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  • Friday October 30th, 2015
    By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorneys are challenging Virginia’s recall of banished license plates bearing the image of a Confederate battle flag. The challenge was filed in state court on behalf of Leonard Tracy Clary, Virginia Division commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. While a federal judge agreed the state could outlaw the plates, the filing in Brunswick Circuit Court this week takes aim ...
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  • Friday October 30th, 2015
    The Obama administration is arguing that schools can’t prevent transgender students from using the restrooms that correspond with their gender identities without violating federal law. The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice submitted a friend-of-the-court brief late Wednesday supporting a Virginia teenager who is suing for access to the boys’ restrooms at his high school. The government’s brief says the Gloucester County School Board’s ...
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  • Friday October 30th, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia port officials have reached a deal to extend the lease of one of its terminals and begin an expansion project as early as next year. The deal between the Virginia Port Authority and Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth would extend the current 20-year lease signed in 2010 by another 35 years. McAuliffe said Wednesday that a project ...
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  • Thursday October 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The agency that oversees Virginia’s beverage control stores and restaurants says alcohol sales have hit a record for the 17th consecutive year. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said Wednesday that gross sales were a record $848 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, nearly $48 million higher than the previous year. The agency that runs 353 shops throughout the ...
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  • Thursday October 29th, 2015
    This is an impor­tant announce­ment for Vot­ers in the Callao Dis­trict 1 area of Northum­ber­land County: A news­pa­per report iden­ti­fy­ing Callao Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad Build­ing as the polling place is in error. The cor­rect polling place is at the Callao Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment as it has been in past years. The Callao Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Build­ing located at 314 Northum­ber­land Hwy. The polls will be ...
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  • Thursday October 29th, 2015
    On Mon­day evening at around 8, the Northum­ber­land County Sheriff’s Office got a call about shots fired in the Brown’s Store area. Deputies rushed to the scene and learned that an occu­pied vehi­cle had been fired into. Wit­nesses iden­ti­fied the shooter to be Kendrick Lamar Diggs, and offi­cers say he is to be con­sid­ered armed and dan­ger­ous, and he is still on the loose. Diggs ...
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  • Thursday October 29th, 2015
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s office is reporting a vehicle has struck a building on Church St. and Rt. 200 in Kilmarnock.  Traffic in the area has been affected as officials have responded to the scene, and are working on clearing the accident.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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