Author: Kyle Scott

New bay bridge-tunnel boring machine has been named Chessie

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The boring machine that will help expand the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has been named Chessie. The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that Chessie is a fabled sea monster in the bay. Its legend is more than 80 years old with reported “sightings” of the snakelike creature picking up in the 1980s. The name Chessie was chosen from an online contest and submitted by Grace Bentley of Nandua Middle School in Onley on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The bridge-tunnel spans the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and connects Virginia’s Hampton Roads region with the Eastern Shore. The machine will...

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School walkout expected to draw large crowd in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of Virginia students are expected to hold a rally at the State Capitol as part of a nationwide protest against school violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. The National School Walkout has been organized in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and faculty members dead. Students across the country are planning to leave their schools at 10 a.m. Friday. In Virginia, students plan to host a voter registration drive on Brown’s Island in Richmond, then march to the State Capitol for...

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Update on Veto Session

Callao, VA – The Virginia General Assembly reconvened Tuesday for a continuation of the ongoing special session. The House of Delegates has voted to adopt a budget including Medicaid Expansion with a work requirement. Del. Ransone voted against the budget in opposition to the expansion of Medicaid. Conferees from both The House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia will meet seeking a budget agreeable to both chambers in a continuation of an ongoing process. The following day, the General Assembly once again reconvened for the Veto Session. Governor Northam vetoed legislation that would prohibit sanctuary cities, but ultimately vetoed far fewer bills than past governors have. House Republicans lack the numbers to override any vetoes, but were able to block the amendments they wished, while accepting necessary, technical amendments. Delegate Ransone believes the day went smoothly. Today, Delegate Ransone was appointed to The State Water Commission, in addition to serving on the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee, Commerce and Labor Committee, Privileges and Elections Committee, chairing the Elections Subcommittee, serving on the Chesapeake Subcommittee, Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2, Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, Crisis Intervention Workgroup, Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century, Joint Subcommittee to Study, Rappahannock River Basin Commission, Governor’s School and Campus Safety Taskforce, Governor’s Rural Jobs...

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Public Is Invited To Review Route 301 and Route 207 Corridor Recommendations In Caroline, King George

FREDERICKSBURG – Public meetings have been scheduled to share final recommendations from a transportation planning study of the Route 301 corridor in Caroline and King George counties, and the Route 207 corridor in Caroline. The public meetings will be held: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5-7 p.m. L.E. Smoot Memorial Library 9533 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485   Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5-7 p.m. Caroline County Community Services Center 17202 Richmond Turnpike Milford, VA 22514  Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to learn more about recommendations for improving safety and travel efficiency along a 42-mile section of Route 301...

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Riverside Celebrates Life of Dr. Jeffrey Haskins

TAPPAHANNOCK – The community is invited to celebrate the life of Jeffrey M. Haskins, MD, a dedicated Riverside urologist who served the Tappahannock and Northern Neck community since August 1993.  Monday, April 23, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., the community is invited to join the Haskins family and Riverside team members for a Celebration of Life Reception at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.   In addition, patients, families and the community wanting to leave a note of remembrance for the family are encouraged to come by Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. After earning his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine...

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Dave Ramsey Seminar @ Carter Memorial Church
Apr 20 all-day
Never worry about money again. Financial Peace will help you take control of your money, plan your future, and transform your life. This Dave Ramsey Financial Seminar will be held Thursdays beginning at 6:30pm until[...]
5:00 pm Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Standing Rock Mission Team will host a Pancake Dinner at Rappahannock Church of Christ on Friday, April 20th from 5 – 7pm. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, baked apples, water, coffee, and tea.[...]
8:00 am Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority will hold a household chemical collection and computer recycling at Essex High School on Saturday, April 21st from 8am – noon. If you have any questions on what items[...]
9:00 am Boy Scouts Fundraiser @ Tappahannock Farmer's Market
Boy Scouts Fundraiser @ Tappahannock Farmer's Market
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tappahannock Boy Scout Troop #316 will host a soup fundraiser on Saturday, April 21st during at the Tappahannock Farmer’s Market. Their booth will be located near the ellipse, across from NNBurger. They will be preparing[...]
9:00 am Earth Day Festival
Earth Day Festival
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) will host its 4th annual Earth Day Festival in downtown Heathsville on Saturday, April 21st from 9am – 1pm, during the season’s first Farmer’s Market. An Earth Day[...]

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