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Wilder praises McDonnell

Former Democratic Gov. Doug Wilder has nice things to say about the Republicans’ candidate for governor this year. In an interview with The Washington Times, Wilder complimented GOP nominee Bob McDonnell on his efforts to reach out to Virginians who ...

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Gas station will pay $2,200 for price gouging

A Lynchburg area gas station cut a deal with the attorney general’s office for charging $5.399 per gallon as Hurricane Ike approached last September. Timberlake Citgo is setting aside $200 to give partial refunds to the 29 customers who filled ...

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Terrorist sentenced to life

A Virginia man convicted of plotting to kill President George W. Bush was sentenced to life in prison yesterday. The Washington Post reports that Ahmed Omar Abu Ali of Falls Church was convicted in 2005 of joining an al-Qaeda conspiracy ...

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Restitution bill aimed for special session

Sen. Ken Stolle hopes the General Assembly next month will consider approving restitution for a man wrongly imprisoned for 22 years. Arthur Whitfield, released from prison almost five years ago, has since struggled with health issues, employment and finances. According ...

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Old courthouse clock to chime again

Lynchburg leaders announced they’ve raised enough money to restore the clock and bell at the city’s old courthouse, which is now a museum. As the VLW Blog previously noted, the museum that now occupies the old courthouse building was trying ...

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Deeds picks up crossover support

Speaking of crossing sides, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that several former Republican legislators say they’re backing Creigh Deeds for governor. According to the article, the seven former legislators plan to join a group called “Virginians for Deeds.” One of the memebers ...

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Former Kaine supporter backing McDonnell

Sheila Johnson, a co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is crossing party lines to endorse Republican Bob McDonnell for governor. According to The Washington Post, Johnson, who chaired Gov. Kaine’s inaugural committee, said she believes the former attorney general is the ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

A wife did not preserve her appellate challenge to the trial court’s award of nine years of spousal support to her – three years of $2,100 monthly payments and six years of $1,500 monthly payments – and the Court of ...

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Deeds vs. McDonnell takes to Twitter

The candidates for governor of Virginia aren’t shy about Twittering, Facebooking, texting and YouTubing their message to the cell phones, computers and PDAs of potential voters, reports the Washington Times. Social media played a prominent role in the 2008 presidential ...

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