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Ex-prosecutor sues commonwealth’s attorney

A former Frederick County prosecutor claims she was paid less than her male counterparts and was fired when she complained about it. The attorney’s lawsuit in federal court demands back pay, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages. In the suit, ...

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Sweet Briar talks go long, more planned

A second mediation session in the effort to save Sweet Briar College lasted about 9½ hours Monday, and another meeting is set for May 29. The Monday talks included 29 people “representing all litigation parties and their counsel,” according to ...

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Governor seeks applicants for Supreme Court vacancy

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office has begun taking applications for candidates interested in appointment to the seat being vacated by Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. Millette’s retirement is effective July 31. The deadline for applications to the governor’s ...

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Commonwealth’s attorney pleads guilty to DWI

Surry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter faced a judge Thursday and accepted a typical plea deal for first time DWI offenders. Poindexter was charged in November after his car struck another on the Jamestown Ferry. His blood alcohol concentration ...

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