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McDonnell Announces $500K in Crop Grants for Virginia

Posted: 10/04/2010 - Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced funding today for eighteen agriculture-related projects which will promote and enhance the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops.

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Va. Schools Feel Pinch, Pass Some Costs to Parents

Posted: 10/04/2010 - Parents of school divisions are holding raffles and other events to raise money to make up for the loss of funding for extracurricular programs because of state budget cuts.

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Six Va. Tech Students Injured In Van Accident

Posted: 10/03/2010 - Six Virginia Tech students were injured in a single vehicle accident. Five of the students were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and one was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. Conditions and the names of the victims were not immediately available.

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Annual Deer And Hog Hunt Begins At Va. Parks

Updated: 10/02/2010 - An annual hunt is underway for white-tailed deer and feral hogs. Officials say the hunt is a chance to maintain a healthy deer population and eliminate the pigs.

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Dry Spell Could Hurt Va. Tobacco Crop

Posted: 10/01/2010 - Despite recent rains, Virginia tobacco farmers are waiting to see how much damage this summer's hot, dry weather will have on their crop.

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Thousands of Pounds of Drugs Collected in Va. Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: 10/01/2010 - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and law enforcement partners announced Friday that more than 5000 pounds of drugs – expired or unwanted prescription drugs – were voluntarily turned over to authorities statewide last Saturday.

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Tyson Foods Lays Off Virginia Employees

Posted: 09/29/2010 - Two dozen workers have been laid off at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Harrisonburg, which is about 5 percent of its workforce.

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VDOT Warns Drivers About Heavy Rains

Posted: 09/29/2010 - VDOT says motorists should be alert to possible road closures due to expected flooding from heavy rain across the state today into the early hours of Thursday.

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State Addresses Bus Overcrowding

Posted: 09/29/2010 - The Virginia Department of Education says it is putting an end to a rule that allows schools to transport students to and from school on overcrowded buses.

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Study Ranks Virginia Third for Gun Trafficking

Posted: 09/27/2010 - A study released by "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" shows a correlation between states with strict gun enforcement laws and low rates of gun trafficking. Here in Virginia, the state ranks as the third highest in terms of interstate gun suppliers in crimes.

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