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  • Friday September 18th, 2015
    By ALANNA DURKIN Associated Press A Virginia student who’s leading the fight against his high school’s ban on clothes emblazoned with the Confederate flag says he’s unsure what the students’ next step will be. Houston Miller was among roughly 20 students suspended from Christiansburg High School on Thursday after holding a rally to protest a new policy banning vehicles with Confederate flag symbols from the school parking lot ...
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  • Friday September 18th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The University of Virginia will request about $140 million in additional state funding over the next two fiscal years. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1Kq5Cay ) reports that the university’s Board of Visitors on Thursday approved the request, which includes $90 million in operational funds and $50 million in capital funds. University Vice President for Management and Budget Colette Sheehy says neither financial aid nor ...
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  • Thursday September 17th, 2015
    State Sen­a­tor Ryan McDougle has agreed to spear­head a meet­ing between those involved in the dis­pute over Dominion’s plans to erect more and larger tow­ers across the Rap­pa­han­nock River to carry power lines. The South­side Senti­nal reports that, in a meet­ing with the Lan­caster County Repub­li­can Com­mit­tee, the issue cen­tered on what part the aging Nor­ris Bridge played in the con­tro­versy, and par­tic­u­larly, why is ...
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  • Thursday September 17th, 2015
    In the Deltaville area, there are about 3,100 poten­tial cus­tomers for a pro­posed new cen­tral water sys­tem. The sys­tem won’t be built though, until enough of those poten­tial cus­tomers have signed up for ser­vice, to sup­port the cost of build­ing it. As of August 31st, the half price con­nec­tion fee offer expired. It per­mit­ted those who signed up before that date, to get con­nected for ...
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  • Thursday September 17th, 2015
    A fugi­tive has been returned to Mid­dle­sex County to face the music. Inves­ti­ga­tors from the Mid­dle­sex Sheriff’s Office trav­eled to New Jer­sey to extra­didite 30 year old felony fugi­tive William Edward Nel­son Jr., for­merly of Hud­gins. Nel­son was being held at the Cape May Sheriff’s Office cor­rec­tional facil­ity after he was col­lared by Mid­dle Town­ship Police in New Jer­sey after he was on the run ...
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  • Thursday September 17th, 2015
    Route 3 will be reduced to a sin­gle travel lane overnight next week in Lan­caster County and on the Robert O. Nor­ris Bridge for paving work. Traf­fic will be reduced to a sin­gle lane between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening from Mon­day, Sept. 21 through Thurs­day, Sept. 24. A flag­ging crew will direct motorists through the work zone. Paving will be under­way in ...
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  • Wednesday September 16th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man already charged with killing a University of Virginia student is due in court for arraignment on charges of abducting and murdering a Virginia Tech student. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.’s hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon in Albemarle County Circuit Court. The county’s chief prosecutor said Tuesday that a grand jury indicted Matthew in the 2009 death of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington, who ...
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