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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded contracts for stimulus projects that include replacing or repairing 119 bridges and culverts across Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation says 112 of the structures are deficient.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Navy says its economic impact for the Hampton Roads area topped $14.6 billion in the fiscal year that ended September 30th. That's an increase of more than $765 million from the previous fiscal year.

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) Rolls-Royce is preparing to start construction of a new aircraft-engine components plant in Prince George County. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Monday. Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James M. Guyette and Governor Timothy Kaine are among the dignitaries scheduled to attend.

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