Author: Kyle Scott

Man killed, another wounded in Norfolk double shooting

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another man seriously wounded. Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, police received a report about a man being shot. When officers arrived, they found a man inside a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police found another man inside a residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital with what appears to be a serious, but non-life threatening injury. Police said they believe the two...

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Police: alcohol may have been factor in crash that killed 3

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (AP) — Three people have been killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash in which police say alcohol may have played a role. Virginia State Police said the accident happened just after 3 a.m. Sunday on Route 460 in Sussex County. Police said a Kia Soul was traveling eastbound when the driver, Christy Allen, crossed the center lane, hitting a Honda Accord head on. Allen and her passenger, Roquisha Shonta Broady, were killed. A passenger in the Honda, Dequincy Lamar Jackson, of South Chesterfield, died on impact. The driver suffered major injuries. A third...

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Grant money awarded to help transition coal businesses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced that Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia will receive $300,000 in grant funding to provide transition assistance to coal industry-related businesses. The funding will go to the Heart of Appalachia Collaborative Economic Transition Project, also known as The Heart Project. The project will provide direct counseling, training, mentoring, business service plan development and other targeted technical assistance to approximately 58 coal industry-related businesses, retaining about 200 existing jobs in southwest Virginia. It’s also expected to create 10 new businesses and 30 new jobs. Since 1982, the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant...

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Custis Mill Pond Road in King William Will Close for Bridge Replacement Project

FREDERICKSBURG  –  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will soon begin work to replace a structurally deficient bridge over Mill Creek on Route 625 (Custis Mill Pond Road) in King William County. VDOT will close Custis Mill Pond Road near the bridge over Mill Creek at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27.  The bridge is located between Seatons Lane and Wakema Road. A detour will be in place for approximately 10 weeks, weather permitting, while construction is underway. Signs will be posted along the recommended detour route, which is approximately six miles: Route 30 (King William Road) Route 626...

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Public Invited to Comment on Study of Route 301 and Route 207 Corridor in Caroline, King George

FREDERICKSBURG – The public is invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about preliminary 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 meeting will be held: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 5-7 p.m. Port Royal Volunteer Fire Station 435 King Street Port Royal, VA 22535  Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to meet the study team and learn more about recommendations for improving safety and travel efficiency along a 42-mile section of Route 301 and Route 207. The study area...

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10:00 am Holiday Morning Movie @ Upper King William Branch Library
Holiday Morning Movie @ Upper King William Branch Library
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Upper King William Branch Library will host a Holiday Morning Movie on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30am to 12:30pm for anyone ages 18 and up. Refreshments to be provided by Friends of the Upper[...]
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all-day Lancaster Library Lottery @ Lancaster Community Library
Lancaster Library Lottery @ Lancaster Community Library
Dec 13 all-day
The Lancaster Community Library Lottery is going on now until January 20th. Buy your ticket early this year and get in on the Early Bird Drawing of $1,000 plus you only pay $95. December 22nd[...]
4:30 pm Degree Information Sessions @ Rappahannock Community College - King George Site
Degree Information Sessions @ Rappahannock Community College - King George Site
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm
Rappahannock Community College will be hosting a series of informational sessions over the next few weeks. They are designed to give information to those who are considering starting a degree or for those who would[...]
6:30 pm Winter Concert @ Essex High School
Winter Concert @ Essex High School
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm
Essex High School’s Music Department presents their Winter Concert on Wednesday December 13th beginning at 7pm. The theme for this year is “Out of this World” and feature performances by the Chorus, Percussion Emsemble, and[...]
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4:30 pm Degree Information Session @ Rappahannock Community College
Degree Information Session @ Rappahannock Community College
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm
Rappahannock Community College will be hosting a series of informational sessions over the next few weeks. They are designed to give information to those who are considering starting a degree or for those who would[...]

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