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Confederate flag group pulls request for parade on MLK Day

A pro-Confederate flag group has withdrawn its request to hold a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lexington. Media outlets report Grayson Jennings of the Virginia Flaggers sent an email to Lexington officials saying his organization requested the permit for a parade on Jan. 16 only in an effort to swap permits with an … Continue reading

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UVa officer resigns after yelling ‘Make America Great Again’

 A University of Virginia police officer has resigned after yelling “Make America Great Again” over a PA system to students. Media outlets report that according to a release from the university, three officers were originally placed on administrative leave, but an investigation revealed only one officer used the PA system. According to a report by The … Continue reading

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Virginia man selected for 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

A Richmond, Virginia man is among 32 Americans chosen as 2017 Rhodes Scholars. Cameron Clarke is a senior at Howard University, where he is double-majoring in community health education and biology. Clarke is a certified EMT and has authored six publications. Clarke is co-president of Howard University’s chapter of the Peer Health Exchange and serves as a … Continue reading

Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017
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Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

A college student from Arkansas is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Little Rock resident Lauren C. Jackson is a senior at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in political and social thought. At Oxford, she plans to pursue master’s degrees in global … Continue reading

Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38
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Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38

  Virginia fans looking for assurances that they could still have high expectations despite the dismissal from the team of expected offensive stalwart Austin Nichols got plenty to feel good about Sunday in the No. 8 Cavaliers’ 62-38 victory against Yale. Marial Shayok scored 15 points, freshman Kyle Guy had 12 and Darius Thompson 11 … Continue reading

Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South
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Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South

Asthma sufferers and others with breathing problems are turning up at hospitals and doctors’ waiting rooms, wheezing and hacking. Schoolchildren are being kept inside at recess. And people whose lungs are easily irritated are being told to close the windows and run the air conditioner if they have one. Dozens of wildfires that have burned … Continue reading

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Former police officer, 84, charged in shooting death of son

An 84-year-old former University of Virginia police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his son. Albemarle County police say 47-year-old Matthew Short died Friday night after being shot Wednesday night. His father, Donald Short, had been charged with malicious wounding after the shooting. Police say he now faces a second-degree murder … Continue reading

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Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson

The University of  Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn’t be used as a “moral compass” because he was a slave owner. School president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson in statements made to the campus community before and after Donald Trump’s election, urging … Continue reading

West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama post
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West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama post

As a small West Virginia community tries to move past the backlash of a racist Facebook post that targeted first lady Michelle Obama, a council member had some inviting words for outsiders who look down on her town. “Come see us,” Joyce Gibson said. “Spend a day with us. If I knew you would come, I … Continue reading