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Nathan, Curtis Hot Dog Recall

May 23, 2017 -- 10:46am

 

(Metro) More than 200-thousand pounds of Nathan's and Curtis brand beef hot dogs are being recalled because they may contain shards of metal.

The affected franks were produced in January and shipped to stores across the country. 

Parent John Morrell & Company says it received several complaints of the problem but no reports of illness or injury. 

The recall applies to 14-ounce packages of Nathan's Skinless 8 Beef Franks, with a use-by date of August 19th, and 16-ounce packages of Curtis Beef Master Franks with an expiration of June 15th.

Poll Shows Pipeline Support

May 23, 2017 -- 10:44am

 

 

 

 

(Metro) A new poll shows most voters in three states are in support of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. 

The poll conducted by Hickman Analytics was commissioned by the nonprofit Consumer Energy Alliance. 

In Virginia, 54-percent of registered voters support the pipeline while those in West Virginia and North Carolina also show strong support. 

The pipeline would run from West Virginia through Virginia and end in North Carolina.

Local Woman Wins Region Ten Complaints

May 23, 2017 -- 10:41am

 

 

 

 

A woman who filed ten complaints against Region Ten has won all of them.

Myra Anderson says Region Ten violated her human rights by trying to force her to signs a contract she didn’t agree with, and providing a case worker she didn’t get along with.

Anderson filed her complaints against Region Ten through the states Human Rights Committee.

In a statement Monday, a Region Ten spokesman said Region Ten disagrees with the findings of the Committee.

Cville Resident Wins Gideon Award

May 23, 2017 -- 10:39am

 

 

 

 

Charlottesville resident Herb Dickerson has won the prestigious 2017 Gideon Award, given to members of the community who do a large amount of community service.

Dickerson was recognized for his work with the Drug Court, dealing with people with addictions.

Dickerson says the award is especially meaningful since he is a former addict himself.

He says he focused on helping other addicts through his work and personal life, and hopes others will do the same.

Jackson Holds Lee Park Prayer Vigil

May 23, 2017 -- 10:29am

 

 

 

Independent city council candidate Kenny Jackson held a prayer vigil Monday night in Lee Park.

About seven people joined him for what he says is aprotest to show people what Charlottesville really thinks about the statue.

"I think that there has been too much hate surrounding this place. I thought we needed some good old fashion prayer to bring people together," he said.

Jackson says he supports the Lee statue, but does not agree with a previous rally held recently by white supremacist Richard Spencer.

The event lasted a few hours.

 

Water Rates Set To Rise

May 23, 2017 -- 10:27am

 

 

 

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is set to raise rates again.

Under the new rates, wholesale prices for water would go from $1.83 to $1.97 per one-thousand gallons, and $1.83 to $1.95 per one thousand gallons for sewer rates.

The Daily Progress reports the increase is due to rising wholesale operational costs.

The Albemarle County Service Authority will hold a public hearing on it’s proposed rates on June 15th.

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