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[Posted on Feb 15, 2017 | 586 views]
This is the last legislative session where state lawmakers will be working out of the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond. After the session closes, the aging building will be demolished and a new building will be constructed in its place. In the meantime, lawmakers will have their offices in space across the street from the GAB. The process of rebuilding is expected to take about four years. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
State Sen. Lynwood Lewis, who represents Mathews County in the Virginia legislature, is shown with his legislative aide Jessie Williams in his office inside the Virginia General Assembly Building, Richmond. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
State Sen. Tommy Norment serves as Gloucester’s representative in the Senate of Virginia. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Del. Keith Hodges represents Gloucester and Mathews in the House of Delegates. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
A closeup of the aging legislative offices building that will be demolished this year. A new building will be constructed in its place. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

{image_1} Local legislators dealing with wide array of issues

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Godspeed open to public this weekend

Photo: Dick Turner, kneeling, and Doug Lindeman, standing, talk to students about some of the diversions enjoyed by sailors aboard the Godspeed in 1607, including playing cards. Photos by Charlie Koenig
The public is invited to Williams Wharf tomorrow and Sunday to tour the Godspeed.

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Putt announces for HOD; Budget approved

Board also hears plans for Vintage Automotive Festival and Tour de Chesapeake

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Area residents encouraged to Shop Local on Saturday

Businesses in two counties partnering for event

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Mathews homes featured on this year’s Garden Week tour

Saturday tour is sponsored by the Garden Club of Gloucester

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