Author: Kyle Scott

Virginia Motor Speedway Crowns 2017 Champions

Jamaica, VA – Bill Sawyers Virginia Motor Speedway officially wrapped up the 2017 season by recognizing the top ten in each of the track’s divisions with special attention reserved for the 2017 champions. During the night’s events almost $36,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, of that almost $27,000 was in cash. Justin Williams of Concord, VA was crowned the 2017 Victory Lap Pro Late Model Champion for the second year in a row and received a check for $5,000 for his efforts. Williams also received a $500 certificate from the Joie of Seating, a custom calendar from Al...

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Tear up the planks! Poe statue in Virginia to be relocated

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia are relocating a statue of Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe statue will nevermore be located on the southwest corner of Capitol Square in Richmond. Instead, it will be located on the northwest corner. The state’s Department of General Services says the move ensures Poe won’t be overshadowed. Planned monuments to Indians and women are being added to the southwest corner, and their scale would diminish the Poe statue. On the northwest corner, Poe’s statue will be surrounded by statues of similar size. The move is expected to occur this week. The statue...

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Ikea starts work on new Norfolk store to open in 2019

(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com) NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Swedish retailer IKEA has broken ground on a Norfolk store that’s expected to open in spring 2019. The Virginian-Pilot reports Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott attended the groundbreaking last week. City officials have estimated Ikea will spend $75 million on the project, which has been running behind schedule. The store was originally expected to be completed in 2018. Currently, IKEA’s only other store in the state is in northern...

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Virginia farmers to gather for annual convention

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of farmers from around the state are expected to attend the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention later this month. The convention will be held Nov. 28-30 at the Williamsburg Lodge. About 700 people are expected to attend the event, which will determine the farm bureau’s legislative agenda. Educational conferences will include: “Cannabis Production — Are There Value-added Crop Opportunities?” featuring a speaker from the Colorado-based Marijuana Industry Group. Another is “Lessons Learned on Leases — Solar, Cellular and Others,” featuring information about what farmers should look for when approached to lease land for...

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Virginia House GOP elects its leadership team

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republicans in Virginia’s House of Delegates have elected their leadership team and choice for speaker, all while Democrats hope recounts can flip the chamber from GOP control. As expected, House Republicans on Sunday nominated Majority Leader Kirk Cox from Colonial Heights to be speaker. Current Speaker Bill Howell chose not to run for re-election. Todd Gilbert was elected to replace Cox as majority leader. Tim Hugo was re-elected as caucus chairman, and Nick Rush was chosen as majority whip. Rush would replace Jackson Miller, who lost his re-election bid. Republicans expect to hold a 51-49...

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The Callao Moose Losge will be hosting Lunch with Santa on Saturday, December 16th from 11am to 3pm. There will be crafts for the kids and a free lunch will be served from Noon to[...]
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Opioid Misuse Awareness Summits
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The Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities in partnership with the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services will be holding 2 Opioid Misuse Awareness Summits on Tuesday December 5th. The first summit will be at White Stone[...]
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New Life Baptist Thanksgiving Se... @ New Life Baptist Church
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Pastor Malcolm Lee and New Life Baptist Church in Quinton will be having their Thanksgiving Services on November 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
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CHVC Opioid Misuse Summit
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The Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities in partnership with the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services board will hold a pair of Opiod Misuse Awareness Summits on Tuesday December 5th. The first summit will be at[...]
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Personal Property Taxes & Real E... @ Tappahannock Municipal Building
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The Town of Tappahannock personal property and real estate taxes are due by Tuesday December 5. Penalty will be added beginning December 6th. Payments can be made in the Tappahannock Municipal Building Monday – Friday[...]

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