Author: Jay Atkins

Conservative group to challenge abortion regulation changes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The conservative Family Foundation of Virginia says it plans to file a legal challenge over the way the state did away with restrictive regulations for abortion centers. The group says it notified Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration Tuesday of its intention to file an administrative appeal over the health and safety regulations, which were updated in October. Foundation President Victoria Cobb says the administration violated state law in its “quest to water down” the standards. The Board of Health voted to do away with hospital-style regulations for abortion clinics imposed by the General Assembly in 2011....

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Lawsuit filed to keep Lee statue in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several pro-monuments groups are filing a lawsuit against Charlottesville and its City Council in order to prevent the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from downtown. Media outlets report that the Monument Fund, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and about a dozen private citizens announced the lawsuit Monday. The council voted 3-2 last month to remove the Lee statue out of Lee Park. The plaintiffs argue that the city violated a state law that protects war memorials and violated the terms of the deed in which donor Paul Goodloe McIntire granted the memorial to...

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Muslim advocacy group seeks broader travel-ban injunction

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is weighing a request from a Muslim civil rights group for an even broader injunction against President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban than what is already in place. Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have issued orders that already block the vast majority of Trump’s revised ban, which would restrict immigration from refugees and from six majority-Muslim countries. At a hearing Tuesday in Alexandria, lawyers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked a judge to issue an injunction blocking the entire executive order. Lawyer Gadeir (geh-DEER’) Abbas said a section of the order...

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‘Norfolk 4’ sailors pardoned by Virginia governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four former sailors who became known as the “Norfolk Four” as they fought rape and murder convictions, saying police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the crimes two decades ago have been pardoned by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. A spokesman for McAuliffe told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the governor has pardoned the four men of the 1997 rape and killing of Michelle Moore-Bosko. Their case drew widespread attention when their innocence claims were backed by dozens of former FBI agents, ex-prosecutors and crime novelist John Grisham. Prosecutors argued that the men raped Moore-Bosko...

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Sexual assault reported on Virginia Tech campus

(Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com) BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that happened inside a campus residence hall. The Roanoke Times reports police received a report of a sexual assault Saturday that happened sometime during the early morning hours at Lee Hall on Washington Street. The school’s website says the dorm is a co-ed residence hall for about 800 students. Police say the victim and offender were both Virginia Tech students who were previously...

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RHS Concession Stand Workers Needed @ Rappahannock High School
Mar 23 all-day
The Rappahannock Raiders Booster Club is looking for committed workers for their Concession Stand during the upcoming Soccer, Baseball and Softball season. If you can help, please contact the Booster Club.
11:30 am Free Community Lunch @ Henderson United Methodist Church
Free Community Lunch @ Henderson United Methodist Church
Mar 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Henderson United Methodist Church, Callao will host a free community lunch and fellowship time on Thursday, March 23rd from 11:30am to 1pm. The church is lcoated at 72 Henderson Drive (Rte 202)
1:00 pm Get Fit While You Sit! @ King & Queen Branch Library
Get Fit While You Sit! @ King & Queen Branch Library
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 18 and up join in for Get Fit while You Sit! at the King & Queen Branch Library on Thursday, March 23rd from 1 to 2pm. This is a short and simple, zero-impact cardio[...]
5:00 pm Northumberland Co School Board M... @ Northumberland County School Board Office
Northumberland Co School Board M... @ Northumberland County School Board Office
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Northumberland County School Board will hold a Joint Budget Meeting, on Thursday, March 23rd, at 5 p.m. at the school board office in Lottsburg. The Superintendent will present the School Board 2017-2018 budget request[...]
5:30 pm Caring for the Entire Senior: M... @ Carousel Physical Therapy
Caring for the Entire Senior: M... @ Carousel Physical Therapy
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Caring for the Entire Senior: Mind, Body and Soul and educational workshop for Seniors and Family Caregivers will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Carousel Physical Therapy in Hartfield. Learn[...]

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