Author: Terry Brooks

Wallops Island Rocket Launch scheduled for Monday night

A private rocket launch from Virginia’s Eastern Shore on Monday night (Oct. 17) could be visible to potentially millions of skywatchers along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting. Observers who live near and along the Atlantic Seaboard, west to the Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes have a great opportunity to see the launch. A two-stage Antares rocket developed by Orbital ATK will loft an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship into orbit at 7:40 p.m.  The rocket will launch from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located on Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch was delayed from Sunday due to...

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Virginia 2016 General Fund Revenues

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that September General Fund revenue decreased 2.4 percent from the previous year, largely due to the timing of payroll withholding taxes. Payroll withholding fell 5.8 percent in September, following a 17.7 percent jump last month. The Governor also stated that September completes the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 and is a significant month for revenue collections. Estimated payments from individuals, corporations, and insurance companies are all due in September, along with regular monthly collections in withholding, sales taxes, and other sources. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 3.6 percent,...

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Virginia Assesses Areas impacted by Hurricane

VIRGINIA BEACH – Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Virginia State Emergency Coordinator Jeff Stern and other Commonwealth public safety officials traveled to Hampton Roads today to receive a briefing on response efforts and assess the impacts of Hurricane Matthew in the region. They were joined by MaryAnn Tierney, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III Director, and leaders and officials from several localities in the region that were impacted by the storm. “I want to thank the men and women who continue to work tirelessly to keep Virginians safe and help communities...

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Plan to Balance FY 2016-2017 Budgets

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his actions to balance Virginia’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budgets in response to a revenue shortfall. The Governor’s plan reduces spending while protecting core priorities like education, public safety and health care. “The budget actions we are taking today respond to the Commonwealth’s revenue shortfall without making program cuts to core priorities that are essential to our efforts to build a new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the announcement today. “There will be no program cuts to public education, Medicaid for our families most in need, nor our core public safety services....

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St. Margaret’s Recognized

Virginia Living names St. Margaret’s School a top high school in Virginia for excellence and innovation in arts and humanities. The selection specifically recognizes St. Margaret’s Spanish II class for publishing a book of short, original legends: Leyendas con Amigas in 2016 and Nuestras Leyendas in 2015, both of which are available in paperback on Amazon. Each year in Spanish II, students exercise their creative writing skills after broadening their storytelling vocabulary and mastering the use of imperfect and preterite tenses. By the end of the year, students compile their best work and publish a book as a class....

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all-day W & L’s Class of 1982 Reunion
W & L’s Class of 1982 Reunion
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day
The Class of 1982 from Washington & Lee High School will be hosting it’s 35th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 30th at the Riverboat on the Potomac in Colonial Beach from 6 till 11pm….Please contact[...]
all-day 911 Address Verification in Esse... @ Essex County
911 Address Verification in Esse... @ Essex County
Aug 19 all-day
Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the[...]
9:00 am Heathsville Farmers Market @ behind old Northumberland Courthouse
Heathsville Farmers Market @ behind old Northumberland Courthouse
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Antique and classic cars will abound at the Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local members of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Northern Neck Corvette Club[...]
9:00 am Northern Neck Computer Users Mee... @ Lancaster Community Library
Northern Neck Computer Users Mee... @ Lancaster Community Library
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Northern Neck Computer Users Group will meet Saturday, August 19th at 10 am at the Lancaster Community Library.  BJ McMillan will present Advances in Health Technology. Immediately prior, the Tablet Special Interest Group will[...]

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