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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 6, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 6, 2023:   

Hanover supervisor resigns to join state workforce department
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

After Friday, residents in Hanover’s Chickahominy District will no longer be represented by Supervisor Angela Kelly-Wiecek. She’s stepping down from her county position to join the state’s new Department of Workforce Development and Advancement.

Wiecek will serve as the department’s chief deputy director under Del. Kathy Byron (R–Bedford) and Carrie Roth, the current commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission.

Wiecek bid farewell to her colleagues during her last official board meeting on Sept. 27. She said it was a tearful goodbye.

Nansemond Indian Nation withdraws objections to pipeline expansion
Reported by WHRO News' Katherine Hafner 

A new agreement resolves more than a year of tension between the tribe and Canada-based TC Energy. The tribe raised concerns about the pipeline project’s potential impacts to its ancestral homelands in Hampton Roads.

TC Energy has agreed to pay for the Nation to do an ethnographic study of the area that would identify cultural resources — on the tribe’s own timeline. The company will also allow the tribe to monitor some areas during construction if needed.

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