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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    A leading figure in the “alt-right” movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria, Virginia, informed her that it terminated the membership of white nationalist Richard Spencer following last Wednesday’s confrontation in the gym. The gym’s ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A pharmaceutical company from India is expanding its Virginia operation thanks in part to state incentives. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Granules India will spent $35 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The governor said the state beat out New Jersey for the project and the company’s announcement came after McAuliffe met with the company’s leaders in March. The ...
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  • Monday May 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Elections is urging Virginians to register to vote ahead of the June 13 primary elections. Monday is the voter registration deadline for the primary. Eligible Virginians can use the department’s online voter registration system to check their registration status, update their information or register to vote for the first time. Virginians can register online through Monday at 11:59 ...
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  • Monday May 22nd, 2017
    After two years of winter operation at the First Baptist Church of Loretto, members of the Essex County Homeless Organization’s Board of Directors now say they plan to move the homeless shelter’s location to Tappahannock. The ECHO Board said, that they realized in order to provide temporary, emergency shelter when temperatures drop to deadly lows, the shelter needed to serve the homeless in the same ...
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  • Friday May 19th, 2017
      Thursday, May 18th 2017, 4:25 pm EDTThursday, May 18th 2017, 4:25 pm EDT   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Federal authorities say 83 members of the United Blood Nation gang have been indicted as part of a five-state crackdown on gang activity. A news release from the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said more than 600 federal, state and local law enforcement officers carried out the arrest warrants ...
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  • Friday May 19th, 2017
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s governor has helped launch a $5 million runway dedicated to drone research and development on the Eastern Shore. The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a press release Thursday that he also flew in an aircraft that can be piloted remotely. The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/2riirWy ) that NASA Wallops Flight Facility says the governor wouldn’t use the new runway, ...
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  • Friday May 19th, 2017
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a larceny at 92 Church Prong Lane in Weems. Stolen from the property were two large bronze statues from the yard depicting a baseball pitcher and a catcher; with an estimated value of about $40,800. The pitcher stands 6 feet tall and the catcher is approximately 4 feet 5 inches tall. The statues are very heavy and very ...
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