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Gloucester County

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  • Hicks announces plans to retain Commonwealth's Attorney seat

     
    Bob Hicks announced this morning his plans to seek re-election as Gloucester County Commonwealth's Attorney. Hicks is running as an Independent in seeking his fifth term. He was first elected in 1994. "I've had the pleasure of helping a lot......
  • Gloucester business recycling report forms coming due

     
    Here's your friendly reminder Gloucester business owners: Required recycling reports are due by March 15. The required recycling report forms have been mailed to all businesses, said a Gloucester County spokeswoman. The Virginia Department of...
  • Altemus is keynote speaker at recent technology summit

     
    Former Gloucester County Supervisor Teresa Altemus was the keynote speaker this past Thursday at the KeyMark Government Summit 2011 in Columbia, S.C. Altemus is described as a "senior fellow" at the Center for Digital Government, a national research and...
  • Gloucester fires causes `suspicious' and under investigation

     
    Fires that erupted around Gloucester over the weekend charred more than 1,500 acres and damaged homes, outbuildings, hunting lodges, boats, vehicles and other property. At the height of Saturday's conflagration between Starvation and Island roads in the...
  • Gloucester Building Inspections Department holds codes meeting

     
    Heads up contractors. The Gloucester County Building Inspections Department will be hosting on Thursday a session to inform contractors about updates in the Virginia Statewide Uniform Building Code. The state codes go into effect March 1.The 2009...
  • Clean Community Day volunteers clean up

     
    With 14 of the 41 registered groups reporting, it's safe to say that the first annual Clean Community Day for Gloucester was a rousing success. Information compiled by Gloucester's Community Education Department shows that 453 people picked up 474 bags......
  • Coyote forum in Gloucester tonight at 7 p.m.

     
    Here's a reminder that tonight's coyote forum is in the auditorium at T.C. Walker Elementary School at 7 p.m. The county is presenting the coyote information program in conjunction with the USDA Wildlife Service and Virginia Cooperative Extension Office....
  • Abingdon District draws another candidate in Bob Orth

    The Abingdon District has its second candidate to replace Christian "Buddy" Rilee, who is not seeking re-election to the Board of Supervisors. Robert "JJ" Orth, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is a 38-year resident of...
  • Mosquito spraying worries beekeepers, others in York

    The U.S. Air Force spraying of a chemical that kills adult mosquitoes and other insects has drawn the ire of beekeepers, master gardeners and other activists in York County. The controversy erupted last week after the Air Force — as it has done...
  • Bids vary widely on Gloucester County tornado debris removal

    The county has received bids from seven companies to remove tornado debris, with a Virginia Beach-based firm submitting the low bid. Annex General Contracting submitted a bid of $42 per ton to remove the debris. The second-lowest bid was El-X...
  • Bacteria from stormwater runoff, human and animal waste lead to swimming advisories

    Bacteria from stormwater runoff, human and animal waste lead to swimming advisories
    It's beach season in Hampton Roads. Time to bring out the beach chairs and sunscreen. And to be alert for bacteria lurking in the water. Elevated bacteria levels prompted the Peninsula Health Department to advise against swimming at Huntington Park...
  • Hampton Roads has some of the highest STD rates in nation

    Hampton Roads has some of the highest STD rates in nation
    Hampton Roads has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation. It had the second-highest rate of chlamydia cases among U.S. metropolitan areas and third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases, according to a 2010 report by the Centers...