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Gov. McAuliffe announces movie starring Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers to film in Norfolk, Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced May 23 that producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location. The project will star Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs), and will be directed by Sundance alum and DGA-award winner Eric Bross (Restaurant). The film was written by … Continue reading

GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations
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GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit from higher levels of military spending. The 34 GOP lawmakers, all members of the House Armed Services Committee, are pressing for an … Continue reading

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Virginia Port Authority uncommitted to connector project

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Port Authority says it does not have the money needed to commit to a $236 million highway and rail connector project. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1PNtLuH ) reports transportation planners had been under the impression that the port authority would construct and fund the Craney Island Connector that would provide access … Continue reading

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Navy: Drinking water at Fentress field contaminated

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — High levels of contaminants have been discovered in the drinking water at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Virginia. Local news outlets report Capt. Lou Shager, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana, made the announcement Wednesday morning. Shager said test results show several types of perfluorinated compounds were discovered … Continue reading

Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event
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Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Urban League’s 32nd Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 7:30 … Continue reading