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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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Fishwick endorsed for U.S. attorney

Virginia’s two U.S. senators have endorsed Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick for the post of U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. The senators’ recommendation comes in a May 5 letter to President Barack Obama, who would make the ...

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Attorney admits stealing from his firm

A Bristol attorney has acknowledged pocketing fees from bankruptcy clients and keeping the money from his law firm. Tony M. Hutchinson then used his firm’s credit card to pay the court filing fees, according to a federal charge. Hutchinson, 52, ...

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