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  • Tuesday June 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a response in a lawsuit filed by GOP leaders attempting to block more than 200,000 ex-felons from voting this fall. Herring, a Democrat, asked the Virginia Supreme Court to throw out the Republican-led lawsuit on Monday. The attorney general said Gov. Terry McAuliffe had clear legal authority to issue a blanket restoration of rights orders starting ...
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  • Tuesday June 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is telling state agencies to come up with specific ways Virginia can act to decrease carbon emissions from the state’s power plants. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday, saying Virginia’s coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to rising sea levels. Republican lawmakers and McAuliffe have been at odds over who should have the authority to implement ...
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  • Monday June 27th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Supreme Court’s decision on the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An attorney for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling the Supreme Court’s ruling a “home run.” Noel J. Francisco said Monday that McDonnell’s legal team is delighted with the high court’s decision to overturn the former governor’s corruption conviction. Francisco said the justices ...
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  • Monday June 27th, 2016
    The preparations that started back in January are coming to fruition and Reedville is ready to put on another great show starting on Saturday, July 2nd. The festivities start with the Firecracker 5K kicking off the weekend at 8 am. While many have already pre-registered for the event, onsite registration will be held at Festival Halle on Friday, July 1st from 9 am to 3 ...
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  • Monday June 27th, 2016
    The Lancaster school board voted at their recent meeting, to not require uniforms for the 2016-17 school year. The uniform policy was originally put into place three years ago, but public concerns about requiring uniforms have been constant since then. According to the results of a questionnaire that was sent to the parents of primary and middle school students, roughly 57% of those surveyed said ...
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  • Friday June 24th, 2016
    SILVER BEACH, Va. (AP) – Cleanup crews have begun picking up thousands of dead or dying menhaden fish that washed up on a Chesapeake Bay beach in Virginia. Local news outlets report that the fish spilled after a fishing net on a bait boat ripped open Tuesday morning off Silver Beach. James Kellum, the fishing boat’s owner, says the tear in the net was an accident. He ...
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  • Friday June 24th, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died. He was 89. His publicist, Kirt Webster, says Stanley died Thursday. Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia. He and brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. The brothers fused Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe’s rapid rhythms with the mountain ...
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