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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Montgomery County school board is considering revising a countywide dress code policy to ban Confederate symbols and other apparel that would disrupt a school’s learning environment. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1iTNeQI ) reports that the board approved the first reading of the proposal on Tuesday night. Confederate symbols are among examples of items that would be banned. Other examples include clothing or items ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    The Bay School Com­mu­nity Arts Center’s Art Speaks Gallery is cel­e­brat­ing November’s Shop Local Day on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19, by fea­tur­ing artist Vir­ginia Coyle, who paints can­vases with acrylic and also cre­ates orna­men­tal crafts from com­mon items like clothes­pins and gourds. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19th, Coyle will be doing a paint­ing demon­stra­tion and the gallery will offer 15% off her work for that day only. ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    The ribbon has been cut on the Virginia Oyster Trail, and the McAuliffes were there to take in the food fun and festivities; reportedly enjoying oyster tacos from Byrd’s Seafood.  According to http://virginiaoystertrail.com/: The Virginia Oyster Trail is a visitor-directed experiential “journey of discovery” program featuring Virginia’s Oyster regions; with unique waterman/aqua-artisan sites, inviting community narratives and many hospitality, creative, culinary, cultural and activity points of ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine. The Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Virginia filed the complaint Monday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. It also names the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, as a defendant. The lawsuit says the November 2014 article made ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are looking for military veterans who want to work for the state’s Department of Corrections. The department has hired more than 100 veterans since it began working with the Virginia Values Veterans Initiative. Officials say they expect to hire another 100 veterans in the next six months. The initiative is sponsored by the state’s Department of Veterans Services and links veterans ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A federal judge says a coal ash lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power can move forward. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson denied Dominion’s request to dismiss the Sierra Club’s lawsuit on Friday. The lawsuit says coal ash ponds at the site of a former power plant in Chesapeake are leaking arsenic and other contaminants into groundwater and the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A federal judge says a coal ash lawsuit against Dominion Virginia Power can move forward. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson denied Dominion’s request to dismiss the Sierra Club’s lawsuit on Friday. The lawsuit says coal ash ponds at the site of a former power plant in Chesapeake are leaking arsenic and other contaminants into groundwater and the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. ...
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