Posts Tagged Virginia Beach

Feds Hold Meeting to Answer Questions About Offshore Drilling

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US Rep Don McEachin, D-Va. speaks to a group of environmental activists during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The press conference proceeded a public meeting of the Bureau Ocean Energy Management on offshore drilling. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Opponents of offshore drilling traveled to Richmond Wednesday to speak out against President Trump’s plan to open coastal waters for drilling. The public information session on the plan was the first and only in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Va News Topics: New Richmond High School, Amazon to Virginia Beach?

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Despite some apparent disadvantages, Virginia Beach has joined the competition for Amazon’s new headquarters. And, a new high school in Richmond is breaking with tradition to try and give its students a head start on the future. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. More now from Fred Echols.

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Va News Topics: VDOT Change of Plans, Navy Resistance to Micro-Brewery

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is dropping plans to take land from Hampton University for the widening of  I-64, and two Army veterans expanding their micro-brewery in Virginia Beach are getting resistance from the Navy. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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Oyster Farmers Clash With Homeowners and Boaters

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Oyster ground lease notifications at the post office in Burgess, VA (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

This week, Virginia Beach homeowners and recreational boaters unhappy with large metal oyster farming cages on their beaches and waterways asked state officials for help. Pamela D’Angelo has the story.

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