Virginia city invests $500K in bitcoin ‘mining’ facility

(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach Development Authority is investing $500,000 toward a local company’s bitcoin “mining” facility. The Virginian-Pilot reports the city awarded the money Tuesday to BCause LLC, which is investing nearly $65 million toward its facility. Though bitcoin was classified as a legal, convertible decentralized virtual currency in 2013 by the U.S. Treasury, its price was falling Wednesday as some countries reported they may ban cryptocurrencies. One bitcoin is worth about $10,000. Company founder Tom Flake says the data center will be the largest in North America, bringing about...

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Dominion to put 9 power-generating units on reserve status

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy is announcing plans to move nine of its older, inefficient and rarely-used power-generating units across Virginia into a dormant status. Dominion officials say the change is among dozens being implemented after a months-long review of the company’s power generation group. The nine units that will be moved later this year to what’s called “cold reserve” status are at five power stations. The company says it will maintain environmental permits for the affected facilities and continue paying local taxes. The plants could be restarted if necessary. Paul Koonce, president and CEO of Dominion’s power...

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Richmond chamber to host seminar on navigating new tax law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — ChamberRVA is hosting a seminar for businesses and residents confused about the new tax act recently signed into federal law. The free workshop will be held at the chamber’s offices on Tuesday. The program will be presented by the Richmond accounting firm Mitchell Wiggins. Speakers will present an overview of the new provisions expected to impact individuals, small to large businesses, nonprofits, trusts and estates. They will also discuss general planning strategies and considerations to navigate the changes to tax...

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Police: Thieves are stealing cars as they warm up unattended

(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com) NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say thieves are stealing cars that people had left unattended as they warmed up. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that more than 40 cars have been stolen so far this month in Norfolk. A little more than half were either left running or with the keys inside. Police are urging people to stop, stating that “in a matter of seconds, their car could be taken.” Even if a car is locked, thieves could break a window to get in. The Energy Department advises that car idling is unnecessary....

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Annie Jr. To Be Staged At St. Margaret’s School

Tappahannock—St. Margaret’s School presents the beloved musical, Annie JR., in a free performance for children and families at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3 in the Ball Memorial Gym,  612 Water Lane in Tappahannock. Based on the popular comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie,” and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie Jr. is the timeless story of an optimistic young girl who was abandoned by her parents on the stairs of an orphanage in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find her parents, despite the underhanded schemes of cruel Miss...

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Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion to close temporarily

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion in northern Virginia will be closing temporarily for scheduled preservation work. The mansion on the banks of the Potomac River will be closed from Jan. 22 through Feb. 4. The estate itself will remain open, and tourists can visit the museum, Washington’s grave, the 4-D theater and the other attractions. Admission to the estate will be 50 percent off while the mansion is closed. During the closure, the mansion’s central passage will be repainted to better reflect its appearance in 1799 and staff archaeologists will do excavation work in...

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Fire destroys vacant Petersburg building, forces evacuations

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials in Petersburg say a massive blaze that broke out at a vacant warehouse destroyed that building and spread to nearby apartments, forcing evacuations. Officials said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon that crews were dispatched to the scene around 5:20 a.m. They say the fire spread from the warehouse into the loft apartments through a catwalk between the two structures. The Progress-Index reports about 40 to 50 apartments in the complex were affected, and the warehouse and breezeway were completely destroyed. Fire officials say they had to rescue two residents but there were...

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Hospital bill fails after Democrats threatened Republicans

(Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill intended to help a shuttered hospital has failed in Virginia after Democrats had pressured a Republican state senator into supporting Medicaid expansion. The Washington Post reports the vote on Tuesday was 30-to-10 with all 21 Republicans, along with nine Democrats, for it. The votes were short of the supermajority needed for emergency legislation. Republican Sen. William Stanley says he was angry and ashamed of his colleagues. Stanley said he has never told any of them that “Unless you do something for me, I will kill your bill.”...

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Youth Tour Applications Available From Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Fredericksburg, Va. — Picture this: an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., meeting nearly 2,000 other students, a tour of Capitol Hill, meeting congressional representatives, a Potomac River cruise, touring museums like the National Museum of African American History, and so much more! All of this is available through Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Youth Tour and open to high school students in REC’s service territory. Applications for REC’s Youth Tour are due February 19, 2018. Completed applications can be dropped off at any REC office, faxed, emailed, or postmarked by the deadline.  To learn more and access the application,...

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Art Speaks on the Bay 2018 Juried Art Show Call for Artists

Mathews – The Bay School has issued a call for artists for the Art Speaks 6th Annual Juried Art Show. The show will open April 28 with a reception and will run through May 29. Prizes will total $5000 with $1500 for Best in Show. The show is open to all Virginia artists and includes both 2-D and 3-D media. The early-bird deadline for entries is February 1, 2018; the final entry deadline is March 1, 2018. Joe Seipel, an American sculptor and conceptual artist, will be the show’s judge and juror. Professor Emeritus in sculpture and prior Dean...

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Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda Achieves Five-Star Rating from CMS

GLOUCESTER, VA – Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda is one of several Riverside long-term care facilities to earn a five-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Center in Saluda joins other Riverside facilities in achieving a five-star CMS rating – the highest possible – which places it among the top 10 percent of facilities in the country. “This public recognition validates what we have always known here,” said Christine Morillo, administrator of the Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda. “The CMS ratings are an important validation tool so that the public understands the quality...

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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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