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Salem lawyer seeking specs for Honduran mission

Salem lawyer Mark Claytor is looking to fill a seabag with donated used eyeglasses when he heads to Honduras in October for a medical mission trip. Claytor isn’t a medical professional – he says his role with the mission is ...

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Cold War intrigue still surfaces in Virginia

A barn in a remote part of Culpeper County has given up up secrets about a  World War II and Cold War era clandestine espionage agency viewed as one of the predecessors of the CIA. The operation, bearing the enigmatic ...

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Woods Rogers re-establishes Charlottesville office

Roanoke-based Woods Rogers PLC has announced the opening of a new office in Charlottesville, where the firm has not had a physical presence for more than five years. Partner Rusty Schundler, formerly of Roanoke, will head the Charlottesville office, with ...

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Ex-sandwich shop owner charged with bankruptcy fraud

Federal authorities in Roanoke Monday arrested former restaurateur Roland “Spanky” Macher on bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion charges. Macher is known as the founder of a chain of “Spanky’s” restaurants in Central and Southwest Virginia. More recently, he gained infamy ...

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Liberty law school wins full accreditation

Six years after opening, Liberty University’s law school has been awarded full accreditation by the American Bar Association. Approval came Aug. 5 from the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the ABA’s ...

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Hunton & Williams sued in contract case

Hunton & Williams and three of its Richmond lawyers are accused in a Wisconsin lawsuit of using “strong arm tactics” to force a Chicago-based company out of a large industrial supply contract. A Hunton spokesman today said the claims have ...

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Douglass to step down as UR law dean

University of Richmond law school Dean John Douglass has announced he will step down as dean next June and return to teaching at the school. Douglass will have served four years as dean when his term ends next year. “I ...

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Douglass to step down as UR law dean

University of Richmond law school Dean John Douglass has announced he will step down as dean next June and return to teaching at the school. Douglass will have served four years as dean when his term ends next year. “I ...

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Senate confirms Kagan

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times reports the Senate vote was 63 to 37. Kagan is the fourth woman to be named to the court and joins ...

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