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  • Wednesday October 21st, 2015
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – A Virginia school district that suspended students for wearing clothing emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag to school is moving toward a broader policy on the divisive symbol. The Montgomery County School Board voted 6-0 Tuesday night to have a policy drafted that would ban all clothing, emblems, decals or jewelry with the Confederate flag from all school property in the county. The ...
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  • Wednesday October 21st, 2015
    Virginia’s 99th Dis­trict Tea Party has announced a loca­tion change for the third can­di­date forum sched­uled on Tues­day, Octo­ber 27. The forum will be held at the Ruri­tan Cen­ter on White Chapel Road in Lively, and doors will open at 6:00 PM. The first ses­sion for Northum­ber­land can­di­dates begins at 6:30 PM fol­lowed by Lan­caster can­di­dates at 7:45.
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  • Tuesday October 20th, 2015
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says smoking marijuana is not sufficient reason to remove a member of a state board or commission. The governor commented Monday after a Roanoke city councilman was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Councilman Court Rosen was appointed by the fellow Democrat to the Commonwealth Transportation Board in 2014. The 36-year-old Rosen was charged last week after police responded to ...
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  • Tuesday October 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state ethics panel assembled by Gov. Terry McAuliffe has recommended a $15,000 salary increase for Virginia lawmakers. The panel made the recommendation Monday at its final meeting. McAuliffe appointed the panel shortly after former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of public corruption last year. Lawmakers now receive $15,000 annually for office expenses in addition to salaries of $17,640 ...
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  • Tuesday October 20th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Jim Webb’s campaign says he is considering leaving the race for the Democratic nomination and running for president as an independent. The former Virginia senator’s campaign says in a statement that he’ll “discuss his candidacy, the campaign and his views of the political parties” during a press conference Tuesday. During the first Democratic debate last week Webb complained repeatedly about how little time he ...
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  • Tuesday October 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – More than $3 million in Chesapeake Bay conservation grants are headed to Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and an Environmental Protection Agency official overseeing the bay’s restoration are scheduled to formally announce the funding Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond. The announcement will be made at Maymont, a scenic Richmond attraction overlooking the James River. A conservation grant totaling $200,000 is going to ...
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  • Monday October 19th, 2015
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of a fishing vessel who apparently fell overboard near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Coast Guard’s Portsmouth station says it received a report early Sunday from two crewmembers aboard the 31-foot boat. They told the guard they believed the captain had fallen into the water between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. ...
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