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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) A health official says rabies activity in Virginia continues to be high. West Piedmont Health District Director Doctor Gordon Green says 327 cases of animal rabies have been confirmed across the state so far this year, compared to 566 in all of 2009 and 620 in all of 2008.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell says most of the state's unexpected $404 million surplus has already been spoken for. He told state lawmakers today that a lot of the surplus will go toward covering a pay bonus to 117,000 state workers, the Water Quality Improvement Fund and transportation. Those obligations will account for $150 million.

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) Virginia's third state veterans cemetery is expected to open in April 2011. Construction on the $7.8 million Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Pulaski County is 75 percent complete.

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