive regulations for abortion centers. The group says it notified Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration Tuesday of its intention to file an administrative appeal over the health and safety regulations, which were updated in October. Foundation President Victoria Cobb says the administration violated state law in its “quest to water down” the standards. The Board of Health voted to do away with hospital-style regulations for abortion clinics imposed by the General Assembly in 2011....

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all-day Scholarship Opportunity @ Westmoreland Co. Extension Office
Scholarship Opportunity @ Westmoreland Co. Extension Office
Mar 27 all-day
2017 Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association Scholarship Program This scholarship program is offered by the Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association, Inc., to promote the agricultural educational endeavors of individuals within the service area of the Association.[...]
7:00 pm Adult Book Club @ Upper King William Branch Library
Adult Book Club @ Upper King William Branch Library
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Love to read? Join the Upper King William Adult Book Club. The next meeting is Monday, March 27th from 7 to 8pm at the Upper King William Branch Library. Call or visit the branch for[...]
7:00 pm Northern Neck Church Nurses Meeting @ Warsaw Medical Building
Northern Neck Church Nurses Meeting @ Warsaw Medical Building
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Northern Neck Church Nurses will hold their Monthly Meeting on Monday, March 27th at 7pm at the Warsaw Medical Building. All interested nurses please attend.
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Blood and Plasma donations needed @
Mar 28 all-day
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250[...]
all-day RHS Concession Stand Workers Needed @ Rappahannock High School
RHS Concession Stand Workers Needed @ Rappahannock High School
Mar 28 all-day
The Rappahannock Raiders Booster Club is looking for committed workers for their Concession Stand during the upcoming Soccer, Baseball and Softball season. If you can help, please contact the Booster Club.

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