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Northern Neck, Virginia: Oysters, Seafood, & History

History and modern times intersect in the area called North Neck, or Northern Neck in Virginia. So too, do sources of food and ways to prepare it. Writer and history-lover, Rich Grant returns with a vivid account of his trip to the hour just outside of Colonial Williamsburg. George Washington...
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Total number of COVID-19 cases reaches 690,183 in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Department of Health reports there have been 690,183 total cases of COVID-19 as of July 26, 2021. There have been 535,453 confirmed and 154,730 probable cases of COVID-19. There have also been 9,713 confirmed and 1,793 probable deaths from the coronavirus. There have...
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Local hemp farmer talks about new law

As the Commonwealth of Virginia moves to make marijuana legal to purchase, local hemp farmers are helping to bridge the gap. While it is currently legal to own up to four cannabis plants on private property, it is still illegal to buy or sell the plants or the seeds. Gifting...
Rappahannock County, VARappahannock News

Three new broadband proposals on the table

Broadband Authority could choose to partner with a commercial provider as early as July 22. Three internet service providers responded to the Rappahannock County Broadband Authority’s official request for information (RFI) last week, bringing the county one small step closer to procuring broadband for unserved areas. The authority sent the...
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Virginia DMV launches survey to get public perception on speeding

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ/Governor’s Office Release) - Virginia has launched a summer travel safety campaign and survey designed to get Virginians to help cut down speed-related crashes, injuries and deaths on the Commonwealth’s roads. The “Don’t Speed Thru Summer. Make it Last.” initiative uses online and other media to focus on...
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Eric Fagerholm column: Va. must ban wildlife killing contests

“Public controversy over this issue has the potential to threaten predator hunting and undermine public support for hunting in general,” said the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in 2019. The agency was talking about wildlife killing contests and the dilemma they pose for America’s hunters. Staff members were concerned...

Up With the Vaccine, Down on the Delta

COVID-19 numbers are trending in the wrong direction in Virginia and across the nation. The Virginia Department of Health today reported 505 new COVID-19 cases, a 7-day positivity rate of 4.3%. VDH’s tracking of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 by date of infection shows a steady decline in cases from April into mid-June, with daily cases measured by the dozens instead of the hundreds. For example, on June 18, there were 147 confirmed and probable cases reported. For July 15, the VDH chart shows a count of 410 confirmed and probable cases.
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On This Day: What happened in ‘The Room Where It Happens’?

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On this day in history, July 26, 1790, Alexander Hamilton’s Assumption Plan was passed by Congress due to a clever compromise Hamilton made with Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to relocate the capital from New York to Virginia. In the popular Broadway show, Hamilton by...
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Guest Commentary: F.C. Supported Renters During Covid, But There’s Still Work To Do

Since the onset of the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency, the City of Falls Church has assisted 80 residents with rent. Most are residents who either lost their jobs or lost work hours as a result of the pandemic. Some may have had to take care of a sick family member or assist children with virtual school. All of these residents experienced loss of income through no fault of their own. These residents were all ages, races and household sizes. In September of 2020, the Virginia Employment Commission estimated around 1,360 City residents or 9.5 percent of the population up to that point, had experienced unemployment at some point during Covid.
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5 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Virginia

The following are some of the best barbecue restaurants in Virginia, the best-kept secrets, and award-winning spots that you have to try if you haven't already. For a little extra flavor during your Virginia trip, check out these five barbecue spots.

Moneybeat - The market’s COVID predictions

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Next up on The World and Everything in It: the Monday Moneybeat. NICK EICHER, HOST: Financial analyst and adviser David Bahnsen joins us now for our regular conversation and commentary on the economy. David, good morning to you. DAVID BAHNSEN, GUEST: Good morning, Nick. Good to be...
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Virginia State Lottery Board Approves Casino Laws

On July 21, 2021, the Virginia state lottery board approved permanent casino gambling rules. The rules have been sent to the governor’s office for Governor Ralph Northam to sign it. After, the public will comment about the laws in 60 days, after which they will become permanent casino gambling laws.