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SAIC to open VITA Service Center in Dickenson County, creating 40 new IT jobs

A Virginia Information Technologies Agency contract with Science Applications International Corporation will create approximately 40 information technology service desk jobs in Clintwood, Dickenson County, by this fall.


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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: May 21-25

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


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Virginia State Police to honor fallen troopers

The men and women of the Virginia State Police and their families will gather together Tuesday, May 22, to honor all public safety professionals who have given the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: May 21-25

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Route 629 in Shenandoah County reopens after sinkhole repair

Route 629 (Oranda Road) is back open to traffic in Shenandoah County following sinkhole repairs. The roadway had been closed since Wednesday evening between Route 660 (Timberlake Road) and Route 622 (Clary Road).


Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health urges caution following heavy rains

Following heavy rain events this week, the Virginia Department of Health reminds people to take precautions to avoid flooded areas, and once the sun comes out, be aware of potential health risks before you participate in recreational water activities.


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Virginia unemployment drops to lowest rate in more than a decade

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in April to 3.3 percent and was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is the lowest rate since the December 2007 rate of 3.3 percent.


Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health expands closure of Back River, tributaries to shellfish harvesting

The Virginia Department of Health announced an expansion of the shellfish harvesting area closure issued on Wednesday, May 16, involving the Back River and tributaries in the city of Hampton due to an updated report on the volume of the raw sewage spill.


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VDOT announces new director of transportation innovation, launch of I-81 corridor study

Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine announced Wednesday the director of a newly created Office of Transportation Innovation and the launch of the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan. 


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Sinkhole closes Route 629 in Shenandoah County

A sinkhole has closed part of Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County. The sinkhole was discovered late Wednesday afternoon between Route 660 (Timberlake Road) and Route 622 (Clary Road) near the town of Strasburg.


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Route 712 bridge in Albemarle County to close May 21-25 for deck replacement

Route 712 (North Garden Lane) in Albemarle County will be closed to through traffic May 21-25 while crews replace the timber deck on the bridge over South Branch.


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Virginia State Police welcome two new troopers to Appomattox

On Monday, two troopers from the Appomattox Division began their new assignments with Virginia State Police and will spend the next six weeks with a field training officer learning their new patrol areas and day-to-day duties.


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Federal Railroad Administration issues $250 million notice of funding opportunity for PTC projects

The Federal Railroad Administration today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.


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Northam announces Launch of 2019 Commemoration’s Virginia History Trails mobile app

Governor Ralph Northam joined the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ in announcing the launch of the Virginia History Trails mobile application.


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Staunton District Traffic Alert: May 14-18

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley.


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Northam issues proclamation recognizing Virginia Police Week, Peace Officers Memorial Day

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring May 13-19 as Virginia Police Week, and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in the Commonwealth.


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Route 867 in Rockingham County closing Monday for bridge replacement

Part of Route 867 (North River Road) in Rockingham County is scheduled to close Monday, May 14, for replacement of the bridge over Pleasant Run. The closure will remain in place until the new bridge opens to traffic in fall 2018.


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: May 14-18

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Traffic pattern change begins May 14 on Route 11 at Shenandoah, Warren line

The Route 11 Cedar Creek bridge project at the Shenandoah-Warren county line is entering a new phase, which means a traffic-pattern change for drivers.


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Culpeper District Traffic Alert: May 14-18

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


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Farmers and food banks reaping rewards from tax credit

Virginia farmers and food banks alike are reaping the benefits of the Food Crops Donation Tax Credit, which makes fresh, nutritious food available to residents served by seven regional food banks.


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Henry County superintendent named Virginia Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Jared A. Cotton, Superintendent of Henry County Schools, was named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday in Roanoke.


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Virginia State Police welcomes 52 new troopers to the ranks

The 127th generation of Virginia State Troopers was welcomed into the ranks Friday, with 52 new troopers presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at the State Police Training Academy in North Chesterfield County.


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Herring announces enforcement actions against unlicensed contractors

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he has taken enforcement actions against three unlicensed contractors operating in Virginia.


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April General Fund revenue collections up 17.8 percent from 2017

Revenue collections for Virginia state government were 17.8 percent in April over the same month in 2017.  On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections are up 6.7 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 3.4 percent growth.