Author: Kyle Scott

Effort to reinstate electric bill refunds fails

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Senate panel has rejected a bill that would allow state regulators to order refunds to customers of the state’s two largest electric utilities. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee voted Monday to kill a bill by Democratic Sen. Chap Petersen that would essentially repeal a 2015 law that temporarily barred state regulators from adjusting certain rates of electric monopolies, even if they made excessive profits. The law has allowed both Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power to hold on to profits they otherwise would have had to return, including $130 million in refunds Dominion’s...

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Virginia panel votes down push for stricter gun laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state Senate panel has defeated a Democratic push for stricter gun laws. A Republican-led panel voted Monday to block legislation that would allow cities and counties to ban firearms at certain public events. The bill came in response to a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last summer where several participants were heavily armed. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe enacted similar rules on a temporary basis last November. The panel also voted down a bill to expand mandatory background checks on gun buyers. The vote comes two days after newly sworn-in Gov. Ralph Northam,...

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Northam asks lawmakers to pass progressive agenda in address

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — New Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking the Republican-backed General Assembly to pass a progressive agenda that includes expanding Medicaid, stricter gun regulations and protecting abortion rights. The governor made his remarks in a major address to state lawmakers Monday, saying that voters sent a clear message in last November’s election when Democrats made major gains. His remarks came the same day a GOP-led legislative panel defeated a top Northam priority to expand background checks on gun buyers. Northam may find better luck with his call for extra money for education, which Republicans have also...

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Tony Brooks, LNHA, Hits Ground Running as New Administrator at Riverside Sanders Retirement Community

GLOUCESTER, Va. – Riverside Sanders Retirement Community recently welcomed Antonio “Tony” Brooks, LNHA as its new administrator. Located in the heart of Gloucester court house on the Middle Peninsula, Sanders Retirement Community is one of Riverside’s three continuing care retirement communities. It includes independent living cottages, assisted living, long-term care and rehabilitation services. “I believe there is a difference between caring for someone and providing care for them,” said Brooks. “The difference for me is the heart, and having real compassion and love for other people. At Sanders, we accomplish a lot – making residents feel respected, loved and...

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State Police Seek Assistance In Two Interstate Shootings

HAMPTON– The Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects or suspect vehicles that were involved in two separate and unrelated interstate shootings to occur within the Hampton Roads region within eight hours of one another. The first one occurred Jan. 14, 2018, at approximately 7:50 PM. The Virginia State Police responded to a complaint of a possible interstate shooting on the entrance ramp from Chestnut Avenue to Interstate 664 northbound in the city of Newport News. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Ford minivan, occupied by three individuals, left a supermarket in the...

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all-day Farm & Field Day Vendors
Farm & Field Day Vendors
Feb 23 all-day
Vendors are still needed for the Northumberland High School Farm & Field Day on Saturday April 14th. 10×10 spaces are still available for only $10. for more information, call Lee Meadows at 804-580-5192.
all-day Merman the Magician
Merman the Magician
Feb 23 all-day
Join Chesapeake Academy on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. as they host Merman the Magician who amazes and delights with incredible illusions and magic which includes floating an audience member in mid air! This[...]
all-day Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Feb 23 all-day
The Tappahannock Tides are looking for High School Seniors along with current & former college players to join the team. The season runs from June to Mid-August Players must register before April 1st. If interested,[...]
4:30 pm Spaghetti Dinner @ Warsaw United Methodist Church
Spaghetti Dinner @ Warsaw United Methodist Church
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rappahannock High School After Prom Committee will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, February 23 from 4:30 – 7pm at Warsaw United Methodist Church. The menu will be Spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, bread, and[...]
5:00 pm Black Heritage Extravaganza @ Antioch Baptist Church
Black Heritage Extravaganza @ Antioch Baptist Church
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Antioch Baptist Church in Champlain will hold a Black Heritage Extravaganza on Saturday, February 24th from 5 – 9pm. Wear your formal attire or come dressed in an African heritage ensemble and enjoy an evening[...]

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