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Casino in the works for The Greenbrier

The resort’s new owner says that he wants to build a $20 million casino and hire 600 new workers by the end of this year. The Greenbrier would offer “tasteful gaming,” Jim Justice tells the Charleston Gazette, “but in an ...

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Three amigos

The phrase “three amigos” might not conjure up an image of three circuit judges, much less judges in large sombreros – until now that is. Judges David V. Williams of Martinsville, David A. Melesco of Danville and Clifford R. Weckstein ...

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Poster child for the automated age

Salem lawyer Ross Hart makes a point about the de-personalization of society with a homemade bar code name tag at today’s annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. Leisa Ciaffone takes the reins as president of the group for ...

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Poster child for the automated age

Salem lawyer Ross Hart makes a point about the de-personalization of society with a homemade bar code name tag at today’s annual meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. Leisa Ciaffone takes the reins as president of the group for ...

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Republicans urging delegates to come to convention

GOP candidates are beating the bushes to get supporters to Richmond for the party convention May 30. Republicans will choose their candidates at the convention, and nominations for attorney general and lieutenant governor depend on who shows up. According to the ...

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Party faithful will decide Democratic primary

Turnout may be limited for the June 9 primary to choose who carries the Democratic banner in the fall election for governor. Only a fraction of the state’s roughly 5 million voters are expected to vote in the race between ...

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Consumer loan at 700 percent?

When Melanie Tweedy rolled into Rollen Charlie’s Auto Mart in Rustburg in October 2007, she may have thought she was getting a good deal. Or she just may have been desperate. Lynchburg U.S. District Judge Norman Moon doesn’t tell us ...

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