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  • Wednesday February 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has put a Virginia man’s lawsuit over a payday loan back before a judge. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously reversed U.S. District Judge John Gibney’s order sending the lawsuit to arbitration. James Hayes claims that Delbert Services Corporation’s debt collection practices violated federal law. Delbert was assigned to collect on ...
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  • Wednesday February 03rd, 2016
    Associated Press | BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered ...
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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    Mathews County supervisors have voted unanimously to approve a new logo for the county that will be used in promoting Mathews as a destination for visitors. Aaron Dotson, creative director for Elevation Advertising of Richmond, said he developed the logo after months of work that included visiting the county, surveying county residents, talking with people on the street, and working with representatives from local organizations ...
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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    Finding money to renovate the Lancaster Community Library Building in Kilmarnock is at the top of Lancaster school board’s capital improvement wish list. The school board purchased the building late last fall, and plans call for spending $350,000 to renovate it. As for the eventual use of the building, there has been talk about it being used for early childhood development, and also perhaps partnering ...
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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    Governor McAuliffe on Monday announced intended to keep guns away from domestic abusers and people who cannot pass background checks. The Governor said that while debate is essential to every negotiation, the balance of this deal changes Virginia law permanently in ways that will keep guns away from people who would use them for harm. Yesterday’s deal, according to the governor, will pave the way ...
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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-controlled Senate has narrowly rejected a measure that would have done away with the state’s concealed handgun permit requirement. The bill received a 20-20 vote on Monday. Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s vote against the bill killed the measure. The vote comes a few days after Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders announced a rare compromise on gun policy. Under the compromise, the ...
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  • Monday February 01st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican Party leaders in Virginia will ask the state to cancel a required party affiliation statement for the March 1 GOP presidential primary. The Virginian-Pilot (bit.ly/1Ss7yqS) reports leaders voted on the issue Saturday. GOP state central committee member Roger Miles says leaders are halting their plans because of “bad publicity.” At the party’s request, state elections officials were requiring all GOP primary voters ...
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