Author: Kyle Scott

St. Margaret’s Daingerfield Merit Scholarship Makes a Difference For Girls

Tappahannock, VA (October 18, 2017) – The Daingerfield Merit scholarship provides funding to exceptional girls from around the region who apply to attend St. Margaret’s School as day students during grades 8-10. “We are so grateful to St. Margaret’s for the Daingerfield scholarship,” said Kia Ware. The Ware’s daughter is a now a junior and has attended St. Margaret’s since 9th grade “Not only is it a tremendous honor for us that the school faculty thinks so highly of our daughter’s character and academic performance, but it gives parents much needed help with tuition and budgeting for their entire high school experience at...

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Union, Xenith Banks set to merge

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com) Richmond Fed, SCC approve bank merger Regulators have approved the merger between Union Bankshares Corp. and Xenith Bankshares Inc.  The regulatory approval came from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and from the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the companies said Tuesday. Under the proposal, Xenith will merge into Union. Following the deal, Union will have $11.9 billion in assets.  The proposed merger remains subject to approval by shareholders of Union and Xenith. Shareholders meetings are scheduled for Oct. 26. The deal is expected to close in early...

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Jefferson told lawyers to read these; now they’ll be online

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson came up with a legal reading list for lawyers. Now, the University of Virginia is putting those books online. Hundreds of texts ranging from legal dictionaries to books on English law are being made available to the public. Jefferson’s book list goes back to the creation of the University of Virginia, a project he took on after he served two terms as president. A voracious reader himself, Jefferson believed the school’s library would be the heart of the new university. Though many of the original books Jefferson had purchased...

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Man sentenced for killing university student in Virginia

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say accidentally fatally shot a Virginia Commonwealth University student has been sentenced to one year in prison. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 20-year-old Emmanuel E. Jordan was sentenced Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction for the death of Samuel O. Kwarteng. Prosecutors say Kwarteng and another man, referred to in court proceedings as “Ish,” went to Jordan’s home on April 13. Jordan owed Ish $500 for marijuana. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Traci B. Miller says Jordan waved a weapon at the men and ordered them to leave. Miller...

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Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word “racist” was found painted in red on the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond on Tuesday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says a memorial to the Confederate dead was spray-painted with “#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER” early Monday morning. Richmond’s Davis statue is on Monument Avenue, which also features four other Confederate statues. The nearby J.E.B. Stuart statue was splattered with pine tar in August, and three statues were tagged with spray paint after President Donald...

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