Author: Kyle Scott

Annual “Great ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill Set for Oct. 19

RICHMOND—Fresh off of National Preparedness Month in September, individuals and communities throughout all 50 U.S. states and territories will prepare for the potential impacts of earthquakes through the ninth annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill Oct. 19. To date, 19.1 million people in the U.S., and 1.7 million in the southeast, are registered to participate. Citizens in the southeast and mid-Atlantic states are not immune to earthquakes—the August 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral, Virginia, was felt by one-third of the U.S. population making it the most felt earthquake in U.S. history. “As we saw last month in Mexico City...

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Fatal Crash in King & Queen

Virginia State Police report a fatal crash that occurred in King & Queen County on Sunday morning around 10:30. A 1998 Lincoln Town Car was traveling northbound on Route 721 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The sedan ran off the right side of the road, struck multiple trees and overturned, ejecting the driver. The driver, 22 year-old Khadijah M. L. Robinson of Fredericksburg – was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. There were no other passengers inside the vehicle. Speed is believed to be...

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Virginia has appealed few of FEMA’s denials over storm aid

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Since 1998, the federal government has given Virginia and its cities and counties more than $600 million to help recover from hurricanes, crippling blizzards and summer storms. But a handful of local governments have argued the payout should have been higher. They failed to get a total of nearly $5 million in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — even after appealing the agency’s initial denials. The requests included help to cover the costs of tree stump removal and emergency responder pay. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, some local governments across...

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Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new “aquaponics” operation in Loudoun County. McAuliffe approved a $40,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, which Loudoun will match with local funds. Kappa plans to produce more than $7 million in lettuces in the next three...

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Pence backs Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Gillespie

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence flew into Virginia to throw his weight behind Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. The Washington Post reports Pence stumped at the Washington County Fairgrounds in southwest Virginia on Saturday telling a half-filled exhibition hall, “The president sent me here to ask the people of Virginia to do everything in your power to elect Ed Gillespie as your next governor of Virginia.” The coal-county constituents came out in droves for Trump during the election last year, giving him 75 percent of the vote. Establishment figure Gillespie is in a neck-and-neck race against...

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4:00 pm LEGOmania @ West Point Branch Library
LEGOmania @ West Point Branch Library
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The West Point Branch Library will hold LEGOmania on Friday, April 20th from 4 – 5pm for anyone ages 5-12. Snacks to be provided by Friends of the West Point Library. For more information, call[...]
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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