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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Some are calling for the removal of another Confederate monument in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that a rally is scheduled for Thursday afternoon to demand the removal of a Confederate soldier statue in Virginia Beach. Confederate veterans built the 27-foot-tall structure in the early 1900s. It’s located near a former county courthouse that now serves as city office space. Organizations behind the rally ...
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Another brewery is expanding its operation in Virginia, thanks to state help. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Wednesday that Heritage Brewing plans to spend $8.9 million and create 66 new jobs to expand its craft brewery in Manassas. The state is providing a $250,000 grant, which the city of Manassas will match. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide additional support. Heritage has ...
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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    Dominion Energy’s proposal for ten tall steel towers across the Rappahannock River adjacent to the Robert Norris Bridge between Topping and White Stone has been rejected by SCC Hearing Examiner Alexander Skirpan, Jr. Skirpan posted his findings on the SCC web site August 21. The report concludes that the proposed towers will negatively impact the viewshed, especially the currently uninterrupted views of the Rappahannock River and ...
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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia’s season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A spokeswoman for ESPN says Lee has been moved to Youngstown State’s game at Pittsburgh on the ACC Network on Sept. 2. The network says the decision was made “as the tragic ...
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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    HAYMARKET, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are celebrating completion of a new highway interchange that utilizes a new design configured to reduce congestion and improve safety. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the new $59 million interchange in Haymarket, at the intersection of Interstate 66 and U.S. 15, is the first in northern Virginia to feature a “diverging diamond” design. The interchange is designed in such a ...
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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Colonial Williamsburg is denying that one of its taverns mistreated a Maryland boy with a gluten allergy. The Daily Press reported Tuesday that the living history museum has filed court documents that rebuke the lawsuit filed by the boy’s family. The lawsuit claims the boy was forced to sit outside in the rain after he brought his own food on a field trip. Colonial ...
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  • Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he is “most likely” to submit legislation to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s iconic Monument Avenue. The Democratic governor also told reporters Monday that he is considering ways to prevent people from having weapons at highly charged demonstrations, such as the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. He ...
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