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Portsmouth courthouse reopens

Officials hope Portsmouth Circuit Court will be open for business today. The Virginian-Pilot reports the court closed at noon yesterday because the heat hadn’t been working for two days. City officials say the heat is working properly now, and court ...

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Culpeper consolidation effort rejected

Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...

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Mattox, former Richmond city attorney, dies

Former Richmond city attorney Conard B. Mattox Jr. died Saturday. He was 85. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Mr. Mattox spent five years as a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in World War II. Afterwards, he earned bachelor’s and master’s and law ...

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Judge Prentis Smiley dies

Recently retired York/Poquoson Circuit Judge N. Prentis Smiley passed away on Christmas day after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 70. A graduate of Lynchburg College and the College of William & Mary law school, Judge Smiley was in ...

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