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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton loom over Virginia 2018 Senate race

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton loom over Virginia 2018 Senate race

A Senate race between Hillary Clinton’s running mate and a candidate characterized as the Donald Trump of Virginia is likely to garner massive national attention, even if it isn’t competitive—and for now, polls indicate it isn’t. President Trump’s approval rating took its toll on Republicans in Virginia’s 2017 state elections, while Clinton has drawn little positive attention since her 2016 loss in the presidential race. Nevertheless, both will be paramount in this contest. “If Hillary Clinton wants to come to…

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Audit reviews Va. airports’ funds use

Audit reviews Va. airports’ funds use

One of two outdoor escalators is lifted into place in front of the airport terminal building in this file photo of improvements made at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. (Joe Fudge / Daily Press) Except for two airports’ purchases of cleaning and de-icing chemicals, Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport was the only facility in the state to use public funds for capital projects improperly in recent years, a new state audit found. Of note was $3.5 million in state funds meant…

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Virginia-South Carolina air route canceled before it started

Virginia-South Carolina air route canceled before it started

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Less than a month before service was to begin, a Virginia airport has lost a twice-weekly flight that would have been destined for South Carolina. Elite Airways President John Pearsall said in a statement Friday that not enough travelers were interested in the route between Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and Myrtle Beach. Tickets for flights set to start April 6 have been fully refunded. Nonstop jet service had just been announced in January, with Pearsall saying…

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Newport News, VA Author Publishes Children’s Book

Newport News, VA Author Publishes Children’s Book

(PRLEAP.COM) Toredo: I am a big boy now!, a new book by Mary Ann Dentu, has been released by RoseDog Books. Toredo: I am a big boy now! is a charming story about a little boy’s childhood whilst growing up in Sicily, Italy. About the Author The author, Mary Ann Dentu, was born in 1939 to two immigrant Italian parents. Her parents are from Cefalu, Sicily, and loved to sing Italian songs when she was young. She loved songs like…

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Two Newport News teens transported to hospital after being hit by car

Two Newport News teens transported to hospital after being hit by car

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police in Newport News are investigating an auto-pedestrian crash that sent two teens to the hospital. The crash happened around noon on Sunday at the intersection of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue in the city. According to officials, three teens were trying to cross the street when a Chevy pick-up truck struck two of them. One was hit directly by the vehicle, while the other was just clipped. Both have been transported to the hospital with…

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Rep. Bobby Scott tours Newport News public housing complex

Rep. Bobby Scott tours Newport News public housing complex

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Rep. Bobby Scott toured the Marshall Courts pubic housing complex on Monday morning. His tour followed a meeting with representatives of the Housing Authorities of Hampton Roads, where Scott discussed possible funding cuts for federal housing under the Trump administration’s proposed budget, Scott’s office said. "It’s a matter of priorities. What are you spending your money on? Are you spending it on tax cuts primarily given to the wealthy? Or you can provide assistance to people…

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Body found in Newport News home following welfare check

Body found in Newport News home following welfare check

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A man was found dead in his home in Newport News Saturday morning. Newport News Police say it appears the man, in his late 60’s, died multiple years ago. Master Police Officer Brandon Maynard said they found his body in the residence after a welfare check in the 400 block of Rivers Ridge Circle at around 9:30 a.m.. Police say that there was no foul play and the death does not appear to be suspicious….

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New fixture at Newport News Shipbuilding set to ‘revolutionize’ submarine construction

New fixture at Newport News Shipbuilding set to ‘revolutionize’ submarine construction

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Newport News Shipbuilding has lifted and mounted a new 400-ton caisson unit to its Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility that the company says will revolutionize submarine construction. “[It] revolutionize[s] how we build submarines for our country,” said Matt Needy, Newport News’ vice president of operations. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times in support of our current Virginia-class submarine programs and future work on the Columbia-class…

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Sunday’s letters: Bay area shortchanged on foster care funds

Sunday’s letters: Bay area shortchanged on foster care funds

Opioid crisis herds kids to foster care | Jan. 9 Bay area foster care shortchanged As mentioned in this article, the growing opioid epidemic is unfortunately bringing more children into the Florida foster care system. While substance abuse has historically been a leading cause of children being removed from their home, the complexity of opioid addiction and recovery has only exacerbated the issue and is not unique to Florida. But Florida and Eckerd Connects can be leaders. In Hillsborough County…

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Newport TN Real Estate

Newport TN Real Estate

Lot/Land For SaleHouse For Sale Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Pitney Bowes and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries. About the ratings: GreatSchools ratings are based on a comparison of test results for all schools in the state. It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons, not the only factor in selecting the right school for your family….

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