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Closing the gap

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In both Halifax and Charlotte counties, the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation has now connected 100 rural households to the Internet, for free.

Why is this a big deal?

In the United States, nearly 34 million people have minimal or nonexistent Internet connections. And 24 million of these people live in rural or countryside areas. With an ever-changing and advancing economy, the Internet is crucial in developing skills and workforce abilities, especially for kids. This lack of access exacerbates the divide between wealthy and less-well off communities, between urban and rural, and is a nationwide problem.

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Sling bow to make debut in Virginia

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The sling bow can be described as a modified slingshot, one that shoots arrows instead of other projectiles, but until this year it was illegal in Virginia.

Enter Del. James Edmunds II, who worked with the inventor of the Chief’s “Elite Sling Bow,” A.J. Huffer, and hunting enthusiast Tony Reaves to make hunting deer and small game with a sling bow legal in Virginia.

The sling bow already is legal in several states, including California, Alaska, Wyoming and Montana, which has a primitive weapons season for things such as a spear, according to Huffer.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony commemorates connecting the first 100 households to affordable Internet access

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Delegate Edmunds participated in the ribbon cutting May 23, at the South Boston Early Learning Center, for the broadband initiative between Microsoft, Mid-Atlantic Broadband and the Tobacco Commission to commemorate connecting the first 100 student households to broadband internet.

broadband ribbon cutting at South Boston Early Learning Center

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60th District Digest May 2, 2017

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There has been a lot of local news this past week, chief of which is the mighty flooded Dan River. Businesses in South Boston and other locations have suffered a lot of damage because of the speed of the rising water. Although the river has now receded, the real work started with the clean-up.

I was at Staunton River State Park when the park hosted Governor McAuliffe on the last of his visits to 37 Virginia State Parks. The Commonwealth has much to offer with the natural beauty found at all these parks and I am proud that we have several in the 60th District.

Staunton River State Park Gov. McAuliffe visit

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Hotel will create 76 new jobs

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Project gets support from state program

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and state leaders have pledged support for the Hotel Weyanoke’s renovation and restoration project in Farmville — one that’s slated to create 76 new jobs and spur more than $7 million for the economy of the town.

The announcement was made Wednesday on the steps of the historic hotel, located at 202 High St. in downtown Farmville.

Pictured are, from left, Farmville Town Manager Gerald Spates, project developer Garrett Shifflett, Shelia Bradley, representing Del. James Edmunds, state Sen. Mark Peake, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Farmville Mayor David Whitus and Weyanoke co-owner Ross Fickenscher.

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