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  • Monday February 05th, 2018
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia amusement park is changing the moniker of a roller coaster named after the war whoop of a Confederate soldier. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Kings Dominion amusement park will rebrand its “Rebel Yell” roller coaster as “Racer 75.” The park outside of Richmond opened in 1975. Confederate symbols have been widely debated since self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine African-American ...
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  • Monday February 05th, 2018
      CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – The trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged with killing a 13-year-old girl begins today. David Eisenhauer, of Columbia, Maryland, is charged with abduction and murder in the 2016 stabbing death of Nicole Lovell. Prosecutors say the girl climbed out her bedroom window to meet Eisenhauer after the two communicated through an instant messaging app. Her body was found three days later. Eisenhauer ...
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  • Monday February 05th, 2018
    Construction of the new Mathews Family YMCA at Hudgins is moving along at a good pace. Exterior walls are nearly completed, interior walls have been installed, and contractors are running electric wires and hanging drywall. Bush Construction vice president Linwood Burton is in charge of the project. He says he and his wife, Mary Digges, were honoring her late father, John Digges, by completing the ...
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  • Monday February 05th, 2018
    New vice president is responsible for strategic leadership and operational oversight of hospital  Richmond, Va. (Jan. 29, 2018) – Bon Secours has named Lisa Heishman vice president/administrator of Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital, a newly created leadership role with responsibility for the strategic leadership and operational oversight of the hospital. Heishman will join Bon Secours in March and will report to Chris Accashian, CEO, Rappahannock General ...
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  • Thursday February 01st, 2018
    From the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber: The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Annual meeting and Dinner  will be held February 10, 2018. We are pleased to honor Jeff Szyperski as the Business Person of the Year and Justin Burke as the Chamber Volunteer of the Year. The annual event will feature live jazz music with a Mardi gras theme. Bring your beads, wear ...
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  • Thursday February 01st, 2018
        RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of bills to facilitate the removal or relocation of Confederate statues has been voted down after top Virginia Democrats called for Confederate statues to be taken down. A House of Delegates subcommittee overwhelmingly voted down the series of bills. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Wednesday’s vote means that the state won’t be getting rid of its memorials to the lost cause ...
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  • Thursday February 01st, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A push to bring Virginia in line with almost every other state and ban the personal use of political campaign funds has little chance of success this year, despite high-profile bipartisan support for it. A Senate panel dispatched one version of the legislation Tuesday, sending it on for further study and signaling that there aren’t likely enough votes to pass the measure ...
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